Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: July 15, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for July 15, 2021

INDIA

– Don’t register cases under repealed Section 66A of IT Act related to posting online comments: Centre to states
– PM Modi, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih review bilateral cooperation
– ‘Peace in border areas essential’: EAM S. Jaishankar tells Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Dushanbe
– Cabinet approves MoU between India and Denmark for cooperation in health and medicine
– North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh renamed as North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR).
– Punjab waives off of Rs 590 cr of loans of labourers, landless farmers
– Union minister Piyush Goyal to be Leader of House in Rajya Sabha
– Cabinet approves Extension of term of the Commission constituted under Article 340 of the Constitution to examine the issue of Sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes in the Central List

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Wholesale inflation eases to 12.07% in June despite spike in fuel price
– RBI bars Mastercard from onboarding new customers in India from July 22 due to non-compliance with guidelines on local data storage
– Banks get time till March 2022 to implement lockable cassettes swap system for ATMs
– RBI cancels licence of Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Urban Co-op Bank, Latur
– Centre hikes dearness allowance (DA) for employees, dearness relief for pensioners to 28%
– Cabinet approves continuation of the National Ayush Mission as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for another five years till 2026
– Cabinet approves continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary for further five years till March 2026
– Cabinet extends RoSCTL (Rebate of State and Central taxes and Levies) scheme for textile exporters till March 2024
– Cabinet approves scheme to promote India-owned ships; a subsidy of Rs 1,624 crore over five years will be given to domestic shipping companies in global tenders floated by Ministries and central PSEs

WORLD

– United Arab Emirates formally opens its embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv

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