- 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
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.