Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: May 28, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 28, 2021:

TWITTER

– Twitter alleges ‘intimidation tactics’ by Delhi police, dismissed as baseless by the government
– An anti-terrorism squad of the Delhi Police went to the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurgaon on May 24 as part of an investigation into “toolkit” allegedly made by Congress

INDIA

– Centre extends Covid norms till June-end, calls for intensive and local containment measures by States/UTs in districts with a high number of cases
– Centre gives digital media, OTTs 15 days to furnish details on compliance with new guidelines
– Adverse effect unlikely if 2nd dose of different covid vaccine (Covaxin or Covishield) taken: V. K. Paul, Niti Aayog
– SeHAT (Services e-Health Assistance and Tele-consultation) portal launched for providing tele-medicine services to serving military personnel, veterans and their families
– One-year extension for RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel and Intelligence Bureau head Arvind Kumar
– Frontline Journalist Memorial Fund created to help family of frontline journalists who succumbed to COVID
– Centre approves proposal to provide Rs 5 lakh each for families of 26 journalists who died due to Covid
– India faced 117 cyclones from 1970-2019, over 40,000 lives lost: Study
– Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao wins Italy’s International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Size of RBI’s balance sheet up 6.99 per cent for nine months to March 2021
– Value and volume of banknotes in circulation increased by 16.8% and 7.2% respectively in 2020-21: RBI
– Frauds reported by banks fell by 25% in value terms to Rs 1.38 lakh crore in 2020-21 RBI
– Govt approves appointment of B V R Subrahmanyam as Commerce Secretary from July

WORLD

– Mali’s military releases transitional President and PM from detention after they resigned
– Penpa Tsering sworn-in as president of Tibetan government-in-exile at Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)
– Hong Kong changes electoral law, 40 out of 90 seats in Hong Kong’s legislature to be elected by a largely pro-Beijing election committee.
– President Joe Biden orders US intelligence agencies to report to him in 3 months on whether the COVID-19 virus first emerged in China from an animal source or from a laboratory accident
– Eric Carle, author and illustrator of children’s classic ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, dies aged 91 in US

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