Monthly Current Affairs April 2024 in English - CareerDec


In every competition exam, current affairs play a vital role in cracking the examination. Reading current affairs helps to ace the competitive exams for dream jobs. Every month, current affairs change with the events happening in that duration, personalities in the limelight, celebrations or ceremonies held in the month, and rewards or recognition. Let’s explore the April month current affairs 2024 in English. 

  • World Energy Congress 2024 was held in Rotterdam, the city of Netherlands.
  • Rocket Lab of USA launched a South Korean Earth-observation satellite and new NASA solar-sailing tech into orbit.
  • FIFA and Aramco, the largest oil company in Saudi Arabia, have partnered strategically till 2027 to organise football events including sponsorship rights for major events like the FIFA Women's World Cup 2027 and the FIFA World Cup 2026.
  • In 2023–24, India's exports of medications and pharmaceuticals climbed by 9.67% year over year to USD 27.9 billion, despite a 3% decline in total exports during the previous fiscal year. The top export market in the pharma sector is the USA.
  • Doubles champion Yuki Bhambri of India and Albano Olivetti of France won the BMW Open 2024 tennis tournament in Munich, Germany.
  • Sudhir Kakar, the father of Indian psychoanalysis, has passed away at 85 years of age.
  • Narsingh Pancham Yadav, a former gold medallist in the Commonwealth Games, was chosen to lead the Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) athletes commission.
  • At Phanigiri, a well-known Buddhist cultural site 110 km from Hyderabad, 3730 lead coins were discovered in an earthen pot.
  • According to a recent survey, the Indian passport ranks second in terms of cost after the UAE passport, making it one of the most reasonably priced passports to obtain worldwide visits.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced Indian legend Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle of West Indies, and Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt as ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Ambassador.
  • The first in-person Ocean Decade Conference was held in Barcelona, Spain and the government of Spain organised it with UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
  • SJVN Limited launched India's first Green Hydrogen Pilot Project at Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The Indian Air Force recently tested an air-launched ballistic missile which is believed to be the Crystal Maze 2, also known as ROCKS, of Israeli origin.
  • India's finest men's squash player Saurav Ghosal announced his retirement from the professional circuit after completing a glittering 22-year journey.
  • The famous Pandit Lacchu Maharaj Award will be given to notable figures in the arts and culture, including Saira Banu and Hema Malini, two of the biggest stars in Hindi cinema.
  • The esteemed Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan convenor and environmental campaigner Alok Shukla has been shortlisted for the coveted 2024 Goldman Environmental Prize.
  • According to Invest India, e-commerce in India is expected to develop rapidly to $325 billion by 2030, with a significant portion of this increase coming from rural areas.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in partnership with the Kamrup Election District's Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Cell (SVEEP), has introduced a revolutionary 3D-printed mock ballot unit.
  • The Department of Land Resources has chosen Sarvadanand Barnwal, an Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officer from the 2010 batch, as Director.
  • Every year on April 30, people celebrate Ayushman Bharat Diwas to spread awareness of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and its objectives.
  • The Nilgiri Tahr, the state's emblematic animal, is the subject of a three-day survey that the Tamil Nadu government has started.
  • In the midst of a financial crisis brought on by a severe lack of money, Sri Lanka has made a noteworthy move by removing some import restrictions.
  • Amidst political unrest, Humza Yousaf, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the country's first Muslim first minister, announced his resignation.
  • At a special convocation on April 29, 2024, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) awarded an honorary doctorate to K.V. Kamath, Chairman of Jio Financial Services Ltd. and Chairman of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development.
  • The India Today Group's AI-powered news anchor, Sana, has won an impressive amount of recognition at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in London.
  • The Rampage long-range supersonic air-to-ground missile, which the Israeli Air Force had previously used in operations against Iranian targets, has strengthened the combat capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy.
  • According to a recent filing with stock exchanges, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has been bestowed with the prestigious "Navratna" title by the government.
  • At the 21st U-20 Asian Athletics Championship in 2024, Indian competitors extended their remarkable medal-winning streak, with Harshit Kumar taking home the gold in the fiercely competitive Hammer throw event.
  • The growing problem of one-time password (OTP) scams has prompted the Ministry of Home Affairs to collaborate with SBI Cards and a few telecom providers.
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's regional winner for the esteemed 2024 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards is Gina Justus, an English high school teacher at the Sharjah Girls Branch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • In response to changing market demands, Hitachi Payment Services has introduced new, upgradeable ATMs in India that let banks convert their existing ATMs into Cash Recycling Machines (CRMs).
  • China now accounts for 30% of New Delhi's imports, up from 21% fifteen years ago, raising serious economic and security worries about India's growing reliance on Chinese industrial goods.
  • Recently, the Iraqi parliament enacted a strict rule that makes same-sex partnerships illegal and carries a possible 15-year prison sentence.
  • A new kamikaze drone made to resemble Russia's Lancet drone has been unveiled by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). 
  • A colossal personality has left the world of Yakshagana, the indigenous theatre style of Karnataka. Bengaluru saw the passing of veteran and well-known Yakshagana "bhagavatha," or background singer, Subrahmanya Dhareshwar.
  • Talkcharge Technologies' Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs) or wallets are no longer to be issued or used by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • A three-person crew successfully launched the Shenzhou-18 spacecraft as part of the next development in China's space programme.
  • A copy of the book "India's Nuclear Titans," authored by Soumya Awasthi and Shrabana Barua, was presented to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
  • The government has given the Adani Group's Vizhinjam Port in Kerala permission to function as the country's first transhipment port.
  • India is listed as having priority for IP enforcement and protection in the U.S. Trade Representatives' (USTR) 2024 Special 301 Report, which was just released. 
  • Aramco, the largest oil company in Saudi Arabia, and FIFA, the body that oversees international football, announced a ground-breaking worldwide alliance.
  • The procedure that the United World Wrestling (UWW), the sport's international governing body, required of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has been fulfilled.
  • Phi-3-mini, which offers unmatched performance and efficiency, is a critical turning point in AI advancement.
  • The largest airline in Japan, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has partnered with Air India under a codeshare arrangement.
  • At the age of 85, Sudhir Kakar, a well-known author, cultural critic, and “Father of Indian Psychology,” departed from this life.
  • At the 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Jhakri, Himachal Pradesh, India inaugurates its first multi-purpose green hydrogen pilot project, marking a significant advancement in the country's renewable energy portfolio.
  • Actor Randeep Hooda received the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award on a glittering occasion.


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