Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 11, 2021:

India

  • No judicial interference needed in Covid-19 vaccine policy: Centre tells SC
  • Puducherry becomes ‘Har Ghar Jal’ UT after every rural home provided tap connection; 4th State/UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as new Chief Minister of Assam by Governor Jagdish Mukhi

Economy & corporate

  • Private banks allowed to undertake agency jobs for central and state govts without any fresh approval: RBI
  • Portal launched for filing complaints for alleged violation of public procurement order
  • NITI Aayog and Mastercard release report titled ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’
  • PESB selects Arun Kumar Singh for the post of next CMD at BPCL

World

  • Nepal: PM K. P. Sharma Oli loses vote of confidence in House of Representatives (Pratinidhi Sabha)
  • International Day of Argania observed by UN on May 10; Argania tree grows in sub-Saharan region of Morocco
  • Prominent German architect Helmut Jahn dies in Chicago (US) at 81 in an accident; designed Illinois State government building
  • Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in counterfeit crackdown

Sports

  • Fortunato Franco, member of India’s last Asian Games football gold medal winning team in 1962, dies at 84

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