Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 4, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 4, 2021:

Covid human resources

  • Seeking to augment human resources deployed in fighting COVID-19, PM approves a number of measures
  • NEET-PG postponed for at least 4 months to make a large number of qualified doctors available for pandemic duty
  • Medical interns to be pressed into service
  • Services of final year MBBS students can be utilised for providing services like tele-consultation and monitoring of mild COVID cases
  • Sc. or GNM qualified nurses may be utilised in full-time COVID nursing duties
  • Those providing services in COVID management will be given priority in forthcoming regular government recruitments after they complete a minimum of 100 days of duty

India

  • SC directs Centre to revisit its COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy, says it creates disparity
  • Karnataka: 24 dead in Chamarajanagar district hospital due to oxygen shortage
  • Media cannot be stopped from reporting oral remarks made by judges during a court hearing: SC tells EC
  • SC directs Centre to prepare buffer stock of oxygen for use in emergencies
  • PM Modi and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, discuss Covid-19 efforts over phone
  • Tanzanian diplomat dies of COVID-19 at Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment
  • Op CO-JEET launched by armed forces to fight COVID-19 in India: Lt. Gen. Madhuri Kanitkar
  • Justice (retired) Prafulla Chandra Pant appointed as the acting chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

Economy & corporate

  • Rabi Sankar takes over as RBI deputy governor, has a tenure of 3 years
  • Over 7.5 million people lose jobs in April as lockdowns bite: CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy)

World

  • World Press Freedom Day celebrated on May 3, theme: “Information as a Public Good”
  • Bangladesh: 26 die as speed boat overturns in the Padma River
  • Democratic Republic of Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak that killed six

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