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Regular current affairs viable of 29th April 2021.

Regular current affairs viable of 29th April 2021. – Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 28th April 2021. covering the following news headlines: International Dance Day, NEO-01, Asian Development Bank, IHS Markit, Ladakh Ignited Minds project.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 29th April 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows:

  • International News
  • Appointment News
  • Defence News
  • Agreements News
  • Ranks and Reports News
  • Awards News
  • Obituaries News
  • Important Days 

International News

  1. China Launches Robot Prototype ‘NEO-01’ Clear Space Debris
  • The Chinese government has launched a robot prototype called government NEO-01 ‘in low orbit of Earth on its Long On 6 rocket.
  • The 30 kg robot prototype has been developed by Shenzhen-based space mining start-up ‘Origin Space’.
  • Inspecting small celestial bodies in deep space and experimenting with space debris removal techniques.
  • NEO-01 will use a large net to catch debris left behind by another spacecraft and then burn it using its electric propulsion system.

Appointment News

  1. Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja becomes ASICS brand ambassador
  • Japanese sportswear brand ASICS has announced that it has appointed Indian cricket team all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Chennai Super Kings as its brand ambassadors. The company, which focuses its attention on sporting gear for the running category.
  • ASICS is working with young and fresh athletic talent in different disciplines of sports. ASICS in India is promoted by actor Tiger Shroff. In Asia, ASICS currently has more than 55 stores across India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.

Economy News

  1. ADB Projects India’s GDP to grow 11% in FY22
  • Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has estimated India’s economy growth rate in its latest flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 as follows:
  • FY22 (2021-22): 11%
  • FY23 (2022-23): 7%
  • The ADB has also warned, however, that the recent surge in COVID cases could put the country’s economic recovery “in trouble”, based on the rate of “strong” vaccine drives being run across the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa; Headquarters: Manila, Philippines.
  • ADB Established: 9 December 1966.
  1. IHS Markit Estimates GDP Growth Rate of India at 9.6% for FY22
  • London-based financial services company IHS Market has projected the GDP growth rate of the Indian economy to rise by 69 percent in the financial year 2012 (2012–22).
  • The amendment is based on factors such as the current lockdown and mobility winding, which are an expansion, time-wise and with doubling fear across Indian cities.

Defence News

  1. DRDO Conducts Maiden Trial of Python-5 Air to Air Missile Using LCA Tejas
  • The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully tested the 5th generation Python-5 air-to-air missile (AAM) from the Tejas aircraft in Goa. It adds the Python-5 air-to-air missile (AAM) to Tejas’ air-to-air weapons package, India’s indigenously developed light combat aircraft.
  • The main objective of the tests is to validate the increasing capacity of the already integrated Derby Beyond Visual Range (BVR) AAM on Tejas. The Python-5 air-to-air missile (AAM) is built by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense System and is one of the world’s most state-of-the-art guided missiles.

Agreements News

  1. Indian Army signs MoU with HPCL & NIEDO for Ladakh Ignited Minds project
  • Ladakh youth Army under the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps signed MoU for Ladakh Ignited Minds project with corporate partner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and executing agency National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO) HQ 14 Corps Ledakh.
  • Project Ladakh Ignite Mind: Center of Excellence and Welfare has been conceived to secure a better future for the youth of the Union Territories of Ladakh.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Governors & Administrators of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur.

Ranks and Reports News

  1. India Ranks 49th in Chandler Good Government Index 2021
  • India is ranked 49th out of 104 countries in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI) 2021.
  • Finland topped the CGGI index 2021 and Venezuela is ranked 104th.
  • The Chandler Good Governance Index is released by the Chandler Institute of Governance, headquartered in Singapore.
  • The index is based on seven pillars, such as leadership and foresight, strong institutions, strong laws and policies, attractive marketplaces, financial leadership, helping people grow, global influence and reputation.

Awards News

  1. Krithi Karanth becomes 1st Indian woman to get ‘Wild Innovator Award’
  • Chief Conservation Scientist of the Center for Wildlife Studies (CWS), Bengaluru, Dr. Kriti’s Karant has been selected as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 IL WILD Innovator Award.
  • “The award given by the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation” brings together innovators, Advocates and partners to” break down the status quo and identify solutions for global sustainability and conservation “.

Obituaries News

  1. Noted Odia and English Author Manoj Das Passes Away
  • Eminent Indian educationist, popular columnist and prolific author, who wrote in Odia and English, Manoj Das has passed away.
  • Das’s first book was in Odia, a poem called Satvadira Artanada, which was published when she was in high school.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2020 for his contribution in the field of literature and education.

Important Days 

  1. International Dance Day observed globally on 29 April
  • International dance day is celebrated globally on 29 April every year. This day recognizes the importance of dance and encourages participation and education through events and festivals in this art form.
  • The day of 29 April has been chosen as it marks the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Nouvre (1727–1810), best known as the creator of modern ballet.
  • The theme of International Dance Day 2021: ‘Purpose of dance’.
  • The day was created in 1982 by the Dance Committee of the International Theater Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of International Theatre Institute: Paris, France.
  • International Theatre Institute Founded: 1948.

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