Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 6, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 6, 2021

INDIA

– PM hands over keys to 75,000 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) in UP
– PM inaugurates ‘[email protected] -New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ conference-cum-expo in Lucknow
– Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya releases UNICEF ‘s global flagship publication: “The State of the World’s Children 2021; On My Mind: promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health”
– Health Ministry launches ‘Mental Health Awareness Campaign Week’ from October 5 to 10
– Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla calls on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo
– 5th edition of India–Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise to be held in Arabian Sea from Oct 6 to 8
– EC allots names, symbols to LJP (Lok Janshakti Party) factions led by Lok Sabha member Chirag Paswan and Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras
– Shakti Sinha, former bureaucrat who was also the Private Secretary to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, dies

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– National Health Authority (NHA) rates of procedures under AB PM-JAY (Ayushman Bharat¬–Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana), black fungus management added under scheme
– Cars older than 15 yrs: Owners to shell out 8 times more for renewal of registration from Apr 2022
– First consignment of GI (Geographical Identification) tagged sweet dish Mihidana from West Bengal exported to Bahrain

WORLD

– Nobel Prize for physics awarded to scientists from Japan (Syukuro Manabe), Germany (Klaus Hasselmann) and Italy (Giorgio Parisi) for work on complex physical systems
– WTO estimates global merchandise trade volume growth at 10.8% in 2021
– World Teachers’ Day celebrated on October 5; theme: “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”
– Interpol launches online cyber security awareness campaign from Oct 4 to 22 on social media

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