Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 April 2021
In a major boost, IMF has projected the economic growth rate of India to be 12.5% in 2021.
The Governor of RBI Shaktikanta Das on April 7, 2021, announced the bi-monthly monetary policy review of the Reserve Bank of India. The MPC which comprises of 6 members and is headed by the Governor had met for 3 days starting from April 5.
In a major boost, IMF has projected the growth rate of India to be 12.5% in 2021. It is also stronger than that of China which maintained positive growth even amid the pandemic. In 2020, India’s economy had contracted by 8 per cent according to IMF.
The AM Turing Award 2020 has been won by Professor Alfred Aho for his research and influential books on the theory underlying programming language implementation and fundamental algorithms. Turing Award is also formally known as the Nobel Prize of Computing.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital has been announced as the host of Men’s Boxing World Championships 2023. The news was shared by the International Boxing Association. The Central Asian Nation won 3 gold medals in boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The 35th annual list of the world’s richest people has been released by Forbes. This year, the billionaires' list includes 2,755 billionaires, 660 more than in 2020. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO has retained continued to top the list, making him the richest person for the fourth year. His net worth is $177 billion.