22 April 2021 Current Affairs | News Headlines |

First Published on April 22, 2021 || Last Updated on April 22, 2021 by Prashant Chaturvedi

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22 April 2021 Current Affairs

Appointments News

Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as the President of Cuba.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel has been officially sworn in as the ‘First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’, following the resignation of Raul Castro.
  • The Secretary of the Communist Party is the most powerful position in one party ruling Cuba.

International News

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Takes Flight On Mars.

Important Points to Remember:
  • NASA successfully flew its tiny helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, the first powered flight on another planet and a feat a top engineer called “our Wright brothers’ moment.”
  • Data and images from the autonomous flight were transmitted 173 million miles (278 million kilometres) back to Earth where they were received by NASA’s array of ground antennas and processed more than three hours later.

National News

Priyanka Mohite becomes first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Priyanka Mohite from Satara in western Maharashtra has scaled Mt Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain peak in the world, becoming the first Indian woman climber to achieve the feat.
  • Mount Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas located in Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres and is considered to be one of the toughest mountains to climb.

Obituaries News

Former RBI Governor Maidavolu Narasimham passed away.

Important Points to Remember:
  • The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Maidavolu Narasimham, has passed away. He was famously known as the “Father of Indian Banking Reforms”.
  • He was the 13th Governor of RBI and served from May 2, 1977, to November 30, 1977.

Former US Vice President Walter Mondale passed Away.

Important Points to Remember:
  • Former American politician, diplomat, and lawyer Walter Mondale, who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States, has passed away.
  • He served as Vice President from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1993 to 1996 under Bill Clinton.

Ranking News

India Ranks 142 in World Press Freedom Index 2021.

Important Points to Remember:
  • India has been placed at 142nd position among 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index 2021, released on April 20, 2021. India was at 142nd position in 2020 as well.
  • Norway has retained its top spot for the fifth year running, followed by Finland and Denmark at second and third place respectively. Eritrea is at the bottom of the index at 180th place.

State News

Andhra Pradesh launched Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.

Important Points to Remember:
  • The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy recently released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme for the year 2021-22. This reimbursed the fees for 10.88 lakh students.
  • So far, a total of Rs 4, 879 crores have been disbursed under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.
  • The main objective of the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme is to provide scholarships to all the students who are not able to pay their fees because of their financial burden.

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