Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 17, 2021

INDIA

– Centre agrees to reinstate Justice A.I.S Cheema as Acting Chairperson of NCLAT
– PM inaugurates 2 new defence office complexes which are part of the Central Vista project
– Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP Arpita Ghosh resigns
– Madras High Court stays certain sub-clauses of new IT Rules; the sections provide for a three-tier structure for addressing the grievances made in relation to publishers
– Ensure those buying liquor are not treated as cattle: Kerala HC to govt
– Uttarakhand HC allows Chardham Yatra, sets daily limit on devotees visiting Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri
– Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurates five NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) Centres in North East Region

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Union Cabinet clears decks for National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL); approves government guarantee to Rs. 30,600 crores on security receipts that will be used to buy bad loans of lenders
– RBI approves Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) to form a special committee of directors to oversee operations in the absence of an MD and CEO
– BSE Sensex closes above 59,000 points for the first time

WORLD

– Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines with help from UK, US
– Australia, the U.K. and the US announce new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific called AUKUS
– International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day) observed on September 16; theme: ‘Montreal Protocol – Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool’
– Three Indians in Time Magazine’s list of ‘100 most influential people of 2021’: PM Narendra Modi, West Bengal CM Minister Mamata Banerjee, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla
– Time Magazine’s list of ‘100 most influential people of 2021’ grouped these 100 into five categories of: ICONS, PIONEERS, TITANS, ARTISTS, LEADERS & INNOVATORS
– SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

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