Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 22, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 22, 2022

INDIA

– PM Modi chairs meeting of Board of Trustees of PM CARES Fund; Ratan Tata and Sudha Murthy join as trustees

– PM Narendra Modi receives copy of Braille version of Assamese Dictionary Hemkosh

– Capacity building training programme for 14,000 youth volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan launched in New Delhi by Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

– ISRO successfully tests hybrid motor, potentially paving the way for a new propulsion system for the forthcoming launch vehicles

– MoU with Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank to expand the reach of SPARSH initiative

– India wins UN award for India Hypertension Control Initiative under National Health Mission

– Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava dies in New Delhi at 58

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– First Advance Estimates of production of major kharif crops released; foodgrain production of 149.92 million tonnes estimated in Kharif Season

– Union Ministry of Food Processing, Agriculture launches Convergence Portal

– Cabinet approves modifications in “Programme for Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystem in India”; 50% incentives offered

– Union Cabinet approves National Logistics Policy (NLP); aims to bring down India’s logistics cost currently 13-14% of GDP

– Centre forms five-member committee led by V K Paul, member (health) of NITI Aayog, to consider a “legally enforceable” mechanism for regulating the marketing practices of pharmaceutical firms

– India sets up export promotion council for medical devices under DoP (department of pharmaceuticals)

– Union Cabinet approves Rs 19,500-crore proposal of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the second tranche of the ‘production-linked incentive’ (PLI) scheme for solar equipment manufacturing

– Asian Development Bank (ADB) cuts its fiscal year 2022-23 (FY23) GDP growth forecast for India to 7%

– Govt issues draft rules for car firms for mandatory rear seat belt alarm

– CBI arrests Rishi Kamlesh Agarwal, founder of ABG Shipyard, for bank fraud of Rs 22,842 crore

WORLD

– Russia: President Vladimir Putin declares “partial mobilization,” calling up 300,000 reservists for Ukraine war

– Iran: 9 people killed; several injured as massive anti-hijab protests continued in country

– 13 people including 11 children killed in air strike by Myanmar military in Depeyin town

– International Day of Peace observed on Sept 21; theme: ‘End racism. Build peace’

– World Alzheimer’s Day observed on September 21

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