Current affairs 21st April


Dear Aspirants , In this article we are providing a summary of current affairs of the day . This will help you for preparation of general awareness sections of competitive (ssc /banking) exams. The questions of general awareness section are mostly from current affairs. So, Find the important events of the day described below.

NASA launched planet-hunting mission ‘TESS’ :

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), the first-of-its-kind mission to discover planets outside the solar system, including some that could support life. TESS was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. 

Vijay Goel Launched Central Project Monitoring Unit for e-Vidhan Project :

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel inaugurated the new office of Central Project Monitoring Unit for the e-Vidhan project of the Government at the Parliament House Annexe. e-Vidhan is a part of the broader Digital India Programme of the Government and is likely to contribute to the cleanliness and environment by reducing the use of papers to a great extent.

Millie Bobby Brown youngest most Influential person by TIME’s :

‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown, 14, has become the youngest person to be named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME. 4 Indians featured on Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2018- Virat Kohli, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal.

e-SANAD Portal and National Academic Depository Integrated :

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository in a bid to make education system in India more transparent.  e-Sanad is a project aimed at online submission and verification of documents with the ultimate object to extend contactless, cashless, faceless and paperless document attestation service. 

Commonwealth Innovation Index 2018 :

Commonwealth Innovation Index 2018 was launched on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub.   As per the index, India fetched 10th position and the index was topped by UK.