Current Affairs in English – April-14, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-14, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 14, 2021

NATIONAL

Tika Utsav

  • Tika Utsav is a vaccine festival. COVAXIN and COVISHIELD are the two major COVID-19 vaccines that are currently administered in India.
  • It is to be held between April 11, 2021, and April 14, 2021. The main objective of the festival is to vaccinate as many people as possible.
  • It will also focus on zero wastage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

INTERNATIONAL

Mega free trade agreement

  • Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
  • It is the world’s largest free trade agreement, led by China.
  • The RCEP must first be ratified by at least six ASEAN and three non-ASEAN member states to come into effect.
  • RCEP is a multi-nation trade pact, comprising 10 ASEAN economies as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
  • India had opted out of it in 2019.

SPORTS

Nethra Kumanan

  • Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman ever to qualify for the Olympics in Sailing.
  • She will be the 10th Indian to qualify for a sailing event in the Olympics.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day – April 13

  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre refers to the incident that took place in 1919 at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh. This year is the 102nd anniversary of the incident.
  • On April 13, 1919 people gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate the festival of Baisakhi.
  • The Police Officer General Dyer ordered his troops to shoot the people.
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