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23 April 2021 Current Affairs

International News

India elected to 3 bodies of U.N. Economic and Social Council.

Important Points to Remember:

India has been elected by acclamation, to three bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022. These UN Bodies are:

  • Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
  • Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP)

Australia announces partnership with India for Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Australia has announced a grant of Rs 81.2 million (AUD 1.4 million) under the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).
  • IPOI was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Modi at the East Asia Summit in November 2019 and Australia is co-leading New Delhi in the marine ecology pillar of the initiative.
  • The initiative will help to support a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

Obituaries News

Eminent Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passed away.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Noted Bengali poet, Shankha Ghosh has passed away following COVID-19 complications. He was known by his pen name Kuntak.
  • He was honoured with numerous awards for his contribution to Bengali literature, some of which includes: Padma Bhushan in 2011, the Jnanpith Award in 2016, and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977 for his book ‘Babarer Prarthana‘, as well as Saraswati Samman and Rabindra Puraskar among other awards.

Chad President Idriss Deby passed away.

Important Points to Remember:
  • The President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, has passed away, following a confrontation with rebels after which he suffered wounds on the battlefield.
  • He had ruled the central African nation for more than three decades and was even declared winner of the 2021 presidential election, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years.
  • Deby first won elections in 1996 and 2001. After this, he continued to win in 2006, 2011, 2016, and 2021.

Veteran actor Kishore Nandlaskar passed away.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Veteran actor Kishore Nandlaskar, who was a popular face in both Marathi and Hindi films, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications.
  • The actor made his debut with Marathi film in 1982 titled ‘Navare Sagle Gadhav’ and went to act in movies like ‘Bhavishyachi Aishi Taishi: The Prediction’, ‘Gaon Thor Pudhari Chor’ and ‘Jara Japun Kara’.

Sports News

Tamil Nadu’s Arjun Kalyan becomes 68th Indian Grandmaster.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Tamil Nadu’s, Arjun Kalyan became India’s 68th Chess Grandmaster when he crossed the 2500 ELO mark after beating Dragan Kosic in the fifth round of GM Round Robin “Rujna Zore-3” in Serbia.

Puma ropes in Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal as brand ambassadors.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Global sportswear brand Puma has signed long-term endorsement deals with cricketers Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal.

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