Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 2, 2021

INDIA

– PM launches 2nd phase of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U 2.0) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT 2.0) with the aspiration to make all cities garbage free and water secure.
– Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana for forming special panels led by HC CJs to probe plaints against ‘atrocities’ by police, bureaucracy
– Union Minister Anurag Thakur launches month-long Clean India Programme at Prayagraj in UP
– India decides to impose ‘reciprocity,’ UK nationals arriving from UK required to undergo 10-day quarantine irrespective of vaccination status
– Air Marshal Sandeep Singh takes charge as vice-chief of IAF
– Vice Admiral Adhir Arora takes charge as Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India
– Rajasthan bans sale, bursting of crackers from October 1 to January 31
– Govt approves release of Rs 7,274 crore to 23 states as central share of SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund)
– Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presents Vayoshreshtha Samman-2021 to senior citizens
– Vice President launches portals – SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) and SACRED (Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity) on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons
– National Voluntary Blood Donation Day observed on October 1
– Chacha Chaudhary declared mascot for Namami Gange Programme
– CDS General Bipin Rawat meets his US counterpart General Mark Milley in Washington
– Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development, addresses 5th East Asia Summit (EAS) Education Ministers Meeting
– Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar addresses 4th Annual Leadership Summit of USISPF (US- India Strategic Partnership Forum)
– India, U.S. to set up joint working group in defence industrial security

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Centre doubles incentive on sugar sacrificed for producing ethanol from October 2021
– Foreign Exchange reserves down by $997 million to $638.646 billion in the week ended September 24
– Piramal Enterprises Ltd. (PEL) acquires bankrupt Dewan Housing Finance Corp. Ltd (DHFL), pays ₹14,700 cr. in cash

WORLD

– International Day of Older Persons observed on Oct 1; theme: Digital Equity for All Ages

SPORTS

– No overseas spectators allowed for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February

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