Current Affairs – Today’s Headlines: May 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for May 31, 2021:

INDIA

– Ministry of Information & Broadcasting asks private TV channels to promote four national level COVID-19 helpline numbers
— NSA Ajit Doval commissions Indian Coast Guard’s offshore patrol vessel Sajag built by Goa Shipyard Limited
– The Maharaja of Kutch, Maharrao Pragmalji III, dies at 85 in Bhuj, Gujarat
– Goa Statehood Day observed on May 30, Union Territory became state on 30 May 1987
– CPI(M) leader Mythily Sivaraman passes away in Chennai at 81

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Dependents of ESIC subscribers dying of Covid-19 to receive the same benefits as received by the dependents of those dying from employment injury
– Maximum insurance benefit under EPFO’s scheme increased for dependents of Covid-19 victims from 6 lakhs to 7 lakhs
– Benefits under ECLGS (Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme) extended to civil aviation sector
– ECLGS (Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme) to cover loans up to ₹ 2 crore for setting up on-site oxygen generation plants at healthcare facilities
– FDI in computer software, hardware jumps threefold to $26.14 billion in 2020-21: DPIIT data
WORLD
– China: Cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-2 docks with core module of space station Tianhe to deliver supplies, equipment and propellant

SPORTS

– Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in Champions League football final at Porto
– Pooja Rani Bohra (75 kg) wins gold at Asian boxing championships in Dubai; Mary Kom (51 kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64 kg), Anupama (+81kg) win silver

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