Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 17, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 17, 2022

INDIA

– USAID and UNICEF launch Doordarshan and YouTube series titled ‘Door Se Namaste’ to promote healthy behaviours in a post-pandemic world

– Bill to help SC/ST appeal against refusal to issue caste certificate passed in West Bengal

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Govt permits invoicing, payment and settlement of trade in rupee

– Govt slashes windfall profit tax on domestic crude oil, ATF, diesel export

– Govt. revises paid-up capital and turnover thresholds for small companies to help reduce compliance burden on more entities

– India’s foreign exchange reserves down $2.23 billion to $550.87 billion

– Central govt caps platform channels on DTH at 5% of total capacity

– NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) approves merger of Exide Life Insurance with HDFC Life Insurance

– Holcim of Switzerland sells Ambuja Cements and ACC to Adani group for $6.4-billion

– Govt launches diabetes drug Sitagliptin, its combinations at Rs 60 per pack

– Industrialist Swati Piramal conferred France’s top civilian honour — The Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur or Knight of the Legion of Honour

– Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh presents INSPIRE awards to 60 Start-Ups and financial support to 53,021 students

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses 75th Annual General Meeting of Indian Banks’ Association in Mumbai

WORLD

– International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed on September 16; theme: Montreal Protocol at 35: global cooperation protecting life on earth

– Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agree to order ceasefire and troop pullback following deadly border conflict

– Varanasi nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital at the 2022 SCO Summit

– 22nd Meeting of Council of Heads of State of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

SPORTS

– Pranav Anand (15) becomes India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster

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