Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: September 23, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for September 23, 2022

INDIA

– Defence Ministry signs deal for dual role (land as well as anti-ship) Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile with BAPL (BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd)

– NCC (National Cadet Corps), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) sign MoU in New Delhi to tackle the issue of plastic pollution

– International Day of Sign Languages to be celebrated on Sept 23

– 10th IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum) Trilateral Ministerial Commission meeting held in New York

– 106 activists of PFI (Popular Front of India) arrested in raids by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 11 states over terror funding charges

– Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi unveils ‘Wall of Delhi’ mural depicting 75 historical sites

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– PSU REC accorded with ‘Maharatna’ company status

– UCO Bank becomes first lender to get RBI’s approval for rupee trade

– RBI cancels licence of Solapur-based Laxmi Co-operative Bank

– Over Rs 58,000 crore in taxes lost in 2019-20 due to illicit trade in FMCG, mobile, tobacco, alcohol industry: FICCI report

– First consignment of plant-based meat products under Vegan food category exported to USA from Gujarat

– Atul Chaturvedi elected as first chairman of Asian Palm Oil Alliance

WORLD

– Global Clean Energy Action Forum-2022 being held in Pittsburgh (US) on Sept 21-22

– International Space Station gets 3 new residents (I from US, 2 Russians) after Russian Soyuz rocket launch from Kazakhstan

– US Senate ratifies international climate deal (Kigali Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol on ozone pollution) to limit use of refrigerants

– Germany nationalises country’s largest gas importer Uniper for energy security against the backdrop of Russia’s gas supply freeze

– Ukraine announces high-profile prisoner swap that frees Ukrainian fighters who defended a steel plant in Mariupol during Russian siege

– New York tops Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI)

– World Rhino Day celebrated on September 22; theme: Five Rhino Species Forever

SPORTS

– Anil Khanna resigns as Indian Olympic Association acting president

– SC appoints ex-judge Justice L Nageswara Rao for amending constitution of IOA (Indian Olympic Association)

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