Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 24, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 24, 2021:

India

  • Defence ministry to airlift 23 oxygen generation plants from Germany, will be deployed at AFMS (Armed Forces Medical Services) hospitals treating Covid-19 patients
  • Music composer Shravan Rathod, of Nadeem-Shravan duo, passes away due to Covid at 66

Economy & corporate

  • Foreign exchange reserves rise $1.193 billion to $582.406 billion in the week ended April 6
  • Govt to provide 5 kg extra food grains free to beneficiaries of NFSA (National Food Security Act) over and above their regular quota in May and June
  • RBI restricts American Express Banking Corp, Diners Club International Ltd from adding new customers for not storing customer data in India
  • Banks must halve their dividends to conserve capital in view of Covid: RBI
  • RBI approves appointment of Atanu Chakraborty as part-time chairman of HDFC Bank

World

  • Chad: President Idriss Deby Itno dies at 68 from wounds sustained in battle
  • 4 astronauts reach International Space Station after launch by SpaceX from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • US Senate passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • World Book and Copyright Day celebrated by UNSECO on April 23
  • English Language Day, Spanish Language Day celebrated by UN on April 23

Sports

  • World Youth Boxing championships in Kielce, Poland: Indian women win seven gold medals

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