Current Affairs in English – April-15, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-15, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 15, 2021

NATIONAL

Sushil Chandra

  • The incumbent Election Commissioner (EC) Sushil Chandra has been named to become the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.
  • He was appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the 24th CEC.
  • He will replace incumbent CEC Sunil Arora.
  • S Krishnamurthy was the first IRS officer to be appointed to that position.
  • He oversaw the 2004 Lok Sabha elections’ conduct as the 13th CEC.

Sputnik V

  • The Drugs Controller General of India has approved emergency use authorisation of the Russian Vaccine, Sputnik V.
  • It has now become the third vaccine to get emergency use authorisation from the drug regulator after Covishield and Covaxin.
  • Sputnik Vaccine was developed by Russia in the last year.
  • India has now become the 60th country to approve Sputnik V.
  • Russia is the first country in the world to register a vaccine against Coronavirus (August 2020).

INTERNATIONAL

Little Guru

  • A Sanskrit learning app ‘Little Guru’ has launched in Bangladesh by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the High Commission of India.
  • It is world’s first Gamified Sanskrit learning application.
  • This App aims to promote the Sanskrit language among students, religious scholars, Indologists and historians across the world.

ENVIRONMENT

Saint Vincent Island

  • The La Soufriere volcano has erupted recently.
  • It has been erupting explosively, covering the main island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in ash and debris.
  • Saint Vincent is a volcanic island in the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest island of the country in the Caribbean Sea.
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