Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 8, 2021

SHIKSHAK PARV

– PM Narendra Modi launches key education initiatives
– Indian Sign Language Dictionary (audio and text embedded sign language video for the hearing impaired)
– Talking Books (audio books for the visually impaired)
– School Quality Assurance and Assessment Framework of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
– NISHTHA, a teachers’ training programme for NIPUN Bharat
– Vidyanjali portal, for facilitating education volunteers, donors and Corporate Social Responsibility contributors for school development.

INDIA

– Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav launches first functional Smog Tower of India, situated at Anand Vihar in New Delhi
– Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav launches “PRANA” – Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-Attainment cities under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
– Deity is owner of land attached to temple, priest can’t be ‘Bhumiswami’ (owner of land): SC
– Assam Govt to form new panel for preparing roadmap to implement Assam Accord of 1985 on identification and deportation of illegal immigrants
– AP Govt. appoints former SBI Chairperson Rajnish Kumar as economic advisor
– Delhi govt launches ‘Business Blasters’ programme in govt. schools aimed at developing young entrepreneurs
– G20 Health Ministers agree vaccine confidence measures and tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in a Health Declaration agreed in Rome
– India to hold G20 presidency from December 1, 2022, and will convene the G20 leaders’ summit in 2023 for the first time
– Union Minister of Culture G.K Reddy launches program ‘Bujurgon ki Baat–Desh Ke Saath’ aimed at enhancing the interaction between the youth and the elder persons who are 95 years and above

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– SC asks government to constitute the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal
– RBI scraps one-click purchases from Jan 1, 2022; all stored details to be purged
– Centre appoints Harsha Bhupendra Bangari as EXIM Bank MD
– HDFC Bank signs pact with NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation) to provide credit support to MSMEs
– Atmanirbhar Bharat corner for promoting sales of tribal art to be set up in 75 Indian missions
– Govt constitutes task force & expert committee to prepare road map for coal-based hydrogen production
– Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signs pact for providing reliable power supply to security forces operating in remote, Naxal-affected and high-altitude areas

WORLD

– Afghanistan: Mullah Hasan Akhund appointed PM of new Taliban govt, Mullah Baradar to be his deputy
– International Day of clean Air For Blue Skies celebrated on Sept 7, theme: “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet”
– El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender
– NASA confirms collection of first rock sample on Mars by Perseverance rover
– Cuba becomes 1st country to vaccinate children from the age of two against Covid-19, its Abdala and Soberana vaccines not approved by World Health Organization
– Greece govt. creates Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry

SPORTS

– Coal India Limited contributes Rs. 75 cr. towards National Sports Development Fund of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
– MP Govt. appoints Olympic hockey player Vivek Sagar as DSP in state police

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