Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 21, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 21, 2021:

Unesco heritage list

  • Six sites added to India’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra
  • Hire Bengal megalithic site in Karnataka
  • Bhedaghat-Lametaghat of Narmada Valley in MP
  • Ganga Ghats in Varanasi, UP
  • Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve in MP


  • CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in CM of Kerala for the second time by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan in Thiruvananthapuram
  • Former Rajasthan Congress CM Jagannath Pahadia passes away due to Covid-19 at 89
  • ICMR approves Covid-19 home testing kit CoviSelf, manufactured by Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd, Pune
  • Centre urges States and UTs to make Mucormycosis, a notifiable disease under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
  • India second to US in asking Facebook for user data in second half of 2020
  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs opening session of 33rd meeting of Health Ministers of Commonwealth countries
  • INS Rajput to be decommissioned on May 21 after 41 years of service
  • India invited to join G7 Health Ministers’ Summit virtually on June 3-4: UK Government

Economy & corporate

  • Khadi is not a generic name and KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries Commission) is the legitimate owner of the trademarks “Khadi” and “Khadi India”: Tribunal
  • Income Tax Department to launch new e-filing portal June 7
  • Govt extends due date of furnishing of I-T Return for Assessment Year 2021-22 to 30th September, 2021
  • Govt hikes subsidy on DAP (diammonium phosphate) fertiliser by 140%; farmers to get DAP at old rates
  • Govt appoints inquiry committee to probe drifting of vessels due to cyclone


  • Antarctica gives birth to world’s largest iceberg; surface area spans 4,320 square km and measures 175 km long by 25 km wide
  • Martha Koome appointed Kenya’s first woman chief justice
  • World Bee Day celebrated on May 20; theme: ‘Bee engaged – Build Back Better for Bees’
  • World Metrology Day celebrated on May 20; theme: ‘Measurements for global trade’



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