Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 22, 2021:

India

  • Coronavirus: DRDO lab develops antibody detection-based kit Dipcovan
  • Haryana makes Covid-19 treatment free for BPL patients in private hospitals
  • INS Rajput decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam after 41 years of service
  • , UNICEF and its partner organisation YuWaah launch pan-India campaign called #YoungWarrior to engage young people to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
  • Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna dies of Covid in Rishikesh at the age of 94; awarded Padma Shri (1981) and Padma Vibhushan (2009) for environment conservation
  • Former union minister Babagouda Patil dies in Karnataka at 76; served as Minister of State for Rural Development (independent charge) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government
  • IIT professor and renowned road safety expert Dinesh Mohan dies of Covid at 75
  • Punjab: Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 aircraft crashes near Moga; pilot dies
  • 13 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district
  • Twitter labels BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s tweet on Congress “toolkit” as “manipulated media”
  • India and Oman renew MoU on military cooperation along with its annexure as well as on maritime issues
  • India hosts seventh meeting of BRICS Astronomy Working Group (BAWG) in online mode on May 19-20

Economy & Corporate

  • RBI to transfer Rs 99,122 cr as dividend to govt for the accounting period of nine months ended March 31, 2021
  • Foreign exchange reserves jump $563 million to $590.028 billion in the week ended May 14
  • SC upholds Centre’s notification permitting banks to proceed against personal guarantors under IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code)

World

  • US President Joe Biden signs anti-hate crime legislation to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Israel- Hamas ceasefire comes into force in Gaza Strip
  • Sri Lankan parliament passes controversial Bill on China-backed $1.4 billion-Colombo Port City
  • European Parliament votes to ‘freeze’ investment deal with China
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development observed by UN on May 21
  • International Tea Day observed by the UN on May 21

Sports

  • Indian boxing’s first Dronacharya awardee coach O. P. Bhardwaj dies at 82

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