Current Affairs in English – April-29, 2021

Current Affairs in English – April-29, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

APRIL – 29, 2021

NATIONAL

Global Energy Review report

  • The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Energy Review report.

In India

  • According to the report, the Carbon Dioxide emissions in India is to be 1.4% higher than the levels recorded in 2019.
  • The coal-fired power generation is to increase by three times higher than the increase in generation from the renewables.
  • India has pledged to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33% to 35% under Paris Agreement.
  • Currently, the carbon dioxide emissions of India is 60% below the global average.

ECONOMY

Ace Money Neobank

  • Aceware FinTech Services launched Kerala’s first neobank called Ace Money Neobank.
  • It has joined in partnership with YES Bank and ICICI Bank for this.
  • Aceware is a Kerala-based fintech services company.
  • The services of Ace Money Neobank are available at all the panchayats in Kerala.

Neo banks

  • It is a kind of digital bank, entirely online instead of being present physically at a specific location.
  • Chqbook (Chqbook.com) – India’s first Neobank for small business owners like kiranas, merchants, chemists, and others running proprietorships.
  • FamPay – India’s first Neobank for teenagers.
  • Finin – India’s first full-fledged consumer neobank.

ENVIRONMENT

World Assessment Report II

  • The United Nations recently released the Second World Ocean Assessment report.
  • It is the work of hundreds of scientists appointed by the members of United Nations from all over the world.
  • It follows the initial report, “World Ocean Assessment I” published in 2015.
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