May 9, 2019 GKmojo

April Current affairs 2021

  • 93rd Academy Awards (Oscars)

Best Picture- Nomadland directed Chloe Zhao

Best Director – Chloe Zhao for Nomadland

Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins for The Father

Best Actress – Frances Mcdormand for Nomadland

Best Animated Film – Soul

  • 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 Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life Nitin Gokhale

Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me Suresh Raina

  • World Press Freedom Index 2021

Released Reporters without Borders

Top Country : Norway

India ranked at 142nd position 

  • Global Gender Gap Index 2021

Released World Economic Forum

Top Country : Iceland

India ranked at 140th position 

  • World Malaria Day: 25 April 2021

Designated : World Health Organisation

Theme: Reaching the Zero malaria target

  • Earth Day: 22 April 2021

Designated : UN General Assembly

Theme: Restore our Earth

  • Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana

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

  • Sushil Chandra

    The new Chief Election Commissioner of India who has been appointed to take over from Shri Sunil Arora with effect from 13.04.2021.
  • Punjab Covid-19 vaccine ambassador

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

  • Sharan Kumar Limbale

    The Marathi novelist who has been chosen for 2020 Saraswati Samman for his novel Sanatan, KK Birla Foundation

  • Rajinikanth

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

  • Suresh Raina

    The Elista, a brand backed the prestigious TeknoDome Group has announced the ace cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador.

  • Murali M. Natrajan

    The RBI has approved the re-appointment of Murali M. Natrajan as the Managing Director & CEO of private sector lender, DCB Bank, for further period of one year.
  • M. Narasimham

    The former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Maidavolu Narasimham, has passed away. He was 94. the former Governor of RBI was often referred to as “Father of Indian Banking Reforms”. 

  • Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal

    The Puma India signs Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal as brand ambassadors.

  • Priyanka Mohite

    She has become the first Indian woman to scale Mt Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world

  • Rekha M Menon

    She has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the apex IT industry body, for 2021-22.