Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 14, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 14, 2021:

India

  • Raisina Dialogue being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation from April 13 to 16
  • Raisina Dialogue theme: “#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control”
  • ‘Poshan Gyan’, a digital repository on health and nutrition, launched by NITI Aayog in tie up with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ashoka University

Economy & corporate

  • Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal launches e-SANTA – an electronic marketplace connecting aquaculture farmers and buyers
  • Govt’s indirect tax collections at Rs 10.71 lakh crore for FY21, 12% up vs FY20
  • NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation) secures Rs. 600 crores loan from Germany’s Deutsche Bank for onward lending to cooperatives in the country
  • Private weather forecast company Skymet forecasts ‘healthy normal’ monsoon in 2021
  • Atal Innovation Mission collaborates with Bayer to work towards healthcare and agriculture innovations
  • India gets third coronavirus vaccine as DCGI approves Russia’s Sputnik V for ‘restricted use in emergency situations’

World

  • Ecuador: Guillermo Lasso elected new President
  • Pakistan human rights icon I.A. Rehman dies at 90 in Lahore
  • Japan to release over 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea
  • Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Sports

  • Former hockey player Balbir Singh Junior (88) dies; was member of team that won silver at the 1958 Asian Games

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