Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 25, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 25, 2021:


  • 5 kg per person per month foodgrains to be given in May and June to the beneficiaries covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Householders category of the National Food Security Act (NFSA)
  • National Panchayati Raj Day celebrated on April 24; marks the passage of Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992 that became effective from April 24, 1993
  • National Panchayat Awards include Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar, Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar conferred by PM
  • PM launches the distribution of e-property cards under the SVAMITVA scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day
  • SVAMITVA: Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas
  • Indian and French Navy bilateral exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’ to be conducted in the Arabian Sea from April 25 to 27
  • A glacier burst near Niti Valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand kills 10
  • Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar dies at 62
  • ‘Mukti Bhawan’ and ‘Titli’ actor Lalit Behl passes away due to Covid-19 at 71
  • Congress launches its digital media platform ‘INC TV’

Economy & corporate

  • Customs duty on Covid vaccine, oxygen, equipment exempted till July-end


  • Indonesian submarine named ‘KRI Nanggala’, which went missing on April 21, declared sank with all 53 sailors killed
  • ASEAN leaders hold emergency summit with Myanmar coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Jakarta
  • S. President Joe Biden calls 1915 killings of Armenians by Turkey’s Ottoman forces as genocide
  • International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace celebrated by UN on April 24
  • World Immunization Week being celebrated from April 24 to 30 by WHO, theme: Vaccines bring us closer
  • China’s first Mars rover named Zhurong after a traditional fire god


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