Daily GK Update 16th April 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021
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National (Current Affairs)
Indian and Sri Lankan scientists to undertake joint research
- Nine teams of scientists from India and Sri Lanka will undertake research with bilateral support from the two countries’ governments.
- The scientists will work on areas such as food technology, plant-based medicines, metrology, space research and applications, robotics and automation, industrial electronics, renewable energy, waste management, and information and communication technology.
Note: About Sri Lanka
- Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
- President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa
- Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
International (Current Affairs)
India at 49th spot on internet inclusion globally: Facebook study
- Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed.
- India is tied with Thailand in 49th place this year on the scores of internet availability (77th position globally), affordability (20th spot), relevance (49th position) and readiness (29th) categories.
Top 5 Countries:
- United States
- Australia and Hong Kong.
Banking & Financial
RBI to set up Regulations Review Authority for one year
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be set up a new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0) from May 1, 2021, to review the regulations, circulars, reporting systems and compliance procedures of the central bank for streamlining them and making them more effective. The RRA will be set up for a period of one year unless the timeline is extended by the RBI.
- M Rajeshwar Rao, Deputy Governor, RBI will be the head of the Regulations Review Authority.
List of Latest Committee and Headed by
- Setting Parameters for Loan Restructuring: KV Kamath
- Committee on Business Responsibility Reporting (BRR): Rajesh Verma
- Assessment of relief to bank borrower: Rajiv Mehrishi
- Panel for conversion of large NBFCs into banks: P K Mohanty
- RBI forms working group on digital lending as frauds come into sharp focus: Ayant Kumar Dash
- Evaluate Bank Applications: Shyamala Gopinath
Wisden Award 2021
“To perpetuate the 50th anniversary of the first One-Day International, five ODI cricketers of the decade have been listed in the Wisden Almanack’s 2021 edition.”One cricketer has been selected from each decade between 1971 and 2021, with Indian captain been granted the award for the 2010s.
- England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ‘Cricketer of the Year’
- Australia’s Beth Mooney is ‘Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World’
- India captain Virat Kohli Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s
- Sachin Tendulkar is the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s
- Kapil Dev was named as the ODI Cricketer for the 1980s
Marathi film Puglya wins Best Foreign Feature at Moscow Film Fest
- The Marathi film “Puglya” has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award at Moscow International Film Festival, 2021. The film Puglya has been directed and produced by Vinod Sam Peter under the banner Abraham Films.
- So far, this film has won over 45 awards and recognitions at various international film festivals.
Gaganyaan: ISRO signs agreement with France
- The Indian Space Research Organisation recently signed an agreement with the French Space Agency CNES. CNES is National Centre for Space Studies. CNES stands for Centre National d’etudes Spatiales. According to the agreement, CNES is to help India in its first Human Space Mission called the Gaganyaan.
- The French Space Agency is to supply with space equipment to the Indian crew. According to France, these equipment were tested and are still operating in the International Space Station.
Note: About France
- Capital: Paris Trending
- President: Emmanuel Macron
- Currencies: Euro, CFP franc
Book & Author
PM Modi released 4 books related to Babasaheb Ambedkar
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 95th Annual Meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors of the Association of Indian Universities via video conferencing and launched four books related to Dr BR Ambedkar, written by Kishor Makwana.
- The four books to be released by the prime minister are Dr Ambedkar Jivan Darshan, Dr Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan, Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan, and Dr Ambedkar Aayam Darshan.
Title of Suresh Raina’s memoir Book ‘Believe’ release
- There’s a story behind Suresh Raina’s tattoo, which reads, ‘Believe’. It was revealed that it was a mantra given to him by Sachin Tendulkar. It struck such a chord with Raina that he decided to get it etched on his arm.
- In “Believe — What Life and Cricket Taught Me” (Penguin), co-authored by Bharat Sundaresan, Suresh Raina, one of India’s most successful international cricketers.
16 April: World Voice Day
- The World Voice Day (WVD) is celebrated globally on April 16 every year to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people. World Voice Day found its beginnings in 1999 as Brazilian National Voice Day.
- The Day is a global annual event dedicated to recognizing the boundless limits of the human voice. The mission is to share the excitement of the voice phenomenon with people, scientists, and other funding bodies.
- Theme 2021: ONE WORLD|MANY VOICES.
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