Top Current Affairs of the day: 06 April 2020

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  • Lupin launched drug used for prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant in the US

    52 days ago
    Drug firm Lupin launched generic Mycophenolic acid delayed-release tablets in the US market. The drug is used to prevent organ rejection in patients receiving kidney transplants.
    Drug:     ♦ The tablets Mycophenolic acid delayed-release tablets are of strengths 180 mg and 360 mg. ♦ The drug is the generic version of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's Myfortic delayed-release tablets. ♦ Lupin's alliance partner Concord Biotech Ltd has... Read More


    IIT-Roorkee launched Prana-Vayu, a low-cost portable ventilator

    52 days ago
    Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee in association with AIIMS-Rishikesh has developed 'Prana-Vayu,' a low-cost portable ventilator. The closed-loop ventilator can be manufactured for just Rs.25,000. Prana-Vayu: ♦ Prana-Vayu is a closed-loop ventilator. It can deliver the required amount of air to the patient, with an automated process controlling the pressure and flow rates. ♦ The developers presented the machine to more than 450 companies and several have... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    US announced USD 2.9 million to India to combat COVID-19 outbreak

    52 days ago
    The US government has announced a grant of $2.9 million to India. The fund was released by the US government through its aid agency United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Highlights: ♦ The aim is to help India in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. It is expected that the assistance will further support India's response to COVID- 19.
    ♦ The US government is working closely with India through USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and... Read More
    Category: International

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    Union HRD Minister launched MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal

    52 days ago
    All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) launched a unique MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal to address the issues faced by students. The students are facing difficulties due to the closure of colleges and hostels in the view of the COVID-19 outbreak. It was launched by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank." MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal: ♦ The students can make use of the website with an URL... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Pravin Rao is appointed as the new chairman of Nasscom

    52 days ago
    Vice-Chairperson Infosys' chief operating officer, UB Pravin Rao, has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for the year 2020-21. He was appointed Rekha Menon of Accenture.
    Rekha M Menon is the Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India. Menon will be the Vice-Chairperson for Nasscom. Pravin Rao, along with President Debjani Ghosh, will help Nasscom to achieve its 2025 vision for the... Read More


    Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on 6 April

    52 days ago
    Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on 6 April every year. It is one of the most auspicious festivals in the Jain community. Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on the 13th day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra. Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti is also known as Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak or the Birth Anniversary of Lord Mahavira. Jainism was founded by Mahavir Jayanti. The festival is celebrated widely by the Jain community in memory of the last spiritual teacher of the religion. A... Read More
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    C-MET develops a low-cost indigenous prototype of polymer swab

    52 days ago
    A scientist from the Pune-based Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) has developed a low-cost indigenous prototype of polymer swab. It can be used to collect the samples for coronavirus testing. If the product gets approved for production, the country will not need to depend on imported swabs.
    Implemented by: The indigenous prototype of polymer swab is produced jointly by C-MET, which functions under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; SRI Research... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    IOC sets new deadline for the qualification period of Tokyo Olympics

    52 days ago
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 29 June 2021 has been set as the new deadline for the qualification period of the Tokyo Olympics. The decision was made after discussion with the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Presidents, Secretary Generals and Chef de Missions, IOC Director of Solidarity and NOC relations. Tokyo Olympics was rescheduled to be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised sport entries deadline has now been set for 5 July 2021. The committee... Read More
    Category: Sports


    UEFA postpones all the international matches

    52 days ago
    UEFA has postponed all the international matches that had been pushed back to June to further notice. The decision was made after Europe's 55 member federations discussions on how to adapt the fixture calendar in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
    UEFA's announcement: ♦ The postponed matches include the play-off matches for UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women's Euro 2021.
    ♦ It has also postponed all the UEFA competition matches,... Read More
    Category: Sports


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    Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy appointed as shadow foreign minister

    52 days ago
    Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour Party's newly-elected Leader, named Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy as his shadow foreign secretary on 5 April. Starmer's new committee will be responsible for coordinating Labour's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lisa Nandy: Lisa Eva Nandy served as the Member of Parliament for Wigan since 2010. From 2010-12 she served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell. From 2012-15, she served as the Shadow Charities Minister.
    Nandy came... Read More


    CSIF to provide COVID-19 protective gear and healthcare paraphernalia to its personnel

    52 days ago
    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is to provide COVID-19 protective gear and healthcare paraphernalia for its over 40,000 personnel. The CISF personnel will be having close physical interaction with lakhs of passengers once airports and the Delhi Metro re-start operations. CSIF measures: The CISF take several measures on anti-coronavirus protection for its troops. The move comes after 2 of the CSIF personnel in Mumbai have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. CSIF has... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5 April in India

    52 days ago
    National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5 April in India. The day creates awareness to support intercontinental commerce and the global economy as the most well-organized, safe and sound, environmentally responsive approach of transporting goods from one place to another of the world. Theme: The theme for the 57th National Maritime Day is "Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet." The theme aims to raise awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Amitabh Kant chairs Empowered Committee to review coordination between various stakeholders for COVID-19-related response activities

    52 days ago
    NITI Aayog CEO  Amitabh Kant chairs Empowered Committee to review coordination between various stakeholders for COVID-19 related response activities. The committee constituted of members namely Vikram Doraiswami, (AS, MEA); Dr. Vijayaraghavan, PSA; Kamal Kishore (Member, NDMA); Sandeep Mohan Bhatnagar (Member, CBIC); Anil Malik (AS, MHA); P. Harish (AS, MEA); Gopal Baglay (JS, PMO); Aishvarya Singh (DS, PMO); Tina Soni (DS, Cabinet Secretariat);  and the work of EG6 is serviced by... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    MSME Technology Centres contributed to combat COVID-19 outbreak

    52 days ago
    MSME Technology Centres in India have provided masks, medical gowns, ventilators, sanitizers, components of Corona Testing Kits, etc. to combat Coronavirus. 18 operational Technology centres of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are playing a major role in the fight with COVID-19. Measures taken by MSME sector: ♦ Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI) Chennai provided masks and medical gowns.      ♦ MSME Technology Centre,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    FCI sets record in transportation of food grains amid lockdown

    52 days ago
    Food Corporation of India (FCI) has set a record by moving 70 rakes carrying 1.93 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) continuously in single-day movement during the lockdown. FCI aims to ensure that enough food grain stocks are made available in every part of the country during the countrywide lockdown. It also works to fulfill the regular requirements of food grains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). FCI's measures: ♦ Under PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY), FCI provided wheat... Read More


    International Day of Conscience is observed on 5 April

    52 days ago
    International Day of Conscience is observed on 5 April. The day aims to promote a culture of peace with love and conscience. The day reminds the people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things.
    History: In July 1989, the concept of the culture of peace was introduced at the International Congress on Peace in the Minds of Men which was organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Côte d'Ivoire. The day... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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