Current Affairs in English – April-6, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-6, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 6, 2021

STATES

Free bus journey for Women

  • Women in Punjab can travel free of cost by government-run buses beginning April 1. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave its approval to the scheme.
  • The scheme is going to benefit over 1.31 crore women/girls in the state.

INTERNATIONAL

World Immunisation & Logistics Summit 2021

  • HOPE Consortium’s first ever World Immunisation & Logistics Summit 2021 held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare of India highlighted India’s vaccine administration program and the development of two vaccines in India such as Covishield and Covaxin.
  • The discussion was on ‘Focus on Asia: Vaccine production and distribution across Asia’.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LHC

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

  • Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland might have discovered a brand-new force of nature.
  • It has a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.
  • It is designed to produce proton-proton collision.
  • Inside the accelerator, two high-energy particle beams travel at close to the speed of light before they are made to collide.
  • The beams travel in opposite directions in two separate beam pipes kept at ultrahigh vacuum.
  • They are guided around the accelerator ring by a strong magnetic field maintained by superconducting electromagnets.

ENVIRONMENT

Protected wetlands

  • Wular, Dal, Nigeen lakes in the Kashmir region and Sanasar, Manasbal and Purmandal lakes in the Jammu region are declared as protected wetlands.
  • Dal Lake in Srinagar along with five other famous lakes in Jammu and Kashmir would be declared protected wetlands.
  • The decision was taken in the meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Wetland Authority, chaired by its Chief Secretary.
  • The beams travel in opposite directions in two separate beam pipes kept at ultrahigh vacuum.
  • Chief Secretary asked the Forest Department to profile various wetlands of Jammu and Kashmir and recommend their notification under, Environment Protection Act, 1986 and Wetland (Conversation & Management) rules.
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