Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 29, 2021:

India

  • PM sanctions procurement of 1 lakh Portable Oxygen Concentrators under PM Cares Fund
  • DRDO to set up 500 medical oxygen plants under PM CARES Fund
  • PM CARES: Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations
  • India, Russia to establish a ‘2+2 ministerial dialogue’ between foreign, defence ministers
  • LCA Tejas cleared to carry Python-5 air-to-air missile
  • Covishield maker, Pune-based Serum Institute of India’s (SII) Adar Poonawalla to get ‘Y’ category security
  • Odia author Manoj Das dies at 87, won Padma Shri in 2001, Padma Bhushan in 2020, Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 1972 and Sahitya Akademi Award Fellowship in 2006
  • Krithi Karanth wins ‘Wild Innovator Award’, is Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS)

Economy & corporate

  • Jio Platforms, Byju’s figure in Time Magazine’s first-ever list of 100 Most Influential Companies
  • Cabinet approves signing pact with UK for info sharing, prevent customs offences
  • Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin found to neutralise 617 variants of COVID-19: America’s top pandemic expert Dr Anthony Fauci
  • Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII) cuts Covishield price for States to ₹300 a dose

World

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on April 28; 2021 focus: Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems (OSH)
  • Russia orders expulsion of 7 diplomats from Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, in retaliation for expulsion of Russian envoys
  • Australia to spend 747 million dollars for upgrading four defence bases to boost Indo-Pacific engagements
  • South Korea: Samsung family to pay $10.8 billion in inheritance tax following chairman death of Lee Kun-Hee in 2020
  • Canada to provide 10mn dollars to India to support fight against COVID-19: PM Justin Trudeau
  • Indian-American NGO Sewa International USA raises $4.7 million for COVID-19 relief efforts in India

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