Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 13, 2021:

India

  • Noted Assamese litterateur and journalist Homen Borgohain dies at 88 in Guwahati, won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978
  • Indian Army Chief speaks to U.S. Army Chief Gen. James C. McConville on phone
  • Cabinet approves transfer of land of ITBP to Government of Uttrakhand for development of Aerial Passenger Ropeway System between Dehradun and Mussoorie

Economy & corporate

  • India will be world’s fastest growing major economy in 2022: UN says in its World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report
  • Govt approves Rs 18,100 cr PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for promoting ACC (Advanced Chemistry Cell) battery manufacturing
  • Procurement of DRDO Oxygen supply system for ₹322.5 cr. approved under PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund
  • Cabinet approves MoU between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Qatar Financial Centre Authority
  • Retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), declines to 4.29% in April
  • Factory output, measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grows 22.4% in March

World

  • Conflict between Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military escalates; Death toll rises to over 50
  • German regulators tell Facebook to stop processing user data from WhatsApp
  • International Nurses Day observed on May 12, is birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale
  • UN revises its global economic growth forecast upward to 5.4% for 2021 from 4.7% made in January in its World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report

Sports

  • Manchester City crowned English Premier League champions for 3rd time in four seasons
  • Arjuna award-winning former India table tennis player V. Chandrasekhar dies at 64 in Chennai; was a three-time national champion

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