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1) Election commission successfully conducted election for 475 Assembly Constituencies in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and 3rd phase of Assam and West Bengal

StatesAssembly constituencies
Tamil Nadu234
West Bengal294

2) Competition Commission of India approved the acquisition of Principal Asset Management Private Limited, Principal Trustee Company Private Limited and Principal Retirement Advisors Private Limited by Sundaram Asset Management Company Limited

3) 25-day long commemorative Dandi Padyatra near National Salt Satyagraha Memorial, Dandi, Gujarat concluded

  • The closing ceremony organised by the Ministry of Culture and Gujarat State Government. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu graced the closing ceremony
  • Dandi Padyatra is part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorated for 25 days
  • Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a 75-week festival to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence flagged off by Narendra Modi from Sabarmati Ashram on 12 March 2021

4) India hosted a Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors virtually on April 6, 2021

  • The meeting was jointly Chaired by Union Minister for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
  • It’s the first meeting of the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors under the India Chairship in 2021
  • Agenda set by India for Meeting 2021 is Global Economic Outlook and Response to COVID-19 pandemic, New Development Bank Activities, Social Infrastructure Financing and Use of Digital Technologies, Cooperation on Customs related issues, IMF reforms, Fintech for SMEs and Financial Inclusion, BRICS Rapid Information Security channel and BRICS Bond Fund
  • BRICS Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa

5) MoS, I/C, Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Puri virtually inaugurated Flyover cum ROB at Narel

  • This ROB to provide smooth connectivity between densely populated Narela and Bawana

6) Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Judge of the Supreme Court-appointed as new Chief Justice of India

  • President of India, Ram Nath Kovind by exercising his powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India appointed him as 48th Chief Justice of India
  • He will take charge as 48th Chief Justice of India on 24 April 2020
  • Justice Venkata Ramana practised in the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Central and Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunals, and the Supreme Court of India
  • He was specialized in Constitutional, Civil, Labour, Service and Election matters
  • Earlier was appointed as a Permanent Judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000 and functioned as Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from March 2013 to May 2013
  • 47th Chief Justice of India: Justice Bobde

7) The first convocation of Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU) held on the campus of the agricultural university virtually

  • Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University established in Telangana in Dec 2014, named in honour of Sri Konda Laxman Bapuji, veteran freedom fighter and Telangana protagonist
  • SKLTSHU is the only horticultural university in Telangana State and 4th in India
  • Present Vice-Chancellor SKLTSHU: Neeraja Prabhakar

8) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) modified guidelines pertaining to the transfer and posting of officers in the vigilance units of government organisations

  • CVC restricted the tenure to 3 years in one place and it may be extended to 3 more years if the posting was at a different place

9) K. Rajeshwara Rao took charge as Special Secretary in NITIAayog, earlier he was working as Additional Secretary in NITIAayog- Managing Urban development, labour and Employment, Skill development and etc

  • Rajeshwara Rao belongs to the 1988 Tripura cadre IAS batch

10) Tarun Bajaj appointed as new revenue secretary under the Ministry of Finance, earlier he worked as secretary to the Department of Economic Affairs since April 30, 2020

  • Tarun Bajaj belongs to 1988 batch Haryana-cadre IAS officer

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