April 2024 Current Affairs [National and International]

Current affairs for the month of April 2024 are given below. The April 2024 current affairs has been categorised into both National and International level.

The National Current Affairs contains latest Indian news and events in the field of sports, politics, places, science, books, etc. for the month of November.

While International Current Affairs contains latest news and events from different parts of the world.

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April 2024 Current Affairs – National

Which company has commissioned India’s first multipurpose (heat and power) green hydrogen pilot project at the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) at Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh?SJVN Limited
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, what is the rank of India in terms of highest spending ($83.6 billion) on defense in 2023?Fourth
Name the Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner who has become the first bowler to take 200 wickets in the history of IPL?Yuzvendra Chahal
Which Indian Grandmaster has won the title of Candidates Chess Tournament?D Gukesh
Whose 40 year old record did D Gukesh break to become the youngest at the age of 17 to win the Candidates Chess Tournament?Garry Kasparov
Who was recently reappointed as the MD and CEO of the Axis Bank?Amitabh Chaudhry
The Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), known for its Nandini brand of dairy products has become the sponsor of which two teams in the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup?Scotland and Ireland
Who was appointed as the CEO of BharatPe? BharatPe is an Indian fintech company that sells digital payment and financial services to small merchants and Grocery stores.Nalin Negi
What is India’s rank in the recently released World Cyber ​​Crime Index?10th
Name the renowned Yakshagana singer who passed away at the age of 66 in Bengaluru?Subrahmanya Dhareshwara
Who has been appointed as the Director-General of National Security Guard (NSG), the country’s counter-terrorism and counter-hijack force?Nalin Prabhat
What is the rank of Delhi airport in the list of world’s busiest airports?10th
Name the Vedanta Group company which has become the third largest producer of silver globally?Hindustan Zinc
Which team broke its own record of the highest team score in IPL history by scoring 287/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium?Sunrisers Hyderabad
Recently the death anniversary of Nandlal Bose was celebrated. He was related to which field? He was awarded India’s second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, in the year 1954.Painting
Who has been appointed as the next Chief of the Indian Navy?Dinesh Kr Tripathi
Name the former Revenue Secretary in Government of India who has been appointed as Head of US-India Tax Forum?Tarun Bajaj
To which country, India recently delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles?Philippines
Name the Byju’s CEO who resigned from his position just about seven months after he took over?Arjun Mohan
Tiranga Barfi was given a Geographical Indication (GI) tag in April 2024. It is related to which city? GI tags are often used for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine, handicrafts, and industrial products.Varanasi
Who launched India’s first private sub-meter resolution surveillance satellite in collaboration with Satellogic?Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
Who has become the eighth Indian to score 7,000 or more runs in T20 cricket?Surya Kumar Yadav
Who has been appointed as the full-time member of the Sixteenth Finance Commission?Manoj Panda
The city of Miraj, which was granted the GI tag for its art of making musical instruments, is located in which state?Maharashtra
India has acquired the right to operate the overseas Sittwe port. The Sittwe port is located in which country?Myanmar
Where was the ‘Sagar Kavach’ exercise organised recently where all maritime security agencies including Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police, Fisheries, Customs and other security agencies participated in the exercise?Lakshadweep
Who has been recently appointed as the CEO and MD of Wipro replacing Thierry Delaporte?Srinivas Pallia
Where was the first steel cutting ceremony of Fleet Support Ships for the Indian Navy held?Visakhapatnam
Who has recently been appointed as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel by the World Bank Group?Rakesh Mohan
Arjun Erigaisi is related to which sport?Chess
Who organised the ‘Shakti – Festival of Music and Dance’ from 9 to 17 April at seven different Shaktipeeths across the country?Sangeet Natak Akademi
At what rate has RBI maintained the repo rate for the seventh time in a row?6.5 per cent
Who has become the first Indian wicketkeeper to score 7,000 runs in T20 cricket?MS Dhoni
On which day National Maritime Day is celebrated in India every year?5 April
Which port in Odisha has become India’s largest port in terms of cargo volume?Paradip Port
Who has recently been appointed as the new Managing Director of Tata International?Rajiv Singhal
Who has taken charge as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB)?Sheyphali B Sharan
Recently, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over two Dornier 228 aircraft to which country?Guyana
Name the company which has been conferred the Navratna status by the Department of Public Enterprises?IREDA
Which ballistic missile was successfully tested by DRDO recently?Agni-Prime
Name the professor of psychology who has become the first woman Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University?Ms. Naima Khatoon
Name the veteran Bollywood actor who has been chosen to be awarded the third Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar award?Amitabh Bachchan
Name the Chairman of Sorin Investment Fund who has been appointed as the President of ASSOCHAM for 2024-25?Sanjay Nayar
Name the Kannada poet, writer, academic and activist who has been awarded the World Literary Prize by World Organization of Writers (WOW)?Mamta G Sagar
Who won the National Kho Kho Championship 2023-24 Men’s Title?Maharashtra
Who won the National Kho Kho Championship 2023-24 Women’s Title?Maharashtra
Name the noted industrialist and philanthropist who has been awarded the KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences) Humanitarian Award 2021?Ratan Tata

April 2024 Current Affairs – International

At which place, the 26th edition of the World Energy Congress was held?Rotterdam, Netherlands
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which country is the highest spender ($916 billion) on defense in 2023?USA
At which place, the Archery World Cup 2024 was held?Shanghai, China
Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024?Usain Bolt
On which day World Book and Copyright Day was observed?23 April
Who was appointed as the new President of Indonesia?Prabowo Subianto
According to a recent report in IFL Science, Mount Erebus, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, spews around 80 grams of gold (worth $6000) daily into the atmosphere. Where is this volcano located?Antarctica
Who recently won the Shanghai Grand Prix 2024 title?Max Verstappen
Which airport ranks top in the list of world’s busiest airports?Atlanta International Airport
Name the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who has been elected for the second five-year term?Kristalina Georgieva
Which country topped the World Cyber ​​Crime Index?Russia
On which day World Heritage Day was observed?18 April
Ahmed Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has become the new Prime Minister of which country?Kuwait
Legendary left-arm spinner Derek Underwood passed away recently. He belonged to which country?England
On which day World Art Day was observed?15 April
Asian Wrestling Championship 2024 was held at which place?Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
On which day International Day of Human Space Flight was observed?12 April
Who was sworn in as the new and youngest Prime Minister of Ireland?Simon Harris
Who has been appointed as the first woman Prime Minister of Congo?Judith Suminwa Tuluka
On which day World Homeopathy Day was observed? It is celebrated to honour the contributions of Samuel Hahnemann.10 April
Who was sworn in for his third term as the President of Egypt?Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Who has been elected as the next Prime Minister of Iceland?Bjarni Benediktsson
On which day World Health Day was observed?7 April
World Athletics, the governing body that oversees track and field competitions worldwide, will award how much in prize money to gold medal winners at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris?$50,000
Name the African nation which has become the first country in the world to introduce a new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis named Men5CV?Nigeria
Name the Lithuanian athlete who has set a new world record in discus throw by achieving a throw of 74.35 meters at an event in the USA?Mykolas Alekna

Abbreviation in News:

  1. NJHPS – Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station
  2. SJVN Limited – Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited
  3. IPL – Indian Premier League
  4. IREDA – Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd
  5. KMF – Karnataka Milk Federation
  6. NSG – National Security Guard
  7. GI – Geographical Indication
  8. PIB – Press Information Bureau
  9. HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  10.  DRDO – Defence Research and Development Organisation
  11.  AMU – Aligarh Muslim University
  12.  WOW – World Organization of Writers
  13.  KISS – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
  14.  IMF – International Monetary Fund

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