Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 7, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 7, 2021

India

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman meets US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to discuss various climate change issues
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in New Delhi.
  • Closing ceremony of 25-day long Dandi Padyatra as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav held in Dandi, Gujarat
  • Justice N. V. Ramana to take charge as Chief Justice of India on April 24
  • Tarun Bajaj appointed new revenue secretary, Ajay Seth new Secretary for Department of Economic Affairs (DEA)

Economy & corporate

  • IMF raises its FY22 growth forecast for India to 12.5% from 11.5% in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report
  • The IMF expects world output to grow 6% in 2021 and 4.4% in 2022
  • India hosts BRICS finance ministers and central bank governors meeting virtually from New Delhi
  • Centre promulgates Tribunals Reforms Ordinance; powers of appellate authorities shifted to High Courts
  • National Dialogue on Manufacturing Excellence and Innovation for Competitiveness and Sustainability of Chemicals Manufacturing held in New Delhi
  • India Inc must separate CMD post, April 01, 2022 deadline won’t be extended: SEBI
  • World Bank President David Malpass praises Serum Institute of India for coronavirus vaccine

World

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace observed by UN on April 6
  • Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin nominates PM Benjamin Netanyahu to form a govt following latest inconclusive election
  • Arab world’s first nuclear power plant in UAE starts commercial operations; built by South Korea
  • Bangladesh: 27 dead as launch capsizes after collision with cargo vessel in Shitalakkhya river
  • IMF favours global minimum corporate tax: Chief economist Gita Gopinath

Sports

  • North Korea decides not to participate in Tokyo Olympics

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