Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 27, 2021:


  • Election Commission ‘most irresponsible institution’ in country: Madras HC on Covid surge
  • Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work to battle COVID-19 pandemic
  • Waman Bhonsle, national award-winning film editor who worked on over 230 movies, passes away at 87

Economy & corporate

  • ‘Not more than 15 years’: RBI’s new guidelines for tenure of bank MDs, CEOs
  • US govt lifts export ban on essential raw materials required for manufacturing COVID vaccine in India
  • Oxford Economics lowers India’s 2021 GDP growth forecast to 10.2%
  • DRDO develops critical crystal blade technology for aero engines
  • Former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar passes away at 79

Academy awards

  • Best Picture: Nomadland
  • Best Director: Chloe Zhao for ‘Nomadland’
  • Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins for ‘The Father’
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand for ‘Nomadland’
  • Best International Feature Film: Another Round (Denmark) in Danish


  • World Intellectual Property Day celebrated on April 26, theme: ‘IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to the market’
  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day observed on April 26
  • Indonesian brigadier general killed in in restive Papua province
  • Global military spending rises 2.6% in 2020: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute


  • India finished with three gold medals and one bronze at Archery World Cup Stage 1 in Guatemala City; Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das won gold medals in women’s and men’s recurve individual events respectively
  • Australian swimming great John Konrads dies at age 78; won 1,500-meter freestyle gold at 1960 Olympics in Rome





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