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April 17 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. World Hemophilia Day is observed on which date?
A) 13 April
B) 14 April
C) 16 April
D) 18 April
E) 17 April
Answer: E) 17 April

  • Every year, on 17 April, World Hemophilia Day is observed across the world to raise awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
  • Since 17 April also marks the birth anniversary of Frank Schnabel, the founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia, World Hemophilia Day is also held on the same date.

Theme for this year:

  • Adapting to change: “Sustaining care in a new world is this year’s theme”.

History and significance:

  • Every year, since 1989, the entire bleeding disorders community reunites to celebrate advances in the treatment.
  • The day is also used to raise awareness and bring understanding and attention to the issues related to proper care to the wider public.
  • The World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) was established in 1963 and over the past fifty years, the WFH has worked globally to achieve “Treatment for All” people for both men and women with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, no matter where they live in the world.


2. Who wins maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championship?
A) Gama Pehalwan
B) Vinesh Phogat
C) Geeta Phogat
D) Hikaru Shida
E) Sakshi Malik
Answer: B) Vinesh Phogat

  • Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championships after beating her rival Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh in the final.
  • The Olympic-bound wrestler had previously clinched three silver and four bronze medals and this is Vinesh’s third gold in three tournaments since her return in March
    Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Saturday won a gold medal in the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty.
  • Dahiya retained his title in the 57kg weight category after he defeated Iran’s Alireza Sarlak 9-4.

Vinesh Phogat – Maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championship.


3. Popular Tamil actor and comedian Vivek passed away. He won Padma Shri award in which year?
A) 2003
B) 2004
C) 2002
D) 2006
E) 2009
Answer: E) 2009

  • Popular Tamil actor and comedian Vivek passed away at SIMS hospital in Chennai.
  • The renowned comedian Vivek was popularly called ‘Chinna Kalaivanar’ for his social reformative dialogues in Tamil cinema.
  • He was bestowed with the Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth-highest civilian award in the year 2009 by the union government.
  • Vivek, who was last seen in the Tamil remake of the Hindi film ‘Vicky Donor’ titled ‘Dharala Prabhu’, is also part of director Shankar’s upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, which stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role.

Renowned Bangladeshi actor Kabori passes away:

  • Renowned Bangladeshi actor Sara Begum Kabori passed away in Dhaka.
  • She was 70.
  • She was admitted to the Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka for the treatment of COVID 19.
  • Sara Begum Kabori was honoured with the National Film Award for her role in the film Sareng Bou in 1978.
  • She got the lifetime achievement award in 2013.
  • She was also a freedom fighter and former member of parliament. Kabori was fondly known as the ‘Mishti Meye’, the ‘Sweet Girl’ of Bangladesh cinema for her role in the films.

Helen McCrory, known for roles in Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders, dies at 52:

  • Hollywood actor Helen McCrory has died, aged 52.
  • Helen McCrory – Stage and Screen actor , Passed away due to cancer.
  • McCrory was renowned within the industry for her work on stage, with her work in productions of Medea and Uncle Vanya earning particularly effusive acclaim.
  • She was also known for her work in film and TV.
  • This encompassed serious dramatic roles, such as her turn as Cherie Blair in the Oscar-winning biopic The Queen, and lighter genre fare, such as Skyfall and Harry Potter.
    One of her most beloved roles came in the British crime drama – Peaky Blinders.

Vivek – Tamil actor.


4. AREHFifteenL has bagged a ___ MWac solar energy project capacity from Torrent Power?
A) 120
B) 130
C) 140
D) 150
E) 160
Answer: D) 150

  • Adani Green Energy arm AREHFifteenL has bagged a 150 MWac solar energy project capacity from Torrent Power.
  • Adani Renewable Energy Holding Fifteen Ltd (AREHFifteenL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), participated in a Tender issued by Torrent Power Ltd for procurement of power through competitive bidding process, from grid connected solar photovoltaic power projects to be setup in Gujarat.

AREHFifteenL -150 MWac solar energy project capacity from Torrent Power.


5. ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor’ is autobiography of whom?
A) Kannan Bedi
B) Kabir Bedi
C) Kavi Bedi
D) Kavin Bedi
E) Krishna Bedi
Answer: B) Kabir Bedi

  • Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all set to launch the autobiography of seasoned actor Kabir Bedi titled ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor’ published by Westlands Book.
  • The launch event will be held virtually. Priyanka will join Bedi from London and will release and discuss the book on his social media accounts.
  • Priyanka herself had got her own autobiography titled ‘Unfinished’ published in February this year.
  • The Time of the Peacock is authored by Siddharth Chowdhury

Priyanka Chopra – Launch Kabir Bedi’s autobiography Stories titled ‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor’.


6. Golden Rock workshop of which railway bags innovation prize?
A) North Eastern Railway
B) Western Railway
C) Southern Railway
D) Northern Railway
E) Eastern Railway
Answer: C) Southern Railway

  • Golden Rock (GR) Workshop from Southern Railway has bagged the first prize jointly with North-East Railway for best Innovation on Indian Railway.
  • It bagged the award for developing and implementing Internet of Things based smart energy management and condition monitoring system for energy-intensive machines and substation low tension panels.
  • Organised annually by the efficiency and research directorate of the Railway Board, the best innovation carries a cash award of ₹1.50 lakhs.
  • From Southern Railway workshops, the GR workshop had participated in the above scheme for the year 2019-20.

Southern Railways’ Golden Rock workshop – bag innovation prize.

7. Who was conferred with the prestigious National award titled ‘Champions Of Change Award’ for her contribution towards women empowerment and social welfare?
A) Santhi Sen
B) Sushmita Sen
C) Savitha Sen
D) Savithri Sen
E) Bavana Sen
Answer: B) Sushmita Sen

  • Aimed at Promoting Gandhian Values, Cleanliness, Community Service, And Social Development.
    • 3rd Edition.
    • By Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE).
    • Ceremony held in Panaji, Goa.
    • Chief Guest – Bhagat Singh Koshiyari (Governor of Goa).
    • Jury – Headed by Justice K.G Balakrishnan (Former CJI & Former Chairman NHRC).
    • Jury Members – Justice Gyan Sudha Misra (Former judge, Supreme Court of India), Veteran journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Shankar Aggarwal, former Secretary, Women and Child Welfare ministry, Govt. of India.
    •  This Award Comprises Certificate, Gold Medal.
  •  The award is being given in five categories, namely:
    1. Constructive work in 115 aspirational districts in India.
    2. Application of education, healthcare, science and technology for rural development.
    3. Outstanding contribution for the development and welfare of women and children.
    4. Outstanding contribution in Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.
    5. International award for promoting Gandhian values.

• The awardees for ‘Champions of Change 2020’ are:

Pramod Sawant Social Service Chief Minister of Goa
Shripad Naik Social Service Union Minister for Ayush Ministry & MoS Defence
M.K. Stalin Social Service President of DMK (Politician)
Priya Shende Social Service NGO, YAS
Gautam Kanji Ravriya Social Service
Anirban Sarkar Social Service
Raj K. Purohit Social Service
Prabal Pratap Singh Tomar Social Service
Suresh Jain Social Service Bharat Vikas Parishad
Hema Malini Social Service MP & Veteran Indian Film Actress
Vipul Goel Social Service
Parmarth Niketan Social Service & Spiritual Awakening Swami Chidanand Sarswati Founder
Ajay Harinath Singh Social Welfare Entrepreneur, Maharashtra
Dr Sohini Sastri Social Welfare Astrologer, West Bengal
Niranjan Mittal Social Welfare Astrologer, Maharashtra
Dr Leena S Social Welfare Entrepreneur, Tamil Nadu
Adel Bhinder Social Welfare (Women Empowerment) Entrepreneur, Delhi
Ajay Ajmera Social Welfare (Women Empowerment) Entrepreneur, Delhi, Gujarat
Pahlaj Nihalani Former Chairman Censor Board

& Veteran Film Producer

Iqbal Singh Chahal BMC Commissioner
Sonu Nigam Renowned Playback Singer
Hema Sardesai Renowned Playback Singer
Anees Bazmee Film Director
Sabarna Roy Culture Indian Author ,West Bengal
Sushmita Sen Former Miss Universe and Film Actor
Dr Tanuj Bhatia Healthcare Uttarakhand
Dr Abhinit Gupta Healthcare Madhya Pradesh
Sanjeev Kumar Healthcare Delhi
Dr Suyomi Shah Healthcare Maharashtra
Sadique Babla Healthcare Maharashtra
Abhinav Singh Maharashtra
Dr Gautam Bhansali (Corona Warrior & Healthcare)

Sushmita Sen – 2021 Champions of Change Award.


8. SpaceX wins how much amount NASA contract to build commercial moon lander?
A) $2.2 billion
B) $2.3 billion
C) $2.4 billion
D) $2.5 billion
E) $2.9 billion
Answer: E) $2.9 billion

  • NASA has picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon.
  • The contract is worth $2.9 billion and is part of NASA’s Artemis programme, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 as a stepping stone to the first human mission to Mars.
  • SpaceX had been competing against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin and defence contractor Dynetics.
  • The US brought 12 astronauts to the moon between 1969 and 1972.

Headquarters: Hawthorne, California, United States of America
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO: Elon Musk

Abbreviation: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Founded: 1 October 1958
Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States of America
Acting Administrator : Steve Jurczyk

SpaceX – Win $2.9 billion NASA contract to build commercial moon lander.


9. DPIIT has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods  air conditioners and LED lights with a budgetary outlay of how much amount?
A) Rs 6,138 crore
B) Rs 6,238 crore
C) Rs 6,338 crore
D) Rs 6,438 crore
E) Rs 6,538 crore
Answer: B) Rs 6,238 crore

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods, air conditioners and LED lights, with a budgetary outlay of Rs 6,238 crore.
  • With this, the new scheme has become operational and all eligible manufacturers can now take the benefit of financial incentives provided under it to boost capacity.
  • The PLI scheme for White Goods (PLIWG) proposes a financial incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the White Goods manufacturing value chain.
  • Its prime objectives include removing sectoral disabilities, creating economies of scale, enhancing exports, creating a robust component ecosystem and employment generation.
  • An Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) chaired by Cabinet Secretary will monitor the PLI scheme, undertake periodic review of the outgo under the scheme, ensure uniformity of all PLIs and take appropriate action to ensure that the expenditure is within the prescribed outlay.
  • In addition, EGoS will be empowered to make any changes in the modalities of the scheme within the overall financial outlay of Rs 6,238 crore.
  • As per the government, it is estimated that over the period of five years, the PLI scheme will lead to incremental investment of Rs 7,920 crore, incremental production worth Rs 1.68 lakh crore, exports worth Rs 64,400 crore, earn direct and indirect revenues of Rs 49,300 crore and create additional four lakh direct and indirect employment opportunities.

Govt – Notify Rs 6k cr PLI scheme for AC, LED light manufacturing.

10. Which state CM and Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a water sports and adventure institute on the bank of the Tehri lake?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Mizoram
D) Madhya Pradesh
E) Tamil Nadu
Answer: A) Uttarakhand

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a water sports and adventure institute on the bank of the Tehri lake.
  • Built at a cost of Rs 20 crore, the institute will be run by the Indo Tibetan Border Police, and it will produce world-class players who will do the country proud at international events.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and AYUSH:
Minister: Kiren Rijiju
Constituency: Arunachal Pradesh West, Arunachal Pradesh

Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain(Summer)
CM: Tirath Singh Rawat
Governor: Baby Rani Maurya

Tirath Singh Rawat + Kiren Rijiju – Adventure sports institute inaugurated in Uttarakhand’s Tehri

11. Which state launched AP Amul Project in Guntur district and outlined ₹4,000 crore plans to strengthen the milk supply chain?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Mizoram
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Tamil Nadu
Answer: D) Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched AP Amul Project in Guntur district and outlined ₹4,000 crore plans to strengthen the milk supply chain
  • The Chief Minister said the project was started following an MoU with Amul on July 21, 2020 for the empowerment of women self help groups by encouraging the setting up of milk cooperatives in government sector.

Andhra Pradesh:
Capital: Visakhapatnam (executive), Amaravati (legislative), Kurnool (judicial)
CM: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor: Biswa Bhushan Harichandan

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy – AP Amul Project in Guntur.

12. Madhya Pradesh plans to provide tap water connections to all rural households by which year?
A) 2022-23
B) 2023-24
C) 2025-26
D) 2024-25
E) 2021-22
Answer: E) 2021-22

  • In a boost to the marquee Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), Madhya Pradesh plans to provide tap water connections to all rural households by 2021-22.
  • In a leg-up for the marquee Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), Manipur plans to provide tap water connections to all rural households by 2021-22
  • This comes in the backdrop of India’s 38% rural population been covered under the JJM, with 21.4% rural households been provided with tap water connection since the scheme’ launch in 2019.
  • The scheme aims to ensure assured tap water supply or ‘Har Ghar Jal’ to all rural households by 2024.
  • Four crore households have been provided with tap water connections since the scheme’ announcement on 15 August 2019.
  • Several states including Manipur, Haryana, Odisha, Sikkim and Tripura have articulated their commitment to provide tap water connections to all rural households before 2024.

Madhya Pradesh:
Capital: Bhopal
CM: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor: Anandiben Patel

Madhya Pradesh – All rural households to get tap water connection by March 2022.


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