24th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty fourth April 2021 masking the next information headlines: Climate Change Explained – For One And All, Ind-Ra Projects, SBI Research Projects, HDFC Bank, Nelson Mandela World Humanitarian Award 2021.

Banking News

1. RBI permits industrial banks to pay as much as 50% of pre-Covid dividends

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed industrial banks to pay dividends on fairness shares for FY21, from the earnings for the fiscal ended March 31, 2021, topic to sure situations and limits.
  • The new notification of RBI permits industrial banks to pay dividends no more than 50 per cent of the quantity decided as per the dividend payout ratio prescribed. This implies that banks might pay dividends as much as 50% of what they paid earlier than the Covid situation.

Economy News

2. Ind-Ra Projects India’s GDP Growth Rate at 10.1% in FY22

  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised downwards the GDP development forecast of India in FY22 (2021-22) to 10.1 per cent.
  • Earlier Ind-Ra estimated this at 10.4 per cent. The downward revision is because of the second wave of COVID-19 infections and the slower tempo of vaccination.
  • For FY21 (2020-21), the financial system is estimated to have contracted by 7.6 per cent. Ind-Ra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fitch Group.

3. SBI Research Projects India’s GDP Growth Rate at 10.4% for FY22

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) Research has revised India’s GDP development charge for FY22 (2021-22) to 10.4%.
  • Earlier it estimated this at 11%. The downward projection has been taken in view of the growing COVID-19 associated curbs throughout states.

Appointments News

4. RBI approves Atanu Chakraborty as HDFC Bank’s part-time chairman

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted the appointment of former Economic Affairs Secretary, Atanu Chakraborty, because the part-time chairman and extra unbiased director of the personal sector lender HDFC Bank. He retired as Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in April 2020.
  • Prior to that, he served as Secretary of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).
  • Chakraborty, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, has been appointed for a interval of three years with impact from May 5, 2021 or the date of his taking cost, whichever is later.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Headquarters of HDFC Bank: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan(Succeeds Aditya Puri).
  • The tagline of HDFC Bank: We perceive your world.

 Awards News

5. Rumana Sinha Sehgal gained the Nelson Mandela World Humanitarian Award 2021

  • Rumana Sinha Sehgal, Software engineer turned entrepreneur from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, gained the Nelson Mandela World Humanitarian Award 2021 by the Diplomatic Mission Global Peace.
  • She was nearly awarded for her contribution to the sphere of creating modern and useful inexperienced merchandise by recycling assorted supplies and non-biodegradable supplies.
  • Nationwide Award -under 50- Business Leader 2021 of Social entrepreneurship.
  • International Influencer of the yr 2021’ on the Influencer Summit in January 2021.
  • ReXKarmaveer Chakra (silver) and Global Fellowship award 2019 for her work within the zone of ladies and baby empowerment.
  • She was topped because the ‘Mrs Universe Successful 2018’.

Important Days

6. World Veterinary Day 2021: 24 April

  • The World Veterinary Day is noticed on the Fourth Saturday of April yearly. In 2021, the day falls on April 24, 2021. The theme of the 2021 World Veterinary Day is ‘Veterinarian response to the COVID-19 crisis.’
  • The day was created by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) in 2000 to have fun the contributions of veterinarians to the well being of animals and society.

7. International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

  • The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace noticed globally on 24 April.
  • ‘International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace’ was first noticed by the United Nations (UN) on April 24, 2019.
  • The day goals to unfold information about some great benefits of multilateralism and diplomacy for peace, together with by way of instructional and public awareness-raising actions.
  • The Assembly proclaimed the day whereas contemplating that preserving the values of multilateralism and worldwide cooperation is key to advertise and assist the three pillars of the UN – Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights.
  • The Day is a reaffirmation of the UN Charter and its ideas of resolving disputes amongst international locations by way of peaceable means.

8. National Panchayati Raj Day: 24 April

  • Nation celebrates National Panchayati Raj Day on 24 April yearly. The Ministry of Panchayati Raj organizes the National Panchayati Raj day or the National Local Self Government Day.
  • India celebrates the primary National Panchayati Raj Day or the National Local Government Day on April 2010.
  • twenty fourth April 1993 marks a defining second within the historical past of decentralization of energy to the grassroots, with the institutionalization of Panchayati Raj, by way of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 which got here into power with impact from that day.
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj commemorates the twenty fourth April of yearly because the National Panchayati Raj Day(NPRD), because the 73rd Constitutional Amendment got here into power on this date. Rajasthan was the first state that carried the Panchayati Raj System in 1959 throughout the occasions of late Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru.

9. World Day for Laboratory Animals: 24 April

  • The World Day For Animals In Laboratories (WDAIL); also referred to as World Lab Animal Day or World Day for Laboratory Animals, is noticed yearly on 24 April.
  • The day was instituted in 1979 by the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), as an “international day of commemoration” for animals in laboratories.
  • WDAIL goals to finish the struggling of animals in laboratories all over the world and promote their substitute with superior scientific non-animal methods. Apart from this, the “World Week for Animals In Laboratories” (Lab Animal Week) is widely known from April 20 to 26.

Obituaries News

10. Music Composer Shravan Rathod of “Nadeem-Shravan” Fame Passes Away

  • Veteran music composer Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame has handed away because of coronavirus issues. The iconic composer duo Nadeem-Shravan (Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod), have been among the many most sought-after composers of the 90s.
  • Together they composed a few of the iconic hits for motion pictures reminiscent of Aashiqui (1990), Saajan (1991), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Pardes (1997) and Raja Hindustani (1996), amongst others.
  • The Nadeem-Shravan duo parted methods within the 2000s, nonetheless, they once more reunited to compose for David Dhawan-directed Do Knot Disturb in 2009.

11. Veteran Gujarati and Hindi Film Actor Amit Mistry Passes Away

  • Popular Gujarati and Hindi movie actor Amit Mistry, who was final seen within the Amazon Prime Video collection “Bandish Bandits”, has handed away. The actor was a outstanding face within the Gujarati theatre circuit.
  • He was additionally identified for his memorable performances in Bollywood movies like Kya Kehna, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, 99, Shor In The City, Yamla Pagla Deewana and A Gentleman in addition to TV-like Tenali Rama, Ssshhh…Koi Hai, Maddam Sir and Shubh Mangal Savadhan, in addition to OTT reveals.

Books and Authors

12. Aakash Ranison launches his E-Book “Climate Change Explained – For One And All”

  • The local weather activist-author, Aakash Ranison has come out with a brand new e-book titled “Climate Change Explained – for one and all”, on the event of Earth Day.
  • Through the e-book, the creator explains the affect of local weather change and goals to encourage readers to scale back its end result with the assistance of straightforward sustainable options.
  • The ebook is a mixture of information, information, and details about local weather change, having subjects like “Greenhouse effect, global warming, Carbon footprint” and their results on earth within the close to future.