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Current Affairs 21st April 2020

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Current Affairs 21st April 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current Affairs 21st April 2020
1. Uttar Pradesh-First State to Geo Tag Community Kitchens
  • Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to geotag its 7,368 community kitchens
  • The state government has also tied up with Google to Geo-map the locations.
  • Establishment on the Google Map is for the ease of recipients.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
2. Rajasthan: First Indian to carry out Rapid Testing for Covid-19
  • PCR tests or laboratory tests will continue to be done.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
3. Procurement operations of Pulses and Oilseeds directly from Farmers at MSP
  • Government through Central Nodal Agencies like NAFED & FCI has been striving to assure better returns for the farmers.
  • Procurement of notified commodities at Minimum Support Price from the farmers in several States in the Rabi 2020-21 season has started.
  • It is done under the Price Support Scheme (PSS) scheme.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
4. Covid-19 impact: S&P slashes India growth forecast to 1.8% for FY21
  • Forecast: Loss in household & corporate income of $2.2 tn.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
5. Eros International & Hollywood’s STX Entertainment to merge all share- 1st of its kind
  • Indian movie producer and distributor : Eros International
  • It has announced an all-share merger with Hollywood’s six-year-old, privately-held STX Entertainment
  • To create an equally-held global entertainment company.
  • Existing shareholders will hold about 42% of the merged entity.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
6. DRDO innovates automatic sanitiser and ultraviolet devices to fight coronavirus
  • Automatic mist-based sanitiser for use while entering offices. to
  • Ultraviolet devices that can destroy the genetic material of COVID-19,
  • CFEES developed the Sanitiser Dispensing Unit.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
7. Gujarat’s GBRC: 2nd Indian institute to decode COVID-19 genome sequence
  • Researchers at the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC) have succeeded in decoding the entire genome sequence of the novel coronavirus.
  • After the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune.
  • It also identified its three new mutations.
  • 6 of the mutations were already found by other institutes.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
8. Over Rs 36,659 Cr transferred by using DBT in bank accounts of 16.01 Cr beneficiaries during lockdown
  • DBT = Direct Benefit Transfer
  • Total DBT amount disbursed has increased from 22% in 2018-19 to 45% in 2019-20.
  • DBT eliminates leakage and improves efficiency.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
9. IIM-Kozhikode team develops one-stop COVID-19 platform for accessing emergency services
  • The website – – is a one-stop digital directory for all COVID-19 related services.
  • The core team of 16 is led by IIM Kozhikode student Simran Soni.
Current Affairs 21st April 2020
10. Microsoft adds five new Indian languages to its Microsoft Translator service
  • The Microsoft translator now supports ten Indian languages.
  • With the addition of Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam and Punjabi.
  • Translator service is part of Azure Cognitive Services API.
11. Cricket: IPL 2020 Suspended Indefinitely
  • BCCI has suspended the Indian Premier League 2020 due to covid19 pandemic.
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary- Jay Shah.
12. UN Chinese Language Day celebrates around 20 April
  • The UN observes the UN Chinese Language Day every year on or around April 20.
  • The contribution of Chinese literature, poetry and language in world culture is highlighted on this day.
  • Chinese was established as an official language of the UN in 1946.
  • General Assembly included Chinese as a working language in 1973.
13. Legendary ‘Tom & Jerry’ and ‘Popeye’ animator Gene Deitch has died, aged 95
  • He went on to work with Rembrandt Films through the 1960s.
  • To produce a number of Popeye cartoons, as well as a dozen Tom and Jerry shorts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • In 1958, Deitch was nominated for an Academy Award.
14. Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga qualify for Tokyo Olympics, confirms Indian weightlifting federation
  • Top-8 athletes from IWF rankings list are eligible to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Mirabai & Jeremy ranked 8th & 2ndrespectively in the IWF list.
15. Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf Hall of Fame
  • Marion Hollins developed a golf course for women in New York and two fabled golf courses in California.
  • Hollins, who died in 1944 was 51.



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