Monthly Current Affairs English – April, 2021

Monthly Current Affairs English – April, 2021

 TAMIL NADU

16th Tamilnadu assembly election
Tamilnadu registered 72.78 percentage of polling in the recent 16th Assembly election.

Karur topped the districts with a high turnout of 83.92%.

Chennai recorded the least polling in the state with 59.06% voter turnout.
 
Seed crusher near Uttiramerur
A rare stone has been found in Vinnamangalam village near Uttiramerur in Kanchipuram district.

Buried in the soil, it dates back to the 15th century. Line 3 had inscriptions on it.
 
Champions of Change Award 2020 – MK Stalin
The award was presented on behalf of the Interactive Forum on Indian Economy.

MK Stalin, Leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, was awarded the ‘Champions of Change Award – 2020’. The award is given for his social welfare programs.
 
Arjun Kalyan becomes 68th Indian Grandmaster
The Tamil Nadu assembly passed the Dr J Jayalalithaa University Bill 2021 to establish a new university.

According to this the Thiruvalluvar University would be bifurcated and a new university would be established in Villupuram.

It is named as Dr.Jayalalitha University.
 
New Food park at GangaiKondan
Tamil Nadu’s Arjun Kalyan became India’s 68th Chess Grandmaster.

He achieved this when he crossed the 2500 ELO mark after beating Dragan Kosic in the fifth round of GM Round Robin “Rujna Zore-3” in Serbia.

He began playing chess at the age of nine and got his FIDE rating a year later.

Arjun is coached by IM Saravanan and Ukrainian GM Aleksandr Goloshchapov
 

 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.

 
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.
 
Utkal Divas – April 01
Under British rule, Odisha was part of the Bengal presidency, which consisted of the present-day Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.

Utkal Divas or Utakala Dibasha is celebrated on April 1 every year to remember the formation of the Odisha state.
 
Free bus journey for Women
Women in Punjab can travel free of cost by government-run buses beginning April 1. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave its approval to the scheme.

The scheme is going to benefit over 1.31 crore women/girls in the state.
 
5 lakh health insurance
Rajasthan becomes the first state in the country to provide free health insurance facility to all the citizens of the state.

The State began the registration for its cashless ‘mediclaim’ scheme Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme.

Under this scheme each family will get annual health insurance up to 5 lakhs.
 
Haryana New rules in Assembly
The Haryana State Government recently added several new provisions to maintain the decorum of the State Assembly.

According to the new rule, at least two ministers should be present at every sitting of the house.

The members shall not tear off the documents in the House in protest.

Another new rule states that timely action should be taken when the committees constituted by the Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha make recommendations.
 
Mask Abhiyan of Odisha
The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently launched a fourteen day “Mask Abhiyan” initiative.

The main objective of the initiative is to turn the use of mask into a habit.

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