1) AIBA cancels host of ‘World Boxing Championship’ given to India to Serbia
The International Boxing Federation (AIBA) has canceled the hosting of the Men’s ‘World Boxing Championship’ 2021 given to India. AIBA canceled the agreement related to it in 2017 on April 28 and has now given the hosting to Serbia.
The Indian boxing association (BFI) has revoked Mejwani’s right to hostage due to non-payment of hosting fees. Around $ 4 million was to be paid for the event by 2 December 2019. India will now have to pay a fine of $ 500 due to the agreement being canceled. This tournament was going to be the first time in India. Now this tournament will be held in Serbia in 2021.
2) 11th Peterburg Climate Dialogue hosted in Germany
The 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue was held on 27–28 April via video conferencing. The dialogue was co-chaired by the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, which was attended by more than 30 countries. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India in this dialogue.
Peterburg Climate Dialogue: A Vision
The ‘Petersburg Climate Dialogue’ (PCD) was launched in 2010 on the initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was started in the year 2009 due to not reaching the effective conclusion of the Copenhagen climate talks. PCD aims to provide a forum for international discussions on climate.
3) April 29: International Dance Day, Ballet producer Jean George Navarre’s birthday
Every year on April 29, ‘International Dance Day’ is celebrated all over the world. The purpose of celebrating this day is to increase awareness among the masses about dance.
History of International Dance Day
International Dance Day started on 29 April 1982. The International Dance Committee of the International Theater Institute of UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) dedicated to celebrate April 29 as Dance Day.
This day is celebrated as International Dance Day to commemorate the birth of Jean George Navarre, the creator of modern ballet.
4) Scientists confirm the closure of the largest hole in the ozone layer
Scientists at the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) have confirmed the filling of the largest ozone layer (Largest Hole on the Ozone Layer). This ozone layer This hole was spread over one million square km above the North Pole (the area of the Earth’s Arctic). This was the largest hole found in the history of the ozone layer. Due to this hole, there was a huge danger on the earth.
According to CAMS scientists, the main reason for the closure of this hole is the polar vortex. Polar vortices are cyclonic winds that bring cool winds to the polar regions. CAMS said that, this year the polar vortices are very strong and the temperature inside it is very cold.
Ozone layer: a vision
A layer of ozone gas is found at an altitude of 20 to 30 kilometers (in the stratosphere) from the Earth’s surface. This is called the ozone layer.
The ozone layer prevents harmful ultraviolet radiation (ultraviolet radiations) from the Sun from coming to Earth. That is why the ozone layer is so vital for life on earth.
The main causes of holes in the ozone layer are chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Increasing their amount in the stratosphere damages the ozone layer.
Ozone is a type of oxygen and exhibits it with O3 signal. When three atoms of oxygen combine, they form an ozone layer.
The ozone layer is formed by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. When these ultraviolet rays fall on ordinary oxygen (O2) molecules, it separates both atoms of oxygen. Both of these oxygen atoms released, together with another molecule of oxygen, form ozone (O3).
5) Noted film actor Irfan Khan dies
Noted actor Irrfan Khan died on 29 April in Mumbai. Irfan, 54, was suffering from cancer. In 2018, neuroendocrine tumors were detected in them. Irrfan Khan was struggling with stomach problem, he had a colon infection. Irrfan will be remembered for his outstanding performance.
Irfan studied acting in 1984 from the National School of Drama. He worked in serials like ‘Chanakya’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Sara Jahan Hamara’, ‘Banegi Apni Baat’, ‘Chandrakanta’ and ‘Srikanth’.
Irfan Khan’s journey into Bollywood began in 1988 with Meera Nair’s film Salaam Bombay. He first played the lead role in the 2005 film Rog. After this he worked in many films, but he got special recognition from films like Maqbool, Life in a Metro, Paan Singh Tomar and Piku, Hindi Medium, English Medium.
Irrfan Khan has also appeared in many international films such as Slum Dog Millionaire, A Mighty Heart, Jurassic World and The Amazing Spider-Man. His film Life of Pay achieved massive success.
He was awarded the National Award for the film ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2011 by the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to art and cinema.
6) Insurance for journalists in Assam
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has been increasing day by day across the country, despite various steps taken by the government to curb the pandemic, preventing it in some specific parts of the country has become relatively challenging. In such a situation, the risk of infection has increased for those standing on the frontline of the epidemic.
It is important to note that the media personnel are engaged for 24 hours to send information related to this virus to the common people, due to which they have become very sensitive to this epidemic. In view of this situation, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for the journalists of the state, commending the media persons.
This decision regarding journalists was taken in the Assam Cabinet meeting. It is important to note that earlier the Haryana government also announced an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for the journalists of the state. A total of 38 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in Assam and 1 person has died due to this.