Current Affairs April 2021 : 19th & 20th April 2021

Current Affairs: 19th & 20th April 2021

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Current Affairs April 2021: 19th & 20th April 2021

On 19th April, the World Liver Day is observed to spread awareness about the liver related disease with the theme for 2021 “Keep Your Liver Healthy and Disease Free”.

To highlight the contribution of Chinese literature, poetry and language in world culture, the UN observes the UN Chinese Language Day every year on or around 20th April.

Padam Shri awardee and Kannada Lexicographer Ganjam Venkatasubbaiah passed away on 19th April 2021 in Bengaluru.

Helen McCrory, the British actress who starred in the television show Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter movies, passed away in April 2021

NASA’s scheduled first flight of 1.8 Kg Ingenuity helicopter on Mars took place on 19 April 2021. The miniature robot helicopter performed a successful take-off and landing early on 19th April 2021. It is the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet.

A New super Earth has discovered by a student of Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. It is orbiting the star GJ 740 and takes 2.4 days to complete one orbit and it has three times the mass of the Earth.

Deepika Bhan will be the new President of Tata Consumer Products (TCP) packaged foods, India with effect from 27 April 2021 and will take over from Richa Arora.

EasyDNS, a Canada based internet service provider, has started accepting Dogecoin payments & become the first Internet Corporation to accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and now Dogecoin.

Zeenah Vilcassim, who joined the Bacardi India company four year ago as global brand director for Dewar’s Scotch whisky, now will be the next Marketing Director of the company.

The Government of Ghana will acquire 100% shares of AirtelTigo, along with all customers, assets and liabilities of the company after an agreement with Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular S.A. After this AirtelTigo will become and operate as a state entity.

To provide free Oxygen to hospitals, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) is going to set up an oxygen plant with 200 cubic meters per hour capacity in its Kalol unit in Gujarat.

The Second largest oil marketing company BPCL(Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd), will deliver 100 Metric tonnes of medical oxygen to various hospitals.

In Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro Medical Laboratroy (DEBEL) Bengaluru, DRDO has developed a SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for soldiers posted at extreme high altitude areas.

At Purdue University, Scientists have developed a “whiter than the whitest paint currently available”. The newly developed ultra white paint reflect more than 98% of sunlight.

Insurance Policy claims of Covid-19 Warriors under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) will continue to be settled till 24th April 2021. PMKGP was launched to provide a safety net to the health worker fighting Covid-19.

India will start its third phase of vaccination from 1st May 2021. In third phase everyone above the age of 18 years will be eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

To boost the capacity to make the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Serum Institute of India will get Rs. 3,000 crore grant from Govt. of India.

The Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer can sell 50% of vaccine in open market after supplying their 50% of monthly vaccine to Central Govt. of India.

China and USA, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters have agreed to tackle the climate crisis with urgency.

Due to current coronavirus situation in India, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled a planned trip to India.

Due to the Covid-19 situation in the country, the State Govt. of Meghalaya announced a ban on the entry of tourists from other states from 23rd April 2021 but local tourism will continue as before.

BCCI has decided that Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad will host the T20 World Cup final in November 2021.


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