Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 19, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 19, 2021

INDIA

– Nagaland’s Opposition-less government named United Democratic Alliance (UDA)
– Rajasthan assembly passes bill allowing registration of child marriages
– Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates 2nd phase of Ujjwala Yojana in Jabalpur (MP)
– India sets new record with 2.5 crore COVID vaccinations in a single day on Sept 17
– Former Union minister and ex-BJP leader Babul Supriyo joins Trinamool Congress
– Thanu Padmanabhan, Padma Shri awardee theoretical physicist and cosmologist, dies in Pune at 64

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Council raises GST on low-cost footwear, garments to 12%
– PAN-Aadhaar linkage deadline extended by six months till March 2022

WORLD

– International Equal Pay Day celebrated on September 18
– U.S. President Joe Biden announces Global Methane Pledge, a U.S.–EU-led effort to cut methane emissions by a third by the end of this decade
– France recalls Ambassadors to U.S., Australia over submarine deal; Australia recently scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favour of nuclear submarines built with U.S. technology
– Algeria’s former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at 84
– UNSC holds emergency session on Somalia’s political crisis following “the rising tensions between the Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed”
– United Nations Security Council (UNSC) extends mandate for its assistance mission in Afghanistan by six months
– International Coastal Cleanup Day celebrated on September 18
– “Doing Business” rankings: IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva denies allegations that she pressured World Bank staff to alter data to favour China

SPORTS

– Harmilan Kaur Bains breaks 19-year old national record in women’s 1500 m at National Open athletics championships in Warangal
– Prime Volleyball League (PVL) featuring six teams formally launched in Hyderabad
– India’s Pankaj Advani retains Asian snooker title in Doha
– GM D. Gukesh of India wins Norway Chess Open 2021
– Men’s hammer throw world record holder Yuriy Sedykh dies in Russia at 66

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