Current Affairs – April 22, 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 22, 2021.

World Earth Day: April 22

Every year, the World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The first World Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Background In 1969, the Peace Activist John McConnell proposed to celebrate …..Read Here

US Leaders Summit: Xi Jing Ping to attend the Summit

The Chinese President Xi Jing Ping is to attend the US Leaders Summit that is to be held on World Earth Day (April 22). Also, Xi Jing Ping will deliver an important speech at the summit…..Read Here

Triple Mutant Variant

As India is struggling to battle COVID-19 crisis, a triple mutant variant strain of COVID-19 has emerged as a fresh threat. It is also called the “Bengal Variant”. The triple mutant…..Read Here

What is Beal seed viability experiment?

The Beal Seed Viability Experiment was begun by William James Beam. He was an American Botanist who worked at the Michigan State University. What is Beal Seed Viability Experiment? In 1…..Read Here

US House passes No Ban Act

The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill that will limit the ability of the President to impose religion-based travel ban. It is informally called “No Ban Act”. Why wa…..Read Here

Cosmic Rose of NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared an image of “Cosmic Rose”. Cosmic Rose Cosmic Rose is an image captured by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. T…..Read Here

Israel: Google and AWS chosen for 1 billion Nimbus Project

The Government of Israel has chosen Google and Amazon Web Services to provide cloud services for its military and Public Sector Units. The project is to be implemented in four phases an…..Read Here

Australia cancels deals on China’s Belt and Road

The Australian Government recently announced that it has cancelled deals on Belt and Road initiative over national interest. What is the issue? The Victorian State Government had signed…..Read Here

US Commission proposes adding India to CPC list

The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended Biden Administration to place four countries including India under “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC)…..Read Here

Who are FACT rebels of Chad?

The Libya based rebels that are currently attacking Chad are called FACT. FACT is Front for Change and Concord in Chad. On April 20, 2021, the President of Chad Idriss Deby died of inju…..Read Here

Global Energy Transition Index

The World Economic Forum recently released the Global Energy Transition Index. The index was prepared in collaboration with Accenture. Key findings of the Report The ten countries that …..Read Here

Global Energy Review

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Energy Review report. According to the report, the Carbon Dioxide emissions in India is to be 1.4% higher than the levels re…..Read Here

MOXIE- Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment

The Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 Mission of NASA recently converted carbon dioxide into oxygen. This is the first time this has been achieved in another planet. This was achieved by …..Read Here

COVIRAP Technology

The IIT Kharagpur has successfully commercialised the healthcare product COVIRAP. What is COVIRAP? COVIRAP is a diagnostic technology to detect COVID-19 virus. The technology is also ca…..Read Here

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