Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 14, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 14, 2021:

India

  • EC to set up Core Committee to identify learnings, shortcomings from recent state polls
  • NEGVAC (National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19) recommends increasing gap between two Covishield doses to 12-16 weeks
  • MP Govt to give Rs 5000 per month, free education and ration to kids orphaned due to COVID-19
  • Assam: Lightning kills herd of 18 elephants in Nagaon district
  • First BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting amongst BRICS Countries held

Economy & corporate

  • India received $83 billion in remittances in 2020 (0.2% decline): World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief report
  • Wadia Group-owned GoAir rebrands as Go First after 15 years of flying

World

  • Of world’s 100 cities at greatest environmental risk, India has 43: Verisk Maplecroft report
  • Veteran British diplomat Martin Griffiths appointed UN humanitarian chief
  • Elisabetta Belloni named as first woman to head Italy’s secret service – Department of Information Security (DIS)
  • Hong Kong legislature approves allowing the government to sack public office holders and bar election candidates from standing if they are deemed “disloyal” to local authorities or China

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