Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 17, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 17, 2021:

India

  • 3-day Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference 2021 concluded in New Delhi; theme: ‘Reorienting for the Future’
  • Monsoon to be ‘normal’ in 2021: India Meteorological Department
  • Former CBI chief Ranjit Sinha passes away at 68; also headed ITBP and Railway Protection Force
  • Noted radiologist and former director of NIMS (Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences), Hyderabad, Kakarla Subbarao dies at 96; awarded Padma Shri in 2000

Economy & corporate

  • Ashok Leyland delivers first lot of light bullet proof vehicles to Indian Air Force; developed in in collaboration with Lockheed Martin of US
  • Foreign exchange reserves rose USD 4.34 billion to USD 581.21 billion in the week ended April 9.
  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches “World 1st affordable and long-lasting hygiene product DuroKea Series”, developed by IIT Hyderabad researchers
  • PNB fraud: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi

World

  • United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) flagship State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’ launched
  • Turkey bans use of cryptocurrencies to purchase goods and services
  • Italian film-maker Roberto Benigni to receive Venice Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement award

Sports

  • Asian Wrestling Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan: India’s Sarita Mor won gold medal in women’s 59 kg

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