Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 13, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 13, 2021:

India

  • President appoints Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India
  • VP releases commemorative postage stamp in memory of former Chief of Brahma Kumaris Rajyogini Dadi Janki
  • 1 crore plants along national highways geotagged across the country: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
  • Centre extends ceasefire pacts with 3 Naga insurgent groups by a year
  • Sonu Sood appointed brand ambassador for Punjab’s COVID vaccination drive

Economy & corporate

  • Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh launches 75 series Pension awareness to mark 75 years of independence
  • Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal launches trade facilitation mobile app of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
  • Factory output, measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP), contracts 3.6% in February 2021
  • Consumer price index (CPI)-based inflation rises to 5.5% in March
  • No meals in domestic flights with a duration of less than two hours

World

  • Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan launch construction of trans-border trade center named ‘Central Asia’
  • Norway raises alarm over unhindered exploitation of dual use technology by Pakistan
  • Tropical cyclone Seroja rips across 1000 kilometers stretch of Western Australia
  • International Day of Human Space Flight celebrated on April 12; commemorates the historic space flight that Yuri Gagarin took on 12 April, 1961.

 

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