Current Affairs – April 26, 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 26, 2021.

World Intellectual Property Day: April 26

Every year, the World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26. The day is celebrated to highlight the importance of Intellectual Property. The day is celebrated by the World…..Read Here

International Climate Finance Plan of the US

The US President recently announced the country’s new Finance Plan at the Leader’s Summit on Climate. The Summit was hosted by the USA. About the Plan The US has set a new goal to c…..Read Here

Gambia eliminates Trachoma

Gambia recently became the second African country to eliminate Trachoma. Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Ghana became the first African country to eliminate Trachoma…..Read Here

Russia’s central bank increases interest rates

The Central Bank of Russia has increased the interest rate from 4.5% to 5%. Why did the Bank increase the interest rates? This is the second time the apex bank is increasing the interes…..Read Here

SpaceX Crew 2: Key Facts

The SpaceX Crew 2 is the second crewed flight of Crew Dragon spacecraft. It is the third overall crewed orbital flight. Under Crew 2 Mission, NASA and SpaceX together transported four a…..Read Here

Infections after COVID Vaccination

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently reported that around two to four of the ten thousand vaccinated people tested positive for the disease. This is referred to as “Breakth…..Read Here

NASA helicopter makes third flight on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced that the Ingenuity helicopter has completed its third flight successfully. Third Flight of Ingenuity Helicopt…..Read Here

CSIR Sero survey Results

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research recently released the results of Sero Survey. Key Findings of the Survey The survey was conducted on 10,427 persons. Of these, only 10…..Read Here

Zhurong: China’s first Mars rover

China has named its first Mars rover as Zhurong after a traditional fire god. The name signifies igniting the flame of Planetary Explorations of China. About Zhurong Zhurong is on board…..Read Here

ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand: April 25

Every year Anzac Day is celebrated on April 25 in Australia and New Zealand. The day is celebrated as a national day of remembrance that commemorates all the New Zealanders and Australi…..Read Here

New Zealand’s action to save Maui dolphins

The Maui Dolphins are found only in the West Coast of New Zealand and no where else in the world. They are one of the smallest dolphin’s subspecies globally. There are only 63 Maui do…..Read Here

Zhao: 1st Asian woman to win best director Oscar

The Chinese born film maker Chloe Zhao has become the first Asian woman to win the Best director at the Academy Awards. She won the award for her film Nomadland. About Chloe Zhao Zhao w…..Read Here

What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

The Government of India is to import 10,000 oxygen concentrators. What is an Oxygen Concentrator? An oxygen concentrator concentrates oxygen from the atmosphere. Working of Oxygen Conce…..Read Here

Unicorn Black Hole

The Astronomers have discovered the smallest black holes. It has been named as Unicorn. It is 1,500 light years away from the earth. It is the closest of all the black holes found so fa…..Read Here

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