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

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


  • Cyclone Amphan of 2020 resulted in $14 billion economic losses in India: UN’s ‘State of the Global Climate 2020’ report
  • Covid-19: First ‘Oxygen Express’ train leaves from Mumbai region to Vizag in AP
  • Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership (AIIPOIP) grant program launched to widen Indo-Pacific partnership with India

Economy & corporate

  • Former RBI Governor (1977) Maidavolu Narasimham dies in Hyderabad at 94
  • India’s crude oil output drops 5% to 30.5 million tonnes, gas production falls 8% to 28.67 billion cubic meters in 2020-21: Govt data
  • Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval for amendments to Finance Bill, 2021
  • Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to MoU between DG of Trade Remedies, India and the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission
  • Cabinet approves MoU between Competition Commission of India (CCI) and Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brazil, (CADE)
  • Cabinet approved MoU between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, (CA ANZ)
  • Cabinet approved an exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers Limited.
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allows Boeing 737 MAX 8s to overfly India after 2-year ban


  • Global CO2 emissions set for second-biggest spike in history: says IEA in its Global Energy Review 2021
  • Cuba’s Communist Party chooses President Miguel Díaz-Canel as leader
  • Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale (1977-81) dies at 93





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