Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 21, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 21, 2021

INDIA

– PM inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport in UP
– PM lays foundation stone of Rajkiya Medical College, Kushinagar (UP)
– Conference on ‘Tourism in Buddhist Circuits – A way forward’ being held in Kushinagar (UP) on Oct 20-21
– Namal Rajapaksa presents trilingual copy of Bhagvad Gita to PM Modi in Kushinagar (UP)
– PM virtually addresses a joint conference of CVC and CBI at Kevadia in Gujarat
– UPSC launches helpline for govt. job aspirants from economically weaker section, backward classes
– India more vulnerable to heat extremes: Lancet report
– Centre extends PMGKP (Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package) insurance scheme for healthcare workers for 180 days
– Police Commemoration Day being observed on Oct 21
– Punjab: Huge cache of weapons recovered near India-Pakistan border in Tarn Taran
– WHO chief Adhanom Ghebreyesus discusses Covid vaccination and other issues with Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
– Israel: EAM S. Jaishankar calls on President Isaac Herzog, PM Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem
– India expresses strong opposition to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) projects at the UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Beijing

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Sri Lanka receives first consignment of non-harmful Nano Nitrogen liquid fertiliser from India to boost paddy, maize cultivation
– India is exporting only non-GMO rice to the world: Government
– Bijnor farmer wins U.P. sugarcane competition with a yield of 2,635 quintal per hectare
– India talks tough at CERAWeek, pushes for lowering of crude oil price

WORLD

– Fossil fuel plans evade Paris limits, says UNEP report
– Jailed Russian Opposition leader wins top EU human rights prize
– Jailed Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Prize
– IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath to leave job and return to Harvard University
– Facebook fined $70 million in Britain for breaching order in Giphy deal
– Russia hosts conference on Afghanistan in Moscow with participation from Taliban, Pakistan, China, Iran, India and former Soviet Central Asian states
– Japan: Mount Aso volcano erupts at country’s main island of Kyushu

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