Current Affairs – April 30, 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 30, 2021.

Ayushman Bharat Diwas: April 30

Every year, the Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated on April 30 in India. Why is Ayushman Bharat Diwas celebrated? The Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated to achieve twin missions. They…..Read Here

Russia expels European Diplomats

Russia recently expelled diplomats of Latvia, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Czech diplomats. It was retaliation from Russia after the countries expelled the Russian diplomats. …..Read Here

Why were the Goa Infra Projects red flagged?

The Central Empowerment Committee appointed by the Supreme Court recently raised serious concerns of Environmental Impact in Goa. This was related to the double tracking of the railway …..Read Here

National Commission for Women: WhatsApp Number for Pregnant Women

The National Commission for Women recently launched the WhatsApp number for pregnant women. The helpline number is 9354954224. It is a “message only” helpline number. It will provid…..Read Here

Import of 17 medical devices allowed

The Government of India recently allowed import of seventeen medical devices to provide relief to the COVID-19 patients. However, the importer should make mandatory declarations under L…..Read Here

Mining Robot Stranded in the Pacific

A Deep-sea mining robot, Patania II got stranded on the Pacific Ocean floor. What happened? The Patania II robot was designed to explore rocks rich in Nickel and Cobalt in the Pacific O…..Read Here

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched sixty Starlink Internet Satellites. The satellites were carried by Falcon 9 rocket. It was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station located in F…..Read Here

Char Dham Yatra suspended

The Government of India recently suspended the Char Dham Yatra due to surge in COVID-19. Only the priests are to be allowed to conduct the daily worship and rituals. The Kedarnath is to…..Read Here

Stampede at Israeli Pilgrimage site

A massive stampede at Meron, a Jewish Pilgrimage site in Israel killed at least 44 people. This was the largest COVID-19 era gathering of Israel. About the disaster The stampede occurre…..Read Here

Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, 2021

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Electric Vehicle Outlook. Key Findings of the report Three million new electric cars were registered in 2020. This was 41% h…..Read Here

Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun honour to Bengaluru Teacher

The Japanese Government recently awarded the “Order of Rising Sun” to a Bengaluru based Japanese teacher, Shyamala Ganesh. About Shyamala Ganesh Shyamala is a Japanese teacher at th…..Read Here

Net Zero Producer Forum

Saudi Arabia recently announced that it is to join Canada, US, Qatar and Norway in forming the Net Zero Producers Forum. Net Zero Producers Forum The forum has been formed for the oil a…..Read Here

RBI joins Network for Greening the Financial System- NGFS

The Reserve Bank of India recently joined the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). By joining the system, RBI is to learn from and contribute to the Global Climate risk man…..Read Here

NATO Military Exercises launched

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation recently launched the joint military exercises in Albania called the “DEFENDER-Europe 21”. Thousands of military forces from the US are partic…..Read Here



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