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20 April 2024 Current Affairs in English

    Daily Current Affairs 20 April 2024 in English

    In this article, you will get the 20 April 2024 Current Affairs in English for the UPSC Exam. Read this article to know more about Daily Current Affairs 20th April 2024, Current Affairs & GK for UPPSC 2024 prelims and mains exam.

    Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi has been appointed as the next Chief of the Naval Staff. He will take charge on April 30, 2024. Current Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar is about to retire from service. Tripathi is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff.

    Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) won the Best Airport Award at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024. Hamad Airport beat 12-time champion, Singapore Changi Airport, to win the award. It also won the Best Airport Award for Shopping for the second consecutive time. India’s Delhi Airport stood at 36th position in the best airport list.

    Mumbai Indians opener Rohit Sharma has become the second player to play 250 matches in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). MS Dhoni became the first cricketer to play 250 matches in IPL. In this list, Dinesh Karthik is at third place with 249 matches. Rohit has scored 6508 runs in 245 innings of 250 IPL matches.

    Vedanta Group company Hindustan Zinc has become the third largest producer of silver globally. Last year the company was at fourth position in silver production. Silver plays a vital role in the global energy transition. The chairperson of Hindustan Zinc is Priya Agarwal.

    Recently, India supplied the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the South East Asian country Philippines under a $375 million deal. The Philippines had made this deal with India in January 2022. BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles fire at speeds of 2.8 Mach or about three times the speed of sound.

    Recently, Tirangi Barfi of Varanasi has been given GI tag. Along with this, another product of Varanasi, Dhalua Murti Metal Casting Craft has also been given GI tag. Till now, a total of 34 products from Banaras region and 75 products from Uttar Pradesh have been granted GI tag. Tamil Nadu ranks second with 58 GI products.

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