6th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 06th April 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Miami Open, BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit, Sankalp se Siddhi, National Maritime Day, AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships.

Business News

1. World Bank, AIIB approve mortgage for USD 300 million tasks to Punjab

  • The World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have accepted the mortgage for USD 300 million (about Rs 2,190 crore) canal-based consuming water tasks in Punjab. The mission is geared toward guaranteeing high quality consuming water and minimise water losses for Amritsar and Ludhiana.
  • The total mission shall be co-financed by IBRD (World Bank) – USD 105 million, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – USD 105 million and the Punjab authorities – USD 90 million.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Jin Liqun.
  • Headquarters of AIIB: Beijing, China.
  • AIIB established: 16 January 2016.
  • Punjab CM: Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Punjab Governor: V.P.Singh Badnore.

2. World Bank approves USD 32 million tasks to Mizoram

  • The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has accepted a USD 32 million tasks to enhance administration capability and high quality of well being providers in Mizoram.
  • The mission titled “Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project” will strengthen the governance and the administration construction of the Mizoram Health division and its subsidiaries.
  • This mission will help the state authorities’s efforts to ship high quality healthcare for the poor and weak and people positioned in distant areas.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.
  • Chief Minister of Mizoram: Pu Zoramthanga; Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.

Appointments News

3. RBI deputy governor BP Kanungo retires

  • BP Kanungo has stepped down from the publish of the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India after his time period ended on 2 April, chopping brief all expectations of an extension of his tenure.
  • He was appointed deputy governor in 2017 for three years. His time period was prolonged by yet one more 12 months in 2020. The different deputy governors of the RBI are Rajeshwar Rao, M.K. Jain and Michael Patra.

4. Shabir Khandwawala appointed new BCCI ACU chief

  • Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala, who has served because the Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) earlier than, is the brand new BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit chief.
  • The 70-year-old, a 1973 batch IPS officer, takes over from Ajit Singh whose tenure ended on March 31.
  • After retiring as Gujarat DGP in late 2010, Khandwawala labored with the Essar Group as an advisor and was additionally a part of the central authorities’s Lokpal Search Committee.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Secretary of BCCI: Jay Shah.
  • President of BCCI: Sourav Ganguly.
  • Headquarters of BCCI: Mumbai, Maharashtra; Founded: December 1928.

Schemes News

5. TRIFED launches “Sankalp se Siddhi”- Village and Digital Connect Drive 

  • Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) has launched Sankalp Se Siddhi – Village & Digital Connect Drive. It is a 100-day drive which was began on the first of April.
  • The drive entails 150 groups visiting 10 villages every of which 10 in every area from TRIFED & State Implementation Agencies, visiting 10 villages every.
  • The principal intention of this drive is to activate the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras. Ministry of Tribal Affairs in a press release stated that 100 villages in every area and 1500 villages within the nation shall be coated within the subsequent 100 days.
  • They may even establish tribal artisans and different teams and empanel them as suppliers in order that they’ll have entry to bigger markets via the Tribes India community – each bodily retailers and TribesIndia.com.
  • It is anticipated that Sankalp Se Siddhi will help in effecting a whole transformation of the tribal ecosystem throughout the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Tribal Affairs: Arjun Munda.

Awards News

6. Alfred Aho Wins the 2020 ACM Turing Award

  • Lawrence Gussman Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Alfred V. Aho has received the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, recognized informally because the “Nobel Prize of computing.” Aho shares the award together with his long-time collaborator Jeffrey David Ullman.
  • The Turing Award carries a $1 million prize, with monetary help offered by Google, Inc. It is known as for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical basis and limits of computing.

7. Suman Chakraborty to get thirtieth GD Birla Award for Scientific Research

  • Professor Suman Chakraborty has been chosen for the thirtieth GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for his excellent contribution to engineering science and its purposes in creating applied sciences for reasonably priced healthcare. He is a college member on the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s division of mechanical engineering.
  • Instituted in 1991, the award recognises eminent Indian scientists under the age of fifty for his or her unique and excellent contributions to any department of science or expertise. It carries a money prize of ₹5 lakh.
  • The recipient is chosen by a range board, whose current head is professor Chandrima Shaha, the president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

Sports News

8. Tashkent to host 2023 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships

  • President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Umar Kremlev throughout his go to to Uzbekistan formally introduced that AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships will happen in Tashkent in 2023.
  • The metropolis of Tashkent is awarded the 2023 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships after the profitable bid presentation by the Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan. The AIBA Board of Directors voted in favour of the main occasion candidate metropolis.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uzbekistan Capital: Tashkent.
  • Uzbekistan President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
  • Uzbekistan Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm.

9. Hurkacz beats Sinner to win Miami Open

  • Hubert Hurkacz of Poland received the most important title of his profession by beating 19-year-old Jannik Sinner of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-4 within the Miami Open closing. Hurkacz grew to become his nation’s first Masters 1000 champion.
  • The world quantity 37 is the lowest-ranked participant to win a Masters occasion since Tomas Berdych in Paris in 2005.

Important News

10. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 6 April

  • The United Nations celebrates the sixth of April yearly because the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Sport has traditionally performed an necessary function in all societies, be it within the type of aggressive sport, bodily exercise or play. Sports additionally presents a pure partnership for the United Nations (UN) system.
  • Sport might help promote equity, workforce constructing, equality, inclusion and perseverance. Sport and bodily exercise may also assist us get via occasions of disaster, like COVID-19, by lowering anxieties and bettering bodily and psychological well being.
  • The skilled sport additionally supplies employment and revenue to many individuals all over the world and an integral sector to the financial success of many communities and areas.

11. Nation celebrates 58th version of National Maritime Day

  • National Maritime Day in India is noticed on 5 April yearly. This 12 months is the 58th version of the National Maritime Day. The National Maritime Day is well known yearly day as an example the notice in supporting intercontinental commerce and the worldwide economic system as essentially the most well-organized, secure and sound, environmentally responsive strategy of transporting items from one nook to a different nook of the world.
  • The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964. The saga of India transport first began on April 5, 1919, when the SS Loyalty, the primary ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled from Mumbai to the United Kingdom (London). On today an award known as “Varuna” is conferred to those that made an impressive contribution to the Indian maritime sector.

Obituaries News

12. Malayalam screenwriter P. Balachandran passes away 

  • Malayalam screenwriter, filmmaker, dramatist and actor, P. Balachandran has handed away. He is finest recognized for the play Paavam Usman for which he received the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Kerala Professional Nataka Award within the 12 months 1989.
  • Balachandran has scripted many movies together with Ulladakkam (1991), Pavithram (1994), Agnidevan (1995), Punaradhivasam (2000), and Kammatti Paadam (2016). His directorial debut is Ivan Megharoopan (2012). He has additionally acted in just a few movies, essentially the most notable being Trivandrum Lodge (2012).