Top Current Affairs of the day: 07 April 2020

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Last Updated: Apr 07,2020 19:01 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 07 April 2020
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  • Rajnath Singh chaired GoM meeting to assess post lockdown situation

    51 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired meeting with the Group of Ministers (GoM) on 7 April in New Delhi. The meeting focused on the assessment of the post lockdown situation in the wake of COVID-19. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goel, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla among others. Meeting Highlights: ♦ The Ministers discussed possible ways to ease the lockdown after 14 April. ♦ The... Read More


    Jobless rate in India rose to 23 percent due to Lockdown said CIME

    51 days ago
    A survey released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd. (CMIE) stated that the unemployment rate in India has climbed to more than 20%. The decline has occurred as the people lost jobs after the nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
    Highlights: ♦ The report stated that the jobless rate based on a sample size of 9,429 observations was 23.4% as of 5 April 2020. ♦ CMIE estimated the jobless rate for the month of March 2020 as 8.7% compared with... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Commerce Ministry launched online platform to issue of certificate of origin for exporters

    51 days ago
    The Ministry of Commerce has designed an online platform for the issuance of a key document required for exports to those countries with which India has trade agreements. The move aims to facilitate shipments during the COVID-19 crisis. Highlights: ♦ As per the guidelines of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an exporter should submit a certificate of origin (COO) at the landing port of the importing country. The certificate is essential to prove where their goods come... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a 5T plan to stop the spread of Coronavirus

    51 days ago
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a 5T plan to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The 5T plan is testing, tracing, treatment, teamwork, and track.
    5Ts to curb COVID-19 spread: 1. Testing: Aggressive testing can curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The Delhi government will conduct one lakh rapid tests in hotspot areas like Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin. 2. Tracing: Tracing the people who are identified to have come in contact with a positive patient and are... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    West Bengal sought fund from Centre to combat COVID-19 crisis

    51 days ago
    West Bengal state government has asked the Centre to release Rs.5,013 crore as the revenue deficit grant to the state. The fund will be used to tackle the COVID-19 crisis.
    Highlights: ♦ The grant was provided by the 15th Finance Commission. ♦ The state also sought several measures to ease its financial position as the state-specific revenue streams had dried up due to the nationwide lockdown.
    ♦ The state asked the Centre to release pending goods and service tax... Read More


    ICCC of Smart city missions is used to monitor and track COVID-19 patients

    51 days ago
    Indian Smart Cities namely Bengaluru, Pune, Surat, and Tumakuru are using the integrated data dashboards to provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in different administrative zones of their cities. The data dashboards are developed by the data analysts and data experts who work with their Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) and function as COVID-19 War Rooms in many cities.
    Pune: In Pune, the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL)... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Railway Control Office to assist to resolve issues in freight operations

    51 days ago
    Indian Railways has opened a Railway Control Office after the declaration of lockdown amid due to the coronavirus pandemic in order to assist railway passengers, other citizens and help resolve issues in freight operations. Centralized Control Office: ♦ Railway control office has been doing 24x7 monitoring of four communication and feedback platforms namely Helplines 139, 138, social media and email ([email protected]).
    ♦ The queries were answered by its IVRS... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NHAI achieved highest ever Construction of National Highways in 2019-20 Financial year

    51 days ago
    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has accomplished the construction of 3,979 km of national highways in the financial Year 2019-20.  It is the highest ever highway construction achieved in a financial year by NHAI.   Bharatmala Pariyojana: ♦ The ambitious highway development program of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways includes the development of about 65,000 km of national highways.
    ♦ Under Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana, the Ministry has... Read More
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    Indian Railways has converted 2500 coaches into Isolation Units

    51 days ago
    Indian Railways has successfully converted 2500 coaches as Isolation Units with limited manpower amid the lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak. The move by the Railways is to supplement the national efforts in combating COVID-19. The initial task was to prepare 5000 coaches as isolation wards for the COVID-19 infected patients. With the conversion of around 2500 coaches, 40000 isolation beds are now ready for contingency. On average, 375 coaches per day are being converted by Indian... Read More
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    Module Innovation to develop rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection

    51 days ago
    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) funded 'Module Innovations', a Pune based healthcare startup to develop a rapid diagnosis of diseases to develop a product for detecting COVID 19 with a 10 to 15-minute test. nCoVSENSEs (TM) module: ♦ The startup is now developing nCoVSENSEs (TM) module. It is a rapid test device for the detection of antibodies that have been generated against the COVID-19 in the human body. ♦ The nCoVSENSe test detects the Immunoglobulin... Read More


    DST supports Anti-Microbial coating developed by JNSCAR

    51 days ago
    The Department of Science & Technology (DST) has approved the anti-microbial coating which was developed by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). It also supports the further development of the coating for India's combat against COVID-19. Anti-Microbial coating: ♦ When coated on different surfaces such as textiles, plastic and so on, the coating could kill a range of virus types including COVID-19. ♦ The covalent anti-microbial coating kills... Read More
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    World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April

    51 days ago
    World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year. The day aims to create awareness of health to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. The day honors the contribution of nurses and midwives and recognizes their vital role in keeping the world healthy. World Health Day is marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) and many other organizations. The day aims to spread awareness around maintaining good health and a balanced lifestyle. Significance of... Read More
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    Edible oil imports in India declined to 32.44 percent in March

    51 days ago
    Trade body Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA) reported that India's edible oil imports have declined 32.44% to 9,41,219 tonnes in March 2020. The reason for the decline is due to government restrictions on the purchase of refined palm oil from the overseas market. India had imported 13,93,255 tonnes in March 2019.
    Report Highlights: ♦ India is the world's leading vegetable oil buyer.
    ♦ The share of palm oil is more than 60% of India's total... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NCC to provide services under Exercise NCC Yogdan in fight against COVID-19 pandemic

    51 days ago
    Ministry of Defence (MoD) has allowed temporary employment of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets under 'Exercise NCC Yogdan'. The Ministry also provided guidelines in this regard. The exercise was launched as per the request of the Civil and police administration in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Exercise NCC Yogdan: ♦ NCC has offered its help to help civilians and combat COVID-19 under the exercise. ♦ These cadets will offer to state and municipal... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Cabinet approved Non-operation of MPLADS for two years

    51 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Non-operation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years from 2020-21 to 2021-22. The move is to provide support in managing the COVID-19 outbreak. The move is a part of the Government's continued efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The funds from the scheme will be used to strengthen the Government's efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of COVID19 in the... Read More


    International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is observed on 7 April

    51 days ago
    International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is observed on 7 April. The day commemorates the victims of the genocide in Rwanda. 1994 Rwanda Genocide (massacre): ♦ 1994 Rwanda Genocide was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War. The was that began in 1990 was directed by members of the Hutu majority government. ♦ It lasted from 7 April to 15 July 1994. ♦ Most of the Rwandans (Around 85%) were Hutus. The Tutsi... Read More
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    NASA to set up Artemis, the first human base camp on south pole of Moon

    51 days ago
    The American space agency NASA has announced that it is working on the Artemis program. NASA aims to land humans on the moon by 2024 through this program. NASA also submitted a report to the National Space Council on 2 April. The report focused on setting up the Artemis Base Camp at the South Pole of the moon. NASA's Artemis program: ♦ NASA's Artemis program plans to establish a base camp on the Moon by 2024. ♦ NASA has also revealed a plan that showed the US lunar... Read More


    DST sets up CAWACH to combat COVID-19 pandemic

    51 days ago
    Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has set up a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH). The centre is a rapid response to combat COVID-19 global pandemic.   Aim: The CAWACH program focus to leverage the youthful energy, intelligence and extraordinary innovative potential of technology incubators and startups. It also aims to empower them to speedily address the multi-dimensional challenges of COVID-19 across respiratory aids,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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