Current Affairs in English – April-2, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-2, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 2, 2021

STATES

Banana Festival in Kushinagar

  • The Uttar Pradesh government organised a ‘Banana Festival’ in Kushinagar the participation of at least 35 farmers and entrepreneurs.
  • The state government had in 2018 organised the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme to promote traditional enterprise.
  • Products in the Kushinagar made from banana fibre were selected in the ODOP scheme.

Energy efficient towns

  • Bihar is set to become India’s First State to have 2 Green Energy Efficient towns. The 2 towns are Rajgir & Bodh Gaya.
  • To implement the project, the state government of Bihar will construct 500 MW solar energy plants at Lakhisarai & Bhagalpur
  • The green energy supply required for running the towns will be developed and supplied by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Jail Radio project

  • Jail Radio is an in-house production run by the inmates.
  • The programmes are broadcast from a studio inside the premises and reach to the inmates through speakers in the barracks.
  • “Tinka Tinka” foundation has launched ‘Jail Radio’ project in Haryana jails in collaboration with the State government.

INTERNATIONAL

2020 Human Rights Report

  • The report contains a country-wise discussion of the state of human rights.
  • It is submitted each year to the U.S. Congress released by the U.S. State Department

PERSONALITIES and AWARDS

Saraswati Samman 2020

  • Saraswati Samman is recognised as the most prestigious and highest literary award in the country instituted by KK Birla Foundation in 1991.
  • The Noted Marathi writer Dr Sharankumar Limbale will receive Saraswati Samman award 2020 for his book Sanatan.
  • Sanatan is an important social and historical document of the Dalit struggle.

“Names of the Women” book

  • A book titled “Names of the Women” was authored by Jeet Thayil talks about the women whose roles were suppressed, reduced, or erased in the Gospels.
  • His Narcopolis book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
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