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April 12 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on which date?
A) April 12
B) April 8
C) April 6
D) April 3
E) April 2
Answer: A) April 12

  • The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution of April 7, 2011, declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
  • Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had orbited Earth on Vostok 1 spacecraft on April 12 in 1961.
  • This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.
  • The Soviet space program celebrates Cosmonautics Day to commemorate the first manned spaceflight.
  • International Day of Human Space Flight is observed to celebrate the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of states and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

Background: Important manned space missions:

  • On October 4, 1957, the first human-made Earth satellite Sputnik I was launched into outer space, thus opening the way for space exploration.
  • On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of human endeavour in outer space.
  • On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to orbit the Earth
  • On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot upon the surface of the moon.
  • Apollo and Soyuz were the first joint US-Russian space flight.
  • This event became the first international human mission in space on July 17, 1975.


2. I A Rehman passed away. He was human rights activist of which country?
C) Iraq
D) Iran
E) Pakistan
Answer: E) Pakistan

  • Eminent Pakistani human rights activist and Magsaysay award winner I A Rehman, a strong voice for the country’s minorities including Christians and Hindus and an advocate of peace between India and Pakistan, died.
  • He has numerous awards to his credit, including Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding and Nuremberg International Human Rights Award.

Writer Father Varghese Paul passes away:

  • Renowned writer and Jesuit Priest Father Varghese Paul passed away on April 10 after a prolonged illness and testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Varghese, who has to his credit 46 books of essays in the Gujarati language, four in English and three in Malayalam — his mother tongue

I A Rehman – Renowned India-born Pak human rights defender, Magsaysay award

3. Pascal Dhanare passed away. He was related to which party?
B) Congress
Answer: A) BJP

  • Former BJP MLA Pascal Dhanare died at a hospital in Mumbai .
  • Dhanare (49), who was an MLA from Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019.

Veteran CPI (M) leader Kunja Bojji passes away:

  • Veteran CPI(M) leader Kunja Bojji, a three-time MLA from the ST-reserved Bhadrachalam constituency, died in Telangana’s temple town of Bhadrachalam this morning, after a prolonged illness.
  • The veteran leader relentlessly strived for the uplift of tribals and other underprivileged during his long stint as MLA from Bhadrachalam thrice (1985, 1989 and 1994).

Pascal Dhanare – Former BJP MLA.


4. ADB approves how much amount initiative to help improve land resources management in Armenia?
A) $1.5 million
B) $1.0 million
C) $1.1 million
D) $1.2 million
E) $1.3 million
Answer: E) $1.3 million

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $1.3 million technical assistance (TA) initiative to support Armenia in developing a digital platform to host standardized data on land ownership and other geographic information to help improve land resources management in the country.

Asian Development Bank:
Member Countries: 68
Founded Year: 1966
Headquarters: Manila, Philippines
Head: Masatsugu Asakawa

ADB – $1.3m initiative to help improve land resources management in Armenia.


6. Which company has entered into a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani Group to enhance its supply chain infrastructure and set up its third data centre in the country?
A) Asus
B) Microsoft
C) Apple
D) Amazon
E) Flipkart
Answer: E) Flipkart

  • Walmart-owned e-commerce major Flipkart has entered into a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani Group to enhance its supply chain infrastructure and set up its third data centre in the country.

Hq: Bengaluru, Karnataka
CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy

Flipkart + Adani Group – Boost logistics, set up data centre.


7. Who is appointed as next chief election commissioner of India?
A) Sandhosh Chandra
B) Sushil Chandra
C) Sathish Chandra
D) Sankar Chandra
E) Sekar Chandra
Answer: B) Sushil Chandra

  • Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to become the next chief election commissioner.
  • Chandra will assume charge on April 13, a day after incumbent Sunil Arora demits office.
  • Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
  • Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before he joined the poll panel.

Sushil Chandra – Chief election commissioner – Replace Sunil Arora.


8. Which Company bagged the first place for Innovative Training Practices 2019-20 at the 30th National Award ceremony?
A) L & T
Answer: E) HAL

  • Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has bagged the first place for Innovative Training Practices 2019-20 at the 30th National Award ceremony held recently at New Delhi by Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD).

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited:
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman & MD : R Madhavan

HAL – Indian Society for Training & Development award for innovative training practices.

9. Which Movie won Best Film in BAFTA 2021?
A) The Owl and The Pussycat
B) The Present
C) Nomadland
D) Rocks
E) Another Round
Answer: C) Nomadland

  • Gig-economy Western ‘Nomadland’ won four prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent.
  • ‘Nomadland’ filmmaker Chloe Zhao became only the second woman, and the first woman of color, to win the BAFTA for best director.
Award Winner
Best Actor  Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Best Film  Nomadland
Best Animated Film  Soul
Best Director  Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Outstanding British Film  Promising Young Woman
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer  His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Best Film Not In English Language  Another Round
Best Documentary  My Octopus Teacher
Best Original Screenplay  Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
Best Adapted Screenplay  The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Best Leading Actress  Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Leading Actor  Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Supporting Actress  Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Supporting Actor  Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Original Score  Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Casting  Rocks
Best Cinematography  Nomadland
Bafta Academy Fellowship  Ang Lee
EE Rising Star award  Bukky Bakray
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer  His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Editing  Sound of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Production Design  Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
Costume Design  Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth
Special Visual Effects  Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
Make up & Hair  Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
Sound  Sound of Metal, Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
British Short Animation  The Owl and The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
British Short Film  The Present, Farah Nabulsi


Nomadland – Best Film in BAFTA 2021.


10. Which Minister inaugurated First bi-annual Indian Air Force, IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan in New Delhi?
A) Defence Minister
B) Home Minister
C) External Affairs Minister
D) Women & Child Development Minister
E) Minority Affairs Minister
Answer: A) Defence Minister

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated First bi-annual Indian Air Force, IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021 at Air Headquarters Vayu Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The conference of apex level leadership is aimed at addressing the issues of IAF’s operational capabilities in the times to come.
  • A series of discussions would be conducted over a period of three days to address strategies and policies related to capabilities that would give IAF a significant edge over its adversaries.
  • Various welfare and Human Resource measures to improve HR and administrative efficiency will also be discussed.
  • Air Force Commanders’ Conference is a bi-annual conference held at Subroto Hall, Air Headquarters, Vayu Bhawan.
  • The Conference provides a forum to the senior leadership of the IAF to discuss critical issues pertaining to Operations, Maintenance and Administration.
  • The conference is attended by the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of all Commands of IAF, all Principal Staff Officers and all Director Generals posted at Air Headquarters.

Ministry of Defence:
Minister: Rajnath Singh
Constituency: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Rajnath Singh – IAF Commanders’ Conference 2021.

11. Which Minister launched DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ Mobile App during the online video conference?
A) Defence Minister
B) Commerce & Industry Minister
C) External Affairs Minister
D) Women & Child Development Minister
E) Minority Affairs Minister
Answer: B) Commerce & Industry Minister

  • Commerce & Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal launched DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ Mobile App during the online video conference, for promoting ease of doing business and providing quick access to information to importers/exporters.
  • Real-time trade policy updates, notifications, application status alert, tracking help requests·
  • Explore item-wise Export-Import policy & statistics, Track IEC Portfolio
    • AI-based 24*7 assistance for trade queries.
    • DGFT services made accessible to all.
    • Your Trade Dashboard accessible anytime &anywhere.

Railways and Commerce and Industry:
Minister: Piyush Goyal
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Maharashtra

Commerce & Industry Minister DGFT – ‘Trade Facilitation’ app to promote ease of doing business.


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