29th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of twenty ninth April 2021 masking the next information headlines: International Dance Day, NEO-01, Asian Development Bank, IHS Markit, Ladakh Ignited Minds undertaking.

International News

1. China Launches Robot Prototype ‘NEO-01’ Clear Space Debris

  • The Chinese authorities has launched a robotic prototype named as ‘NEO-01’, within the Earth’s low orbit, on its Long March 6 rocket.
  • The 30kg robotic prototype has been developed by Shenzhen-based house mining start-up ‘Origin Space’. 
  • To observe small celestial our bodies in deep house and to experiment with house particles removing strategies.
  • NEO-01 will use a big web to seize particles left behind by different spacecraft after which burn it utilizing its electrical propulsion system.

Economy News

2. ADB Projects India’s GDP to develop 11% in FY22

  • The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected the expansion charge of India’s financial system, in its newest flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021, as follows:
  • FY22 (2021-22): 11%
  • FY23 (2022-23): 7%

ADB has primarily based the speed on the “strong” vaccine drive being undertaken throughout the nation, nonetheless, it has additionally cautioned that the current surge in COVID circumstances might put the nation’s financial restoration at “risk”.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa; Headquarters: Manila, Philippines.
  • ADB Established: 9 December 1966.

3. IHS Markit Estimates GDP Growth Rate of India at 9.6% for FY22

  • London-based monetary companies firm IHS Markit has projected the GDP development charge of the Indian financial system to develop at 9.6 per cent in FY22 (2021-22).
  • The revision is predicated on elements like ongoing lockdown and mobility curbs coupled with fears of an extension, time-wise and throughout extra Indian cities.

Appointment News

4. Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja turns into ASICS model ambassador

  • Japanese Sportswear model ASICS introduced that it has appointed Ravindra Jadeja, the all-rounder of the Indian cricket group and Chennai Super Kings as its model ambassador. The firm, which focuses on sporting gear for the working class.
  • ASICS has been working with younger and recent athletic expertise throughout numerous genres of sports activities. In India, ASICS is promoted by actor Tiger Shroff. In Asia, ASICS presently has over 55 shops throughout India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

Agreements News

5. Indian Army indicators MoU with HPCL & NIEDO for Ladakh Ignited Minds undertaking

  • Ladakhi youth Army below the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps signed MoU for Ladakh Ignited Minds undertaking with company companion Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and executing company National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) HQ 14 Corps Leh.
  • The undertaking Ladakh Ignited Minds: A Centre of Excellence and Wellness has been conceptualized to safe a greater future for the youth of UT of Ladakh.
  • The programme below the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army could be executed by National Integrity & Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) a Kanpur-based NGO.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Governors & Administrators of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

Defence News

6. DRDO Conducts Maiden Trial of Python-5 Air to Air Missile Using LCA Tejas

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), efficiently test-fired the fifth technology Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) from Tejas plane, at Goa. This provides the Python-5 Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) within the air-to-air weapons package deal of India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas.
  • The trials additionally aimed to validate the improved functionality of the already built-in Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) AAM on Tejas. Python-5 air-to-air missile (AAM) has been manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel and is among the most refined guided missiles on the earth.

Ranks and Reports News

7. India Ranks forty ninth in Chandler Good Government Index 2021

  • India has been positioned at forty ninth place amongst 104 nations within the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2021.
  • Finland has topped the CGGI Index 2021 and Venezuela is the final ranked nation at 104.
  • The Chandler Good Governance Index is launched by the Chandler Institute of Governance headquartered in Singapore.
  • The index is ready primarily based on seven pillars particularly management and foresight, sturdy establishments, strong legal guidelines and insurance policies, enticing market place, monetary stewardship, serving to individuals rise, international affect and popularity.

Awards News

8. Krithi Karanth turns into 1st Indian lady to get ‘Wild Innovator Award’

  • Dr. Krithi K Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), has been chosen as the primary Indian and Asian lady for the 2021 ‘WILD Innovator Award’.
  • This award given by the ‘‘WILD ELEMENTS Foundation” brings collectively a coalition of innovators, advocates and companions to “disrupt the status quo and identify solutions to global sustainability and conservation,”.
  • The Foundation’s distinctive method to addressing local weather change is the “Power of Three,” recognising the interconnectedness of animal-kind, humankind, and plantkind for the long run planetary wellness of our shared residence.

Important Days 

9. International Dance Day noticed globally on 29 April

  • The International Dance Day is noticed globally on 29 April yearly. The day celebrates the worth and significance of the dance and encourages participation and training on this artwork type by occasions and festivals.
  • The day 29 April has been chosen because it marks the beginning anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), who is named the creator of recent ballet.
  • The theme of International Dance Day 2021: ‘Purpose of dance’.
  • The day was created in 1982, by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the primary companion for the performing arts of UNESCO.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • International Theatre Institute Founded: 1948.
  • Headquarters of International Theatre Institute: Paris, France.

Obituaries News

10. Noted Odia and English Author Manoj Das Passes Away

  • Eminent Indian educationist, widespread columnist and prolific creator, who wrote in Odia and English, Manoj Das has handed away.
  • The first guide of Das was of poetry referred to as ‘Satavdira Artanada’, in Odia, which was revealed when he was in highschool.
  • He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2020 for his contributions within the discipline of literature and training.