April 2021 current affairs

April 2021 current affairs

Updated on 22 April 2021

• Israel became the world's first country, Where orders have been given not to wear masks.

• America and China agreed to co-operate on climate crisis.

- China and US world's largest carbon pollutant.
- Biden invited 40 world leaders including Chinese President XI Jinping to the Summit to be held on 22 and 23 April.

• Walter F Mondale is the former vice president of USA. He has passed away.

• India- European Union leader's meeting will be held in a virtual format on 8 May. The headquarters of European Union is located at Brussels Belgium.

• Rajasthan state government will run a "No mask, no movement" Champaign across the state to break the chain of infection.

• Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal has been appointed as Ambassador of PUMA.

• National civil service Day is observed on 21 April.

• World Creativity and Innovation day is observed on 21 April.

• India and Germany has signed an agreement titled "Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment".
Kanpur, Kochi and Portblair to be supported under the project.

• Italy has launched its first ever mega food Park project in India at Fanidhaar in the Mehsana District of Gujarat.

• Life Insurance Corporation has appointed Paytm to facilitate digital payments.

• A Book titled "Believe- what life and cricket taught me" the much awaited Suresh Raina's autobiography is co-authored Bharat sundaresan.

•ISRO has signed an agreement with the space agency of France CNES for co-opration in its first human space mission Gaganyaan.
CNES will train Indian flight physician and CAPCOM  mission control teams at french facilities. 

• India's Mirabai Chanu set a new world record in the women's 49 kg clean and jerk to win bronze medal with an impressive 119 kg lift at Asian weightlifting championship in Tashkent Uzbekistan. 

• Microsoft has made its second biggest acquisition after LinkedIn. The tech giant has bought AI speech tech firm NaunceNaunce for $19.7 Billion.

• Economist intelligence unit is partnership with Facebook has released the inclusive internet index 2021. India has ranked 49th spot globally. It share its rank with Thailand.

• Special forces of India and Kyrgyzstan begin an eighth edition of military exercise of 'Khanjar' in Bishkek.

• 'Save the Elephant Day' is being celebrated on 16 April of every year to raise Awareness about various difficulties they have faced.

• 2021 senior Asian wrestling championship being held at a Almat Kazakhstan. 

• World Art Day is observed on 15 April. 

• United Kingdom has added Pakistan to its list of undesirable 21 high risk countries over money laundering and terror financing charges.

• Lizelle Lee has won the ICC women's player of the month award for March. She is from South Africa. 

• Nation remembered the chief architect of constitution of India, Babasaheb doctor Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary on 14 April. 

• The International Tennis Federation announced that 2021 Davis Cup finals will be held in the three cities with Innsbruck (Austria) and Turin (Italy) joining Madrid (Spain) as host. Headquarters of international tennis Federation at London, United Kingdom. 

• The Indian Energy Dashboards Version 2.0 was launched by Dr Rajiv Kumar (vice chairman of NITI Aayog) to provide single-window assess in the energy data for the country.
- data provided by Central Electricity Authority, Coal controller organisation and ministry of petroleum and natural gas is compiled in the Dashboards.
- NITI Aayog launched the version 1.0 in May 2017.

• The 6th edition of India's premier foreign policy dialogue 'Raisina Dialogue'  inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

• Axis Bank customers can send money abroad In 100 currencies via mobile app.

• An expert panel of India's Central drug authority has recommended granting approval to Russian covid-19 vaccines Sputnik V for emergency using the country.

• According to National statistical office, ministry of statistics and programme implementation data, consumer price index has raised to 5.52% in March.

• Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik have secured the Tokyo Olympic berths, both are related to wrestling.

• A Sanskrit learning app "Little Guru" will be launched in Bangladesh  by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre of the High Commission of India. 

• Hideki Matsuyama has become the first from Japan to win the 2021 "Agusta Masters".

• International day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12th April.
Space flight

• United Arab Emirates (UAE) named the next two astronauts in its Space program, including the country's first female astronaut named Naura-al-Matroushi.

• Election Commission Sushil Chandra will  become the  24th chief election commissioner of India.

• Actor Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for punjabs anti-coronavirus vaccination program.

• Punjab state government has launched mega self employment loan Mela as part of his government's Flagship "Ghar Ghar Rojgar and Karobar mission".

• India's first post office Passport Seva Kendra Run by and all women team has started Operation in Phagwara, Punjab.

• Ministery of Civil Aviation has finalized an air bubble agreement with Sri Lanka.

• Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched NanoSaniffer the world's first micro sensor based Explosive trace detector.

• 14th edition of Indian premier league has been started from M A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. 

• Indian Council for cultural relations has celebrated its 71st foundation Day on 9 April.

• Actor Divya Dutta authored a book "Me and Ma".

• India has contributed an additional $ 500,000 United Nations trust fund for counter terrorism.

• Dr. Harsh Vardhan Union Health and Family welfare minister approved the "National Policy for Rare diseases 2021". A provision for financial support up to 20 lakh rupees under the umbrella scheme of Rashtriya arogya Nidhi is proposed for treatment.

• Dutee Chand will receive Chhattisgarh Veerani award. she is from Odisha.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the hindi translation of the book 
'Odisha Itihas' written by 
'Utkal Keshari' Dr. Harekrishna Mehtaab. It has been translated into Hindi by 'Shankarlal Purohit'.
• Reserve Bank of India has hiked the maximum deposit  limit for payment banks to Rs. 2 lakh from Rs. 1 Lakh.

• Current Cash Reserve Ratio is 3.5%. 

• Nethra Kumanan became first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics.

• FIFA suspended the National football Federation of Pakistan and Chad.

• S Raman has been appointed as chairman and managing director of Small Industries Development Bank of India. 

• Chinese smartphone major Vivo has appointed Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador. 

• Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has launched a massive public awareness campaign ' main corona volunteer hun'.

• North Korea will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this year to protect its athletes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

• A U small finance Bank has launched a platinum family program.
MD and CEO- Sanjay Agarwal
Tagline- chalo aage bade
Headquarters- Jaipur, Rajasthan

• India has hosted a meeting of BRICS finance ministers and Central Bank governors virtually.

• Ajay Seth has been appointed as the new Economic Affairs Secretary. He will Replace Tarun Bajaj and he will be the new revenue secretary.

• Rajasthan has become the first state in the country where the state government is providing free Health Insurance facility to all the citizens of the state. 

• Malika Shrinivasan has been appointed as the new Mission Director for Attal Innovation  Mission (AIM) a flagship initiative of the  Government of India under the auspices of NITI Ayog.

• Pham Minh Chin is the Prime Minister of Vietnam.

• Shabir H S Khandwawala is the new chief of BCCI's anti corruption unit.

• World Health Day is observed on 7th April. 'WHO' established at 7th April 1948. Its headquarters at Geneva Switzerland.

• A book 'Eden: An Indian retelling of Jewish Christian and Islamic Lore' is authored by Devdutt Pattanaik. 

•International day of sport for development and peace is observed on 6 April.

• B P Kanungo is the name of RBI Deputy Governor who has been retired after completing 1 year extention.

• Former World Champion Mirabai Chanu will lead the Indian challenge in Women's 49 kg category at the Upcoming Asian weight lifting Championships to be held at Tashkent in Uzbekistan from April 16 to 25.

• Digvijaysinh Zala the former union  environment minister and MLA from Gujarat's Wankaner, he has passed away.

• In Badminton world champion Parmod Bhagat clinch 2 Gold Medals as India finished their campaign in the  3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para- Badminton  International 2021 in Dubai with 20 medals.

• National Maritime day is observed on 5 April. 

• Under the stand up India scheme Rs. 25,586 Crore loan has been sanctioned in 5 years.

• First military farm was raised on 1 February 1989 at Allahabad. 

• The government extended the last date for linking the Aadhar number with Pan up to 30 June 2021.

• SBI Bank has raised $ 1 billion from Japan Bank for international Cooperation to extend loans two supply chain of Japanese automobile industry in India. 

• RBI in consultation with the government has decided that the limit for the Ways and Means advances will be at Rs. 1.20 Lakh Crore for April- September 2021- 22.

• With Mauritius comprehensive cooperation and partnerships agreement come into force.

• CSIR's Bengaluru based research lab national aerospace laboratories rolled out a two seater trainer aircraft that is developed by it and it's name is HANSA- NG. 

• Axis Bank will sell its UK subsidiary. 

• Odisha day and Utkala Divas is celebrated on 1st April. 

• World Bank has raised its Gross Domestic Product growth rate forcast of india for the Financial year 2021-22 at 10.1%.

• Mansukh Mandvia has flagged off the cruise service from Hajira Port of Surat to Diu. 

• India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the world economic forums Global gender gap report 2021 becoming the third worst performer in South Asia. 

• Rajnikanth bestowed the governments highest honours for Indian cinema, the Dada Saheb Phalke award.

• Multinational military exercise SHANTIR OGROSHENA  2021 (front runner of the peace) will be held at Bangladesh to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh 'father of the nation' Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious of 50 years of liberation.
- The theme of the exercise is is 'peace keeping operation'.
- Military observers from UK, USA, Turkey, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore will also be in attendance throughout the exercise.
- Indian Army to participate in multinational exercise in Bangladesh.

• Mukhmeet S Bhatia took over the charge of director general of 'Employees State Insurance Corporation' (ESIC) under ministary of labour and employment. 
- ESIC founded at 24 February 1952 and its Headquarters at New Delhi

• Central Government has constituted expert committees to review the existing rules and regulations on safety, health and working condition standards pertaining to factories Docks and construction work. The chairman of committee is R K Elangovan.

• National payment Corporation of India announced the formation of its wholly owned subsidiary firm NPCI Bharat Bill pay ltd.

• Digital financial service platform Paytm  announced that its wholly owned subsidiary  Paytm money has opened Technology Development Centre at Pune. 

• World Autism Awareness day is observed on 2 April.

• At Rs. 1.23 lakh crore the goods and services tax collection in March was the highest ever since the GST regime was introduced in July 2017. 

• Recently Iceland countries volcano has erupted after 900 years. 

• Russia has the first coronavirus vaccine for animals been registered. 
- The world's first animal vaccine against Coronavirus has been named 'COrnivac-cov'.

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