Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 24, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 24, 2021

INDIA

– Tamil movie “Koozhangal” (“Pebbles”) announced as India’s official entry for 94th Academy Awards
– Life expectancy in India dropped by two years due to COVID-19, says Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS)
– SC flags vacancies in consumer disputes fora
– Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits J&K UT, says statehood will be restored after delimitation and polls
– CJI Ramana raises concern over judiciary infrastructure at the inauguration of two wings of the annexe building at the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court
– Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav meets with UK’s Foreign Minister Liz Truss in New Delhi
– Contours of theatre command being drawn up: Rajnath Singh
– Ties with Dhaka deeper than any other strategic partnership: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
– I&B Minister Anurag Thakur compliments Goa for achieving ODF & connecting every household with electricity
– PM interacts with beneficiaries and stakeholders of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa’ programme through video conferencing

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI caps NBFC IPO funding at Rs one crore per borrower from FY23
– PM interacts with domestic manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi
– ICRA MD & CEO N Sivaraman resigns

WORLD

– India hands over 34.9 km long Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail link to Nepal govt
– Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan meets Vice President of South Sudan
– 43 countries call on China at UN to respect Uighur rights
– US, EU, Australia, Canada agree to end export credit support for coal power
– Group of Seven nations agree on principles to govern cross-border data use and digital trade

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