Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 22, 2021

INDIA

– Supreme Court says farmers have right to protest, but can’t block roads
– Archaeological Survey of India illuminates 100 monuments in tri-color to celebrate the landmark achievement of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccinations
– PM inaugurates the Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan at National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar (Haryana) campus of AIIMS New Delhi
– Centenary celebrations of Bihar Legislative Assembly held in Patna
– India among 5 countries with most extreme heat exposure: The Lancet Countdown report

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Union Cabinet approves PM GatiShakti National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy
– Online building permission system in all cities by March next year
– India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) to be held on November 8-11
– HDFC Bank, Mastercard, others launch $100 mn credit facility for MSMEs
– “Innovations for You” book launched to showcase success stories of AIM startups
– Union Cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 3% for central employees from 28% to 31%

WORLD

– Financial Action Task Force (FATF) retains Pakistan on its grey list and adds Turkey to the list
– UN sets up special trust fund for ‘people’s economy’ in Afghanistan
– US FDA clears Moderna, J&J booster shots; backs Covid-19 vaccine mixing
– Barbados elects Dame Sandra Mason as its first ever president ahead of becoming republic
– South Korea launches its first homegrown space rocket called Nuri
– Spain: Cumbre Vieja volcano erupts on island of La Palma

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