Current Affairs in English – April-21, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-21, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 21, 2021

NATIONAL

Gyanvapi Mosque Dispute :-

  • A civil court in Uttar Pradesh asked the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct a survey at the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi to determine whether it was built over a Kashi Vishwanath temple.
  • The order was passed after a suit claimed that the mosque was built at the site after a temple was demolished in 1669 by Aurangzeb.

INTERNATIONAL

Currency Monitoring List :-

  • The U.S. Treasury has released this report.
  • It reviews currency practices of the U.S.’s 20 biggest trading partners.
  • India is one of the 11 countries on the ‘Monitoring List’ with regard to their currency Practices
  • The other 10 countries on the list with India are China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Mexico
  • This time, the US has removed China from its list of manipulators

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

‘Whitest ever’ paint :-

  • The ultra-white paint is made up of barium sulphate.
  • That makes it whiter.
  • It can also cool surfaces 8 degrees Fahrenheit below their surroundings under strong sunlight during noon hours.
  • The paint can keep surfaces 19 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their ambient surroundings at night.
  • This paint may be the closest equivalent to the blackest black paint called “Vantablack”

ENVIRONMENT

Artificial Islands :-

  • Maldives government is developing at least three artificial islands to tide over the rising sea-levels due to climate change.
  • Maldives is one of the world’s most low-lying terrains.
  • About 80% of the archipelago’s coral islands are at less than 1 metre above sea level.

Indian Rhino Vision 2020 :-

  • It is drawing to a close with the translocation of two one-horned rhinos to Manas National Park, Assam.
  • Under the IRV 2020 program, at least 22 rhinos have been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (12) and Kaziranga National Park (10) to Manas National Park within Assam since 2008.
  • Launched in 2008, IRV was a joint programme of the Assam Forest Department, Worldwide Fund for Nature India (WWF-India), Bodoland Territorial Council, and the International Rhino Foundation.
  • Rhinos are now found in four protected Areas in Assam: Pabitora Wildlife Reserve, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, Kaziranga National Park, and Manas National Park.
  • Only the Great One-Horned Rhino is found in India
  • Also known as Indian Rhino, it is the largest of the Rhino Species.
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