8th April 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 08th April 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Financial Inclusion Index, Anamaya, Vietnam, FIFA, Supreme Court of India.

National News

1. Dr Harsh Vardhan and Arjun Munda launches Tribal Health Collaborative ‘Anamaya’

  • The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan and the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda collectively launched ‘Anamaya’, the Tribal Health Collaborative on April 07, 2021, by video convention. The initiative is supported by Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
  • Anamaya is a multi-stakeholder initiative to boost the well being and diet standing of the tribal communities of India by converging efforts of assorted Government companies and organisations.
  • As a part of this Collaborative, the Ministry will undertake a number of actions equivalent to establishing the National Council on Tribal Health to drive coverage initiatives in tribal well being, the institution of a Health Cell to intently monitor healthcare supply within the tribal areas and devising mechanisms to implement the Tribal Health Action Plan.

2. CJI launches prime court docket’s AI-driven analysis portal ‘SUPACE’

  • The Supreme Court of India has launched it’s Artificial Intelligence portal “SUPACE” (Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Courts Efficiency). Through this portal, the SC intends to leverage machine studying to cope with the huge quantities of information obtained on the time of submitting of circumstances.
  • Justice L Nageshwara Rao, who can also be the chairman of the SC’s Artificial Intelligence Committee, delivered the opening tackle through the digital launch of SUPACE.
  • Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde was the first-ever chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Committee.
  • CJI Bobde first spoke of using AI to help the Supreme Court quickly after he took oath because the Chief Justice in 2019.

International News

3. Vietnam National Assembly selects PM & President

  • Vietnam’s legislature voted to make Pham Minh Chinh, a member of the Communist celebration with a historical past as a safety official, the nation’s subsequent Prime Minister. Outgoing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was appointed the brand new President.
  • The votes of the practically 500 members of the National Assembly rubber-stamped the management picks the Communist celebration made throughout its nationwide congress in January.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Vietnam Capital: Hanoi.
  • Vietnam Currency: Vietnamese dong.

4. Kosovo’s parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as president

  • Kosovo’s parliament elected Vjosa Osmani because the nation’s new president. Osmani obtained 71 votes from the lawmakers on the third spherical of voting within the Assembly of Kosovo.
  • While 82 deputies participated within the vote within the 120-member parliament, 11 votes have been declared invalid. The 38-year-old politician studied regulation on the University of Pristina in Kosovo and earned a doctorate from Pittsburgh University within the US.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kosovo Capital: Pristina.
  • Kosovo Currency: Euro.

Appointments News

5. Govt Appoints S Ramann as SIDBI CMD

  • The authorities has appointed S Ramann as Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Ramann, a 1991-batch Indian Audit & Accounts Service officer, is at present the CEO of National E-Governance Services Ltd, India’s first Information Utility.
  • The appointment is for a interval of three years from the date of his assuming the cost or till additional orders. Banks Board Bureau, the headhunter for state-owned banks and monetary establishments, had advisable his identify for the publish.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • SIDBI arrange on 2nd April 1990;
  • SIDBI Headquarters: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Banking News

6. RBI to launch Financial Inclusion Index (FI Index) yearly

  • The Reserve Bank of India has introduced that it’s going to periodically publish a “Financial Inclusion Index” (FI Index) yearly in July for the monetary 12 months ending earlier March.
  • The FI Index could be primarily based on a number of parameters and shall replicate the broadening and deepening of economic inclusion within the nation, an announcement on regulatory and developmental insurance policies of RBI.
  • Financial Inclusion has been a thrust space for the federal government, the Reserve Bank and different regulators, with important progress made over time. To measure the extent of economic inclusion within the nation, the Reserve Bank proposes to assemble and publish a Financial Inclusion Index (FI Index) primarily based on a number of parameters.

7. RBI will increase WMA limits for the State Governments/UTs

  • The Reserve Bank of India has elevated the restrict for Way and Means Advances (WMA) for the State Governments/UTs from Rs. 32,225 crore (fastened in February 2016) to Rs. 47,010 crore primarily based on the advice of a committee headed by Shri Sudhir Shrivastava. This represents a rise of about 46%.
  • RBI has prolonged the improved interim WMA restrict of ₹ 51,560 crores (a 60 per cent improve within the present limits allowed by the Reserve Bank over the last fiscal to assist states/UTs to tide over the difficulties confronted by them through the pandemic) for an extra interval of six months i.e., from April 1, 2021, as much as September 30, 2021.

8. RBI enhances most stability restrict per account in Payments Banks

  • The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the restrict of most stability at finish of the day maintained in Payments Bank from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per particular person buyer.
  • The step has been taken to encourage the efforts of Payments Bank for monetary inclusion and to increase their means to cater to the wants of their prospects, together with MSMEs, small merchants and retailers.
  • The extant “Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks” issued on November 27, 2014, enable funds banks to carry a most stability of ₹ 1 lakh per particular person buyer.
  • Based on a assessment of the efficiency of funds banks and with a view to encouraging their efforts for monetary inclusion and to increase their means to cater to the wants of their prospects, together with MSMEs, small merchants and retailers.

9. RBI enhances Loan restrict beneath Priority Sector Lending towards eNWR/NWR

  • The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the mortgage restrict from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 75 lakh per borrower towards the pledge/hypothecation of agricultural produce backed by Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (NWRs)/electronic-NWRs(e-NWRs) issued by the warehouses registered and controlled by Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA).
  • The Priority Sector mortgage restrict backed by different Warehouse Receipts will proceed to be ₹50 lakh per borrower. The round on this regard might be issued individually.
  • With a view to encourage farm credit score to particular person farmers towards pledge/hypothecation of agricultural produce and leverage the inherent security of NWRs/(e-NWRs) issued by warehouses registered and controlled by WDRA.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority Established: 2010.
  • Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority HQ: New Delhi.

Agreements News

10. Bharti Airtel sells 800 MHz spectrum in three circles to Reliance Jio

  • Bharti Airtel has entered into an settlement with Reliance Jio Infocomm to switch ‘Right to Use’ for a few of its 800 MHz spectrum in three circles to the Mukesh Ambani-led agency.
  • Following this settlement, Bharti Airtel will obtain a consideration of ₹1,037.6 crores from Reliance Jio for the proposed switch. In addition, Reliance Jio will assume future liabilities of ₹459 crores referring to the spectrum.
  • As per the settlement, which is topic to statutory approvals, Reliance Jio will purchase the correct to make use of spectrum within the 800MHz band in Andhra Pradesh (3.75 MHz), Delhi (1.25 MHz) and Mumbai (2.50 MHz) circles by spectrum buying and selling.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Bharti Airtel CEO: Gopal Vittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founded: 7 July 1995.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd Founder: Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd Chief Executive Officer(CEO): Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Books and Authors News

11. PM Modi to launch Hindi model of ‘Odisha Itihaas’ by Dr Harekrushna Mahtab 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Hindi translation of the e-book ‘Odisha Itihaas’, written by Utkal Keshari Harekrushna Mahtab, on ninth April on the Ambedkar International Center.
  • The occasion marking the discharge of the Hindi model has been organised by the Harekrushna Mahtab Foundation.

Sports News

12. FIFA suspends Pakistan and Chad soccer federations

  • FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with quick impact resulting from claims of outdoor interference. The suspension might be lifted as soon as the related authorities choices have been repealed.
  • A bunch of soccer officers led by Ashfaq Hussain, which was elected by the Supreme Court in 2018 to run the PFF however was not recognised by FIFA, took over the headquarters lately and seized management from the FIFA Normalisation Committee headed by Haroon Malik.
  • The Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports had stripped the nation’s FA of its powers on March 10 following considerations over the way in which it was being run and a breakdown in communication.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino; Founded: 21 May 1904.
  • Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland.

Obituaries News

13. India’s first feminine cricket commentator Chandra Naidu passes away

  • India’s first feminine cricket commentator Chandra Naidu handed away. She was the daughter of the nation’s first Test captain CK Naidu.
  • She had carried out her first commentary throughout a match between nationwide champions Bombay (now Mumbai) and MCC in Indore in 1977. She had additionally penned a e-book titled ‘CK Nayudu: A Daughter Remembers’ on her late father, who was a distinguished cricketer.

14. Renowned journalist, Padma awardee Fatima Rafiq Zakaria passes away

  • Fatima Rafiq Zakaria, a Padma Shri awardee, famend journalist, academician and chairman of Maulana Azad Educational Trust and Khairul Islam Trust Mumbai, handed away. She was awarded the Padma Shri in recognition of her work in training in 2006.
  • Ms Zakaria, who had performed an eminent function within the area of training, was additionally honoured with the Sarojini Naidu Integration Award for Journalism in 1983.