Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 1, 2021

INDIA

– Pankaj Kumar Singh takes charge as new DG of BSF
– Sanjay Arora takes charge as new DG of ITBP
– Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates Web Portal for registrations of units under New Central Sector Scheme 2021 for J&K
– World’s highest motorable road at 18,600 ft inaugurated in Ladakh; connects Leh to the Pangong Lake

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– India’s GDP growth accelerates to 20.1% in Q1FY22 on low base
– Core sector growth at 9.4% in July, against (-) 7.6% in year-ago period
– All-India House Price Index slows to 2% in Q1, shows RBI data
– Finance Ministry releases ₹13,386 crore to 25 States as grant to rural local bodies
– PayU to acquire 100% in digital payments provider BillDesk for $4.7 billion

WORLD

– Goutam Ghose’s ‘Raahgir’ wins Best Film award at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival
– PM Modi speaks to President of the European Council Charles Michel
– 8th Meeting of Agricultural Experts of BIMSTEC Countries held
– Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep S. Puri to participate in the 6th Eastern Economic Forum Summit in Vladivostok on September 1-5
– Navies of India and Algeria conduct first naval exercise off the Algerian coast
– UNSC adopts resolution on Afghanistan; demands territory not be used to attack other countries
– Leaded petrol eradicated, says UNEP
– South Korea bans app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their in-app payment systems
– U.S. ends 20-year war in Afghanistan as final evacuation flight leave Kabul
– First International Day for People of African Descent celebrated by UN on August 31

SPORTS

– Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar win silver and bronze respectively in men’s high jump T42 event
– South African fast bowler Dale Steyn (38) announce retirement from international cricket

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