Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 20, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 20, 2021

INDIA

– Govt extends ability of existing air quality early warning system to have decision-making capability
– J&K: Piyush Goyal inaugurates 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in Pahalgam, Kashmir.
– Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates ‘Ayush Van’ in Gandhidham, Gujarat
– Babul Supriyo formally resigns as BJP Lok Sabha MP from Asansol in West Bengal

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Railways shuts down Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) that was set up for the redevelopment of stations across the country
– L&T emerges as lowest bidder for construction of Common Central Secretariat in New Delhi
– CII organising International Conference and Exhibition on Digital technologies – “Future Tech 2021” from Oct 19 to 27
– Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC MD & CEO A. Balasubramanian appointed Chairman of AMFI (Association of Mutual Funds in India)

WORLD

– India, Israel, US and UAE agree to establish joint economic forum
– Israel: EAM S. Jaishankar meets IAF contingent taking part in biennial Blue Flag exercise
– Ecuador declares 60-day ‘state of emergency’ over crime wave
– Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. chief interlocutor for Afghanistan, steps down

SPORTS

– AIBA (International Boxing Association) introduces belts, white gloves for men’s world championships in Belgrade in October
– Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
– New Zealand cricket umpire Fred Goodall dies at 83

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