Current Affairs: 13th & 14th April 2021
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Current Affairs April 2021: 13th & 14th April 2021
Ugadi (the Telugu new year), Maharashtrians and Konkani’s festival Gudi Padwa and Sindhi’s people Cheti Chand festivals observed on 13th April 2021.
Baisakhi is celebrated on 13 April as a harvest or spring festival and also the beginning of Hindu solar year.
Dr. BR Ambedkar Jayanti is observed on 14th April every year. He was a civil rights activist and architect of the Indian Constitution.
36th Siachen Day is celebrated by Indian Army on 13th April 2021.
102nd anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is observed on 13th April 2021. The incident of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre happened in 1919, when British troops open fire on thousand of people who has gathered for Baisakhi at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar.
On 14th April, World Chagas Disease Day is observed. Chagas is also known as “Silent or Silenced disease” affects mainly poor people without access to health care.
The Russian vaccine, Sputnik V will be the India’s third Covid-19 Vaccine once it get approval.
Coforge, an IT company is acquiring a controlling stake in SLK Global Solutions (a business process management(BPM) and digital solution provider) for Rs. 9.2 billion.
The fashion E-commerce platform of Nykaa, Nykaa Fashion has acquired the online jewelry brand Pipa Bella.
To provide real-time policy updates, AI-based 24×7 assistance for trade enquiries and for DGFT(Directorate General of Foreign Trade) services, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal launched DGFT “Trade Facilitation” mobile app on 12 April 2021. This app is developed by Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) as per the direction of DGFT.
To provide facilities to search past judgments and orders, Judgments and Orders portal has been inaugurated by Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
For addressing the issues of IAF’s operational capabilities, the first bi-annual Indian Air Force(IAF) Commanders’ Conference 2021 will be inaugurate by Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) in New Delhi.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs arrived in New Delhi on three days visit to India on 12 April 2021 and will held talks with External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S Jaishankar on 13th April 2021 on some bilateral regional and international issues of mutual interest.
To maintain ecology and environmental balance, the National Highways Authority of India has planted around one crore trees throughout the country in past three years.
A Covid-19 hospital with 500 beds equipped with ICU facilities will be setup by DRDO(Defence Research and Development Organization) in Delhi Cantonment and military and paramilitary forces will be provide doctors and nursing staff for treating patients.
Harsh Vardhan, the Union Health Minister of India, launched “Aahaar Kranti” on 13th April 2021 to spreading the message of the need for a nutritionally balanced diet and to understand the importance of accessibility to all local fruits and vegetables.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the 2021 Davis Cup Finals will be held from 25 November to 05 December 2021 in Madrid, Austrian city Innsbruck and Turin in Italy.
For successfully implementing Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) and constructing roads of 560.49 Km in 2020-21, Udhampur district of UT of Jammu & Kashmir received top position at national level.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has released Rs. One Crore for each district (52 Crore for the total of 52 districts of the state) from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic.
All the private medical colleges in Puducherry are partnering with health department and each colleges should dedicate 300 beds to control the surge in Covid-19 cases and to manage the situation.
After the 20 years of Al Qaeda’s attacks, US President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw the remaining US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September 2021.
The United Kingdom has added Pakistan to its list of undesirable 21 high risk countries over money laundering and terror financing charges.
Air India has decided to setup a mass vaccination camp for its around 6,000 employees of 45 years or above age on priority.
Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, has approved the purchase of 200 acres of land for the AIIMS to be setup in Manethi, Rewari, Haryana.
3000 Year old “lost Golden city” has found in Egypt. This newly discovered city is located on the west bank of the Nile river.
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