Current Affairs – April 12, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs April 12, 2021.

Basic Savings Account can be opened in Post Offices

The Ministry of Finance recently notified changes in Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019. The ministry notified that a beneficiary of Government welfare scheme can open a basic sav…..Read Here

GoI to launch National Programme on Artificial Intelligence

The Government of India is to launch National Programme on Artificial Intelligence. Under the programme, high value data sets in Public Sector Units are to be identified. These data wil…..Read Here

Indian National Young Academy of Sciences: COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign

The Department of Science and Technology recently launched nationwide mass awareness campaign called the “COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign”. The campaign will bust myths abou…..Read Here

UAE names first Female Astronaut

Noura al Matroushi has been named as the first Female Astronaut of UAE. First Female Astronaut of UAE Noura al-Matroushi was selected as the first female astronaut of UAE from four thou…..Read Here

Little Guru: World’s First Gamified Sanskrit Learning Application

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) tied up with the Gamapp Sportswizz Tech Private Limited to launch “LITTLE GURU” application. It is a specialized mobile application …..Read Here

Iran launches advanced nuclear centrifuges

Iran recently launched Advanced Nuclear Centrifuges at the Natanz Nuclear Plant to mark its National Nuclear Technology Day. Key Highlights On April 10, 2021, Iran celebrated its Nation…..Read Here

Endangered Irrawaddy dolphins count increase in Chilika Lake

The Chilika Development Authority and the State Wildlife Wing recently carried out an annual dolphin census in the Chilika lake. According to the report of the census, the overall Irraw…..Read Here

Artemis Programme: NASA to land first person of colour on the moon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration programme will land the first person of colour on the moon as a part of its Artemis Programme. In addition, NASA will also land first w…..Read Here

Lilavati Awards, 2020

The Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently presented the AICTE Lilavati Awards, 2020 in New Delhi. The awards were presented based on the theme “Women Empower…..Read Here

India: Second most hit by COVID-19 in the world

On April 12, 2021, India reported 168,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last twenty four hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India increased to 13.53 million making Indi…..Read Here

G20 nods to IMF for fresh SDR issue

The G20 Finance Ministers recently nodded to the International Monetary Fund to provide fresh Special Drawing Rights to its member countries. The IMF has been permitted to provide SDR o…..Read Here

Bhutan: 93% of adults vaccinated in 16 days

The Himalayan kingdom Bhutan has recently completed vaccinating 93% of its adult population in the world. How did Bhutan succeed in its vaccination programme? The population of Bhutan i…..Read Here

BAFTA Awards: Nomadland wins four prizes

The film “Nomadland” won four prizes at the BAFTA awards. BAFTA is British Academy of Film and Television Arts. About Nomadland The Nomadland won the best picture, best director, be…..Read Here

What is Historical Nihilism commonly used phrase in China?

The Chinese Cyber Regulator recently launched a hotline to report online criticism that defame the ruling Communist Party and its history. The regulator has vowed to crack down “Histo…..Read Here


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