10th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of tenth April 2021 masking the next information headlines: World Homeopathy Day, Tika Utsav, Queen Elizabeth II, SBI Funds Management, Chhattisgarh Veerni Award. 

National News

1. Tika Utsav: COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi lately appealed to the Chief Ministers of the States to organise “Tika Utsav”.
  • Tika Utsav is a vaccine pageant. It is to be held between April 11, 2021, and April 14, 2021. The predominant goal of the pageant is to vaccinate as many individuals as doable. It may even give attention to zero wastage of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Currently, three states are receiving a most variety of COVID-19 doses. They are Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
  • COVAXIN and COVISHIELD are the 2 main COVID-19 vaccines which might be at the moment administered in India.
  • So far, India has shipped 64 million doses of vaccines to 84 international locations within the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. The main recipient international locations of the Indian COVID-19 vaccines are Mexico, Canada, and Brazil.
  • The GoI has deliberate to cowl 250 million individuals included within the “high priority” class by July 2021 below its vaccination programme.

2. India items Rs 100 crore patrol vessel “PS Zoroaster” to Seychelles

  • India formally handed over Rs 100 crore patrol vessel “PS Zoroaster” to Seychelles through the digital summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan.
  • The PS Zoroaster is the fourth made-in-India patrol boat developed for Seychelles since 2005. The different vessels gifted by India embrace PS Topaz (2005), PS Constant (2014), Patrol Boat Hermes (2016). 
  • The 48.9-metre patrol boat has been constructed by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering at an estimated value of Rs 100 crore.
  • The vessel has a high velocity of 35 knots and an endurance of 1,500 nautical miles.
  • It will likely be used for multi-purpose operations, resembling patrolling, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations, and search and rescue.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Seychelles Capital: Victoria.
  • Seychelles Currency: Seychellois rupee.
  • Seychelles Continent: Africa.

International News

3. Niger President Bazoum Names Mahamadou as New Prime Minister

  • Niger President Mohamed Bazoum appointed Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou to go his new cupboard because the nation’s new prime minister. He was beforehand served as a minister answerable for the finance and mining portfolios.
  • He was the chief of employees to former President Mahamadou Issoufou between 2015 and 2021. He was sworn as Niger’s first democratic transition of energy since independence in 1960.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Niger Capital: Niamey.
  • Niger Currency: West African CFA franc.

Banking News

4. SBI MF turns into first mutual fund firm to cross Rs 5 lakh crore AAUM

  • SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd has knowledgeable that it has turn out to be the primary mutual fund home in India to cross the Rs. 5 lakh crore common property below administration (AAUM) mark. SBI MF has seen a development of 35% through the monetary yr 2020-21, with its common AUM rising from Rs 3.73 lakh crore to Rs 5.04 lakh crore.
  • The firm, which is a three way partnership between India’s largest lender, State Bank of India, and Europe’s largest asset supervisor, Amundi. The fund home’s SIP guide has elevated to 1,382 crores from 1,180 crores over the past yr recording a development of 17%.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SBI Funds Management Founded: 7 February 1992.

Summits and Conferences News

5. Nirmala Sitharaman attends 103rd Development Committee Meeting of World Bank-IMF

  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated within the 103rd Meeting of the Development Committee Plenary, through video conferencing. During the assembly, she shared the measures taken to fight COVID-19 together with social assist measures for the poor and weak, and reduction measures for companies in statutory and regulatory compliance issues.
  • World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund Support for Debt Relief Under the Common Framework and Beyond;
  • COVID-19 pandemic: World Bank Group Support for Fair and Affordable Access to Vaccines by Developing Countries;
  • From COVID-19 Crisis Response to Resilient Recovery – Saving Lives and Livelihoods whereas Supporting Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development (GRID).
  • As part of the assembly, Sitharaman additionally knowledgeable that the Government of India has introduced Aatma Nirbhar Packages of Rs 27.1 trillion, which quantities to greater than 13% of the GDP. These packages would supply social safety to the poor and weak in addition to push ahead the financial reforms.

Awards News

6. Dutee Chand chosen for inaugural Chhattisgarh Veerni Award

  • Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand has been chosen for the inaugural version of the Chhattisgarh Veerni Award, by the Chhattisgarh state authorities. The award, which recognises the contribution of Indian girls in several fields, together with sports activities, will likely be given just about on April 14, 2021.
  • The Odisha sprinter turned the primary Indian lady to win a gold medal on the World University Games held in Italy in 2019. She is a silver-medalist in 100 and 200 metres on the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. Apart from this, Dutee holds the nationwide document of 11.22 secs in 100m.

Important Days

7. World Homeopathy Day: 10 April

  • World Homeopathy Day is widely known yearly on April 10 to unfold consciousness about homoeopathy and its contribution to the world of medication.
  • The day marks the start anniversary of German doctor Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, who is taken into account the founding father of the system of other medication referred to as Homeopathy. The yr 2021 marks the 266th birthday of Hahnemann. 
  • The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), Ministry of AYUSH, organised a two-day scientific convention on the event of #WorldHomoeopathyDay from April 10 & 11, 2021 in New Delhi.
  • The theme of the convention is “Homoeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine”
  • Objective: exchange of expertise by policymakers and consultants to establish strategic actions in the direction of an efficient and environment friendly inclusion of Homoeopathy in integrative care.

Obituaries News

8. Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passes away

  • Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has handed away. The 99-year-old royal handed away simply months earlier than his a hundredth birthday in June. He had retired from public duties in 2017 on the age of 96.
  • He was the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past who was a relentless presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s facet for many years.

Miscellaneous News

9. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches “NanoSniffer”

  • The Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the world’s first Microsensor based mostly Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) referred to as “NanoSniffer”.
  • The ETD has been developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup. It is being marketed by Vehant Technologies, a spin-off from a former IIT Delhi incubated startup Kritikal Solutions.

10. Indian Army Officer Bharat Pannu Breaks 2 Guinness World Records

  • Indian Army’s Lieutenant Colonel, Bharat Pannu has earned two Guinness World Records for his quickest solo biking feats from October 2020. The first document was created when Lt Col Pannu cycled from Leh to Manali (472 km distance) on October 10, 2020, in simply 35 hours and 25 minutes.
  • Lt Col Pannu created a second document when he cycled the 5,942-km-long ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ route, which connects Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, in 14 days, 23 hours and 52 minutes.