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Daily Current Affairs 27th April, 2024: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 27th April, 2024. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 27th April, 2024. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 27th April, 2024 Current affairs test.

National News

AEO Status Awarded to Gem & Jewellery Sector by Indian Government

  • The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has declared that the Gem and Jewellery (GJ) sector in India has been granted Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status by the Ministry of Finance.
  • This newly acquired status is set to improve the export-import procedures, diminish the time required for cargo release, and cut down bank guarantees by half, thereby enhancing the business environment.

International News

India Placed on Priority Watch List by U.S. for IP Issues

  • According to the 2024 Special 301 Report by the U.S. Trade Representatives (USTR), India has been placed on the Priority Watch List concerning the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP).
  • This follows ongoing issues related to IP security in India.

China Sends Shenzhou-18 Mission to Space Station

  • China’s space exploration efforts continue with the successful launch of the Shenzhou-18 spacecraft, carrying three crew members.
  • The mission aims to connect with the Tiangong space station, signifying another significant step in China’s space exploration efforts.

Agreements News

FIFA and Aramco Establish Global Partnership

  • Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco and FIFA have announced a strategic global partnership, effective until 2027.
  • Aramco will serve as FIFA’s Major Worldwide Partner in the energy sector, with exclusive sponsorship rights for major events including the FIFA World Cup 2026 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027.

Appointments News

Leadership Change at Coromandel International Announced

  • Coromandel International Ltd. (CIL) has reported a major change in its leadership, with Arun Alagappan advancing from Executive Vice Chairman to Executive Chairman of the company.

Banking News

RBI Orders Talkcharge to Stop PPI Operations and Issue Refunds

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed Talkcharge Technologies to cease issuing and operating its Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) or wallets, citing unauthorized issuance of these wallets.
  • Talkcharge is required to return the funds in these wallets to customers by May 17, 2024.

Economy News

India’s FY25 GDP Growth Projected at 7.1% by NIPFP

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  • The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) forecasts a 7.1% GDP growth for India in the fiscal year 2024-25, emphasizing the government’s strategies in tax effectiveness and reduction in revenue spending.

Business News

Vizhinjam Port Designated as India’s First Transshipment Hub by Adani Group

  • The Adani Group’s Vizhinjam Port in Kerala has been authorized to function as India’s first transshipment port, a key development in shifting India toward becoming a major manufacturing hub.
  • This move is expected to reduce reliance on foreign ports like Colombo and Singapore for transshipment activities.

Sports News

Yuvraj Singh to Represent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 as Ambassador

  • With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 fast approaching, the International Cricket Council has named Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh as the event’s ambassador.

Sana Mir Appointed as Ambassador for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

  • The International Cricket Council has selected Pakistani cricket legend Sana Mir as the ambassador for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, drawing on her extensive experience from 226 international games.

Books and Authors News

EAM Jaishankar Receives ‘India’s Nuclear Titans’

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has been presented with the book ‘India’s Nuclear Titans,’ which was edited by Soumya Awasthi and Shrabana Barua.
  • The book chronicles India’s journey into becoming a nuclear state and highlights key figures like Homi Bhabha and Abdul Kalam.

Important Days

Observance of World Day for Safety and Health at Work and World Veterinary Day

  • The World Day for Safety and Health at Work, celebrated annually on April 28th, focuses on promoting safe working conditions worldwide.
  • Concurrently, World Veterinary Day, falling on April 27, 2024, celebrates veterinarians as essential health workers under the theme “Veterinarians are Essential Health Workers.”

Obituaries News

Passing of Yakshagana Artist Subrahmanya Dhareshwar

  • Subrahmanya Dhareshwar, a prominent figure in the traditional Karnataka theatre form known as Yakshagana, has died in Bengaluru at the age of 66.
  • He was renowned as a ‘bhagavatha’ or background singer in performances.
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