Current Affairs India - 21 April 2015

1. The government of India retained the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) at 8.7% for the current fiscal year, as per the latest notification issued by the Finance Ministry. The rate of interest will be effective from 1st April 2015. The interest earning for Kisan Vikas Patra has also been retained at 8.7%.


2. State Government of Kerala launched a project named as -Subodham- to help people in the state to stop addiction to liquor. Founder of Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravishankar and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy launched the project in Kochi.


3. Former Odisha Chief Minister and former Assam Governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away in Tirupati today. He was 89. He first became chief minister of Odisha in 1980 and was in power till 1989.


4. Global credit rating agency Moody's has projected India's GDP growth at 7.5% for the current year 2015. It said that increased government's infrastructure and disinvestment programmes along with lower interest rates will drive growth for the country.