Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 5, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 5, 2021:


  • Supreme Court strikes down West Bengal law on real estate meant to protect home buyers
  • Delhi HC asks Centre why it should not face contempt for failing to supply oxygen to Delhi as ordered
  • ICMR issues fresh advisory on Covid testing, removes need for RT-PCR test for domestic travel if individual healthy
  • Vehicle location tracking (VLT) device made compulsory for oxygen tankers
  • Former civil servant and ex-J&K Governor Jagmohan Malhotra dies at 94; honoured with Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016
  • Rashpal Malhotra, founder of the Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), dies in Mohali at 84


  • PM Modi and UK’s PM Boris Johnson hold virtual summit
  • India, U.K. unveil 10-year roadmap; to elevate bilateral ties to ‘Strategic Comprehensive Partnership’
  • EAM Dr S. Jaishankar holds meeting with UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel in London

Economy & corporate

  • RBI approves applications of telecom service providers for 5G trials; Chinese vendors kept out
  • RBI imposes a Rs 3-cr penalty on ICICI Bank for violating prudential norms
  • India notifies revenue threshold of Rs 2 crore and 300,000 users for foreign firms to pay digital tax in India


  • German philosopher Juergen Habermas turns down UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award
  • Mexico: 20 killed as railway overpass collapses onto busy road in Mexico City


  • BCCI suspends IPL 2021 indefinitely after four players test positive for COVID-19
  • Mark Selby wins World Snooker Championship in Sheffield (UK)


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