Current Affairs in English – April-1, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-1, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 1, 2021

STATES

Shigmo Festival

  • Shigmo is the celebration of a ‘rich, golden harvest of paddy’ by the tribal communities of Goa.
  • Agricultural communities including the Kunbis, Gawdas and Velips celebrate the festival that also marks the onset of spring.
  • It was scheduled to take place in the first week of April. Goa has announced that this year no Shigmo spring festival parades due to sudden hike in COVID-19 infections

NATIONAL

Jal Jeevan Mission

  • The mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August, 2019. Aimed to provide tap water supply to every rural home by 2024.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission has achieved a new milestone of providing over 4 Crore rural households with tap water supply.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Undersea cables

  • Facebook had planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America.
  • Named Echo and Bifrost, these will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route crossing the Java Sea.

ENVIRONMENT

Mount Merapi volcano erupts

  • Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted again.
  • It released plumes of ash high into air, streams of lava and debris down its slopes
  • The 2,968-metre-high volcano is on densely populated Java island near ancient city of Yogyakarta.
  • It is the most active of dozens of Indonesian volcanoes.

AWARDS

International Ranger Award

  • The award was created in 2020 to highlight and felicitate the extraordinary work that rangers do in protected and conserved areas worldwide
  • Mahinder Giri, the range officer of Rajaji Tiger Reserve, has won the prestigious International Ranger Award.
  • He is the only ranger from Asia to get receive this award. This award was given for his contribution towards conservation.
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