Today Top Current Affairs 18, 19 & 20 April 2021
Daily Current Affairs 18, 19 & 20 April 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 18, 19 & 20 April 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our Today current affairs.
RBI creates a six-member panel to review ARCs, former ED Sudarshan Sen will be head
In order to review the working of Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) in the financial sector ecosystem, RBI has made a six-member panel.
- The former Executive Director of RBI, Sudarshan Sen will be the head of the panel.
RBI’s six-member panel members
- Sudarshan Sen – former Executive Director, [HEAD]
- Vishakha Mulye – Executive Director, ICICI Bank,
- P N Prasad – former Dy. Managing Director, SBI,
- Rohit Prasad – Professor of Economics, MDI, Gurgaon,
- Abizer Diwanji – Partner, Ernst & Young,
- R Anand – Chartered Accountant
RBL Bank launch Pay by Bank App with Mastercard
RBL Bank has made a partnership with Mastercard in order to launch a mobile app named “Pay by Bank App“.
- The main purpose of this app is to provide a mobile-based customer-friendly payment solution and meet digital, contactless payments in order to maintain social distancing norms.
- it will help in making contactless transactions and all Mastercard will be accepted at merchants around the globe.
- customers will be able to make bill payments and personal payments with the help of the mobile banking app.
Max Verstappen Wins Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix 2021
Red Bull’s F1 Driver Max Verstappen has won the Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix 2021, in Imola, Italy. Followed by seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) and Lando Norris (McLaren – Great Britain) got 2nd and 3rd place in the race respectively.
- he achieved his first victory of the season.
- The race was the second round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.
Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 2021: India Clinches 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze medal
Indian players have clinched 14 medals including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze at the 2021 Senior Asian Wrestling Championship and stood at the third spot on the medal table.
- The Senior Asian Wrestling Championships 2021 was organized between 13th April and 18th April 2021 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- However, Iran and Kazakhstan topped in the term of the medal tally with 17 medals each. [7 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze]
List of winners of India
Gold Medals List
|Ravi Kumar Dahiya||57 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Vinesh Phogat||53 kg Women’s freestyle|
|Anshu Malik||57 kg Women’s freestyle|
|Sarita Mor||59 kg Women’s freestyle|
|Divya Kakran||72 kg Women’s freestyle|
Sliver Medals List
|Bajrang Punia||65 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Sakshi Malik||65 kg Women’s freestyle|
|Deepak Punia||86 kg Men’s freestyle|
Bronze Medals List
|Satyawart Kadian||97 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Sanjeet||92 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Narsingh Yadav||79 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Pooja Sihag||76 kg Women’s freestyle|
|Karan Mor||70 kg Men’s freestyle|
|Seema Bisla||50 kg Women’s freestyle|
Murali Natrajan as MD and CEO of DCB Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives its approval to re-appoint Murali M. Natrajan as the Managing Director & CEO of private sector lender, DCB Bank. he will serve for a period of one year and will begin from April 29, 2021.
- He was elected as MD and CEO of DCB Bank in May 2009.
About DCB Bank –
CEO: Murali M. Natrajan
About Reserve Bank of India (RBI) –
Governor: Shaktikanta Das
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Established Year – 1 April 1935
Bank rate: 4.00%
Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me Autobiography
The autobiography of Suresh Raina headlined ‘Believe – What Life and Cricket Taught Me’ will be released in the month of May 2021.
- The book highlights the story of former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina’s early days as a budding cricketer in UP and what challenges were faced by him as a young cricketer and the hardships that helped him to be a record-breaking batsman.
- It has been co-authored by Raina and sports author Bharat Sundaresan.
- Penguin India will publish Suresh Raina’s Autobiography.
Henley Passport Index 2021
On 17th April 2021, Henley Passport Index 2021 has been released its list of the most powerful passports. as per the index, India’s passport stands at number 84 on the list with 58 places for Visa-Free or Visa-on-Arrival.
- But, Japan, Singapore and Germany, South Korea have been ranked in the Top 3 respectively in the index.
UN Chinese Language Day 2021
UN Chinese Language Day is observed on 20th April every year.
- This day aims to pay tribute to Cangjie, a mythical figure who is presumed to have invented Chinese characters around 5,000 years ago.
- In 2010, the UN Department of Public Information set up this day in order to promote equal use of all six (6) of its official working languages throughout the organization.
- This day also highlights multilingualism and cultural diversity.
World Liver Day 2021
World Liver Day is observed on 19 April every year across the world.
- this day aims to create awareness about liver-related diseases.
1st CEO of Angel Broking Vinay Agrawal died at 57
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and whole‐time Director of Angel Broking Mr Vinay Agrawal have taken his last breath at the age of 57. he was suffering from stomach cancer.
- in 2000, He became a part of Angel Broking as a consultant and also was appointed as the first CEO of Angel broking in 2015.
- He was having experience of over 15 years in the field of banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector.
About Angel Broking –
CEO: Vinay Agrawal
Adobe co-founder and PDF developer Charles Geschke died at 81
Charles Geschke has passed away at age of 81. he was an American computer scientist and known as the co-founder of graphics and publishing software company Adobe Inc.
- He played an important role in developing the popular Portable Document Format (PDF).
National Awardee filmmaker Sumitra Bhave died at 78
The famous Marathi filmmaker Sumitra Bhave has taken her last breath at the age of 78. she was suffering from age-related issues.
- She was famous as a duo with filmmaker Sunil Sukthankar in Marathi cinema and Marathi theatre.
- She worked in various films such as Doghi, Dahavi Fa, Vastupurush, Devrai, Badha, Ek Cup Chya, Samhita, Astu, Kaasav, among others.
BJP Leader & Former Union Minister Bachi Singh Rawat died
71 years old The senior BJP leader Bachi Singh Rawat has died due to difficulty in breathing. he was a former Union Minister of State for Science and Technology in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
- Rawat also was elected as four-time MP from the Almora-Pithoragarh constituency in Uttarakhand.