Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 15, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 15, 2021

INDIA

– UP: PM lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh
– Hindi Diwas celebrated on September 14, on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi in Devanagari script as an official language in India
– Information & Broadcasting Ministry launches its account on Telegram to counter fake news
– Chhattisgarh govt launches ‘Millet Mission’ to become millet hub of India
– IIT-Bombay launches ‘Project Udaan’, that enables translation of textbooks and other study material
– Madras HC sets aside centre’s notification fixing 120 kmph as the speed limit for vehicles plying on highways
– Temple land grabbing becomes a cognizable, non-bailable offence in Tamil Nadu
– Misbehaving with tourists in Rajasthan now a cognizable offence
– Sushmita Dev, ex-Congress leader who joined TMC, nominated to Rajya Sabha

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– GNPAs (Gross Non-Performing Assets) of banks to cross Rs 10 lakh crore by March 2022: CRISIL-Assocham
– Piyush Goyal, Liz Truss agree next steps to launch UK-India trade talks
– India, Singapore launch project to link UPI and PayNow for instant fund transfers
– SC upholds Madras HC order on refund of unutilised input tax credit
– Madras High Court withdraws mandatory ‘bumper to bumper’ insurance order
– Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare signs five MoUs with private companies
– India’s WPI (wholesale price index) inflation rises to 11.39% in August on higher fuel prices
– Union Minister Nitin Gadkari addresses 17th Indo-US Economic Summit, organised by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)
– Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel co-chairs 18th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations

WORLD

– International community announces over $1.2 billion in pledges for Afghanistan humanitarian crisis
– US: Tropical storm Nicholas downgraded from hurricane after making landfall on Texas coast

SPORTS

– Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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