April GK 2021


Awards

1. The Marathi novelist who has been chosen for 2020 Saraswati Samman for his novel Sanatan, by KK Birla Foundation – Sharankumar Limbale

2. The veteran film star from Tamil Nadu who has been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award (for 2019) – Rajinikanth


Defence

1. The 19th edition of the Indian French Nvay bilateral exercise conducted in the Arabian Sea from 25 to 27 April 2021 is named – VARUNA 2021

2. The multi-latarel maritime exercise conducted from 05 to 07 April 2021 by Indian Navy, French Navy (FN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and United States Navy (USN) in Eastern Indian Ocean Region is named – La Perouse

3. The multinational military exercise held in Bangladesh from 04 to 12.04.21 to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman and mark glorious 50 years of liberation with participation of India, Royal Bhutan, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh army was named – Shantir Ogroshena 2021


Persons

1. The former Attorney-General of India and Padma Vibhushan recipient who passed away on 30 April 2021 at the age of 91 years – Shri Soli Sorabjee

2. The Padma Bhushan recipient Indian classical vocalist who passed away on 25 April 2021 – Pt Rajan Mishra

3. The veteran music composer of Nadeem-Shravan duo who passed away on 22 April 2021 – Shravan Rathod

4. The new Chief Election Commissioner of India who has been appointed to take over from Shri Sunil Arora with effect from 13.04.2021 – Shri Sushil Chandra

5. The Supreme Court Judge who has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India from 24 April 2021 – Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana


Sports

1. The Indian chess player from Tamil Nadu who has become 68th Indian Chess Grandmaster – Arjun Kalyan


Places

1. The state which has appointed film star Sonu Sood as its Covid-19 vaccine ambassador – Punjab

2.The Indian State which has become the first in the country to launch a cashless medical insurance scheme worth Rs. 5 lakh to each family of the state – Rajasthan


Miscellaneous

1. The motto of Mission Aahaar Kranti jointly launched by Vijnana Bharati (Vibha), ‘Global Indian Scientists and Technocrats’ Forum (GIST), Vigyan Prasar, and
2. Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark (PRABHASS) – Uttam Aahaar-Uttam Vichaar

3. The municipal corporation which has become the first in the country to issue and list Municipal Green Bonds – Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam

4. The theme of International Children's Book Day being observed on 02 April 2021 – Music of Words


93rd Academy Awards (Oscars)

1. Best Picture – Nomadland directed by Chloe Zhao

2. Best Director – Chloe Zhao for Nomadland

3. Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins for The Father

4. Best Actress – Frances Mcdormand for Nomadland

5. Best Animated Film – Soul

6. Best International Feature Film – Another Round (Danish) directed by Thomas Vinterberg

7. Most nominations – Mank (10)

8. Indian entry in the International Feature Film category – Jallikattu (Malayalam) (Not nominated)


Inclusive Internet Index 2021

Released by The Economist Intelligence Unit Rank

Country

Rank

Country

1.

Sweden

39.

China

2.

United States

49.

India

3.

Spain

77.

Sri Lanka

4.

Australia

82.

Bangladesh

5.

Hong Kong

90.

Pakistan

Note: India was ranked at 112 in 2020

 

 

Important Days

 

 Important Days of April World Autism Awareness Day: 02 April 2021

Theme: Recognise the Genius in Me

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008

International Mine Awareness Day: 04 April 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Persevarance, Partnership and Progress

First Observed in: 2006

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 06 April 2021

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2014

World Health Day: 07 April 2021

Designated by: World Health Organisation

Theme: Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone

First Observed in: 1950

International Day of Human Space Flight: 12 April 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

World Haemophilia Day: 17 April 2021

Designated by: World Federation of Haemophilia

Theme: Adapting to Change, Sustaining Care in a New World

First Observed in: 1989

International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day): 18 April 2021

Designated by: UNESCO

Theme: Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures

First Observed in: 1983

International Mother Earth Day: 22 April 2021

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Restore our Earth

First Observed in: 2010

Note: Earth Day was first observed in 1970 in the United States and it went global in 1990. The same day was adopted by the UN in 2009 as the International Mother Earth Day.

UN English Language Day: 23 April 2021

Designated by: UN Dept of Public Information

First Observed in: 2010

Significance: Birthday of William Shakespeare

World Malaria Day: 25 April 2021

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 2007

Theme: Reaching the Zero malaria target

World Intellectual Property Day: 26 April 2021

Designated by: World Intellectual Property Organisation

First Observed in: 2000

Theme: IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: 28 April 2021

Designated by: International Labour Organisation

First Observed in: 2003

Theme: Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises: Invest now in resilient occupational safety and health systems

 

 

World Press Freedom Index 2021

Released by Reporters without Borders Rank

Country

Rank

Country

1.

Norway

106.

Nepal

2.

Finland

142.

India

3.

Sweden

145.

Pakistan

4.

Denmark

152.

Bangladesh

5.

Costa Rica

177.

China

 

Wisden ODI Cricketers of the Decades

Announced in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021

1970s : Vivian Richards (West Indies)

1980s : Kapil Dev (India)

1990s : Sachin Tendulkar (India)
2000s : M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

2010s : Virat Kohli (India)

 

Books in News

Manohar Parriker: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life by Nitin Gokhale

Believe - What Life and Cricket Taught Me by Suresh Raina

 

Abbreviations in News

SARTHAQ: Students' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement through Quality Education

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 30, 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13