Page-3 of Current Affairs - April, 2021

Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, 2021

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Electric Vehicle Outlook. Key Findings of the report Three million new electric cars were registered in 2020. This was 41% higher than those registered in 2019. According to the report, if the governments will ramp up their efforts to meet international climate goals, then the number of ..

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Stampede at Israeli Pilgrimage site

A massive stampede at Meron, a Jewish Pilgrimage site in Israel killed at least 44 people. This was the largest COVID-19 era gathering of Israel. About the disaster The stampede occurred at the most reputed tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai. He was a second century sage. The pilgrimage was closed in 2020 due to COVID-19. ..

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Char Dham Yatra suspended

The Government of India recently suspended the Char Dham Yatra due to surge in COVID-19. Only the priests are to be allowed to conduct the daily worship and rituals. The Kedarnath is to be reopened on May 17, Gangotri and Yamunotri on May 14 and Badrinath on May 18. Char Dham Yatra The Char Dham ..

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched sixty Starlink Internet Satellites. The satellites were carried by Falcon 9 rocket. It was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station located in Florida. SpaceX The company has done twelve launches in 2021 alone. The majority of those launches have been its own Starlink satellites. SpaceX has permission to launch ..

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Mining Robot Stranded in the Pacific

A Deep-sea mining robot, Patania II got stranded on the Pacific Ocean floor. What happened? The Patania II robot was designed to explore rocks rich in Nickel and Cobalt in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 13,000 feet. The Umbilical cable of the robot got detached when its first trials were near completion. Cobalt ..

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