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13 April 2021 Current Affairs

Appointments

Sushil Chandra appointed as 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Sushil Chandra appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He took charge on 13th April 2021. His tenure will end on 14th May 2022.
  • He replaced Suneel Arora, who retired on 13th April 2021.
  • The Election Commission would hold assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh under him.

Defence News

Multinational military exercise “Shantir Ogrosena” concluded in Bangladesh.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • The 10 day long multinational military exercise named “Shantir Ogrosena” concluded at the Bangabandhu Senanibas in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Troops from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise with observers from the USA, UK, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore.
  • The exercise was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh.

Defence Minister inaugurated IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated First bi-annual Indian Air Force, IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The conference of apex level leadership is aimed at addressing the issues of IAF’s operational capabilities in the times to come.
  • Air Chief: RKS Bhadauria

International News

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan launched international center “Central Asia”.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have launched the construction of an international center for trade and economic cooperation named “Central Asia” on the borders of the two countries.
  • Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamim, laid foundation stone at the construction site.
  • 400 hectares wide center, will have a capacity of accommodating 35,000 people and 5,000 trucks per day in both directions.

Sanskrit learning app ‘Little Guru’ launched in Bangladesh.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • A Sanskrit learning app “Little Guru” launched in Bangladesh by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the High Commission of India on 12th April 2021.
  • The Sanskrit learning app is part of the campaign being run by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) to promote Sanskrit language among students, religious scholars, Indologists and historians across the world.
  • The Sanskrit learning app ‘Little Guru’ is based on an interactive platform which will make Sanskrit learning easy, entertaining and fun.

National News

Government of India approved emergency use of Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • The Central drug regulator, DCGA has approved emergency use of the Russian Vaccine, Sputnik-V.
  • Sputnik-V has now become the 3rd vaccine to get emergency approval after CoviShield and CoVaxin.
  • Hyderabad based Dr Reddy’s Lab done the clinical trials of Sputnik-V.
  • Dr. Reddy’s Lab has also signed an MoU with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, RDIF for supply of the Russian vaccine in India.
  • Sputnik-V was developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology last year in Russia.
  • Drugs Controller General: Dr. V.G. Somani

Government banned export of Remdesivir & its active ingredients.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Union Government has banned exports of injection Remdesivir and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients of Remdesivir till the COVID situation in the country improves.

Jitendra Singh launched 75 series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of India’s independence.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh launched 75 series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of India’s independence.
  • As a part of the Amrut Mahotsav, the Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare will organize a wide range of activities.

Obituaries News

Eminent Historian Yogesh Praveen passed away in Lucknow.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Eminent Historian and an expert on Awadh Yogesh Praveen passed away at his residence in Lucknow.
  • He was awarded with Padma Shri in 2019.
  • He wrote many articles and books, which emphasizes on the rich heritage and culture of Awadh.

Second youngest attorney general of US, Ramsey Clark passed away.

Important Points to Remember: 
  • Ramsey Clark, an outspoken activist and a harsh critic of US policy, passed away. He was 93.
  • Johnson appointed him as attorney general in 1967.
  • He was the second youngest attorney general ever. He was 39 at that time.
  • He fought racism and the death penalty, and represented declared foes of the United States including former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

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