Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 28, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 28, 2021

India

  • India ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI), which ranks 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes
  • Rush to hospitals, big gatherings worsen India’s Covid crisis: WHO
  • Aditya-L1 Support Cell provides all data on board India’s first dedicated solar space mission; joint effort of ISRO and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences
  • Padma Shri awardee Gujarati poet Dadudan Gadhvi dies in Gujarat
  • Padma Shri awardee Hindi litterateur Manzoor Ahtesham dies in MP

Economy & corporate

  • RBI issues guidelines for appointment of statutory auditors of banks, NBFCs regarding the number of auditors, their eligibility criteria, tenure and rotation, etc
  • Trade Ministers of India, Japan and Australia launch Supply Chain Resilience initiative
  • SC allows Vedanta’s Tuticorin plant to operate to produce only Oxygen in view of ‘national need’; not allowed to restart copper smelting plant
  • Asian Development Bank raises growth forecast for Indian economy in 2021-22 to 11% (from 8% earlier) in its Asian Development Outlook report
  • Over 14,400 hectares area in Andaman & Nicobar becomes first large territory to get organic certification
  • Exports of organic food products rose by 51% to USD 1 billion (Rs 7,078 crore) in 2020-21: Commerce ministry

World

  • Coronavirus: Brazil regulator rejects Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine due to lack of consistent and trustworthy data
  • Vaccinated Americans can now go out without a mask: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • WHO, UNICEF and Gavi vaccine alliance unveil global immunization strategy to save 50 million lives by 2030

Sports

  • Indian GM Arjun Kalyan wins Rujna Zora-3 2021 chess tournament in Serbia
  • Spain’s Rafael Nadal wins men’s singles title at Barcelona Open tennis

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