Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 18, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 18, 2021:


  • National climate vulnerability assessment identifies eight states as highly vulnerable: Jharkhand, Mizoram, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal
  • Delhi govt deputes 10 IAS Officers in private hospitals for better Covid management
  • Railways to impose fine up to Rs 500 for not wearing masks in trains and stations premises
  • Tamil actor Vivekh dies at 59 in Chennai; was Tamil Nadu’s ambassador for creating public health messages

Economy & corporate

  • Italy launches its first ever mega food park project in India, at Fanidhar in Mehsana district of Gujarat
  • Star India bags broadcast rights of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) for the next five seasons


  • UN Security Council agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya; country facing civil war since ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011
  • US, Japan pledge to strengthen Quad to build free, open Indo-Pacific region during meeting between President Joe Biden and PM Yoshihide Suga at White House
  • France:  National Assembly approves ‘ecocide’ offence to punish environmental damage
  • Cuba: Raul Castro (89) steps down from leadership of ruling Cuban Communist Party


  • India women win four gold medals in Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan: Vinesh Phogat in 53-kg, Anshu Malik in 57-kg, Divya Kakran in 72-kg and Sarita Mor in 59-kg
  • India beat Argentina 4-2 in final practice match in men’s hockey at Buenos Aires
  • Uttarakhand: Water Sports and Adventure Institute opens on the bank of the Tehri lake; will be run by ITBP
  • Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will host T20 World Cup final in November 2021




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