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April 27 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. ISSF World Cup in which country will not take place due to pandemic?
A) Japan
B) China
C) Azerbaijan
E) India
Answer: C) Azerbaijan

  • The upcoming ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, scheduled to be held just before the Tokyo Olympics, will not take place due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the host country.
  • The tournament was to take place from June 21-July 2 and would have served as good preparatory ground for all shooters who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

ISSF World Cup in Baku – Not take place due to pandemic.


2. M Satyanarayana Rao passed away. He was related to which field?
A) Sports
B) Columnist
C) Singer
D) Writer
E) Politician
Answer: E) Politician

  • Senior Congress leader and former minister M Satyanarayana Rao died.
  • Meneni Satyanarayana Rao (88), popularly known as MSR, was born in Vedhira village of Karimnagar district.
  • He served thrice as an MP, was the President of Pradesh Congress Committee in united Andhra Pradesh, was the General Secretary of AICC and was also a minister in Y S Rajashekhar Reddy cabinet

Congress leader, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla dies of Covid:

  • Shukla, the niece of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 after she had tested positive for infection.

PIB officer Sanjay Kumar passes away:

  • Senior Indian Information Service officer Sanjay Kumar passed away following COVID-19 infection.
  • He was admitted in the GTB Hospital, Delhi.
  • Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Director (Media and Communication) in PIB was looking after the publicity requirements of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • He was also associated with publicity work of the Ministry of Tourism in additional capacity.
  • During his illustrious career of over 34 years in IIS, he served in different publicity units of PIB under Ministry of I&B.
  • He also served in the personal staff of a central Minister.
  • Sanjay Kumar also served as PRO in NCERT.

Former Belagavi MP S.B. Sidnal passes away:

  • Shanmukhappa Basappa Sidnal, former Lok Sabha member from Belagavi, passed away in Belagavi on April 27.
  • The four-time MP died of age-related causes.
  • The veteran Congress man represented Belagavi in the Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1991.
  • He was a trusted follower of Indira Gandhi and a close friend of veteran leader B. Shankarananda.
  • Sidnal’s father Basappa Sidnal was a freedom fighter. Sidnal served as the chairman of the Bar Association in Belagavi.

M Satyanarayana Rao – Senior Congress leader.

3. Famous Gujarati poet Dadudan Gadhvi passed away. He won which award?
A) Vir Chakra
B) Bharat Ratna
C) Padma Vibhushan
D) Padma Bhushan
E) Padma Shri
Answer: E) Padma Shri

  • Famous Gujarati poet Dadudan Gadhvi, also known as Kavi Dad, was an octogenarian based in Junagadh district and was an active folk artist for the past six decades.
  • He had received the Gujarat Gaurav Award as well as the Jhaverchand Meghani Award.
  • He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2021 for his contribution in the field of literature and education.

Padma Shri-awardee Manzoor Ahtesham succumbs to Covid complications at 73:

  • Noted Hindi litterateur and Padma Shri awardee Manzoor Ahtesham has died of COVID-19 in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Incidentally, Ahthesham’s first story was titled ‘Ramzan Ki Maut’.

Dadudan Gadhvi – Famous Gujarati poet.


4. India has been ranked ____ in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI)?
A) 46th
B) 45th
C) 44th
D) 47th
E) 49th
Answer: E) 49th

Rank Country
1st Finland
2nd Switzerland
3rd Singapore
49th India


  • India has been ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI), which classifies 104 countries in terms of government capabilities and outcomes.
  • Finland has topped the CGGI list, in which each country is measured across over 50 open data points.
  • The index focuses on seven pillars: leadership and foresight; robust laws and policies; strong institutions; financial stewardship; attractive marketplace; global influence and reputation; and helping people rise.


5. ADB provided how much amount fiscal support to India for pandemic response?
A) $1.6-billion
B) $1.5-billion
C) $1.4-billion
D) $1.3-billion
E) $1.1-billion
Answer: B) $1.5-billion

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) had provided a fiscal support of $1.5 billion to India in support of the latter’s pandemic response.
  • This fiscal support of $1.5 billion to India formed part of the $16.1 billion that ADB had specifically set aside for pandemic response in 2020.
  • In 2020, the ADB had committed a record $31.6 billion to help Asia and the Pacific swiftly tackle the coronavirus disease outbreak: support a green, sustainable recovery from the pandemic and address long-term development challenges.
  • The $31.6-billion ADB committed from its own resources in 2020 was 32 per cent higher than 2019’s $24 billion.
  • These figures comprise loans and guarantees — including short-term trade finance, supply chain finance, and micro finance — grants, equity investments, and technical assistance, both to governments and to the private sector.
  • In December 2020, ADB had also launched a $-9 billion facility to support access to safe and effective vaccines and their equitable and efficient delivery.

Asian Development Bank:
Member Countries: 68
Founded Year: 1966
Headquarters: Manila, Philippines
Head: Masatsugu Asakawa

ADB – $1.5-billion fiscal support to India for pandemic response.

6. RBI guidelines require banks, UCBs and NBFCs to appoint auditors for how many years?
A) 5
B) 4
C) 3
D) 2
E) 1
Answer: C) 3

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) / Statutory Auditors (SAs) in commercial banks, urban co-operative banks and non-banking finance companies from FY22 onwards, whereby they will have to appoint SCAs/SAs for a continuous period of three years.
  • RBI guidelines regarding appointment of SCAs/SAs will be implemented for the first time for urban co-operative banks (UCBs) and non-banking finance companies/NBFCs (including housing finance companies) from FY 2021-22.
  • However, UCBs and NBFCs will have the flexibility to adopt these guidelines from H2 (second half) of FY 2021-22 in order to ensure that there is no disruption.
  • Non-deposit taking NBFCs with asset size (total assets) below ₹1,000 crore have the option to continue with their extant procedure.
  • Commercial banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks/RRBs) and UCBs will be required to take prior approval of RBI (Department of Supervision) for appointment/reappointment of SCAs/SAs on an annual basis.

Reserve Bank of India:
Act: Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Governor– Shaktikanta Das
Deputy Governors– 4 (one post vacant, Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, M. Rajeshwar Rao)

RBI – Guideline require banks, UCBs and NBFCs to appoint auditors for 3 years.


7. Who is appointed as the acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court?
A) Ramesh Bindal
B) Raju Bindal
C) Rajesh Bindal
D) Ravi Bindal
E) Rakesh Bindal
Answer: C) Rajesh Bindal

  • Justice Rajesh Bindal was appointed as the acting chief justice of
    the Calcutta High Court.
  • He has been appointed as acting chief justice with effect from April 29 as Chief Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan demits office on April 28.
  • Chief justices and judges of high courts retire at the age of 62.

Rajesh Bindal – Acting chief justice of the Calcutta High Court.

8. The government has appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth on the board of which organisation?
Answer: E) RBI

  • The Reserve Bank said the government has appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth on the central bank’s board.
  • Seth replaces Tarun Bajaj, who was appointed as Revenue Secretary earlier this month.

Govt – Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth on RBI board.

9. Who is appointed as brand ambassador of ASICS?
A) Kuldeep Yadav
B) Shardul Thakur
C) Navdeep Saini
D) Shubman Gill
E) Ravindra Jadeja
Answer: E) Ravindra Jadeja

  • Sportswear brand ASICS announced that it has appointed Ravindra Jadeja, the all-rounder of the Indian cricket team and Chennai Super Kings as its brand ambassador.
Name Organisation
Smriti Mandhana ‘Eva’ savings account Of Equitas Small Finance Bank
Sanju Samson Haeal


Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja – ASICS brand ambassador.


10. Which country launches robot prototype capable of catching space debris with net?
B) Pakistan
C) India
D) Russia
E) China
Answer: E) China

  • A Chinese space mining start-up launched into low Earth orbit a robot prototype that can scoop up debris left behind by other spacecraft with a big net.
  • The NEO-01, which will also peer into deep space to observe small celestial bodies, was launched on the government’s Long March 6 rocket along with a handful of satellites.
  • The 30kg robot developed by Shenzhen-based Origin Space will pave the way for future technologies capable of mining on asteroids, according to the company.
  • Since the establishment of the world’s first asteroid mining company Planetary Resources in 2009, more than a dozen firms across the world have entered the fledging sector, including 3D Systems of the United States and Japan’s Astroscale.

Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi

China – Robot prototype capable of catching space debris with net.


11. Which organisation unveils global immunization strategy to save 50 million lives by 2030?
Answer: E) WHO

  • A UN-led global immunization strategy was unveiled to reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against measles and other diseases because of COVID-19 disruption.
  • WHO, along with UNICEF and the vaccine alliance Gavi, said their new global strategy has the potential to save 50 million lives within less than a decade.
  • A WHO survey showed more than one third of countries were still seeing disruptions to their routine immunisation services.
  • The joint statement said, around 60 mass vaccination campaigns were currently postponed in 50 countries, putting 228 million people, mostly children, at risk of diseases such as measles and polio.

HQ: Geneva, Switzerland
Head: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO – Global immunization strategy to save 50 million lives by 2030.


12. Which state to achieve target of “Har Ghar Jal” by December next year under JJM?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Mizoram
C) Uttarakhand
D) Uttar Pradesh
E) Meghalaya
Answer: E) Meghalaya

  • Meghalaya has planned to achieve the target of Har Ghar Jal by December next year under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • The mission is a flagship program of the Central government to provide household tap water connection to every rural household of the country by 2024.
  • Meghalaya has five lakh 89 thousand rural households, out of which tap connections are provided to 16 per cent rural households.
  • The State has provided 87 thousand tap connections on 2020-21.

Jal Jeevan Mission: Gujarat presents Annual Action Plan for 2021-22:

  • The State of Gujarat presented their Annual Action Plan for 2021-22 under Jal Jeevan Mission to the national committee chaired by the Secretary, Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation via video conference with details of the saturation plan for the financial year 2021-22, thereby ensuring every rural household gets tap water connection.
  • In 2021-22, the State plans to provide 10 lakh tap water connections in the rural areas of the State.
  • During 2020-21, Gujarat received the performance incentive grant of Rs.100 Crore under the JJM for better performance.
  • During the presentation, Gujarat reiterated the commitment to achieve ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target by 2022-23.
  • The State has over 93 lakh rural households, out of which 77.16 lakh (83%) have tap water supply.
  • 12 lakh tap water connections have been provided in rural households in Gujarat in the last 1½ year under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • So far, 5 districts, 31 blocks and 8,242 villages in Gujarat have been declared ‘Har Ghar Jal’, which means every rural household in these areas has tap water supply. The State was urged to give more emphasis on the priority areas like SC/ ST dominated habitations, SAGY villages, etc.
  • The committee appreciated the efforts made by the State in providing 100% piped water supply in all schools and anganwadi centres under the 100-day campaign launched on 2nd October 2020.
  • JJM is a flagship programme of the Union Government, which aims to provide tap water connection in every rural household by 2024. In 2020-21, Rs 983 (including performance incentive of Rs. 100 crore) Crore was released to the State to provide assured tap water supply in rural areas.
  • In the 2021-22, Gujarat is likely to get about Rs. 2,000 Crore as Central funds to take up various works under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Under Jal Jeevan Mission, in 2021-22, in addition to Rs 50,011 Crore budgetary allocation for JJM, there is also Rs 26,940 Crore assured fund available under the 15th Finance Commission tied-grant to RLB/ PRIs for water & sanitation, matching State share and externally aided as well as State funded projects.
  • Thus, in 2021-22, more than Rs. 1 lakh Crore is planned to be invested in the country on ensuring tap water supply to rural homes.

Capital: Shillong
CM : Conrad Sangma
Governor : Satya Pal Malik

Meghalaya – Achieve target of Har Ghar Jal by December next year under JJM.

13. Finance Minister Inaugurates India’s First 3D Printed House At which IIT?
A) IIT Kharagpur
B) IIT Kanpur
C) IIT Hyderabad
D) IIT Mandi
E) IIT Madras
Answer: E) IIT Madras

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated India’s first 3D printed house at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras campus.
  • The house has been constructed by Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, a startup founded by IIT Madras alumni, which is a is part of the new incubator of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) established at IIT Madras.
  • The 600 square feet single-story house has been constructed using indigenous concrete 3D printing technology and in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, the institute said.
  • Using this technology, a house can be build in five days.
  • Tvasta’s concrete 3D printing is an automated manufacturing method for constructing three-dimensional real-life structures.
  • The technique utilizes a concrete 3D printer that accepts a computerized three-dimensional design file from the user and fabricates a 3D structure in a layer-by-layer manner by extruding a specialized type of concrete specifically designed for the purpose.

Finance and Corporate Affairs:
Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman
Constituency: Rajya Sabha MP, Karnataka

Finance Minister – India’s First 3D Printed House At IIT Madras.


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