13rd April 2021 Current Affairs

GK Update of thirteenth April 2021 masking the next information headlines: BAFTA Awards 2021, Sputnik V, Lilavati Awards 2020, Axis Bank, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. 

International News

1. Sanskrit studying app ‘Little Guru’ unveiled in Bangladesh

  • A Sanskrit studying app ‘Little Guru’ has launched in Bangladesh by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) of the High Commission of India.
  • The Sanskrit studying app is a part of the marketing campaign being run by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) to advertise the Sanskrit language amongst college students, non secular students, Indologists and historians the world over.
  • The Sanskrit studying app ‘Little Guru’ relies on an interactive platform that can make Sanskrit studying simple, entertaining and enjoyable.
  • This app will assist people who find themselves already studying Sanskrit or those that are wanting to be taught Sanskrit to take action in a simple method primarily based on video games, competitors, rewards, peer to look interactions, and so on.
  • This App combines training with leisure, stated a press launch issued by the High Commission of India.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
  • President of Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid.

State News

2. Ghaziabad points India’s first municipal inexperienced bonds

  • Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) has introduced efficiently elevating and itemizing India’s first Green Municipal bond concern. GNN raised ₹150 crores at a price of 8.1 per cent.
  • Money might be used to wash up soiled water by organising a tertiary water therapy plant and provide piped water by water meters to locations like Sahibabad.
  • Ghaziabad is debt-free and has maintained a income surplus place in the previous few years, in line with India Ratings.

Appointments News

3. Poonam Gupta to go NCAER as its first girl DG

  • Poonam Gupta would be the new director-general of the coverage suppose tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).
  • Gupta will succeed the present head of the suppose tank, Shekhar Shah, to develop into the primary girl to carry the submit. Currently, Gupta is the lead economist on the World Bank in Washington DC.
  • Prior to becoming a member of the World Bank in 2013, she was the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor on the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) and a professor of macroeconomics on the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • NCAER Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • NCAER Founded: 1956.

4. Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra named as subsequent Chief Election Commissioner

  • The incumbent Election Commissioner (EC) Sushil Chandra has been named to develop into the following Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He will assume cost with impact from April 13, 2021. He will change incumbent CEC, Sunil Arora, who will retire on April 12, 2021.
  • The Election Commission of India consists of three members, specifically Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. The two ECs are Rajiv Kumar and Sushil Chandra.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Election Commission Formed: 25 January 1950;
  • Election Commission Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • First govt of Election Commission: Sukumar Sen.

Agreements News

5. Bharti AXA Life and Fincare SFB be a part of palms for bancassurance partnership

  • Bharti Axa Life and Fincare Small Finance Bank have joined palms for a bancassurance partnership underneath which the financial institution will promote insurance coverage insurance policies to its clients. This alliance will make life insurance coverage options reachable to over 26.5 lakhs clients of Fincare Small Finance Bank and supply monetary safety to them.
  • Under the partnership, Bharti AXA Life Insurance will supply its complete suite of life insurance coverage merchandise, together with safety, financial savings and funding plans, to the shoppers of Fincare Small Finance Bank throughout its 747 branches and digital community presence throughout the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • MD and CEO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance: Parag Raja;
  • MD & CEO Fincare Small Finance Bank: Rajeev Yadav.

Banking News

6. Axis Bank turns into co-promoter of Max Life Insurance

  • Axis Bank Ltd knowledgeable it has develop into co-promoters of Max Life Insurance Company Limited, after completion of the acquisition of 12.99% stake collectively by the Axis Entities within the firm. Axis Bank and its two subsidiaries Axis Capital Limited and Axis Securities Limited will collectively personal a 12.99% stake in Max Life after the consummation of the deal.
  • The Axis Entities have a proper to accumulate an extra stake of as much as 7% in Max Life, in a number of tranches, topic to regulatory approvals. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) gave its formal approval in February of 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Max Life Insurance CEO: Prashant Tripathy;
  • Max Life Insurance Founded: 2001;
  • Max Life Insurance Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • Axis Bank CEO: Amitabh Chaudhry;
  • Axis Bank Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Axis Bank Founded: 1993.

Economy News

7. Nomura slashes India’s GDP forecast to 12.6% in FY22

  • The Japanese brokerage firm Nomura has revised the GDP forecast of India within the monetary yr 2021-22 (FY22) to 12.6 per cent from the earlier estimate of 13.5 per cent, amid rising coronavirus circumstances and better inflation.
  • Nomura has pegged the calendar yr GDP development at 11.5 per cent, a decline from 12.4 per cent estimated earlier.

Awards News

8. 74th Edition of BAFTA Awards 2021 introduced

The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) for the yr 2021, has been introduced by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. BAFTA 2021 is the 74th version of the annual award to honour the most effective nationwide and overseas movies of 2020 and early 2021.

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9. Lilavati Awards 2020 introduced

  • The Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank lately offered the AICTE Lilavati Awards, 2020 in New Delhi. The awards have been offered primarily based on the theme “Women Empowerment”.
  • The winners have been chosen by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) in six sub-themes.

Science and Technology News

10. Russian Vaccine Sputnik V will get emergency use authorisation in India

  • The Central drug regulator, DCGA has authorized emergency use authorisation of the Russian Vaccine, Sputnik V. It has now develop into the third vaccine to get emergency use authorisation from the drug regulator after Covishield and Covaxin.
  • The Vaccine was developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology final yr in Russia.
  • The scientific trials of SPUTNIK V in India is being executed by Dr Reddy’s Lab. The Hyderabad primarily based, multinational Indian pharma firm, Dr Reddy’s Lab has additionally inked an settlement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, RDIF for the provision of the Russian vaccine in India.
  • The Subject Expert Committee of the Indian drug regulator had yesterday beneficial SPUTNIK V for emergency use authorisation.
  • The vaccine has displayed strong ends in its scientific trials within the nation.
  • RDIF has claimed effectiveness of 91.6 per cent for the Sputnik V vaccine. Dr Reddy’s had utilized for emergency use of Sputnik-V in February this yr.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.
  • Russia Currency: Russian Ruble.

Important Days News

11. 102 years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  • The Jallianwala Bagh bloodbath, also called the Amritsar bloodbath, occurred on 13 April 1919. This yr we commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the fear that shook your complete nation to a standstill.
  • The Jallianwalabagh backyard has been transformed right into a memorial. And 1000’s of individuals on this present day come to pay their respects to the martyred males, ladies, who have been killed on that fateful day for the nation.
  • Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered troops of the British Indian Army to fireplace their rifles right into a crowd of unarmed Indian civilians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. General Dyer, the British India military officer, felt the folks gathering for such a trigger was anti-national.
  • He ordered the 50 of his troops consisting of Sikh, Gurkha, Baluchi, and Rajput to open fireplace on the unarmed women and men. The ensuing figures would make you go numb as 379 males and ladies have been killed for no fault of theirs and 1100 injured.

Obituaries News

12. Legendary taking pictures coach Sanjay Chakravarty Passes away

  • Legendary taking pictures coach Sanjay Chakravarty handed away as a consequence of Covid-19. The Dronacharya awardee had educated a few of the most interesting Indian shooters together with Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Anjali Bhagwat and Suma Shirur, Deepali Deshpande, Anuja Jung and Ayonika Paul.