Current Affairs – April 23, 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 23, 2021.

World Book and Copyright Day: April 23

Every year the World Book and Copyrights Day is celebrated on April 23 by UNESCO. UNESCO is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. This year, to celebrate the…..Read Here

India-US 2030 Climate Partnership

On April 22, 2021, India and the United States launched the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership during the Leaders’ Summit. The US President hosted the Leaders S…..Read Here

Indian women win 7 gold in AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship

Indian Women have created history at the AIBA 2021 Youth World Boxing Championship. A total of eight Indians entered the finals. Of this, seven were women. All the women finalists finis…..Read Here

NASA SHIELDS Mission: To Study Interstellar Space

NASA recently launched the SHIELDS Mission from the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Mission is to study light from interstellar particles in the heliosphere. What is SHIELDS?…..Read Here

SC asks for National plan on COVID-19 situation

The Supreme Court recently asked the Government of India to submit a National Plan on the COVID-19 situation. Supreme Court took a Suo moto cognisance and issued a notice to the central…..Read Here

S&P: Growth of 11 per cent for India in 2021

The S&P Global Ratings recently said that the Indian Economy is to grow at 11% in 2021-22. Earlier, S&P had predicted that India will grow at 10%. Key Findings In the next coupl…..Read Here

State of Emergency in Ethiopia

Ethiopia recently declared Emergency in the southern part of Amhara region as violence broke out in various parts. The violence in Ethiopia has been increased and insecurity is extendin…..Read Here

Statehood Movement in Columbia

The House of Representatives in the US recently passed a bill to make Washington DC, the fifty first US state. The Washington DC Admission bill is being passed for the second time in a …..Read Here

GC Murmu chosen as external auditor by OPCW

G C Murmu has been chosen as the External Auditor of Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Key Highlights G C Mumru is currently serving as the CAG of India. He has b…..Read Here

US passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

The US Senate recently passed a bill to help combat the rise of hate crimes against the Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. The bill will support the local law enforcements in contro…..Read Here

Earth Day Summit

On March 22, 2021, US President Joe Biden kick started a two-day Earth Day Summit. During the Summit, the President pledged to halve the US emissions by the end of the decade. Key Highl…..Read Here

IndRa: Cost of vaccinating India’s population above 18 years 0.36% of GDP

The India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) recently said the estimated cost to vaccinate all the Indians of age 18 years will be Rs 67,193 crores. This is 0.36% of the GDP of the country. …..Read Here

Second World Ocean Assessment

The United Nations recently released the Second World Ocean Assessment report. It is the work of hundreds of scientists appointed by the members of United Nations from all over the worl…..Read Here

Japan to host first joint military exercise with US and France

Japan is to hold its first military drill with French and US troops in May 2021. According to Japan, the exercise is being held as it is concerned about the increasing Chinese actions i…..Read Here

SBI Report: FY22 growth at 10.4%,

The State Bank of India recently revised the growth of India for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 to 10.4%. Earlier, the bank had predicted the growth rate as 11%. SBI has curbed the growth rate…..Read Here

What is Proning?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently issued guidelines on proning for self-care for COVID-19 patients at home. Under the new guidelines, the ministry has advised the COVID…..Read Here

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana: Free Food Grains till June

The Government of India recently announced that it will provide five kilo grams of free food grains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till June 2021. The free food grains…..Read Here

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