Current Affairs – April 29, 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 29, 2021.

Inter-Ministerial group set up to clear global relief materials

The Government of India has set up a High level Inter-Ministerial Group to establish procedures for immediate clearance of relief materials from foreign countries. About the Group As th…..Read Here

PM CARES Fund: 1 Lakh Portable Oxygen Concentrators

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently sanctioned the procurement of one lakh oxygen portable oxygen concentrators from the PM-CARES Fund. Oxygen Generation Plants Initially, 162 Pre…..Read Here

Somanathan: New Finance secretary

The Expenditure Secretary T V Somanathan was recently designated as the Finance Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. About T V Somanathan Currently he is the senior m…..Read Here

Brazil: Sputnik V vaccine supply had live cold virus

The Health Regulator of Brazil recently announced that the Sputnik V vaccines of Russia carried live cold virus. It has thus raised questions about the integrity of the manufacturing pr…..Read Here

First indigenous vaccine for fish developed in India

The Central Institute of Brackish Aquaculture located in Chennai has developed an indigenous vaccine for Viral Nervous Necrosis. The name of the vaccine is Nodavac-R Viral Nervous Necro…..Read Here

NITI calls for EV purchase subsidy in addition to FAME-II subsidy

NITI Aayog recently said that the Government of India should provide incentives on purchase of electric vehicles over and above existing subsidies being provided under FAME II scheme. A…..Read Here

Who was Michael Collins?

Michael Collins was an American Astronaut. He was the pilot of the Apollo 11 command module. On July 20, 1969, Michael Collins stayed behind when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became t…..Read Here

Where is Plain of Jars located?

The archaeologists recently found that the jars in the “Plain of Jars” were used as burial sites. They have also found that though the jars could be 3,000 years old, the human remai…..Read Here

India’s first 3D printed house at IIT-M

The Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman inaugurated the first 3D printed house at IIT Madras. About the House The House was constructed using indigenous 3D printing technology……Read Here

China launches Tianhe space station core module

On April 29, 2021, China launched the core module of its Space Station. This is an important milestone in the country’s ambitious plan of establishing a permanent human presence in sp…..Read Here

UK to allow Driverless cars on roads

The United Kingdom has become the first country to announce regulation for the use of self-driving vehicles at low speeds. Background The UK wants to be at the forefront in rolling out …..Read Here

What is IA 2030?

The IA 2030 is Immunisation Agenda 2030. It was launched by World Health Organisation, GAVI and the UNICEF. It has been titled as the “A Global Strategy to leave No One Behind”. It …..Read Here

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund crosses Rs. 8,000 crores mark

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently announced that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund recently crossed Rs 8,000 crore mark. The Ministry has received 8,665 applica…..Read Here

Supply Chain Resilience Initiative launched

On April 27, 2021, India, Australia and Japan formally launched the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative. The initiative was launched to counter the dominance of China in the Global Suppl…..Read Here

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