Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 11, 2021:

India

  • West Bengal Assembly elections: 4 killed in CISF firing at a polling booth in Cooch Behar district
  • Centre to observe ‘Tika Utsav’ on April 11-14 across the country; aim to vaccinate maximum eligible people
  • World Homeopathy Day celebrated on April 10; the birth anniversary of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843)
  • World Homeopathy Day theme for India: “Homeopathy- Roadmap for Integrative Medicine”
  • S. Swaminathan felicitated for work towards TB eradication by Chennai-based NGO REACH
  • CSIR removes NEERI (National Environment Engineering and Research Institute), Nagpur head Rakesh Kumar as Director over corruption allegations

Economy & corporate

  • NITI Aayog launches Online Dispute Resolution Handbook

World

  • BASIC nations oppose European Union’s idea of ‘carbon border tax’ as part of its green push; call it trade barrier
  • ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) launches ‘Little Guru’ app to promote Sanskrit learning, in the Indian embassy at Beijing
  • La Soufrière volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent
  • Indonesia: 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Java Island kills seven
  • Sri Lanka: Jaffna Mayor Viswalingam Manivannan arrested for ‘promoting LTTE ideology’; released on bail
  • Iran unveils advanced nuclear centrifuges at Natanz uranium enrichment plant
  • UAE names first female astronaut Noura al-Matroushi for its space programme
  • China imposes $2.8 bn penalty on Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group in monopoly probe

Sports

  • Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurates Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for Rowing at Water Sports Academy in Srinagar
  • Women wrestlers Anshu Malik (57 kg), Sonam Malik (62 kg) qualify for Tokyo Olympics
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