Today Top Current Affairs 13 July 2021
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PM Modi Receives First Copy of Book Ramayana of Guru Gobind Singh
On 9th July 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the first copy of the book The Ramayan of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji written by Late Baljit Kaur Tulsi. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) has published this book.
- KTS Tulsi gave the book to PM Modi in presence of his daughter Japna Tulsi and granddaughter Mukti Tulsi.
- Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the 10th and last of Sikh gurus in human form.
- He was born in Patna in the year 1666.
- Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a spiritual master, warrior, poet, and philosopher, who was enthroned at the ‘Guru Gaddi’ at the age of 9 after his father Shri Guru Tej Bahadur Ji (9th Guru of Sikhs).
Abiy Ahmed won his 2nd Five-Year Term as Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won his 2nd five-year term after winning the parliamentary election. The Prosperity Party has received 410 seats from 436 parliamentary electoral constituencies at the general elections on June 21, 2021.
- Abiy Ahmed has been serving as the 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2nd April 2018.
About Ethiopia –
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Ethiopian birr
‘Hunger Has No Religion’: Hyderabad Activist gets Top UK Award for Feeding the Poor
Hyderabad’s hunger activist Syed Osman Azhar Maqsusi has won the UK Government’s Point of Light Award. he has been feeding thousands of people every day as part of his food drive ‘Hunger Has No Religion.
- He has been honored with the Commonwealth Points of Light award for his drive that helps to feed 1,500 people on a daily basis. The Commonwealth Points of Light award is for those ‘outstanding individuals who are making a change in their community.
- Maqsusi’s NGO Sani Welfare Foundation has started the initiative in more four cities Bengaluru and Raichur in Karnataka, Cuttack in Odisha, and Goalpara in Assam.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah announces retirement from Test Cricket
The all-rounder cricket player of Bangladesh Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad has announced his retirement from Test cricket. he announced his retirement from Test cricket in the middle of the ongoing one-off game against Zimbabwe.
Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad Test Career:
He has played 50 test matches and has scored 2914 including 5 centuries and also took 43 in his test career. he made his test debut vs West Indies at Arnos Vale Ground, Jul 09, 2009.
2022 Khelo India Youth Games in Haryana
Haryana state is going to conduct the Khelo India Youth Games 2021 in February 2022. prior to this, the Khelo India Youth Games was planned to organize from November 21 to December 5, 2021. however, due to 2nd wave of COVID-19, it has been shifted and will be held in the Under-18 category.
- Around 8,500 players will come to be the part of the event of which 5,072 will be athletes, including 2,400 females and 2,672 males.
- The State Govt also announced that BRICS Games-2021 will be conducted during Khelo India. The BRICS countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Sophie Ecclestone and Devon Conway win ICC Player of the Month Award for June 2021
The Left-arm spinner Cricketer Sophie Ecclestone (England ) has been named for ICC Women Player of the Month for June 2021. Sophie becomes the 2nd female who has won the title. prior to this, Tammy Beaumont won the title in February 2021.
- In the men’s category, New Zealand opener Devon Conway has received the ICC Player of the Month for June. he becomes the first player who has received the award for New Zealand.