Today’s Headlines: July 21, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 21, 2021

INDIA

– SC raps Kerala govt for easing curbs for Bakrid in areas with high COVID-19 positivity rate

– Two-thirds of India’s population has Covid antibodies: ICMR’s serosurvey

– IIT-Ropar develops AMLEX device that can regulate the flow of medical oxygen from cylinder during inhalation and exhalation by a patient, thereby reducing wastage

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– ADB lowers India’s economic growth forecast for this fiscal to 10% from 11% in April in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement

– SC upholds validity of the 97th Constitutional amendment that deals with issues related to management of cooperative societies

– BBNL (Bharat Broadband Network Limited) invites global bids for Rs 19,041 cr BharatNet broadband project

– Defence Ministry issues Request For Proposal (RFP) for construction of six advanced conventional submarines for the Navy under Project-75I

DRDO develops high strength titanium alloy for aerospace forgings

– Ashu Suyash, managing director and chief executive of CRISIL, to quit in September

WORLD

– Peru: Rural teacher-turned-politician Pedro Castillo wins presidential election

– Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, 3 others travel to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle; return safely to earth in 10 minutes

SPORTS

– International Olympic Committee changes its motto from ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ to ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’

– World Chess Day celebrated on July 20; marks date of establishment of International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924.

– Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) of UAE Team Emirates wins 3,414 km Tour de France cycle race in in 82 hours, 56 minutes and 36 seconds

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