Current Affairs – April 20, 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 20, 2021.

DRDO develops Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System

The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed a Supplemental Oxygen Delivery System. It is to be used for soldiers posted at extreme high-altitude areas. A…..Read Here

India, Germany MoU on Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment

India and Germany have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on “Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment”. It is in line with the objective of Swachh Bharat…..Read Here

Israel: National plan to reduce 80% GHG emissions by 2050

The Ministry of Energy of Israel recently announced a National Plan to reduce 80% of Greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as compared to that of 2015. About the plan The plan aims to shut d…..Read Here

Report: One in two Indian adults experienced cybercrime in last 12 months

The NortonLifeLock recently released a report titled “2021 Norton cyber–Safety Insights Report”. Key Findings of the report 59% of Indians, that is, more than one in two adults in…..Read Here

Tourism and Culture Ministry inaugurates online exhibition on Ramayana

The Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel recently inaugurated the first online exhibition of Ramayana. About the exhibition The exhibition will show case 49 mi…..Read Here

World Press Freedom Index, 2021

The Reporters Without Borders, a not-for-profit body recently published the World Press Freedom Index, 2021. It ranked 180 countries. India ranked 142 in the index. India was at the sam…..Read Here

Indian Railways runs Oxygen Express

The Ministry of Railways recently announced that it is to create a Green Corridor to ensure fast movement of Oxygen Express trains. These Oxygen Express trains are to be operated to hel…..Read Here

Vaccination Strategy of Phase 3

The Prime Minister recently chaired a high-level meeting with the top doctors of the country. After the meeting, it was decided to liberalize and accelerate the phase three strategy of …..Read Here

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter makes historic flight

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully become the first aircraft in history to fly in another planet. Ingenuity Helicopter The helicopter was carried by the Perseverance Mars ro…..Read Here

Sudarshan Sen Committee of RBI

The Reserve Bank of India recently set up a committee to study about the Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARC) in the country. The committee will evaluate the role of ARCs in debt resolu…..Read Here

Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy recently released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme for the year 2021-22. This reimb…..Read Here

Khanjar: India-Kyrgyztan Military Exercise

India and Kyrgyztan recently held a joint Special Force Military Exercise called the “Khanjar”. The exercise was held at Bishek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. About the Exercis…..Read Here

What is Deepwater Horizon Disaster?

It has been eleven years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded. The explosion that occurred in the rig on April 20, 2010, killed eleven people. What is Deep…..Read Here

World Heritage Day: April 18 – Update (April, 2021)

Every year, the World Heritage Day is celebrated on April 18. The day is also called the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the World Heritage Day was celebrated unde…..Read Here

What is Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) alert?

The Global Forest Watch recently reported that India recorded 82,170 forest fire alerts between April 1, 2021 and April 14, 2021. This is nearly double the number reported during the sa…..Read Here

Online Portal: For trusted telecom gear makers

The Government of India recently launched an online portal to procure telecom gears from “trusted sources”. The sources to be listed in the portal are to be identified by the highes…..Read Here

Dracopristis hoffmanorum: Godzilla shark discovered in New Mexico

In 2013, Jonh Paul Hodnett, a graduate student unearthed fossil of a shark at Albuquerque, New Mexico. It turns out that, it is a fossil of a new shark species so far not known to man. …..Read Here

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme

The Union Minister for Commerce and Industry recently launched the “Start Up India Seed Fund” scheme. The scheme aims to provide financial support to the startups for their prototyp…..Read Here

State of the Global Climate 2020 Report

The World Meteorological Organisation recently released the “State of the Global Climate 2020” report. Key Findings of the Report 2011-2020 was the warmest decade in record. COVID-1…..Read Here

Union Cabinet approves India-Bangladesh Cooperation in Trade

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Director General of Trade Remedies of India and Trade and Tariff Commission of Bangladesh. The agr…..Read Here

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