27th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty seventh April 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Zhurong, Oscars Awards 2021, twelfth Barcelona Open title, Living Mountain.

International News

1. China names its first-ever Mars rover “Zhurong”

  • China has named its first-ever Mars rover “Zhurong” after an historic fireplace god forward of a touchdown try on the Red Planet in May.
  • The China National Space Administration (CNSA) revealed the identify on the sixth China Space Day held in Nanjing. The Chinese identify for Mars, “Huoxing,” actually means “fire star.”

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

Economy News

2. Goldman Sachs Downgrade India’s GDP Growth Forecast to 10.5% for FY22

  • Wall Street brokerage, Goldman Sachs revised downward the GDP development forecast of India for the fiscal yr 2021-22 (FY22) to 10.5 per cent from the sooner estimate of 10.9 per cent.
  • The downward revision is as a result of growing variety of pandemic instances and a number of key states saying stricter lockdowns, thus affecting financial actions.

Banking News

3. RBI Caps Tenure of Private Banks MD & CEO at 15 Years

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has capped the tenure of Managing Director and Chief Executive of business banks to 15 years. The identical restrict can even be relevant to whole-time administrators (WTD). This implies that the identical incumbent can not maintain the put up for greater than 15 years.
  • The revised directions will probably be relevant to all of the Private Sector Banks together with Small Finance Banks (SFBs) and wholly owned subsidiaries of Foreign Banks. However, it is not going to be relevant to overseas banks working as branches in India.

Defence News

4. India Joins Rescue Ops For Missing Indonesian Submarine “KRI Nanggala-402”

  • The Indian Navy has joined the rescue operation for an Indonesian submarine and its 53-person crew that went lacking greater than 4 days in the past. Indonesia had sought help from India after its 44-year-old submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, went lacking whereas conducting a torpedo drill north of the island of Bali.
  • The Navy’s Deep-Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSVR) left from Visakhapatnam.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Indonesia President: Joko Widodo;
  • Indonesia Capital: Jakarta;
  • Indonesia Currency: Indonesian rupiah.

Awards News

5. 93rd Academy Awards (Oscars Awards 2021) introduced

  • The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, also called the Oscars Award, happened in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021.
  • The award is offered yearly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 2021 Oscars honoured the perfect movies of 2020 and early 2021.
  • American drama ‘Nomadland’ gained most honours with three awards. Chloe Zhao, who directed “Nomadland”, was topped greatest director, and with this, she turned the one second girl to assert the title and the primary girl of color to win that award.
  • Indian movie personalities Irrfan Khan and Bhanu Athaiya had been honoured within the “In Memoriam” montage showcased on the occasion.

Sports News

6. Rafael Nadal clinches twelfth Barcelona Open title

  • Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to win his twelfth Barcelona Open title. It was Nadal’s 87th profession title, and his 61st title on clay.
  • This is the second match the place Nadal has captured 12 or extra titles. The 13-time Roland Garros champion will return to No. 2 within the FedEx ATP Rankings.

7. Manchester City gained League Cup soccer match

  • Manchester City gained the League Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur facet at Wembley.
  • City’s victory equalled Liverpool’s achievement within the early Nineteen Eighties of profitable the competitors 4 years in a row.

Books and Authors

8. A brand new e-book title “Living Mountain” by Amitav Ghosh

  • “The Living Mountain” is a brand new story by Jnanpith winner and internationally famend writer Amitav Ghosh, written through the course of the pandemic. It is a fable for the present instances: a cautionary story of how people have systematically exploited nature, resulting in an environmental collapse.
  • HarperCollins Publishers India will publish The Living Mountain as a particular standalone version in January 2022 below its prestigious Fourth Estate imprint. The e-book can even be printed concurrently in Hindi, and as an e-book and an audiobook.

Obituaries News

9. Veteran Indian Nuclear Scientist Krishnamurthy Santhanam Passes away

  • Indian nuclear scientist Krishnamurthy Santhanam, who performed a noteworthy function within the 1998 nuclear assessments at Pokhran, has handed away.
  • He was deeply related to Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

10. Doyen of Indian Classical Music Pandit Rajan Mishra Passes Away

  • Renowned Hindustani classical singer, from ‘Banaras Gharana’ of India, Pandit Rajan Mishra, has handed away.
  • He was a vocalist within the khyal type of Indian classical singing. Mishra was awarded Padma Bhushan within the discipline of artwork in 2007.
  • Pandit Rajan Mishra was additionally a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Gandharwa National Award and the National Tansen Samman.

11. Former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar Passes Away

  • Jagdish Khattar, the previous Managing Director of Maruti Suzuki, has handed away. He had served at Maruti Suzuki India Limited from 1993 to 2007. He is credited for establishing Maruti as India’s largest automobile firm.
  • Khattar joined Maruti in July 1993 as Director, and was finally elevated as Managing Director in 1999, first as authorities nominee, after which in May 2002, as Suzuki Motor Corporation nominee.
  • After his retirement from Maruti in October 2007, Khattar launched an entrepreneurial enterprise named Carnation Auto.

Miscellaneous News

12. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham leads world vaccination drive

  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, is fronting a worldwide initiative to encourage confidence in vaccines and encourage mother and father world wide to vaccinate their youngsters in opposition to lethal illnesses.
  • In a strong video launched forward of World Immunization Week, Beckham talks in regards to the lack of on a regular basis actions as a consequence of COVID-19, akin to hugs with household, spending time with associates, and being with the folks we love, and encourages mother and father to vaccinate themselves in order that they are often secure.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • UNICEF Headquarters: New York, United States of America.
  • UNICEF Executive Director: Henrietta H. Fore.