Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: May 7, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 7, 2021:

India

  • Oxygen saturation of 92 or 93 should not be considered critical: AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria
  • Centre issues guidelines for setting up of vaccination camps at airports for aviation personnel
  • Supreme Court asks govt. to finalise a formula for allocation, supply and distribution of oxygen in a “scientific manner”
  • SC refuses to expunge critical remarks of Madras High Court against EC
  • All disability certificates would be issued online from June 1, a requirement under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
  • Cabinet approves India-UK MoU on migration and mobility partnership aimed at curbing illegal immigration
  • Oil & gas PSUs sign MoU for redevelopment of Shri Badrinath Dham in Uttarakhand as a Spiritual Smart hill Town
  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with British counterpart Dominic Raab
  • Rajasthan: Name of Miyon ka Bara railway station in Jodhpur changed to Mahesh Nagar
  • Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh dies at 82 in Gurgaon, served as Civil Aviation Minister in PM Manmohan Singh’s cabinet
  • Former Union Minister Matang Sinh dies at 58, served as minister in PM P.V. Narasimha Rao’s govt.
  • Veteran Telugu playback singer G. Anand dies at 67 in Vijayawada (AP)

Economy & corporate

  • Centre retains 12% GST on oxygen concentrators imported for personal use
  • Labour and Employment Ministry to collect Aadhaar details of informal workers for social security schemes
  • NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) signs MoU with EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Ltd) to promote efficient renewable technologies in the dairy industry

World

  • 155 million people faced severe hunger last year: UN’s Global Report on Food Crises
  • United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai supports intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines
  • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres honours Indian peacekeeper Yuvraj Singh, who died in line of duty in 2020
  • Meeting of Foreign Ministers Group of 7 countries concludes in London with pledge to work for a more affordable COVID-19 vaccine
  • EU unveils plan to cut its dependency on Chinese suppliers in strategic areas like raw materials and pharmaceutical ingredients
  • China suspends China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue

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