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21 April 2021 Current Affairs

Books and Authors

‘The Christmas Pig’: JK Rowling to release new children’s book in October.

Important Points To Remember:
  • JK Rowling has a new book coming this autumn, a festive children’s story with all new characters. The story is about a boy named Jack and his toy Dur Pig, who goes missing on Christmas Eve.
  • The book is set to be released worldwide on Oct. 12. “The Christmas Pig” is Rowling’s first children’s novel since Harry Potter.

International News

New Zealand Makes World’s 1st Climate Change Law For Financial Firms.

Important Points To Remember:
  • New Zealand is about to become the world’s first country to bring a law into force that demands environmental accountability from financial firms by asking them to report on how their businesses affect climate change.
  • The aim is to bring the financial sector on board with the efforts being made towards achieving the country’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

National News

LIC partners with Paytm to handle digital payments.

Important Points To Remember:
  • State-run Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has appointed homegrown payments player Paytm to facilitate its digital payments.
  • Following a tie-up with another payment gateway earlier, the country’s largest life insurer has sought a new deal as the majority of its payments have moved to digital modes.

Obituaries News

Veteran Kannada writer Ganjam Venkatasubbiah passes away.

Important Points To Remember:
  • Veteran Kannada writer Ganjam Venkatasubbiah, who also was a grammarian, editor, lexicographer and literary critic, has passed away. He was 107.
  • He was commonly known as a walking encyclopedia of Kannada language and culture, in his literary circles.

Ranking News

Henley Passport Index 2021 released.

Important Points To Remember:
  • Amid the rising COVID-19 cases and subsequent restrictions on travel overseas, when many countries are banning individuals from worst-hit nations, the Henley Passport Index on April 17 released its list of the most powerful passports.
  • India stands at number 84 on the list, as the Indian citizens can visit Visa-Free or Visa-on-Arrival in over 58 places. Japan, Singapore and Germany, South Korea stand in Top 3 respectively.

Sports News

Stefanos Tsitsipas Wins Monte Carlo 2021 Title.

Important Points To Remember:
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas has won his first ATP Masters 1000 series after a flawless performance against Andrey Rublev in Monte Carlo.
  • The Greek star had lost his previous two finals at this level, with Rafael Nadal denying him in Toronto and Novak Djokovic beating him in Madrid.

State News

Punjab All Set to become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State by 2022.

Important Points To Remember:
  • Punjab State reiterated the commitment of the State to achieve the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target by 2022 as planned.
  • Punjab has 34.73 lakh rural household, out of which 25.88 lakh (74.5%) have tap water supply.

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