Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 15, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 15, 2021:

India

  • Cyclone Tauktae warning: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) deploys 24 teams in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Maharashtra
  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Malerkotla as the state’s new district (23rd)
  • Times Group chairperson Indu Jain dies in New Delhi at 84, awarded Padma Bhushan in 2016

Economy & corporate

  • State-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) raises Rs 2,736.02 crore through sale of 27.41 crore units in the PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust (PGInvIT) offer for sale (OFS)
  • exempts procurement of supplies to contain Covid-19 from mandatory local content requirements
  • Foreign exchange reserves rise by USD 1.444 billion to USD 589.465 billion in the week ended May 7
  • PM-KISAN scheme: PM Modi releases 8th instalment of Rs 19,000 cr to 9.5 crore farmers
  • Under the PM-KISAN scheme, govt. giving Rs 6,000 in three equal installments to 10 crore farmers annually
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) rolls out Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V at Rs 995 per dose

World

  • KP Sharma Oli re-appointed PM of Nepal as opposition parties failed to muster majority to form new govt
  • Pablo Picasso’s “Woman Sitting Near a Window” (1932) painting sold for USD 103.4 million at Christie’s in New York

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