Current Affairs – April 24, 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 24, 2021.

National Panchayati Raj Day: April 24

Every year, the National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on April 24. The first National Panchayati Raj day was declared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on April 24, 2010. It is celeb…..Read Here

NBFCs to function in GIFT city, Gujarat

The International Financial Service Centre recently granted permission for the Non-Banking Finance Companies to operate in Gujarat GIFT City. The NBFCs will now be allowed to offer whol…..Read Here

GoI targets 17 million tonnes of Mustard Production

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that it is to bring nine million tonnes of land under mustard cultivation. This will increase mustard production to 17 …..Read Here

Zydus drug Virafin gets DCGI nod

The Drug Controller General of India recently provided “Restricted Emergency Use Approval” for the use of “Virafin”. Virafin is used to treat moderate COVID-19 infections. About…..Read Here

Glacier burst reported in Sumna, Neeti Valley

On April 23, 2021, a Glacier burst occurred in Sumna, Neeti Valley located in Chamoli district in India-China border. A Border Road Organisation Camp came under the avalanche. The India…..Read Here

Export of processed food products increase by 27% during April-February 20-21

The exports of processed food products during April-February 2020-21 grew by 26.51%. Their exports amounted to Rs 43,798 crores during this period. Exports of Processed Food Products Th…..Read Here

COVISHIELD protects against Double Mutant

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology recently announced that COVISHILED vaccine protects against B.1.617 variant. It is also called the double mutant strain. The vaccines were …..Read Here

116 Indian districts reported zero malaria cases in 2020

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare recently reported that as many as 116 districts in India have reported zero malaria cases in 2020. About the achievement In 2020, India h…..Read Here

Basic customs duty and health cess on medical oxygen, equipment launched

The Government of India has granted complete exemption from basic health cess on import of oxygen-related equipment and customs duty for a period of three months. Background With the CO…..Read Here

SVAMITVA E-Property Cards distributed

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the distribution of E-Property Cards under the Svamitva Scheme. Around 4.09 lakh property cards were distributed. The cards were distributed on…..Read Here



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