Current Affairs Daily Digest – April 02 2021

Current Affairs Daily Digest – April 02 2021

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1. Facebook and Google to build new cables under the sea called ‘Echo’ and ‘Bifrost’

Facebook and Google are planning to build new subsea cables from the US to Singapore and Indonesia. Facebook has partnered with leading regional and global partners to build two new subsea cables Echo and Bifrost that will provide vital new connections between the Asia-Pacific region and North America. While Google is only investing in Echo. These cables will increase overall transpacific capacity by 70 per cent.

2. Paytm Money opens new R&D centre in Pune

Online investment platform Paytm Money has set up a new R&D facility in Pune, Maharashtra, which will drive product innovation, especially in the area of equity, mutual funds, and digital gold. The company added that it plans to hire over 250 engineers and data scientists to build new wealth products and services.

3. Indian Army to participate in Military Exercise SHANTIR OGROSHENA 2021

A multinational Military Exercise named ‘SHANTIR OGROSHENA’ 2021 (Front Runner of the Peace) is scheduled to be held in Bangladesh from April 04 to 12, 2021. The theme of the exercise is “Robust Peace Keeping Operations”. The exercise is being held to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh ‘Father of the Nation’ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious 50 years of liberation of the country.

4. Subhash Kumar takes additional charge as CMD of ONGC

Subhash Kumar has assumed the additional charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on April 01, 2021. He is serving as Director (Finance) at ONGC. Kumar succeeds incumbent CMD, Shashi Shanker, who superannuated on March 31, 2021.

5. International Children’s Book Day: 02 April

International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is organised annually on 2nd April since 1967, by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization, to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

Theme 2021: “The Music of Words.”

6. Mukhmeet S. Bhatia takes over as Director General of ESIC

Senior IAS officer, Mukhmeet S. Bhatia took over the charge of Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on April 04, 2021. He is a 1990 IAS Officer of the Jharkhand cadre. Earlier, he has worked as the Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. ESIC is a Statutory and an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

7. World Autism Awareness Day: 02 April

The World Autism Awareness Day is observed internationally on 2 April every year, to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world. The 2021 World Autism Awareness Day observance will address these issues through a virtual event that will include moderated panel discussions with individuals on the autism spectrum who have themselves experienced the challenges and seen these new opportunities in the employment market.

8. Mahendragiri: Odisha’s Second Biosphere Reserve

The Odisha state government has proposed a second biosphere reserve in the southern part of the state at Mahendragiri. It is a mountain in the Gajapati district of the state. It is at an altitude of 1,501 metres. Mahendragiri is also the second-highest peak in the state.

9. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli retains top spot in ICC ODI rankings

Team India captain Virat Kohli has retained his top spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen released today. Kohli has 870 points in his kitty. Rohit Sharma has been ranked third, behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam. K L Rahul has moved up from 31st to 27th spot. Hardik Pandya has achieved a career best 42nd position while Rishabh Pant has entered the top 100.

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