Current Affairs – April 21, 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 21, 2021.

People’s bank of china report on India’s demographic advantage

The Central Bank of China, that is, the People’s bank of China recently released a report on Demographics. Report on Demographics of China According to the report, the strict birth po…..Read Here

Insurance Scheme for Health Workers under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

The Government of India is to extend the insurance scheme for health workers under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for another one year. Key Highlights The current COVID Warrior …..Read Here

AAYUDH Advance Controversy

In April 2021, it was claimed that a drug called Aayudh Advance was effective against COVID-19. The trials for the drug were conducted at two government hospitals in Ahmedabad. However,…..Read Here

Civil Services Day: April 21

Every year India celebrates National Civil Services Day on April 21. Key Highlights Sardar Vallabhai Patel often referred the Indian Administrative Service as “Steel Frame of India”…..Read Here

Cabinet approves Subsidy for Urea produced via Coal Gasification

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved subsidy for Urea that are to be produced by TFL. TFL is a state-run fertilizer plant. It is Talcher Fertilizer Plant. About t…..Read Here

Crude oil output of India drops

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently released its data for the fiscal year 2020-21. According to the data, crude oil production of India fell to 30.5 million tonnes. It wa…..Read Here

Australia-India Indo Pacific Oceans Initiative

Australia recently launched the Australia-India Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative Partnership. The programme will support free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The Government of Australi…..Read Here

COVAXIN neutralises double Mutant Strain

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently announced that COVAXIN neutralises the Double Mutant Strain of COVID-19. Key Highlights The National Institute of Virology recently demon…..Read Here

Amnesty International: Global review of the death penalty

The Amnesty International recently released the global Review of Death Penalty. Key Findings of the report Around 483 executions were recorded in eighteen countries according to the rep…..Read Here

India elected to three bodies of the UN ECOSOC

India was recently elected to the three bodies of the United Nations. They were the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Executive Board of the UN Entity for Gender Equa…..Read Here

Russia to launch its own Space Station

The agreement between Roscosmos and its international partners is to run out in 2024. With this, Russia has planned to pull out of the International Space Station and launch its own spa…..Read Here

Blue Nature Alliance- Global Marine initiative

The Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership of five core partners and few other Non-Profit Organisations. The core partners are Conservation International, The Global Environment F…..Read Here

George Floyd: Ex-policeman found guilty of murder

On April 20, 2020, the former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of manslaughter and murder in George Floyd case. He has now found guilty (arrested for proven charges of mu…..Read Here

New Zealand set to consolidate healthcare into National service

On April 21, 2021 the New Zealand government announced that it is to consolidate the fragmented health system in the country into a national service. The consolidated system is to look …..Read Here

What is Air Independent Propulsion? How is it used in Submarines?

The Defence Research Development Organisation recently achieved a milestone in the development of Air Independent Propulsion system. The system was operated in endurance mode and max po…..Read Here

What is Potamophylax coronavirus?

Kosovar Biologist Halil Ibrahimi has named a newly discovered insect after COVID-19 virus. About the insect Ibrahimi spent years working on a different type of Caddisfly species. The sp…..Read Here


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