Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 22, 2021

INDIA

– Two more Indian beaches get coveted International Blue Flag certification; Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry
– Air Marshal V R Chaudhari to be new chief of Indian Air Force
– Centre allows IAS, IPS officers to retain gifts from foreign dignitaries
– PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron
– J&K: Pilot, co-pilot killed after Army helicopter crash-lands in Udhampur
– Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri found dead in Allahabad (UP)
– Arunachal Pradesh Advocate General Nilay Dutta dies at 68

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Kharif foodgrain output estimated at record 150.50 mn tonne this year: Govt
– Kharif foodgrains comprise rice, nutri/coarse cereals, maize, pulses and tur
– Non-foodgrain crops under Kharif are oilseeds, groundnut, soyabean, cotton, jute & mesta and sugarcane

WORLD

– International Day of Peace observed by UN on September 21; theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world
– World Alzheimer’s Day observed on September 21
– United Russia Party wins majority in 450-seat State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament
– Canada: Liberal Party of PM Justin Trudeau emerges as the largest party in parliamentary elections
– Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina conferred with SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Progress award by UN-sponsored SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network)
– Guinness World Records certifies 2 Japanese sisters — Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama — as world’s oldest living identical twins at 107
– Hussein Tantawi, military general who ruled Egypt for 17 months after ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011, dies

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