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Manal Shahzadi 5887
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International Current Affairs
1. Govt allows citizens aged 40,
above to sign up for vaccination
• In a major development, the National
Command and Operation Centre (NCOC)
on April 26, 2021 decided to open
registration of around 12 million people
in the age group of 40 to 50 years and
allowed walk-in vaccination facility for
citizens over 50.
• Minister for Planning and
Development Asad Umar said people
who were 40 years and above could get
themselves registered for vaccination
from April 27, 2021 (today).
2. Notification on Islamic content in
syllabus withdrawn
• Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has
taken notice of omitting Islamic content
from the curriculum except the subject
of Islamic Studies.
• On his directive, the Department of
Human Rights and Minorities Affairs
withdrew the notification to implement
the recommendations of the one-
member commission.
• Mr Sarwar immediately stopped the
implementation of the
recommendations of the Shoaib Suddle
Commission. A new notification has also been issued. The Muslim scholars
expressed their gratitude to the
3. `Immunising children can avert up
to 17pc mortality`
• Immunising children can avert up to
17pc of childhood mortality in Pakistan
thus help contribute towards achieving
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3
on reducing child morbidity and
• Speakers said that while speaking to
participants of an event organised by the
Ministry of National Health Services
(NHS) and the Federal Expanded Program of Immunisation (EPI) to
commemorate the `World Immunisation
Week (WIW), 2021` with the theme
`vaccines bring us closer
4. KP assembly adopts resolution on
Facebook`s monetization
• The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
has unanimously adopted a resolution
aimed at allowing Facebook`s
monetisation in Pakistan.
• Moved by MPA Ziaullah Bangash of the
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, the resolution
recommended to the provincial
government to ask the federal
government to take steps to `turn on` Facebook`s monetisation so that its
users, especially the youth, could benefit
from the positive use of the media
platform and earn money

5. EU launches legal action against
• The European Union`s executive
branch said on April 26, 2021 that it has
launched legal action against
coronavirus vaccine maker AstraZeneca
for failing to respect the terms of its
contract with the 27-nation bloc. • The AstraZeneca vaccine has been
central to Europe`s immunisation
campaign, and a linchpin in the global
strategy to get vaccines to poorer
countries. But the slow pace of deliveries
has frustrated the Europeans and they
have held the company responsible for
partly delaying their vaccine rollout
6. Situation in India `beyond
heartbreaking`: WHO chief
• The World Health Organisation chief
voiced alarm on April 26, 2021 at India`s
record-breaking wave of Covid-19 cases
and deaths, saying the organisation was
rushing to help address the crisis. • `The situation in India is beyond
heartbreaking,` Tedros Adhanom
Ghebreyesus told reporters.
• He spoke as India battled a
catastrophic coronavirus wave that has
overwhelmed hospitals, with
crematoriums working at full capacity
7. Russia orders Navalny network to
suspend activities
• Russian prosecutors on April 26, 2021
suspended the activities of Alexei
Navalny`s regional offices, in a move his
team said would essentially shut down
the jailed opposition figure`s decade long movement against President
Vladimir Putin.
• The order came as a court began
considering whether to designate
Navalny`s Anti-Corruption Foundation
(FBK) and his regional offices as
extremist organisations, putting them on
par with the militant Islamic State group
and Al Qaeda and banning them in

8. Chloe Zhao: the second woman to
win best director title
• Chloe Zhao has made history at the
2021 Academy Awards, becoming the
first woman of colour to win best
director and just the second woman to
win the award.
• Zhao won the directing Oscar for
Nomadland, joining Kathryn Bigelow,
who won in 2009 for The Hurt Locker.
9. Anthony Hopkins becomes oldest
star to win Oscar
• Three decades after Anthony Hopkins`
chilling portrayal of serial killer Hannibal
Lecter earned a leadactor Oscar, the role
of a man fighting dementia brought him
his second trophy.
• The 83-year-old took the award for his
performance on The Father, becoming
the oldest actor or actress to win an
Oscar, edging out Christopher Plummers
supporting actor win at age 82 in the
2010 film Beginners.
• Hopkins win was anticlimactic on a
show where he wasn`t present to accept
the trophy. Presenter Joaquin Phoenix`s
reading of his name was the last
dramatic moment of a most unusual
10. Youn Yuh-jung: second Asian to
bag best supporting actress award
• Youn Yuh-jung, the feisty grand mom
in Minari, capture d more than her
movie grandson`s heart.
• Youn, a prominent film and TV actor in
her home country of South Korea, won
the best supporting actress award at
Sunday`s Oscars. She`s the second Asian
actress to triumph in the category, more
than six decades after Japanese-born
Miyoshi Umeki earned the trophy for
1957s Sayonara.

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