CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
APRIL – 7, 2021
Fully electrified railway zone
- West Central Railways has become the first fully electrified railway zone in the country.
- Electrification of this railway section will provide various benefits such as o saving fuel, o reduction in travel time, o environmental protection
Indian Railway New record
- The Indian Railways has achieved the highest ever electrification of sections during 2020-21. This is 37% higher than that achieved in 2019-20. It has covered 6,015 kilo metres of electrification in a single year.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Russian scientists recently launched one of the world’s biggest underwater neutrino telescopes called the Baikal-GVD (Gigaton Volume Detector) in the waters of Lake Baikal.
- It is one of the three largest neutrino detectors in the world.
- The telescope seeks to study in detail the elusive fundamental particles called neutrinos and to possibly determine their sources.
World Party day
- Idea to have a World Party day came up in 1996 after the release of novel ‘Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel’.
- It is an optimistic celebration of humanity which aims to promote unity, diversity and peaceful coexistence.