Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 1, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 1, 2021:

India

  • Indian Navy launches Op Samudra Setu-II for shipment of oxygen-filled containers to India
  • Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI releases home care tips for managing mild symptoms of COVID19
  • Soli Sorabjee, former Attorney General for India, dies of Covid-19 at age 91; awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2002
  • Rohit Sardana, news anchor at Aaj Tak channel of the India Today Group, dies at 41
  • Bihar Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh passes away due to Coronavirus
  • Communist Party of India’s veteran leader Dr Joginder Dayal dies at 90 in Chandigarh

Economy & corporate

  • Government sets food grain output target at record 307.31 million tonnes for the crop year 2021-22 (1.3% more than 2020-21)
  • Core sector output contracts 7% in 2020-21: Govt
  • Government allows MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds to setup oxygen manufacturing plants in govt hospitals
  • Govt permits import of oxygen concentrators for personal use till July 31
  • Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till May 31

World

  • Indian-American NGO Sewa International dispatches first batch of 2,184 oxygen concentrators to India
  • Global FDI hit 15-year low of $846 billion in 2020, China overtook US: OECD data
  • World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal; 516-metre-long bridge hangs 175 meters above River Paiva in the town of Arouca
  • Israel: 44 people killed in stampede at Mount Meron; a pilgrimage site
  • Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan seek to ease cross-border tensions after 39 killed in clashes
  • International Jazz Day observed by UNESCO on April 30

Sports

  • Octogenarian shooter Chandro Tomar dies at 89 in Meerut from Covid-19
  • Norway’s Magnus Carlsen to face Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi in next World Chess Championship title match
  • Ashleigh Barty wins women’s singles title at Porsche Tennis Grand Prix; also wins doubles with Jennifer Brady

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