Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 26, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 26, 2021:

India

  • COVID-19 surge: PM CARES Fund allocates funds for 551 oxygen plants in public health facilities
  • COVID 19: Kochi-based Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy launches OXYGEN EXPRESS to support UT of Lakshadweep
  • Govt bars use of liquid oxygen for non-medical purposes amid acute shortage
  • Covid-19: Saudi Arabia to ship 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India in cooperation with Adani group and Linde company
  • Padma Bhushan awardee classical singer Rajan Mishra dies at 70, belonged to Benaras gharana and was known for Khayal style
  • Senior IIS officer Manikant Thakur dies in Delhi due to Covid-19, was Chief of Media in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Economy & corporate

  • Major Ports waive-off all charges for ships carrying oxygen and oxygen related equipment cargo
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas Ministry unveils 7-point action plan ‘ONGC Way Forward’ for ONGC to raise oil and gas production by one-third by 2023-24

World

  • Saudi Arabia, US, Canada, Norway, and Qatar to set up ‘Net Zero Producers Forum’ to support implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • World Malaria Day observed on April 25, theme: ‘Reaching the zero malaria target’
  • International Delegate’s Day observed on April 25 to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the UN
  • Missing Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402 found broken in three parts in the Bali Sea; 53-member crew died

Sports

  • Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur in final at London to win League Cup football tournament
  • Governor’s Cup Boxing in St. Petersburg, Russia: India’s Amit Panghal (52kg) wins bronze
  • Indian women’s team of Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat and Komalika Bari wins gold in Recurve event at Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Guatemala City
  • L Sabaretnam, director and chairman of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, dies in Chennai at 80

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