7 April 2024 Current Affairs:

7 April 2024 Current Affairs:


National NEWS:

Delhi High Court Appoints Najmi Waziri to Head Committee for Forest Protection Amidst Concerns:

  • Former judge Najmi Waziri appointed to lead a committee for safeguarding forests in Delhi.
  • Appointment follows concerns over lack of cooperation from government departments in forest protection efforts.
  • Committee formed in response to a plea for better coordination among departments to protect Delhi’s forests.
  • Observations made regarding inadequate assistance from certain departments in providing essential documents for forest protection.

Indian Coast Guard Director General Inaugurates Aquatic Centre and Reviews Operations in South India:

  • Director General Rakesh Pal inaugurates Indian Coast Guard Aquatic Centre at ICGS Mandapam, Tamil Nadu.
  • Visit includes inspection of ICG bases in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry over 4 days.
  • During visit to Chennai, reviews operational readiness and infrastructure development.
  • Firsthand review of infrastructure projects at ICG Station Krishnapatnam also conducted.

About Indian Coast Guard:

  • The Indian Coast Guard was set up on 1 February 1977 under the Union Ministry of Defence.
  • The current Director-General is Rakesh Pal, AVSM, PTM, TM.

Malerkotla District Launches ‘Booth Raabta’ Website for Election-Related Information:

  • District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Pallavi, initiates ‘Booth Raabta’ website in Malerkotla, Punjab.
  • Website aims to provide election-related information to voters and polling personnel.
  • Deputy Election Commissioner of India and Punjab Chief Electoral Officer appreciate the initiative.
  • Features include guidance on election issues; certificate downloads for young voters, and polling station ratings.
  • Website also offers information on ambulance services and government hospitals during the heat wave season.

About Punjab:

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Chief minister: Bhagwant Mann
  • Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Banking NEWS:

RBI Imposes Monetary Penalties on IDFC First Bank and LIC Housing Finance for Non-Compliance:

  • RBI imposes ₹1 crore penalty on IDFC First Bank for non-compliance with loan and advance regulations.
  • IDFC First Bank sanctioned term loans to a public sector undertaking for infrastructure projects without proper due diligence.
  • LIC Housing Finance was fined Rs 49.7 lakh for non-compliance with regulatory norms, although penalty amount unspecified.


  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata
  • Headquarters: mumabi
  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das, IAS

IDFC first bank:

RBI Delays Implementation of Forex Derivatives Regulations, Prompting Brokerages to Advise Clients to Close Positions:

  • RBI postpones new regulations for exchange-traded forex derivatives to May 3.
  • Brokerages, including Zerodha, advise clients to close open positions by April 5 in anticipation of market dynamics changes.
  • Individual traders and speculators likely to be affected, given their significant trading volume in the market.

Sports NEWS:

Bilquis Mir Becomes First Indian Woman Jury Member at 33rd Summer Olympics:

  • Bilquis Mir from Jammu Kashmir appointed as the first Indian and first woman jury member for the 33rd Summer Olympics in Paris.
  • She previously served as a jury member at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
  • Nominated by the Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association, Mir expresses joy at the opportunity, calling it a dream come true in the world of sports promotion.

Anupama Upadhyaya and M. Tharun Clinch Singles Titles at Kazakhstan International Challenge Badminton Tournament:

  • Young Indian shuttlers Anupama Upadhyaya and M. Tharun emerge victorious in women’s and men’s singles respectively at the 2024 Kazakhstan International Challenge held in Uralsk, Kazakhstan.
  • Tournament organized by the Kazakhstan National Badminton Federation from April 2-6, 2024.
  • Upadhyaya and Tharun’s triumph highlights India’s prowess in badminton on the international stage.

Important Days:

National Library Day:

  • National Library Day is celebrated annually on April 6th.
  • It aims to promote the importance of libraries in society and encourage reading habits.
  • Theme: Ready, Set, Library!
  • Libraries across the country organize various events and activities to celebrate the day.
  • The day serves as a reminder of the role libraries play in education, research, and knowledge

World Health Day 2024:

Theme ‘My Health, My Rights’ Emphasizes Awareness and Advocacy:

  • World Health Day observed annually on April 7 to raise global health awareness and promote healthy living.
  • Celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Theme for 2024, ‘My Health, My Rights’, focuses on advocating for health rights and awareness.

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