Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 30, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 30, 2021

INDIA

– Cabinet approves launch of ‘PM POSHAN in Schools’ scheme that will provide hot cooked meal to school children studying in classes 1-8 of government and government-aided schools across the country

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt. approves capital infusion of ₹4,400 crore to ECGC Ltd. (formerly known as Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd.) over a period of five years, i.e. from FY 2021-2022 to FY 2025- 2026
– CCEA approves listing of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Ltd. (ECGC) though Initial Public Offer (IPO)
– Government approves continuation of the National Export Insurance Account (NEIA) scheme and infusion of Rs. 1,650 crore Grant-in-Aid over 5 years, i.e. from FY 2021-2022 to FY 2025-2026
– Finance Ministry expands scope of Rs 4.5 lakh crore Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) to support micro, small and medium enterprises
– Padmaja Chunduru appointed MD & CEO of National Securities Depositories (NSDL)
– Defence Acquisition Council headed approves proposals of value Rs.13,165 crores; approvals include Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Terminally Guided Munition (TGM) and rocket ammunition
– India’s external debt rose by 2.1% year-on-year to USD 570 billion as of March-end 2021
– UIDAI slashes Aadhaar authentication charge to Rs 3: CEO Saurabh Garg
– RBI announces removal of Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) restrictions on Indian Overseas Bank
– PM chairs 38th PRAGATI Meeting

WORLD

– Right Livelihood Award winners announced; 4 winners include Indian NGO LIFE (Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment)
– Japan: Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida wins governing party leadership election; set to become the next Prime Minister
– Tunisia: Geologist Najla Bouden appointed first female prime minister
– European Union’s general court annuls EU-Morocco deals over Western Sahara policies
– France, Greece sign defence deal; Athens to buy 3 warships
– International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction observed on Sept 29
– World Heart Day observed on Sept 29; theme: “Use Heart to Connect”
– World Rabies Day observed on Sept 28

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