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Current Affairs April 2021

April 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of April 2021 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of April 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the former National Shooting Coach of India and a recipient of the Dronocharya Award who passed away at the age of 79? Sanjay Chakraborty
Name the World Bank economist who has been appointed as the new Director General of the policy think tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)? Poonam Gupta
Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of VIVO mobile brand? Virat Kohli
Which Indian State has become the first in the country where each family will get a health insurance of Rs. 5 lakh each year? Rajasthan
Which country has decided to remove the export ban on raw materials that are essential for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines to help India in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic? USA
How many oxygen generation plants will be set up using the PM CARES Fund inside the public health facilities all over India? 551
On which date COVID-19 vaccine registration will start for everyone above 18 years? April 28
Which Indian weightlifter has created a new world record on April 17, 2021 in Clean and Jerk event where she lifted 119 kg at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent? Mirabai Chanu
Which country has launched its first-ever mega food park and food processing unit in India at Gujarat? Italy
What was India's position in the recently held Asian Wrestling Championship 2021? Third
How many gold medal India won at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2021? 5 Gold
Name the Supreme Court Judge who has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India? N.V. Ramana
Which vaccine manufacturer has decided to provide COVID-19 vaccines only through government channels in India? Pfizer
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package for 'Corona Warriors' has been extended for how much period since April 20, 2021? One year
Which Indian Mountaineer has become the first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world? Priyanka Mohite
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India succeeding Sunil Arora who has retired? Shushil Chandra
Which COVID-19 vaccine has become the third one to receive emergency use approval in India? Sputnik V
Which major shopping website is planning to acquire Cleartrip, a leading online travel company? Flipkart
Who will become the first woman officer to be appointed as Officer Commanding in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), India? Vaishali S Hiwase
Which Indian e-learning platform has been featured in Time Magazine's 2021 list of 100 most influential companies? BYJU’s
Which Union Territory has been declared Tuberculosis Free? Lakshadweep
Who has become the first player to hit 350 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL)? Chris Gayle
Which State has appointed Bollywood actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood as their Brand Ambassador for it's COVID vaccination programme? Punjab
The Union Government on April 11 restricted the export of which medical drug till COVID-19 situation improves in the country? Remdesivir
Who has been chosen for the inaugural edition of Chhattisgarh Veerni Award? Dutee Chand
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI)? Sanjeev Kumar
Name the Indian classical vocalist and a recipient of Padma Bhusan who passed away recently? Pandit Rajan Mishra
Name the Indian chess player from Tamil Nadu who has become the 68th Indian Chess Grandmaster? Arjun Kalyan
Name the veteran music composer who passed away on April 22nd, 2021? Shravan Rathod
Name the Marathi novelist, poet, critic and short story writer who has been chosen for the 2020 Saraswati Samman (awarded by KK Birla Foundation) for his novel Sanatan? Sharankumar Limbale
Name the veteran film star from Tamil Nadu who has been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2019? Rajinikanth
What was India's position in the recently released World Press Freedom Index 2021? 142
Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of India's biggest oil and gas producer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)? Subhash Kumar
Name the sensor-based technology which has been used by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to effectively monitor the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in more than six lakh villages? Internet of Things (IoT)
Who has been appointed as the Director General of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)? Mukhmeet S Bhatia
Who has been appointed as the Mission Director of Niti Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission? Chintan Vaishnav


Name the Japanese physicist who was the co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes? Isamu Akasaki
Who has become the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best Director for the film - Nomadland? Chloe Zhao
Which film has won the Oscar for 'Best Picture' at the 93rd Academy Awards? Nomadland
Who won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the film - The Father? Anthony Hopkins
Who won the Oscar for Best Actress for his performance in the film - Nomadland? Frances McDormand
Idriss Déby, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders passed away on April 20th. He was the President of which country? Chad
Which country has cancelled its State Government's deal to join China's Belt and Road initiative? Australia
On which day World Malaria Day was observed across the world? April 25
On which day World Book and Copyright Day is observed every year by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote the power of reading, books, and copyright? April 23
On which day Earth Day is observed across the world? April 22
Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou has been appointed as the Prime Minister of which African nation? Niger
Which volcano has erupted for the first time in April 2021 after 1979? La Soufrière
Which country recently announced the discovery of a 'Lost Golden City' that was buried under the sands of the capital of Luxor for the past 3,000 years? Egypt
The United States has recommended a pause in the administration of which COVID-19 vaccine after reports of potentially dangerous blood clots post-vaccination? Johnson & Johnson
Which country has seized Ever Given ship after it blocked Suez Canal for almost a week? Egypt
Who has been elected as the next President of Ecuador on April 11, 2021? Guillermo Lasso
Name the former cricket captain of Zimbabwe who has been banned for 8 years for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code? Heath Streak
Which country has now become the second worst hit by COVID-19 in the world surpassing Brazil and now only behind United States? India
Who topped the Forbes billionaires list 2021 with a net worth of $177 billion? Jeff Bezos
Who has been named Wisden ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 1971-1980? Vivian Richards
Who has been named Wisden ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 1981-1990? Kapil Dev
Who has been named Wisden ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 1991-2000? Sachin Tendulkar
Who has been named Wisden ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2001-2010? Mutthaiah Muralitharan
Who has been named Wisden ODI Cricketer of the Decade: 2011-2020? Virat Kohli
Which country came first in the recently released World Press Freedom Index 2021? Norway