Today Top Current Affairs 23 April 2021
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WEF Global Energy Transition Index 2021: India at 87
On 21st April 2021, World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a report and it has been prepared with the help of Accenture. the report highlights the current performance by nations of their energy systems across various aspects.
- As per the report, Sweden has topped the 2021 WEF Global Energy Transition Index, followed by Norway (2nd) and Denmark (3rd), Switzerland (4th), Austria (5th).
- India has been ranked at the 87th position among 115 countries in the 2021 Energy Transition Index (ETI).
Leaders’ Summit on Climate: 22-23 April 2021
Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has joined in the “Leaders’ Summit on Climate”. the Summit was held between 22nd and 23rd April 2021.
- the “Leaders’ Summit on Climate” was hosted by USA President Joe Biden.
- USA President Biden invited 40 national leaders for two-day virtual climate summit.
Theme : Our Collective Sprint to 2030.
S&P estimates India’s GDP Growth Forecast at 11% in FY22
The S&P Global Ratings has projected that India’s GDP will grow at 11 percent in the current fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22).
- Prior to this, the S&P forecasted the Indian economy to contract 8 percent.
S&P Global Ratings –
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Headquarters: New York, United States
Founder: Henry Varnum Poor
Washington Sundar & Devdutt Padikkal as Brand Ambassadors of Puma
Puma has appointed Indian cricketers Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal as its brand ambassador.
- Prior to this, Puma has elected Indian captain Virat Kohli; wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul; women’s national cricketer, Sushma Verma, Yuvraj Singh etc.
- Cricketers will promote new-age cricketing talent in India and will give back to India’s sporting ecosystem.
Chennai Teen Arjun Kalyan as 68th Grandmaster of India
Chennai Teen Arjun Kalyan has been as 68th Grandmaster of India. he is 18 years old and got this achievement after scoring a win over Dragan Kosic in the 5th round of the GM Round Robin “Rujna Zora in Serbia.
UN English Language Day & UN Spanish Language Day 2021
UN Spanish Language Day is observed on 23rd April every year. it purposes to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and also it promotes an equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization.
- This day also marks to pay tribute to Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
- Six official languages are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
World Book and Copyright Day 2021
The day of 23rd April is observed as World Book and Copyright Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). this day is also known ass ‘International Day of the Book’ and ‘World Book Day’.
- The main objective of this day is to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.
- This day also marks the death of authors such as William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Josep Pla and the birth of Manuel Mejia Vallejo and Maurice Druon.
- In 1995, the World Book Day was observed for the first time on 23 April.
International Girls in ICT Day 2021
The International Girls in ICT Day is observed on the 4th Thursday of April Every year by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Member States. In the year 2021, this day comes on 22nd April.
- It aims to create a global environment that will role in empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICT).
International Girls in ICT Day 2021 Theme:
- Theme 2021: Connected Girls, Creating Brighter Futures.
Renowned Qawwali Singer Farid Sabri Dies at 58
The noted Qawwali singer Farid Sabri, of the famous Sabri Brothers duo, has passed away at the age of 58.
- Sabri Brothers (Farid Sabri and Amin Sabri) were known for ‘Der Na Ho Jaye Kahin Der Na Ho Jaye’ and ‘Ek Mulakat Zaruri Hai Sanam’.
Indian Islamic Scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Dies at 97 due to COVID-19
Padma Vibhushan awardee and renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has passed away at the age of 97 after testing Covid-19 positive in Delhi.
- He has penned more than 200 books on several aspects of Islam.
- He is known for a commentary on the Quran and its translation in English, Hindi, and Urdu.