2021 (MMXXI) is the current year and a normal year that began on a Friday in the Gregorian calendar.
January 4 - Covid-19 pandemic: The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the world exceeds 85 million and for the third time before England a lockdown due to the mutated variant (VOC-202012/01).
Modern vaccines against covid-19 are approved on the recommendation of the EMA for use in the EU. Just under 200,000 doses are planned for delivery to Sweden before the end of February.
Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump storm the Capitol.
January 9 - Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, a Boeing 737-500 with 62 people on board, crashes outside Jakarta, Indonesia, just 4 minutes after takeoff.
January 10 - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is re-elected secretary general of the Korean Workers' Party. He took over the post from his father Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011.
January 13 - The Second Supreme Court against Donald Trump is decided by the US House of Representatives as a direct result of the storming of the Capitol a week earlier.
January 20 - Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, with Kamala Harris as Vice President.
January 26 - Kaja Kallas takes office as Estonia's Prime Minister.
February 1 - Myanmar Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other government officials are abducted by the military in connection with a coup.
February 2 - Russian regime critic and opposition politician Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for failing to appear before his supervisor during detention in Germany.
February 13 - Mario Draghi takes office as Italy's Prime Minister.
February 15 - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is appointed Director - General of the World Trade Organization. The term of office begins on 1 March.
February 18 - After a seven-month journey, Perseverance lands with Ingenuity in the Jezero crater on Mars.
March 3 - Eight people are injured in an act of violence in Vetlanda.
March 21 - Asteroid 2001 FO32 passes through Earth.
March 23 - Blockade of the Suez Canal 2021: M / V Ever Given runs aground and blocks the Suez Canal until March 29.
March 30 – March 31 - 18-year-old Elin Klinteberg disappears in Höör in Skåne and is found dead after a large search operation in the city. She is the first of five women killed in Sweden in three weeks.
April 2 - A seriously injured woman is found in Huddinge. She died as a result of her injuries the next day. She is the second woman to be killed in Sweden in three weeks.
April 15 - A woman is attacked at a travel center in Linköping, and later dies as a result of the injuries. She is the third woman to be killed in Sweden in three weeks.
April 16 - A woman is found dead in her apartment in Älta in Nacka after being subjected to violence. She is the fourth woman to be killed in Sweden in three weeks.
April 17 - A woman is attacked and subjected to violence in central Alvesta and dies on the spot. She is the fifth woman to be killed in Sweden in three weeks.
April 17 - The global death toll from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic exceeds three million, according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
April 18 - The Super League, a European breakaway league with the intention of competing with the Uefa Champions League, is launched. Three days later, the league is closed.
April 19 - The American drone Ingenuity makes its first flight in the thin atmosphere of Mars and is also the first spacecraft to fly on another planet.
May 3 - 26 people are killed and about 70 injured when a raised section of Mexico City's subway collapses.
May 10 - The Kazungula Bridge between Zambia and Botswana is inaugurated and replaces the Kazungula Ferry.
May 11 - Israel-Palestine conflict: Israel attacks Gaza with air strikes, and Hamas fires rockets at Israel. The battles out