Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 16, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 16, 2021

INDIA

– SC gives govt. two weeks to make appointments to all tribunals
– Vice President, PM, Lok Sabha Speaker jointly launch Sansad TV; formed from merger of Lok Sabha TV & Rajya Sabha TV
– Engineer’s Day celebrated in India on September 15; birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
– Navy gives on lease Passenger Variant Dornier aircraft to Mauritius Coast Guard
– TN: DMK nominates Dr. Kanimozhi Somu and KRN Rajesh Kumar for Rajya Sabha

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Cabinet approves four-year moratorium on payment of statutory dues by telecom companies
– Cabinet approves 100% foreign investment through the automatic route in telecom sector
– Govt. approves PLI (Production Linked Incentive) Scheme for auto, auto-components and drone industries with a budgetary outlay of ₹ 26,058 crore over 5 years to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities
– UNCTAD projects Indian economy to expand to 4-year high of 7.2% in 2021 in its Trade and Development report
– NITI Aayog, RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute), and RMI India launch ‘Shoonya’ campaign to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles
– Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities and Experts on Tax Matters held virtually under Chairship of India

WORLD

– India participating in 6th Edition of Exercise SCO Peaceful Mission 2021 at Orenburg, Russia from Sept 13 to 25
– Cabinet approves MoU with Italy on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction
– International Day of Democracy observed on September 15; focus: ‘Strengthening democratic resilience in the face of future crises’
– World Lymphoma Awareness Day observed on September 15

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