Amazon EKS and EKS Distro now support Kubernetes version 1.21

You can now use Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro to run Kubernetes v1.21, which is currently the latest available stable version of upstream Kubernetes. Highlights of the Kubernetes version 1.21 release include Cronjobs and Immutable Secrets and ConfigMaps reaching stable status, and Graceful Node Shutdown graduating to beta. You can find more details about Kubernetes 1.21 release in EKS blog post and in Kubernetes project release notes.

Source:: Amazon AWS