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Important Dates

  1. World Hemophilia Day: 17th April
  • World Hemophilia Day is observed annually on 17th April to raise awareness about Hemophilia disease and other inherited bleeding disorders.
  • It was first celebrated on April 17 by the World Federation of Hemophilia in 1989 to celebrate the birthday of the founder of the World Federation Hemophilia Frank Schnabel.
  • The theme of 2021 WHD is Adapting to Change, sustaining care in a new world.
  • Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which your blood doesn’t clot normally.

State Affairs

  1. Govt clears Rs 110 cr ROPAX jetty project on Dhamra river in Odisha
  • The Center has approved the sanction of Rs 50.30 crore for developing all-weather roll-on/roll-off passenger (ROPAX) jetty and allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali (Bhadrak district) and Talachua Kendrapara district), Odisha, under the Sagarmala.
  • The total capital cost of the project is Rs 110.60 crore.
  • The government of Odisha will fund another 50 per cent cost of the project.
  • This project will reduce the road distance of around 200 km from Talachua to Dhamra.


  1. Renowned Bangladeshi actor Kabori passes away
  • Renowned Bangladeshi actor Sara Begum Kabori (70.-years) passed away in Dhaka.
  • 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.
  • Kabori was fondly known as the ‘Mishti Meye’, the ‘Sweet Girl’ of Bangladesh cinema for her role in the films.
  • She attained popularity and fame in Bangla cinema with films like Sujon Sokhi, Sareng Bou, Shat Bhai Champa, and Lalon Fokir.

Honours & Awards

  1. Roberto Benigni to receive Venice Film Festival’s LifetimeAchievement awadr
  • Oscar-winning Italian director-actor Roberto Benigni of ‘Life is Beautiful’ fame has been honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
  • Benigni stands out in the panorama of the Italian performing arts as an unequalled figure of reference for his innovative and irreverent approach to rules and traditions.
  • The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is scheduled for 1-11 Sept. 2021 on the Lido.


  1. Noted Tamil actor Vivek passes away in Chennai
  • Famous Tamil film actor and Padma Sri awardee Vivek (60 years) passed away in Chennai.
  • An incredible comedian, Vivek had entertained people of Tamil Nadu for over three decades through his 200 plus films.
  • A disciple of former President Abdul Kalam, Vivek was involved in afforestation and other social welfare activities.

International Affairs

  1. India restores e-visa for 156 countries
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has restored the electronic visa (e-visa) facility for foreigners from 156 countries, who intend to visit India for the purposes of business, conferences, and for medical reasons, including in the case of medical attendants.
  • Though the facility is available to 171 countries, after restrictions were announced in 2020, it has been restored only for 156 countries.
  • China, Canada, Hong Kong, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are notable exclusions.

National Affairs

  1. Railways to fine Rs 500 for not wearing face masks in rail premises
  • Indian Railway will impose a fine of up to 500 rupees for not wearing a face mask in trains and stations premises.
  • The decision has been taken in line with the preventive measures taken by the Centre against the coronavirus disease.
  • Railways is taking various measures to contain the spread of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Centre.

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