Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 29, 2021

INDIA

– PM Modi dedicates 35 crop varieties with special traits like climate resilience and higher nutrient content to nation; developed by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
– PM inaugurates newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Tolerance in Raipur
– Agriculture Minister launches ‘Amul Honey’- a product of GCMMF (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) Ltd.
– 17th Foundation Day of NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) celebrated on Sept 28
– Home Minister Amit Shah releases training manual of Aapda Mitra Scheme and plan documents of Aapda Mitra and Common Alerting Protocol
– Bombay HC issues guidelines for safety of victims in workplace harassment cases
– DRDO successfully tests new version of Akash surface to air missile Akash Prime from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha
– Defence Ministry increases income limit of disabled dependents for family pension
– Supreme Court lashes out at firecracker manufacturers for violating the spirit of its 2018 judgment banning toxic ingredients like barium in fireworks
– Country’s first Pan-India helpline for senior citizens: Elder Line (Toll Free No- 14567)
– Flight crew, air traffic controllers to be tested for drugs from Jan 31: DGCA
– Haryana extends ban on gutkha, pan masala till September 2022
– External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets with Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– S&P retains India’s 9.5% growth forecast for FY22; consumption, domestic macro indicators weak
– Bombay HC vacates stay granted two years ago on the 1,504 km Western Dedicated Freight Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra
– Govt to support 75 startup innovations for healthcare challenges through ‘Amrit Grand Challenge Programme’
– 22,000 compliances reduced, 103 offences decriminalised: Government
– Govt. dissolves Ordnance Factory Board, transfers assets to 7 PSUs: Munition India Ltd., Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd., Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Ltd., Troop Comforts Ltd., Yantra India Ltd., India Optel Ltd. and Gliders India Ltd.

WORLD

– International Day for Universal Access to Information observed on Sept 28; theme: “The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information”

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