Daily Current Affairs Update: 24th April

Daily Current Affairs Update: 24th April

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.

Iran’s Alireza Firouzja beats Magnus Carlsen in Banter Blitz Cup final

16-year-old Iranian refugee, Alireza Firouzja beats World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup 2020 and to claim the $14,000 prize. Firouzja, an Iranian now living in Paris, is is the second-youngest player to reach a rating of 2700 from Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), the body that governs international chess competition. He is ranked 21st in the world.

India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched

Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh has launched India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab through video conference. India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched has been named as “Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab”.

UNODC launches “Lockdown Learners” series in India

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) has rolled out a ‘Lockdown Learners’ series in India under its flagship “Education for Justice” initiative. It has launched ‘Lockdown Learners’ series of online dialogues with educators and students in India.

Renowned thespian Usha Ganguly passes away

Usha Ganguly, an eminent theatre director, actor and activist, passed away. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for direction in 1998. She has also been honoured by the West Bengal Government as the best actress for the play Gudia Ghar.

‘Serve-the-Seniors Initiative’ helpline launches by JKSLSA

Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Services Authority (JKSLSA) has launched a helpline under ‘Serve-the-Seniors Initiative’. This initiative was taken under the guidance of Justice Gita Mittal, Patron-in-Chief and Justice Rajesh Bindal Executive Chairman of State Legal Services Authority.

CSIR-IGIB develops ”Feluda” low-cost COVID-19 test strip

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) has developed ”Feluda” a low-cost COVID-19 test strip. It was developed by two scientists Dr Souvik Maiti and Dr Debojyoti Chakraborty.

World Games unveil new logo for 2022 edition

The 11th edition of World Games, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, US (United States) has unveiled the updated logo and title. It has been delayed a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The World Games were initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held from July 7 to 17, 2022.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was observed globally on 24 April. ‘International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace’ was 1st observed by the United Nations (UN) on April 24, 2019. 

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