Current Affairs 14th April 2021 , Daily GK Update

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National (Current Affairs)

Health Minister launched “Aahaar Kranti” Mission

  • The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently launched “Mission Aahaar Kranti”.
  • The mission aims to spread the message of the importance of nutritionally balanced diet. It will also promote the importance of accessibility to local fruits and vegetables.

PM Modi inaugurates 6th Edition of Raisina Dialogue

PM Modi inaugurates 6th Edition of Raisina Dialogue

  • The Raisina Dialogue was recently organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation.
  • It is an annual Geo-political event. It is named after Raisina Hill where the seat of Government of India is located. It is a conference on geoeconomics and Geopolitics. It was structured on the lines of Shangri-La-Dialogue. It was held for the first time in 2016.
  • Theme: viral World: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control

Bohag Bihu Bird count began in Assam

Bohag Bihu Bird count began in Assam

  • Bohag Bihu Bird count began in Assam. The Bohag Bihu Bird count was launched by Bird Count of India (BCI). The BCI is a Non-Governmental Organisation. This is the first time BCI is launching Bohag Bihu bird count.
  • Bohag Bihu is also called Xaat Bihu. It is the traditional ethnic festival celebrated in Assam. It marks the beginning of Assamese new year.
  • Bohag is Assamese calendar. The onset of Bohag marks the starting of Rongali Bihu. Rongali Bihu is one of the three most important festivals of Assam. The other two festivals are Kati Bihu and Kongali Bihu.

Note: List of Important Festival in Assam

  • Bihu
  • Baishagu
  • Me-Dum-Me-Phi
  • Ambubachi Mela

India’s 1st Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit Arrives In Maharashtra

India’s 1st Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit Arrives In Maharashtra

  • India’s first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) has arrived at H-Energy’s Jaigarh Terminal in Maharashtra.
  • FSRU based LNG Terminals aim at providing the ability to enhance the pace of natural gas import capability in an environment-friendly and efficient manner”. The port is the first deepwater, 24×7 operational private port in Maharashtra.

Note: About Maharashtra

  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Capital: Mumbai
  • Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray

International (Current Affairs)

Ecuador’s Guillermo Lasso Won Presidential Election

Ecuador’s Guillermo Lasso Won Presidential Election

  • Ecuador on 12th April elected a conservative former banker and supporter of free-market policies as president over his populist opponent, setting the country on a pro-business path.
  • Guillermo Lasso, 65 years old, received over 52% of the vote to clinch the presidency, his third attempt at running for office.

Note: About Ecuador

  • Capital: Quito
  • Currency: United States Dollar

Appointment

Siddharth Longjam appointed new NADA DG

Siddharth Longjam appointed new NADA DG

  •  Siddharth Singh Longjam will take over as the National Anti-Doping Agency’s Director-General. He will replace Navin Agarwal.
  • Longjam is currently serving as joint secretary in the sports ministry and is also the CEO of the currently suspended National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).

Note: About NADA

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

Important Day

April 14: Ambedkar Jayanti

  • Every year India celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti on April 14. The day is also called Ambedkar Remembrance Day. Since 2015, April 14 is observed as an official public holiday in India.
  • Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891. His birthday is also celebrated as “Equality Day”. India has placed a demand to celebrate his birthday as International Equality Day to the United Nations.

April 13: International Turban Day

  • The 2021 Turban Day marks the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev and the festival of Baisakhi. The turban, also known as “dastar” or “pagri” or “pag” refer to the garment worn by both men and some women to cover their heads.
  • The International Turban Day is celebrated every year on April 13 since 2004 to bring awareness of the strict requirement on Sikhs to put the turban as a mandatory part of their religion.

Obituary

Pakistan human rights icon I.A. Rehman Passed away at 90 in Lahore

  • Noted Pakistani human rights activist and Magsaysay award winner I.A. Rehman died in Lahore, at 90, informed his family.
  • Rehman is seen as a strong voice for the country’s minorities including Christians and Hindus and was an advocate of peace between India and Pakistan.

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