Current Affairs with Static Gk : 19 April 2021

Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 19 April 2021

19th April current affair

1) India is placed eighth on the overall medal tally with one gold and two bronze medals at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 at Almaty, Kazakhstan.

  • Scripting a sensational comeback, an aggressive Sarita Mor reeled off nine straight points in the summit clash to retain her Asian Championship title in 59kg while Seema Bisla (50kg) and Pooja (76kg) settled for bronze medals at the continental Championship.
▪️United World Wrestling  (UWW) :-
Headquarters - Lausanne , Switzerland

2) Prof S.P. Mukherjee, Chairman, Expert Group on five All-India Surveys, inaugurated an additional office of Labour Bureau in the Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
West Bengal :-

  • CM - Mamata Banerjee
  • GOVERNOR - Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • Folk Dances - Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance
  • Kalighat Temple

3) Amid concerns over shortage of medical oxygen as coronavirus wreaks havoc in the country, the Centre directed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to identify 100 more hospitals in far flung locations for sanctioning money from PM-CARES Fund for installation of their own oxygen plants.
▪️Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Founded :- 1976
HeadQuarter - New Delhi
Minister of Health and Family Welfare - Harsh Vardhan

4) State of Manipur presented its Annual Action Plan under Jal Jeevan Mission via video conferencing.

The State has planned for 100% saturation by 2021-22 under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by providing tap water connections to remaining 2.25 lakh households.
CM :- Nongthombam Biren Singh

  • Governor :- Najma Heptulla
  • Khonghampat Orchidarium
  • Loktak Lake
  • Keibul-Lamjao National Park

5) In a major step to ramp up vaccine production amid the Covid-19 second wave, the Centre has approved production of Corona vaccines from the Maharashtra  government-owned Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.
▪️National Park in Maharashtra :-

  • Gugumal National Park.
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
  • Navegaon National Park.

6) An apex body of Naga tribes has asked the Nagaland government not to be hasty with the exercise to prepare the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), seen as a variant of Assam’s National Register of Citizens.

Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region, Dr. Jitendra Singh addressed the “Amazon Sambhav online Summit” on 16 Apr’21. The theme of the summit was “Unlocking Infinite Possibilities for India”.

 The Centre has decided to depute 25 doctors and 75 paramedics from the paramilitary forces at an upcoming 900-bed COVID hospital being set up by DRDO in Ahmedabad.


  • CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
  • Governor :- Acharya Devvrat
  • Nageshwar Temple
  • Somnath Temple

9) New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business.

This law will bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial and business decision making.

10) Ajay Seth, an Indian Administrative Service officer of the Karnataka Cadre’s 1987 batch, took charge as the new Secretary of the Department of Economic affairs, Finance Ministry.
▪️Ministry of Finance :-
Founded - 29 October 1946
Headquarters - New Delhi
Cabinet Minister - Nirmala Sitharaman

11) NASA awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024.

The U.S. space agency awarded the contract for the first commercial human lander, part of its Artemis program. NASA said the lander will carry two American astronauts to the lunar surface.
▪️SpaceX :-
Founder: Elon Musk
Founded: 6 May 2002
CEO - Elon Musk
Headquarters - Hawthorne, California, United States
▪️NASA :-

  • Headquarters - Washington, D.C.
  • Formed - July 29, 1958
  • Preceding agency - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. 

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