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Apr 13, 2021: Current affairs for UPSC/State PSC

This section contains daily current affairs taken from all major news papers and magazines like - The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Live Mint, RSTV etc.

These current affairs are written in a easy to remember format and are useful for competitive exams like - UPSC Civil Services, UPPSC, BPSC, MPPPSC, State PSCs and other competitive examinations.

Military exercise "Shantir Ogrosena"

Shantir Ogrosena is a 10-day long exercise started on April 4 at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS) in Bangladesh.

The exercise has sen participation by four countries (Indian Army, Royal Bhutanese Army, Sri Lankan Army and Bangladesh Army) along with observers from the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore.

The aim of the exercise is to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peace keeping operations, the Army said


Chief Election Commissioner

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra to take over as Chief Election Commissioner.

The Election Commission consist of the chief election commissioner and such number of other election commissioners, if any, as the President may from time to time fix.

The Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners are appointed by the President for a tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.


About - INS Viraat

The dismantling of INS Viraat, will continue with the Supreme Court refusing to intervene on behalf of a private firm which wanted to turn the vessel into a maritime museum-cum-adventure centre.

INS Viraat, the Aircraft Carrier with the longest service in the world - 30 years of service with Indian Navy and around 27 years prior to that in British Royal Navy, was acquired in 1987 and decommissioned in 2017.

Read More: India's Aircraft Carriers


Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier (Doomsday Glacier)

The melting of Antarctica's Doomsday Glacier, has long been a cause of concern because of its high potential of speeding up the global sea level rise happening due to climate change.

It is 120 km wide at its broadest, fast-moving, and melting fast over the years. It contains enough water to raise the world sea level by more than half a metre.


Advanced Antiquities Mgmt System (AAMS)

The AAMS is a software-driven automated storage used for the storage of various objects. So far it has been used for storage of industrial equipment but the decision of Goa's DAA to use it for storing valuable antiquities is the first such in the country.

It looks like a large, closed container, about 3 metres tall. It has eight trays with a capacity of 350 kg each. When an antiquity is searched on the screen, the trays concealed inside the system move like a Ferris wheel and the tray bearing the antiquity searched, opens for the user to view the object.

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