Current Affairs – May 4, 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 May 4, 2021.

IGST on Import of Oxygen Concentrators reduced

The Ministry of Finance recently cut the IGST on import of oxygen concentrators for personal use to 12%. Earlier it was 28%. IGST is Integrated Goods and Services Tax. The decision was …..Read Here

Uranium-214- Lightest form of Uranium

The scientists have recently created lightest form of Uranium. It is called the Uranium-214. The discovery reveals more information about an alpha particle. The alpha particle are those…..Read Here

Congo declares the end of Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo recently declared the end of the twelfth outbreak of Ebola. It had killed six people in the eastern province of North Kivu. About Ebola Outbreak The cur…..Read Here

UK-India $1.4 billion investment deal

The Government of India and British Government recently finalised a one billion pound of trade and investment with India. This is expected to create 6,500 jobs in the UK. The deal has b…..Read Here

What is Significant Economic Presence (SEP) principle?

India recently notified Digital Tax threshold of two crore rupees and 300,00 users under the Significant Economic Presence principle. This threshold was notified for non-resident techno…..Read Here

Odisha’s Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently declared working journalists of the State of Odisha as the frontline COVID-19 warriors. This announcement was made under the Gopaban…..Read Here

Indian Army’s First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim

The Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was launched to benefit the troops of the Indian army. About the plant The plant uses Vanad…..Read Here

Putola Nach- Puppetry Art-form of Assam

A trust based in Assam recently made videos using the traditional art called “Putola Nach”. The art form was used to take the messages related to COVID-19 to the public through soci…..Read Here

Guidelines issued for PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry

The Government of India recently issued guidelines for the “Production Linked Scheme” of Food Processing Industry. The GoI had earlier approved the PLI Scheme for Food Processing un…..Read Here

Crimson Solar Project: US approves 550 million USD

The United States recently approved 550 million USD for the Crimson Solar Project. The project will provide electricity to 87,500 homes. About Crimson Solar Project The project is to be…..Read Here

Mark Selby- World Champion for 4th time in Snooker

The English professional snooker player Mark Selby has won the World Championship for the fourth time. This time he won the title defeating Shaun Murphy. Mark Selby Mark Selby has won t…..Read Here

Crocidura narcondamica: New Shrew species found at A&N

A team from the Zoological Survey of India has discovered a new insect eating mammal species. The animal has been named Crocidura Norcondamica. About Crocidura Norcondamica It is almost…..Read Here

BCCI suspends IPL 2021 indefinitely

The Board of Control of Cricket (BCCI) has suspended the Indian Premiere League (IPL) indefinitely due to COVID-19. The decision came in after Balaji tested positive for COVID-19. Balaj…..Read Here

First Blow Away Galaxy discovered

The astrophysicists from the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics have discovered the first blow away galaxy using the “Gemini Telescope”. The galaxy has been named as Pox 186. Puzz…..Read Here

First supply of Used Cooking Oil-based Biodiesel

On May 4, 2021, the Union Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the first supply of used cooking oil-based biodiesel. It was launched under the Expression of Interes…..Read Here

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