Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: May 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 27, 2021:

INDIA

– India supports renewed global calls for a comprehensive investigation by the WHO into the origins of COVID-19
– Centre to transfer Mid-Day Meal (MDM) cooking cost directly to students’ accounts
– Mobile training app version 2.0 launched to assist in online training of NCC (National Cadet Corps) cadets
– Actor Randeep Hooda removed as ambassador of Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), United Nation’s environmental treaty

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI imposes Rs 10 crore penalty on HDFC Bank for irregularities in auto loan book
– DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till 30th June in view of COVID pandemic
– Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the apex body of broadcasters, to cover streaming platforms
– Raytheon hands over 4 oxygen refilling trucks to Indian Red Cross Society for further distribution

WORLD

– Tamil filmmaker Thamizh’s debut film ‘Seththumaan’ win Grand Jury Award for Best Feature film at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
– Delegates approve 16% increase to WHO budget for the next two years, setting it at about $6.1 billion.
– NATO organising Steadfast Defender 21 war games in Europe
– UNHRC (UN Human Rights Council) votes to investigate violence in recent conflict between Israel & Hamas; India among 14 countries that abstained from voting
– Germany acknowledges it committed genocide during its colonial-era occupation of Namibia in the early 20th century
– International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed on May 27
– UN honours 124 fallen peacekeepers from 44 nations with the ‘Dag Hammarskjold Medal’
– Amnesty International Day observed on May 28; Amnesty International founded in London by lawyer Peter Benenson on May 28, 1961
– Bashar Al-Assad to continue to serve as President of Syria after winning election for 4th time

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