Current Affairs – April 17, 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 17, 2021.

World Haemophilia Day: April 17

Every year, the World Haemophilia Day is celebrated on April 17 by the World Federation of Haemophilia. This year, the World Haemophilia Day is celebrated under the following theme Them…..Read Here

Rural Health Statistics Report

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released the Rural Health Statistics Report. According to the report, there is an overall shortage of specialist doctors at the Commun…..Read Here

Regulations Review Authority 2.0

The Reserve Bank of India recently established the Regulations Review Authority (RRA) 2.0. The authority is to function for a period of one year. Functions of RRA 2.0 The RRA will revie…..Read Here

National Startup Advisory Council

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal recently chaired the first meeting of the National Startup Advisory Council. National Startup Advisory Council It was constituted…..Read Here

EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport 4 All Challenge. The main objective of the EatSmart Cities Challenge is to create…..Read Here

What is Double Mutant Corona Virus Variant?

The National Institute of Virology recently shared a data showing the break up of 361 genome sequenced samples that were collected between January and March 2021. Key Findings The study…..Read Here

Right to Privacy, Reputation extinguishes after death: Madras High Court

The Madras High court recently pronounced that the Right to Privacy of a deceased person cannot be inherited. What is the issue? J Deepa, niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha fi…..Read Here

What is Lyrid Meteor Shower?

The Lyrid Meteor shower is active each year in the month of April. In 2021, they are expected to begin on April 19, 2021. They are generally referred to as April Lyrids. About Lyrid Met…..Read Here

Asian Wrestling Championship: Vinesh Phogat wins Gold

The Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won her maiden Gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship. She won the medal beating Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh. Key Highlights Vinesh had earlier w…..Read Here

US Treasury report: India placed on currency watch list

The United States recently released its report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States. The report reviewed currency practices of t…..Read Here

US on Refugee Cap

The US President Joe Biden has planned to lift the refugee cap by May 2021. The former President Donald Trump had imposed historically low cap, on refugees. Trump had earlier set the Re…..Read Here

Gender Samvaad Event

The Ministry of Rural Development recently launched the Gender Samvaad Event. It is a joint initiative between DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE. The main objective of Gender Samvaad event was to cre…..Read Here

Turkey bans Crypto Currency payments

The Bitcoin currency tumbled more than 4% after the Central Bank of Turkey banned the use of Crypto currencies and crypto assets for purchases. The bank cited possible irreparable damag…..Read Here

Health sector included in ECLGS scheme

The Ministry of Finance recently expanded the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme to Rs 3 lakh crores. It aims to provide relief to stressed companies in the country. This m…..Read Here


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