Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 11, 2021

INDIA

– Co-WIN develops new API (Application Programming Interface) to enable checking of individual’s status of COVID-19 vaccination
– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds held bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton in New Delhi
– India, Japan hold sixth Maritime Affairs Dialogue in virtual format
– 4th Conference of the Protectors of Emigrants was held on September 10, 2021, coinciding with the date of enactment of the Emigration Act, 1983
– Digital Population Clock inaugurated at Institute for Economic Growth, Delhi by Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar
– Subramania Bharati’s death anniversary declared as ‘Mahakavi’ Day in Tamil Nadu
– Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura takes charge as the Chairman, National Commission for Minorities
– Compulsory leave for Punjab govt employees if even one Covid vaccine dose not taken
– UP govt imposes ban on sale of meat, liquor within 10 sq km radius of Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura
– Tamil Nadu ban on festivals, political, religious gatherings to continue till October 31
– RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat launches mobile app on ‘National’ thinkers

NEW GOVERNORS

– Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, who retired as the deputy chief of Army in 2016, appointed governor of Uttarakhand, a post which fell vacant after Baby Rani Maurya resigned
– Banwarilal Purohit appointed new Governor of Punjab
– RN Ravi shifted from Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as its new governor
– Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi to hold additional charge of Nagaland

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri & U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm launch revamped US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)
– Foreign exchange reserves reach a record high of USD 642.453 billion in the week ended September 3

WORLD

– Moroccan voters hand Islamists big defeat in parliamentary elections
– World’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide from air starts in Iceland
– World Suicide Prevention Day observed on September 10

SPORTS

– Fifth and final Test between India, England at Old Trafford, Manchester called off due to Covid-19 fears

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