Ajax Loader Daily Current Affairs Update | 20 April 2021

1. Miscellaneous

Four books released by PM Modi on Ambedkar Jayanti 2021

Pm Modi Releases Four Books Based On Baba Saheb Ambedkar'S Life Written By  Kishore Makwana - Youtube

At a virtual event, PM Modi addressed the 95th annual meet of the association of Indian Universities and celebrated the 130th birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar.

He launched four books written by Shri Kishore Makwana while paying his tribute to Dr. Ambedkar.

The books are: 

  • Dr. Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan
  • Dr. Ambedkar Aayam Darshan
  • Dr. Ambedkar Jivan Darshan
  • Dr. Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan

Quick Fact: Dr. B R Ambedkar was the first Law Minister of Independent India, a social reformer and an economist.

2. India and the World

The first-ever mega food park launched in India by Italy

Italy Launches Mega Food Park And Food Processing Unit In India

The mega food park project is launched at Fanidhar, Mehsana district, Gujarat.

The main aim of this project is to focus on R&D of upcoming and more efficient technologies in the sector for both the countries.

Italy aims to explore various opportunities served in the Indian market.

Quick Fact: Italy’s Capital city is Rome and the national Currency is Euro.

3. Sports News

A new Clean & Jerk world record by India’s Mirabai Chanu in Tashkent

Mirabai Chanu - Five Things To Know About The Ace Weight-Lifter From Manipur

In the women’s 49 kg Clean and Jerk, with a lift of 119 kgs, Mirabai Chanu set a new world record at Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent.

She bagged a bronze medal for India at the event.

Asian Games is held once in 4 years and is the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

Quick Fact: Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan.

4. Important Days

World Liver Day observed on April 19 globally

World Liver Day | National Health Portal Of India

This day is observed to spread awareness about the second largest organ of our body.

Liver diseases can be caused by Hepatitis A, B, C, alcohol and drug consumption.

With the exception of the brain, our liver is the most complex organ of the body.

5. Sports News

India sets the seal on 14 medals at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 2021

India Clinches 14 Medal At 2021 Senior Asian Wrestling Championship

The 34th edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships was held in Almaty.

With 14 medals, India stood in the third spot on the medal table.

The 14 medals include 5 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Quick Fact: Almaty is Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis and served as its capital till 1997. The current capital is Nur-Sultan.

6. Science and Technology

$2.9 billion worth of contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX by NASA

Nasa Says Spacex Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Moon Lander With 2024 Goal

NASA launches its Artemis Programme to develop the first commercial lander and take two US astronauts to the moon. 

They have joined hands with Elon Musk’s SpaceX which will develop a spacecraft called ‘SpaceX Starship’ for them.

NASA is aiming to bring the first person of colour to the moon’s surface as part of their Artemis Programme.
Quick Fact: The US had brought 12 astronauts to the moon between 1969 and 1972.


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