CURRENT AFFAIRS IN ENGLISH : 2ND -3RD JAN2021

Current Affairs in English : 2nd -3rd Jan2021

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Australia changed a word in National Anthem to honor indigenous people.

On New Year eve, Australia has changed one word in its national anthem to reflect “the spirit of unity” and the country’s Indigenous population. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison announced that the second line of the anthem, Advance Australia Fair, has been changed from “For we are young and free” to “For we are one and free”.

 

 

DCGI given a final approval for Covid-19 vaccines of SII,Bharat Biotech.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has formally announced the final approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca “Covishield” and Bharat Biotech “Covaxin” vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for emergency use. CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) accepts the subject expert committee reform rations on Serum and Bharat Biotech Covid vaccines. The subject expert committee (SEC) under CDSCO had recommended Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine, which is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) as Covishield, for emergency use and Covaxin for restricted use. Covaxin is the indigenous vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

 

 

Leon Mendonca becomes India’s 67th Grandmaster.

Goa’s 14-year-old Leon Mendonca has become India’s 67th chess Grandmaster by winning the third and final norm at a tournament in Italy. Mendonca, who achieved the feat at 14 years, 9 months and 17 days, is the second GM from the coastal State. Chennai player G. Akash, had in July, become the country’s 66th Grandmaster. He became the 29th Youngest GM in the world. The 1st GM from Goa is Ivana Maria Furtado, she achieved it in 2011.

 

 

4th Jan2021:- World Braille Day.

World Braille Day is observed globally on 4th January since 2019. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.The day is marked remembering the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille – for people with visual disabilities. Louis Braille was born on 4th January 1809 in the town of Coupvray in northern France.

 

 

Former Union Minister Buta Singh passes away.

Former Union Minister and senior Rajasthan Congress leader Buta Singh passed away. The veteran politician Buta Singh served as Home Minister of India in the Rajiv Gandhi government from 1986 to 1989.Buta Singh had also served as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Dev.

 

 

 

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