Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 6, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 6, 2022

INDIA

– Indian Army conducts 5-day “Skylight” exercise to test operational readiness of its space-based assets
– India calls for early completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway and its extension to Cambodia
– Uttarakhand tourism department to develop ‘Modi circuit’ at Corbett reserve
– Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba given one-year extension in service
– PM Modi speaks to Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on phone

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) increases policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 50 basis points to 5.40%
– RBI proposes to enable BBPS (Bharat Bill Payment System) to accept cross-border inward payments from NRIs
– Premature redemption under Gold Monetisation Scheme payable only in rupees: RBI
– Centre launches web-based registration facility to enable homeless people, destitutes, migrants and other eligible beneficiaries to apply for ration cards.

WORLD

– China sanctions Pelosi and family over Taiwan visit, cancels range of exchanges with US including climate change
– Missiles fall in Japan’s EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) during China’s military exercises
– South Korea launches its first lunar orbiter Danuri (“enjoy the Moon”) from Florida (US)

SPORTS

– Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Murali Sreeshankar wins silver in men’s long jump

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