Current Affairs – April 16, 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 16, 2021.

Gaganyaan: ISRO signs agreement with France

The Indian Space Research Organisation recently signed an agreement with the French Space Agency CNES. CNES is National Centre for Space Studies. CNES stands for Centre National d’etu…..Read Here

UNFPA Study on Bodily Autonomy

The United Nations Population Fund recently released a report “My Body is My Own”. The report is about women’s power to make decisions on their bodies. It also reported about the …..Read Here

What is Adenovirus?

The US health authorities recently paused the rollout of one-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine uses similar technology as that of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Both the…..Read Here

What is Forest fire Season?

In April 2021, Uttarakhand recorded 361 forest fire incidents in just five days. During this period, over 567 hectares of forests have been destroyed. This includes 380 hectares of rese…..Read Here

Facebook Inclusive Internet Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit along with Facebook recently released the Inclusive Internet Index. According to the index, India is at the 49th spot when it comes to internet inclusion…..Read Here

PM CARES Fund: Oxygen Plant for 100 new hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently announced that around hundred new hospitals are to have their own oxygen plant under the PM CARES Fund. PM CARES Fund is Prime Ministe…..Read Here

IMD: Monsoon to be normal in India in 2021

The Indian Meteorological Department recently announced that the southwest monsoon is expected to be normal at 98% of the Long Period Average. This is mainly because the La Nina or El N…..Read Here

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa to see world’s slowest growth in 2021

The International Monetary Fund recently released the Regional Economic Outlook for Sub Saharan Africa. According to the report the Sub Saharan region is to witness the world’s slowes…..Read Here

COVAXIN: Transfer of Technology from Bharat Biotech to Haffkine

The Government of India recently approved the transfer of technology from Bharat Biotech to Hafkine Institute. COVAXIN COVAXIN is one of the two drugs that is currently administered in …..Read Here

NASA to launch SpaceX Crew 2

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on World Earth Day (April 22). NASA is to launch the mission along with…..Read Here

National Dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit 2021

The United Nations General Secretary recently called for the first United Nations Food Systems Summit to be held in September 2021. The summit is to strategize actions for positive chan…..Read Here

S-400 Triumf SA-21 Growler

The Russian Government has agreed to deliver the first regimental set of S-400 Triumf SA-21 Growler Air Defence System to India. India and Russia have signed a 5.43 billion USD contract…..Read Here

National level Climate Vulnerability report to be released

The Department of Science and Technology is to release a National Level Climate Vulnerability report. The title of the report is “Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Adaptation Plann…..Read Here

ROPAX Jetty Project on River Dhamra

The Government of India recently approved Rs 50 crores to develop an all-weather ROPAX in Odisha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 110 crores. The project aims to lau…..Read Here


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