Today Top Current Affairs 22 April 2021
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ITBP establishes Water Sports & Adventure Training Institute in Uttarakhand
On 16th April 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Ji made an inauguration of ‘Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI)’.
- Water Sports and Adventure Institute (WSAI) was established by The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
- It is located near Tehri Dam Reservoir in Uttarakhand state.
- It will play a role in promoting national and international tourism and increase the opportunity for creating more employment for the people of the state.
Priyanka Mohite as First Indian Woman To Scale Mt Annapurna
On 16th April 2021, Priyanka Mohite has become the first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna (the 10th highest mountain in the world).
- Priyanka also made a record for being the first woman in India to scale Mt Makalu (5th highest mountain in the world, height is 8,485 metres).
- She also climbed Mt Everest in 2013 and Mt Lhotse in 2018. She scaled Mt Everest at the age of 21 and she became the 3rd youngest Indian to do so.
ICRA Slashes India’s GDP Forecast by 0.5% to 10.5% in FY22
The domestic rating agency ICRA has slashed India’s GDP forecast by 0.5 per cent or 2021-22 and has estimated the economy will grow 10 – 10.5% for the FY2021-22.
- earlier was 10-11 per cent estimated.
- The reason for this downward revision in the forecast can be due to the lockdowns and restrictions which are being imposed once again due to surging COVID-19 cases.
ICRA rating agency:
CEO: N. Sivaraman
Founded: 16 January 1991
Owner: Moody’s Corporation
Care Ratings revised Indian GDP growth forecast at 10.2% for FY22
Care Ratings has estimated that The GDP growth forecast of India will be 10.2 per cent in 2021-22 (FY22). prior to this, Care Ratings projected GDP between 10.7-10.9 per cent.
- The Reason is behind this: Economic activities are getting affected In India due to curbs imposed by states
International Mother Earth Day 2021
Every year, International Mother Earth Day (Also known as Earth Day) is observed on 22nd April across the world.
- it aims to recognise that the Earth and its ecosystems are our home and that it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.
- The International Mother Earth Day Theme 2021 is Restore Our Earth.
Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passes away at 89
Due to COVID-19 complications, The famous Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has passed away at the age of 89.
- He has written a poet named Kuntak.
Shankha Ghosh has awarded various awards for making his contribution to Bengali literature.
|1977||Sahitya Akademi Award (book ‘Babarer Prarthana‘)|
Chad President Idriss Deby Died at 68 after clashes with rebels
68 years old and President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno has died after clashes with rebels. he got wounds on the battlefield.
- He served as President for over a period of three decades and in 2021, he won the presidential election to stay in power for six more years.
- He won his first elections in 1996 and 2001 and later, he also got the victory in the 2006, 2011, 2016, and 2021 elections.
Actor Kishore Nandlaskar Died at age of 81
Due to COVID-19 complications, The famous actor Kishore Nandlaskar has passed away at the age of 81. He played his role in the Mahesh Manjrekar web series ‘1962: The War In The Hills’.
- He has worked in various films such as ‘Bhavishyachi Aishi Taishi: The Prediction’, ‘Gaon Thor Pudhari Chor’ and ‘Jara Japun Kara’.
- he made his debut with ‘Navare Sagle Gadhav’ ( Marathi film) in the year 1982.
- Apart from this, He also acted in Hindi films such as Khakee (2004), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Singham (2011), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000), Simmba (2018) and so on.