Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 12, 2021:

LILAVATI AWARDS

  • Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards 2020 in New Delhi
  • Based on the theme ‘Women Empowerment’, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) selected winners in 6 sub themes
  • Six sub themes: Women’s Health, Self-Defense, Sanitation and Hygiene, Literacy, Women Entrepreneurship and Legal Awareness
  • SWEAT (Sona Women Entrepreneurship and Training) from Sona College of Technology, Tamil Nadu won in the ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ sub theme
  • Under the ‘Literacy’ sub theme, Bharatiya Vidyapeeth of Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Pune won the award
  • WIT Women Health Coalition from Walchand Institute of Technology, Maharashtra won the award under the ‘Women’s Health’ sub theme
  • Radiant Seetha from Thiagarajar Polytechnic College won the contest in the ‘Legal Awareness’ sub theme
  • Paritrana from St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu won the award for the ‘Self Defense’ sub theme

India

  • Indian Army chief Gen M. M. Naravane attends the Army Chiefs’ Conclave in Bangladesh
  • ECONOMY & CORPORATE
  • Centre prohibits exports of injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the COVID situation in the country improves
  • SBI collected Rs 300 crore from zero-balance accounts for certain services in 5 years, reveals study

World

  • Philippines and US to hold 2-week “Balikatan” (Shoulder-to-Shoulder) military exercise from April 12
  • Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general and human rights activist, dies at 93
  • K. to set up £43 million fund for migrants from Hong Kong; will offer help in accessing housing, jobs and education
  • Vietnam: Nguyen Xuan Phuc sworn in as new President in capital Hanoi

BAFTA

  • British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) awards presented in London
  • Best Picture: ‘Nomadland’
  • Best Director: Chloe Zhao for ‘Nomadland’
  • Best Actress: Frances McDormand for ‘Nomadland’
  • Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins for ‘The Father’

SPORTS

  • Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta (US)

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