Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 15, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 15, 2021:

India

  • Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt, Prof. K Vijay Raghavan launches MANAS App promote wellbeing across age groups
  • MANAS stands for Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System
  • Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Aahaar Kranti mission with the motto ‘Uttam Aahaar- Uttam Vichaar or Good Diet-Good Cognition’ to spread awareness about nutrition
  • Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches Online Grievance Management Portal of National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  • Raisina Dialogue: ‘Huge potential for India, NATO to collaborate,’ says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
  • India, France can assume leadership role in boosting global action against climate change: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner G.V.G. Krishnamurty dies at 86

Economy & corporate

  • Fund raising for Public Issues (Rs 46,030 crore) and Rights Issues (Rs. 64,059 crores) registered an increase of 115% and 15% respectively in FY 2020-21
  • Fund raising through corporate bond issues (Rs. 7,82,427.39 crore) rises by 13.5% in FY 2020-21
  • Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog sign agreement with Dassault Systemes Foundation to boost innovation among aspiring young minds
  • Union Ministry of Agriculture signs MoU with Microsoft for a pilot project in 100 villages of 6 states to develop farmer interface for smart and well-organized agriculture
  • IFC to invest $100 mn in JC Flowers India fund to help resolve NPAs
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a World Bank Group entity

World

  • Alessandra Galloni becomes first woman editor-in-chief of Reuters in its 170-year history
  • US: Bernie Madoff, mastermind of giant Ponzi scheme, dies in prison at 82
  • World Chagas Disease Day observed by WHO on April 14

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