Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: January 3, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 3, 2022

INDIA

– Centre sticks to Rs. 8 lakh annual income criteria for reservation to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates
– SC-appointed panel urges citizens with Pegasus-infected devices to contact it by Jan 7
– Parliamentary panel on marriage age raising bill from 18 to 21 years headed by BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Public sector banks perceived as risky, merged ones even more, says RBI
– India appeals against WTO dispute panel ruling on sugar export subsidies
– ATF (aviation turbine fuel) price hiked by 2.75%, commercial LPG rates cut by Rs 102.5
– NTPC plans to acquire 5% equity in Power Exchange of India Ltd (PXIL)

WORLD

– Pakistan: Pilgrims pray at renovated century-old temple of Maharaja Paramhans Ji in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
– Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok announces resignation amid political deadlock
– Richard Leakey, Kenyan conservationist who campaigned against ivory trade, dies at 77

SPORTS

– Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France wins world blitz chess title in Warsaw, Poland; world rapid chess title won by Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan
– PM lays foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut
– Government releases draft national air sports policy
– Russia’s Ekaterina Reyngold wins women’s singles title at $25,000 ITF tennis in Mumbai

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