Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 9, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 9, 2021:

India

  • PM Modi participates in virtual meeting with President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan; the two leaders jointly inaugurate New Magistrates’ Court Building in Seychelles capital Mahe, a fast patrol vessel (FPV) christened as ‘PS Zoroaster’, one MW solar power plant and 10 HICDPs (High Impact Community Development Projects)
  • India-Bahrain High Joint Commission meeting held in New Delhi; co-chaired by EAM S. Jaishankar and his Bahrain counterpart Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani
  • 1st meeting of India-Maldives Joint Working Group on ‘Counter Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-Radicalisation’ held on a virtual platform
  • Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies Su-30MKI fighter jet in Bengaluru to witness its ‘capability enhancement’
  • Indian Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Pannu breaks two Guinness World Records for fastest solo cycling
  • Army Chief Gen. M. M. Naravane leaves for Bangladesh on 5-day visit
  • Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant Human Attacks using Bees) will soon be replicated in all states: Govt.
  • Try artificial rain to douse forest fires: Uttarakhand High Court tells state govt.
  • Varanasi Court orders ASI probe into Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque dispute

Economy & corporate

  • RBI doubles limit of maximum balance that an individual customer can hold with payments banks to Rs 2 lakh

World

  • India contributes $500,000 to United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism; India’s total contribution now USD 1.05 million.
  • BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) nations ask developed economies to provide finance to developing nations to battle climate change
  • Australian air force to call its personnel aviators rather than airmen, women comprise 20%
  • Recovery underway after worst global recession since World War II: IMF MD Christine Georgieva
  • France: President Emmanuel Macron announces plans to scrap elite ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) graduate school and replace it with a new institute; ENA seen as symbol of elitism

Sports

  • Athlete Dutee Chand to receive Chhattisgarh government’s Veerni Award; holds national record of 11.22 secs in women’s 100m

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