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Current Affairs 06 April 2021


7 days nationwide lockdown in Bangladesh from April 5


National Maritime Day


World Bank approves $ 300 million project related to water


Gujarat Legislative Assembly passed a bill providing for punishment in the case of forcible conversion


Hindi cinema's famous actress Sasikala dies


Dronacharya Awardee shooting coach Sanjay Chakraborty passes away


Digvijay Singh Jala passed away


Miami Open 2021: Ashley Barty wins the title

1. 7 days nationwide lockdown in Bangladesh from April 5

Bangladesh government announced suspension of all public traffic. Road, water, rail traffic and domestic flights will be banned during the lockdown starting from 05 April in the country. The government has said in a new order that during the lockdown goods transportation and emergency services will be exempted. All the government and private offices will use their traffic modes to bring the employees.

1. National Maritime Day

In India, National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on 5 April. While World Maritime Day is celebrated on the last Thursday of September, National Maritime Day in India is celebrated every year on 5 April.

The purpose of this day is to spread awareness among people about maritime trade and traffic. It provides an opportunity to spread awareness to support safe and environmentally friendly commerce between continents around the world.

The history of maritime shipping in India is very old. Since ancient times, there used to be navigational relations with East Asia of South India and Arab world in West. But even before that there has been evidence of trade exchange by shipping from Harappan culture of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Roman.

The importance of maritime trade and navy in India had increased during the British era, who came to India by sea, at that time there was a battle of supremacy on the sea routes all over the world. The British established The Royal Indian Marine in India. In 1934, it was named Royal Indian Navy. But it was properly used during World War II. Prior to independence, sea transport used to be for the personal benefit of the British.

After independence, the Royal Indian Navy was divided. Its name was Indian Navy in 1950. Gradually, the importance of maritime trade and shipping increased and National Maritime Day was first observed on 5 April 1964. Indigenous shipping in India actually started on the same day of 5 April 1919. When Scindia Steam Navigation Company Limited landed its first ferry SS Loyalty at sea. It is also considered to be India's first ship.

2. World Bank approves $ 300 million project related to water

The World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have approved loan assistance for drinking water projects worth $ 300 million (about Rs 2,190 crore) based on canal water in Punjab. According to the statement of the Punjab government, the aim of the project is to ensure quality drinking water and to reduce water loss in Amritsar and Ludhiana. According to the official spokesperson, the entire project will be funded by IBRD (World Bank), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Punjab Government. In this, IBRD will provide 10.5 crores, AIIB $ 105 million and Punjab government will provide $ 9 million.

The source of water supply in the Amritsar project is the Bari Doaba Canal above and the 44 crore liters per day water treatment plant will be constructed in the village of Vallah in the district. After water purification, it will be supplied in 'Elevated Tanks (OHSRs)'. There she will be given continuous water supply to the residents of the city. Similarly, the source of water supply in the Ludhiana project will be the Sirhind Canal. For this, a plant of 85 million liters of water purification capacity will be set up daily. After treating the water, it will be put into the OHSR. From there it will be supplied to homes.

3. Gujarat Legislative Assembly passed a bill providing for punishment in the case of forcible conversion 

Gujarat has become the third state in the country, where a law has been brought against forcible conversion in the name of marriage. On Thursday (1 April 2021) in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, an amendment bill passed against forcibly or fraudulent conversion was passed. 'Gujarat Freedom of Religion Amendment Bill, 2021'. The bill may also impose a punishment of 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to two lakh rupees against inter-religious marriages with the intention of cheating and subsequent forced conversions. It was debated throughout the day in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly before the bill was passed. Later the bill was passed. Now it will be made law after the signature of the Governor.

Earlier, laws on forced conversions have been passed in two other states of the country. These two states are Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

1. Hindi cinema's famous actress Sasikala dies 

Bollywood veteran actress Sasikala has died on 04 April 2021. She was 88 years old. Sasikala, who has worked in more than 100 films in Bollywood, was Sasikala Javalkar. He was born on 4 August in Solapur. Sasikala was nominated for the Filmfare Award eight times for her performance. He was awarded the Padma Shri on behalf of the Government of India in the year 2007 for his contribution to Indian cinema.

2. Dronacharya Awardee shooting coach Sanjay Chakraborty passes away 

India's iconic shooting coach Sanjay Chakraborty died recently. He was 79 years old. He was also awarded the Dronacharya Award for his contribution to sports. He gave the country some excellent shooters including Olympic medalists Gagan Narang and Anjali Bhagwat.

3. Digvijay Singh Jala passed away

Recently, former Union Minister Digvijay Singh Jala died. He was 88. Digvijay Singh Jala was the first environment minister of India, he held this post from 1982 to 1984. Apart from this, he has also been an MLA from Wakaner in Gujarat. He was an independent MLA from Wakaner from 1962-67. After the establishment of Vankaner in Samvat 1604, the self. Digvijay Singh Wankaner belonged to the 15th generation of the Raj family.

1. Miami Open 2021: Ashley Barty wins the title 

Ashley Barty of World No. 1 Australia has won the Miami Open 2021 title. In the women's singles final, Bianca Andrescu of Canada could not complete the match due to injury. Tennis player Barty has won the tournament title for the second time in a row. Last year, the tournament could not be held due to Corona. Barty defeated Carolina Pliskova in the 2019 final.

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