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Daily Current Affairs Update: 21st April

Daily Current Affairs Update

Staying updated with the daily current affair is crucial for the aspirants preparing for the government job examinations. The latest news of national and international importance is what many people seek on a daily basis. With so much happening around you, it must be difficult to get all the news of the day at one place. To help the aspirants get an insight into the news of the day, we are providing you with the daily current affairs update. In this post, we will cover all the important news useful for government job aspirants.

New chief justices recommended for Bombay, Meghalaya & Orissa High Courts

New Chief Justices for Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya High Courts (HC) have been recommended by the Supreme Court (SC) Collegium that is led by the chief justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde.

S. No. Name  High court 
1 Dipankar Datta Bombay High Court
2 Biswanath Somadder Meghalaya High Court
3 Mohammad Rafiq Orissa High Court

“e-sanjeevani-opd” facility rolled out in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh government has rolled out “e-sanjeevani-opd” for free online medical consultation for sick people who were not comfortable visiting hospitals due to COVID-19 pandemic. The service will provide free online medical consultation to all the sick people at their residence throughout the state.

BRO constructs Daporijo Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh

Border Roads Organisation in Arunachal Pradesh has constructed a 430 feet long bailey “Daporijo bridge” over the Subansiri River is Upper Subansiri district. The bridge will provide adequate movement of supplies for 451 villages and approximately 3,000 security force personnel that have been deployed along the India-China border.

Kapil Dev Tripathi appointed as the new Secretary to President of India

Kapil Dev Tripathi has been appointed as the new Secretary to the President of India. Kapil Dev Tripathi is a 1980-batch retired IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

ICICI Bank launches Voice banking services for its customers

ICICI bank has rolled out a new feature of voice banking services on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for its customers. This will enable customers to #BankWithTheirVoice and get answers to banking queries, check account balance & transactions, credit card due date and more.

5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman represented India in the 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank that was held through video-conference. In the meeting, she applauded the efforts made by New Development Bank in establishing itself as a credible Global Financial Institution.

Charles Leclerc wins Chinese Virtual Grand Prix

Ferrari’s F1 race driver Charles Leclerc has won the Formula One Esports Chinese Virtual Grand Prix championship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Formula 1 has announced new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series.

Former Prime Minister of Fiji Laisenia Qarase passes away

Former Prime Minister of Fiji Laisenia Qarase has passed away. Qarase was the sixth Prime Minister of Fiji and served from 2000 to 2006. He was also a civil servant before becoming a politician and the prime minister of Fiji in 2000.

BMW India CEO & President Rudratej Singh passes away

BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh has passed away. He was appointed as the head of India operations from August 1, 2019. Before joining BMW he had earlier served as the Global President at Royal Enfield and had also worked with Unilever for more than 16 years.

Fish gills used for rechargeable metal-air battery

By using “Fish gills”, a low-cost electro-catalyst has been developed by the scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST). These low-cost electro-catalyst will be used for the development of environmentally friendly energy conversion devices and storage technologies like fuel cell, biofuel cell, and metal−air battery.

IIT-Mandi develops High-speed magnetic RAM

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh has developed a high-speed magnetic Random Access Memory (RAM). Magnetic Random Access Memory is faster, energy-efficient and it stores more data in a smaller volume as compared to existing data storage technologies.

Civil Services Day celebrated by India on 21st April

The Civil Services Day is celebrated by the Government of India on 21st April every year to commemorate the address of the first Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the probationers of Administrative Services Officers in 1947 at Metcalf House, Delhi. The day was celebrated for the first time on 21 April 2006.

World Creativity and Innovation Day: 21 April

Every year World Creativity and Innovation Day is observed globally on 21 April to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem-solving with respect to advancing the United Nations sustainable development goals, also known as the “global goals”.

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