Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 8, 2021:

India:

  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda launch ‘Anamaya – the Tribal Health Collaborative’ to enhance the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities

Economy & corporate

  • Monetary Policy review: RBI keeps repo rate, reverse repo rate unchanged at 4% and 3.35%
  • RBI decides to open up RTGS, NEFT facilities for payment system operators such as Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) issuers & white label ATM operators
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attends Second Virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
  • President promulgates Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021; aim is to provide an efficient alternative insolvency resolution framework for MSMEs
  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches “मधुक्रान्तिपोर्टल” an initiative of National Bee Board (NBB) to enable traceability source of honey and other beehive products
  • Govt launches Rs 4,500-cr PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for manufacturers of solar PV modules
  • Govt launches Rs 6238 crore PLI Scheme for manufacturers of Air Conditioners and LED Lights
  • MEA launches first online PDOT (Pre-Departure Orientation Training) Programme for migrant workers launched to supplement physical training

WORLD

  • World Health Day celebrated on April 7, theme: “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”
  • International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda observed on April 7
  • S. restores assistance for Palestinians, to provide $235 million in aid

Sports

  • Nethra Kumanan becomes first Indian woman sailor to qualify for Olympics

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