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News in Short - 24-April-2021

Gujarati and Hindi actor Amit Mistry dies

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Actor Amit Mistry, who worked in TV shows like Tenali Rama, Maddam Sir and played roles in many films likeYamla Pagla Deewana, Shor In The Cityand also web shows, died of aheart attack.
  • Mistry was also actively involved in theatre circuit especially in Gujarati shows. He had also acted in Gujarati films.
  • Besides acting, he was also a dialogue writer and director. He was most recently seen playing the role of the protagonist’s uncle in the web series Bandish Bandits.

Biden and Modi announce India-US clean energy initiative

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Climate Change
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden have launched the India-US Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership at the Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by the US
  • India did not announce any changes or upgrades to commitments under the Paris Agreement but underlined that India was already doing its part and that the country’s per capita carbon emissions are 60% lower than the global average.
  • President Biden also announced an ambitious pledge to cut the US’s greenhouse gases in half by the year 2030 and called upon other nations to set higher climate ambitions that will create jobs at home, advance innovative technologies and help countries vulnerable to the impact of climate change.

US administration expected to recognise massacre of Armenians as genocide

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • US President Joe Biden is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War One as an act of genocide.
  • The move would be largely symbolic but would mean moving away from decades of carefully designed language from the White House and comes at a time when US and Turkey are indulged in conflict
  • Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War One, but contests the figures and denies the killings were systematically orchestrated and constitute a genocide.

Famous music composer Shravan Rathod dies

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Shravan Rathod of famous Nadeem-Shravan fame died due to Covid 19 related complications.  He was 66 years old. 
  • Nadeem-Shravan composed super hit music in Bollywood during the 90s golden era. This included music for hit films like Deewana, Dhadkan, Raaz, Raja, Saajan, Sirf Tum, Sadak and Dilwale.
  • Post their split, Nadeem and Shravan collaborated one more time for David Dhawan's Do Knot Disturb in 2009.

Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score 6000 runs in IPL

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • India skipper Kohli reached the milestone in 196 matches and leads the list ahead of Chennai's Suresh Raina (5,448 runs), Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan (5,428), Hyderabad's David Warner (5,384) and Mumbai's Rohit Sharma (5,368).
  • Kohli was just 51 runs behind the milestone figure before the match. As soon he hit his 51st run of the innings he became the first batter to do so in the IPL.