Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 9, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 9, 2021

INDIA

– No UK quarantine for Covishield vaccinated Indians from October 11
– UPSC selects 31 specialists from private sector for senior level posts in central govt
– Armies of India and UK conducting ‘Ajeya Warrior’ exercise at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand
– India and Japan conduct bilateral maritime exercise in the Arabian Sea
– Indian Air Force Day celebrated on Oct 8; IAF motto: ‘Nabha Sparsham Deeptham’ (Touch the sky with glory)

MONETARY POLICY REVIEW

– Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) keeps rates unchanged in its bi-monetary monetary policy review
– The MPC voted 5-1 to retain the accommodative stance
– Repo rate, reverse repo rate maintained at 4% and 3.35% respectively
– RBI maintained the 2021-22 GDP growth forecast at 9.5%
– CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation is projected at 5.3% for 2021-22

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI to introduce Internal Ombudsman Scheme (IOS) for NBFCs having a higher customer interface
– IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) limit to be increased from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh: RBI
– K V Subramanian steps down as Chief Economic Adviser after a 3-year tenure
– Foreign exchange reserves decline by USD 1.169 billion to stand at USD 637.477 billion in the week ended October 1
– Dedicated corridors & hubs: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia announces new helicopter policy

WORLD

– Journalists Maria Ressa (Philippines) & Dmitry Muratov (Russia) awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
– 136 countries sign agree on a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% on MNC tech firms such as Facebook, Google, Netflix, Microsoft
– U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sets up China Mission Center to address the challenge China poses
– Pakistan: Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum appointed new Chief of spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
– Google to prohibit ads and content that denies the existence and causes of climate change
– World Migratory Bird Day being celebrated on Oct 9; theme: “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”
– World Post Day being celebrated on Oct 9; marks establishment of UPU (Universal Postal Union) in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Berne
– IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva denies role in data-rigging at World Bank when she was CEO there in 2017-2019

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