Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 6, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 6, 2021

India

  • DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard naval ships against enemy missile attack
  • Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches Integrated Health Information Platform; India becomes 1st country to adopt such advanced disease surveillance system
  • CVC asks govt depts to transfer staff who have completed over 5 years in vigilance at same place
  • Arch of world’s highest railway bridge on Chenab river in J&K completed; is 359 m above river bed level
  • Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigns after Bombay HC directed CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry into corruption allegations against him

Economy & corporate

  • Spices Board India and UNDP India’s Accelerator Lab sign MoU to develop blockchain-powered traceability Interface for Indian spices
  • Govt brings ordinance to introduce pre-packaged debt resolution for MSMEs
  • India attracts $72.12 bn FDI in Apr-Jan FY21; 15% higher than Apr-Jan FY20

World

  • Russia extends punitive Twitter slowdown until mid-May
  • International Day of Conscience celebrated by the UN on April 5

Sports

  • Ex-Gujarat DGP Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala appointed as BCCI anti-corruption unit chief

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