Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 30, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 30, 2021

INDIA

– Govt extends nationwide containment measures till November 30 in view of localised spread of the virus in few states
– DRDO, IAF jointly test indigenously developed Long Range Bomb (LRB) from an aerial platform
– Indian Navy’s frigate named ‘Tushil’ launched at Kaliningrad in Russia
– Indians, OCI need NOC before admission to engineering, technical colleges in Pakistan: AICTE
– Nationwide Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine drive launched by Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya
– South, North blocks to turn museums as part of the Central Vista redevelopment plans
– J&K govt. transfers 65.5 acres of land for CRPF personnel and their families stationed in the Valley
– Stricter norms for membership of Child Welfare Committees unveiled by WCD Ministry
– BRICS Joint Statistical Publication, JSP Snapshot released
– PM Modi meets Presidents of European Council (Charles Michel) and European Commission (Ursula von der Leyen) in Rome
– UNGA committee endorses India’s resolution for granting Observer Status to International Solar Alliance
– Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya addresses G20 Joint Finance and Health Ministers’ Meeting
– India, Israel to form a task force to strengthen military ties
– Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar dies in Bengaluru at 46

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Surat wins award for best public transport from the Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry
– Finance ministry releases revised guidelines ushering in public procurement reforms; permit alternative methods for selection of contractors, which can improve speed and efficiency in execution of projects
– India’s first manned ocean mission ‘Samudrayan’ launched; Matsya 6000, the deep-sea vehicle, will be ready for qualification trials by December 2024
– Govt, tech industry partner to launch FutureSkills Prime platform skilling initiative
– India extends ban on international commercial flights till Nov 30
– Output of eight core sectors increases 4.4% in September
– Defence ministry revises limits of 2-family pensions payable to a child in respect of both parents

WORLD

– Facebook renamed Meta by founder Mark Zuckerberg
– Vulnerable nations doing most to tackle climate crisis: UN Development Programme (UNDP)
– WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus runs unopposed for 2nd five-year term
– U.N. tool to facilitate requests for e-evidence in counter-terror probes
– US announces $144 mn in humanitarian aid for people of Afghanistan

SPORTS

– Tennis player Leander Paes joins Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Goa
– Karnataka wins 74th senior National Aquatic Championships held in Bengaluru
– Former Australian spinner Ashley Mallett dies aged 76; took 132 wickets in 38 tests in 1968¬–1980

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