Daily Current Affairs Digest – April 21

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Daily Current Affairs Digest

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Daily Current Affairs Digest

Here are the top 5 events that made their place in our daily current affairs digest.

1.Terror Attack in Paris
2.Wipro sacks few hundreds of employees on basis of performance appraisals 
3.India comes up with new definition of blindness
4.New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants
5.Air India lowers age limit for elderly travel concession

 

Terror Attack in Paris

  • One policeman killed and two injured in terror attack in Paris
  • One of the suspected gunman also shot dead
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) took responsibility and identified the attacker as Abu Yousif, a Belgian.

Wipro Sacks Hundreds of Employees on the basis of performance appraisals 

  • Wipro the third largest IT service provider of the company has sacked nearly 6oo employees on basis of their performance.
  • Wipro released a statement saying that it undertakes a rigorous performance appraisal process on a regular basis to align its workforce with business objectives, strategic priorities of the organisation and requirement of its clients.
  • The development comes at a time when Indian IT companies are facing an uncertain environment given the curbs being proposed on worker visa norms by various countries like the US, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand

India comes up with new definition of blindness

  • India has come up with a new definition of blindness, in line with WHO criteria, a step that would drastically bring down the number of “blinds”
  • It says a person who is unable to count fingers from a distance of 3 metres would be considered “blind”, as against the earlier stipulation of 6 metres
  • This Will bring dwn number of blind in the country By 40 Lakh

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants

  •  To qualify as skilled, immigrants will need to get a job in which they earn at least the median income
  • To qualify as highly skilled, they will need to earn at least 150 per cent of the median income
  •  Other changes include a new three-year limit for workers with lower skills

Air India lowers age limit for elderly travel concession

  • National carrier Air India has lowered the age limit to 60 for availing travel concession under its scheme for senior citizens.
  • As per the scheme, an Indian citizen who has attained the age of 60 on the date of commencement of journey is entitled to a 50 per cent discount on the basic fare of an economy class seat, an Air India spokesperson confirmed.
  • Earlier, the age limit for this offer was 63 years.This offer, however, is only valid for domestic travel.

 

The above daily current affairs digest has been compiled by Sagrika Mehta

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