Daily Current Affairs | 4th April Current Affairs 2021

Jeh Wadia has accepted the post of MD of Bombay Dyeing

Jahangir (Jeh) Wadia resigned as MD of Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company, the flagship of the Nusli Wadia Group.

His term as the MD of Bombay Dyeing ended on 31 March 2021, on which he had been serving since April 2011.

Zeh Wadia had earlier resigned as managing director of Wadia Group controlled Airlines GoAir in March 2021.


IndiGo launches baggage transfer service

IndiGo has launched a door-to-door baggage transfer service in Delhi and Hyderabad in which customer luggage is safely picked up and transported from the first to the final destination.

IndiGo will also launch a facility called ‘6EBagport’ in partnership with CarterPorter in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

The ‘6EBPPort’ service can be availed 24 hours before the flight’s departure and anytime on arrival.


Adani gets ₹ 1169 crore project in Odisha

Adani Enterprises has fixed a ₹ 169.10 crore highway development in Odisha from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

The contract was won by Adani Road Transport Limited (ARTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises.

It will develop the six-lane Badakumari-Karki section of NH-130-CD Road under the Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor in Odisha on HAM (hybrid annuity mode).

Military College Develops AI-Based Equipment

The Hyderabad-based Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) has developed a device that uses artificial intelligence to prevent road accidents, by sounding an alarm when the driver is asleep.

Devices that fit on a vehicle’s dashboard use sensors to care for the driver’s eyes and sound an alarm if found closed for a certain period of time.


X-rays detected from Uranus for the first time

For the initial time, astronomers have noticed X-ray radiation from Uranus, using NASA’s Lunar X-ray Observatory.

Researchers used lunar observations on Uranus in 2002 and again in 2017 to confirm X-ray radiation.

The first observation clearly identified the X-ray and the second observation found a possible flare of the X-ray.


COVID vaccination for journalists of all ages

The Uttarakhand government on 3 April 2021 declared journalists as “frontline workers” and announced COVID-19 vaccination for them without any age restriction.

The government has ordered to establish a vaccination center for journalists in every district of the state.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 2,404 active cases of COVID in Uttarakhand as of April 4, 2021.

India’s exports grew 58.23% to $ 34 billion in March

India’s merchandise exports increased 58.23 percent to $ 34 billion in March 2020 from $ 21.49 billion in March 2020.

Exports during April-March 2020-21 were $ 290.18 billion as compared to 313.36 billion during the same period of 2019-2020, showing a negative growth of 7.40%.

India is a net importer in March 2021 with a trade deficit of $ 14.11 billion.

First environment minister of India died

Former Union Environment Minister and MLA from Wankaner, Gujarat, Digvijay Singh Jhala passed away.

He became the first Environment Minister of the country from 1982 to 1984.

Jhala was an MLA from Wankaner as an independent applicant from 1962–67 and as a member of the Swatantra Party from 1967–71.


25K crores for stand-up India. Approval over

The Center has authorized an sum of Rs 25,586 crore under the ‘Stand-up India’ scheme in more than 1.14 lakh accounts since the inception of the scheme till 23 March 2021.

The Improvised India scheme was launched on 5 April 2016 to promote entrepreneurship at the grassroots level with a focus on economic empowerment and employment generation.

This plan has been extended to 2025.


Easter: 4 April 2021

Easter, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion on Good Friday, was celebrated on 4 April 2021.

This day, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a reminder of Jesus’ resurrection.

According to the Bible, when Jesus’ disciples went to his tomb on the third day after the crucifixion, they found an empty tomb.

On Easter Sunday, Jesus was resurrected.


Suzuki Motor commences production at third plant

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG) has commenced production from its third unit at its manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad.

The vehicles shaped at the plant will be complete to Maruti Suzuki India.

The company has claimed that plant C has an annual production capacity of 2.5 lakh units, SMG will have a total capacity of 7.5 lakh units, with plant A and plant B together.


Announcement of Road Development Projects

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has announced a series of road development projects.

These comprise restoration, flared and development of new roads in Bihar, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Northeast India.

In Bihar, the ministry has agreed the reintegration and widening of the existing two-lane national highway between Bhagalpur-Kahalgaon-Mirzachowki.

National Policy for Rare Diseases

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has permitted the ‘National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021’.

It aims to reduce the high cost of treating rare diseases, with increasing focus on indigenous research and local production of medicines.

For the treatment of those rare diseases, a provision of financial assistance up to ₹ 20 lakh is proposed under the umbrella scheme of the National Health Fund.


Official song of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

A track by New Zealand singer Count Wigmore, Girl Gang has been proclaimed as the official song of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup.

The tournament is to be held in New Zealand from 4 March – 3 April 2022.

The music to the World Cup was also the name of Wigmore, a project created to coincide with the release of Ivory (their fourth album which was released in 2017, including Girl Gang).

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