14th April 2021 Current Affairs

GK Update of 14th April 2021 masking the next information headlines: ICC Players of the Month award, IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021, National Anti-Doping Agency, Ambedkar Jayanti, World Chagas Disease Day.

State News

1. Maharashtra will get India’s first floating LNG storage and regasification unit

  • India’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) has arrived at H-Energy’s Jaigarh Terminal within the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, on the west coast of India.
  • FSRU primarily based LNG Terminals goal at offering the flexibility to boost the tempo of pure gasoline import functionality in an environment-friendly and environment friendly method”. The port is the primary deepwater, 24×7 operational personal port in Maharashtra.
  • Höegh Giant will ship regasified LNG to the 56-km lengthy Jaigarh-Dabhol pure gasoline pipeline, connecting the LNG terminal to the nationwide gasoline grid. The facility can even ship LNG via truck loading services for onshore distribution, the power can also be succesful to reload LNG onto small-scale LNG vessels for bunkering providers.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray.

Appointments News

2. Siddharth Longjam appointed new NADA DG

  • IAS officer, Siddharth Singh Longjam will take over because the National Anti-Doping Agency’s Director-General. Longjam is presently serving as joint secretary within the sports activities ministry and can also be the CEO of the presently suspended National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).
  • He will change Navin Agarwal who listed the creation of Athletes Biological Passport (ABP) for round 60 elite Indian sportspersons as one of many highlights of his tenure.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • NADA Headquarters location: New Delhi;
  • NADA Founded: 24 November 2005.

Summits and Conferences News

3. Rajnath Singh inaugurates IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the First bi-annual Indian Air Force, IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The convention is attended by the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of all Commands of IAF, all Principal Staff Officers and all Director Generals posted at Air Headquarters.
  • The convention of apex degree management is geared toward addressing the problems of IAF’s operational capabilities within the occasions to come back.
  • A collection of discussions could be performed over a interval of three days to deal with methods and insurance policies associated to capabilities that might give IAF a big edge over its adversaries.
  • Various welfare and Human Resource measures to enhance HR and administrative effectivity can even be mentioned. The Conference gives a discussion board to the senior management of the IAF to debate important points pertaining to Operations, Maintenance and Administration.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

4. PM Modi Inaugurates sixth Raisina Dialogue

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 2021 “Raisina Dialogue”, via video-conferencing.
  • The Raisina Dialogue 2021 is the sixth version of the annual dialogue, organised from April 13 to 16, 2021, in full digital kind for the primary time because of the coronavirus pandemic. Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship convention on geopolitics and geoeconomics, organised yearly since 2016.
  • The theme for the 2021 convention is “#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control”.
  • The four-day dialogue is collectively organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the think-tank Observer Research Foundation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of External Affairs: S. Jaishankar.

Awards News

5. Kane Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal

  • New Zealand star cricketer Kane Williamson was lately awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee medal. It was his 4th Sir Richard Hadlee award in 6 years.
  • On the opposite hand, the Women’s workforce all-rounder Amelia Kerr was additionally honoured together with the upcoming star Devon Conway on the New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2020-21 season. Meanwhile, Devon Conway was awarded the Men’s Player of the 12 months award in each ODIs and T20s.
  • Whereas the 21-year previous Fin Allen was honoured with the Super Smash participant of the 12 months award for his staggering strike price of 193.

6. Seville to be host metropolis for Laureus World Sports Awards 2021

  • The Spanish metropolis of Seville will host the twenty second Laureus World Sports Awards in a digital ceremony owing to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The awards present, that includes displays and associated information tales might be obtainable to the world’s media and broadcast extensively on Laureus social media platforms.
  • The winners of Laureus World Sports Awards are chosen by a jury comprising 69 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The final was in Barcelona in 2007, which is a very long time.
  • Among the various huge names who’ve had a 12 months to recollect and who might be in competition for the awards are Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James, Robert Lewandowski (Sportsman), Naomi Osaka, Federica Brignone (Sportswoman).

Sports News

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins ICC Players of the Month award

  • India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has received the ICC Player of the Month award for his superlative present within the current restricted over collection in opposition to England in March. Bhuvneshwar grew to become the third successive Indian recipient of the award since its inception early this 12 months.
  • South African Lizelle Lee, who performed 4 ODIs in opposition to India the place she scored a century and two half-centuries to maneuver to the highest of Women’s ODI batting rankings, was named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for March.

Important Days

8. World Chagas Disease Day: 14 April

  • The World Chagas Disease Day is noticed on 14 April to lift public consciousness and visibility amongst folks about Chagas Disease (additionally known as American trypanosomiasis or silent or silenced illness) and the assets wanted for the prevention, management or elimination of the illness.
  • The WHO authorized the designation of Chagas Disease Day on May 24, 2019, on the 72nd World Health Assembly. It is considered one of 11 official world public well being campaigns marked by WHO.
  • The first World Chagas Disease Day was noticed on 14 April 2020. The day has been named after Carlos Ribeiro Justiniano Chagas, the Brazilian physician who identified the primary case on 14 April 1909.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Director common of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.
  • WHO based: 7 April 1948.

9. Ambedkar Jayanti: 14 April

  • Ambedkar Jayanti ( often known as Bhim Jayanti) is an annual pageant noticed on 14 April to commemorate the beginning anniversary of Babasaheb Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar who was born on 14 April 1891.
  • The Day has been noticed as an official public vacation all through India since 2015. In 2021, we’re marking the one hundred and thirtieth beginning anniversary of Babasaheb. Dr Ambedkar is named the Father (chief architect) of the Indian Constitution.
  • He was the primary Law and Justice Minister of the nation after the independence. Dr Bhim has been bestowed with the nation’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1990 posthumously.

10. International Turban Day: April 13

  • The International Turban Day is well known yearly on April 13 since 2004 to carry consciousness of the strict requirement on Sikhs to place the turban as a compulsory a part of their faith.
  • The 2021 Turban Day marks the 552nd beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and the pageant of Baisakhi. The turban, often known as “dastar” or “pagri” or “pag” discuss with the garment worn by each males and a few ladies to cowl their heads.

Obituaries News

11. Hockey Player Balbir Singh Junior handed away

  • Balbir Singh Junior, who was a member of the silver medal-winning 1958 Asian Games Indian hockey workforce handed away.
  • In 1962, he joined the Army as an emergency commissioned officer. He performed for the Services hockey workforce within the nationwide tournaments at Delhi. Singh retired as a Major in 1984 and later settled in Chandigarh.

12. Eminent Historian Yogesh Praveen passes away

  • Eminent Historian and an skilled on Awadh particularly Lucknow Yogesh Praveen. Through his books and articles, he enabled the general public to know in regards to the wealthy heritage and tradition of Avadh. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2019.
  • The titles of his books like ‘Dastan-e-Avadh’, ‘Tajdare-Avadh’, ‘Bahar-e-Avadh’, ‘Gulistan-e-Avadh’, ‘Doobta Avadh’, ‘Dastan-e-Luknow’ and ‘Aapka Lucknow’ inform a long-lasting affair he had with town.


Miscellaneous News

13. ‘Lost golden city of Luxor’ found by archaeologists in Egypt

  • ‘Lost golden city of Luxor’ found by archaeologists in Egypt. The 3,400-year-old royal metropolis was constructed by Amenhotep III, deserted by his heretic son, Akhenaten, and accommodates stunningly preserved stays.
  • Egyptologist Betsy Bryan has known as the invention ‘the second most important one since the tomb of Tutankhamun’.
  • Akhenaten, who left the ‘golden city’ for a brand new capital at Amarna, inspired a startlingly totally different type of Egyptian artwork. Here he’s proven together with his spouse, Nefertiti, and three daughters.