Top Current Affairs of the day: 26 March 2020

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  • Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri has been named for FIFAs campaign to combat COVID-19 crisis

    13 days ago
    Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked among 28 players for the world governing body FIFA's campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been selected along with Lionel Messi, Philip Lahm, Iker Casillas, and Carles Puyol. Highlights: ♦ FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have partnered to combat the coronavirus and launched 'Pass the message to kick out coronavirus', a new awareness campaign, led by world-renowned footballers. ♦ The... Read More


    Odisha to set up Covid-19 testing lab at VIMSAR

    13 days ago
    The Odisha State government is planning to set up a COVID-19 testing laboratory at a hospital in order to ease the burden as the state has only one facility at Bhubaneswar. The state government planning to set up a Biosafety Levels 2 (BSL-2) laboratory at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR). Highlights: ♦ Currently, VIMSAR is sending swab samples of suspected coronavirus patients to the Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Govt to supply 7Kg per person on subsidized food grains for 3 months

    13 days ago
    Government of India is to supply an additional 2kg subsidized foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) over the next three months. A total quota of 7 kg per person will be given. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution on 26 March. Highlights: ♦ The proposal regarding this was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March.
    ♦ The Food Ministry... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Aviation sector might face losses up to USD 3.6bn in June quarter

    13 days ago
    Aviation consultancy Capa India reported that India's aviation industry is expected to post losses of $3-3.6 billion in the June quarter in its report titled 'Projecting the potential financial impact of COVID-19 on Indian aviation'. The loss is because the airlines have shared the bulk of the hit after the series of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ As per the forecast, the domestic carriers are to incur losses of about $1.75 billion next... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    UP bans sale of pan masala

    14 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state government has imposed a ban on the production and sale of pan masala during the 21-day lockdown imposed across the country. The move comes in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The information was passed by Food Security Commissioner Ministhy S. Ban on Pan masala: ♦ As per the ban, manufacturing, sale, and storage of pan masala are being banned in the state till further orders. ♦ The aim is to avoid spitting of pan masala which can spread... Read More


    Sameer Aggarwal is appointed as CEO of Walmart India

    14 days ago
    Sameer Aggarwal is appointed as CEO of Walmart India. Aggarwal appointment will come into effect from 1 April. He will report to Dirk Van Den Berghe, Executive Vice-President and Regional CEO of Asia and Global Sourcing, Walmart.
    Aggarwal will replace Krish Iyer, who is set to retire. He has assumed the role of advisor to Best Price, Walmart India. Sameer Aggarwal: Sameer Aggarwal received his post-graduation from the London Business School and is a fellow member of the Institute of... Read More


    DPIIT sets up control room to monitor the supply of EC goods

    14 days ago
    The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), that functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has set up a control room to monitor the supply of essential commodity goods on 26 March. The decision was made after the department had detailed discussions with states and e-commerce companies on the disruption of the supply of essential commodities. The moves come as the local administration and police stopping staff of e-commerce and other grocery retailers and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    ARI develops wheat variety with high protein

    14 days ago
    Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) Scientists have developed a biofortified durum wheat variety MACS 4028. The new wheat variety shows high protein content. New wheat variety MACS 4028: ♦ The wheat variety developed by the ARI scientists show high protein content of about 14.7% ♦ The wheat has a better nutritional quality of zinc 40.3 ppm, and iron content of 40.3ppm and 46.1ppm respectively, good milling quality and overall acceptability. ♦ MACS 4028 is a semi-dwarf... Read More


    IIT-Madras to organize Global Hyperloop Pod Competition

    14 days ago
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) has announced that it is to organize India's first Global Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition is open to all students globally. The final round will take place on the IIT-Madras campus in the month of July 2020. Aim: The main objective of the Global Hyperloop Pod Competition is to raise awareness about the Hyperloop mode of transportation in India.
    Indian Hyperloop Pod Competition: ♦ The competition aims to... Read More
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    National Book Trust launched StayHomeIndiaWithBooks

    14 days ago
    The National Book Trust of HRD Ministry has launched #StayIn and #StayHome to encourage people to read books while at home. It provides select and best-selling titles for FREE Download as part of its initiative of #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks! The move comes in the wake of Preventive Measures of the Government of India to contain the spread of Covid-19. #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks!: ♦ The 100+ books are in the PDF format at #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks! ♦ It can be downloaded from the... Read More


    Indian Railways extend cancellation of passenger train services till 14 April

    14 days ago
    The Ministry of Railways has extended the cancellation of passenger train services on Indian Railways. The move is to continue the measure taken in the wake of COVID-19. All Mail/Express trains including premium trains, passenger trains, suburban trains and trains of Metro Railway, Kolkata has been extended till 14 April 2020.
    Central government has announced that the Freight Train can continue operation to ensure the supply of essential commodities.
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    GoI to launch CoWin-20 to curb the community spread of coronavirus

    14 days ago
    The Government of India is to launch CoWin-20 to curb the community spread of coronavirus. CoWin-20 is a new smartphone app that aims to track individuals by their smartphone locations. The app will be made soon and will be available widely across India. CoWin-20: ♦ The Indian government aims to trace the personal travel histories of individuals through CoWin-20. By tracing, GoI can figure out how many people might have come in contact with the common people of the country. ♦... Read More
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    First phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR has been postponed

    14 days ago
    The Census 2021 which was scheduled to be conducted in two phases has bee postponed by the Government of India due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. The updation of National Population Register (NPR) will be done along with the Phase I of Census 2021 in all the States/Union Territories, except Assam. Census India 2021: ♦ The Census 2021 will be conducted in two phases, namely house listing and House Census and Population Enumeration. ♦ The first phase of House listing &... Read More
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    Cabinet approved the continuation of recapitalization of RRB scheme

    14 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to continue the process of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). Highlights: The Cabinet approved to provide minimum regulatory capital to RRBs for another year, that is, up to 2020-21 for those RRBs which are unable to maintain minimum Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of 9% which was set as per the regulatory norms prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The CCEA... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Man dies of Hantavirus in China

    14 days ago
    A report from China stated that a man died from Hantavirus. He was from China's Yunnan province. He died on a bus to the Shandong province. The people who travelled along with him have been tested.
    Hantavirus: Hantaviruses are a family of viruses that are transmitted mainly by rodents. It can show varied disease syndrome in people. The name varies differ in various regions. In America, it is known as "New World" hantaviruses, and in Europe and Asia, it is known as... Read More


    FAO reports peatlands can help attain climate goals

    14 days ago
    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations reported that Peatlands can play a crucial role in regulating the global climate by acting as carbon sinks. The report was authored by 35 experts. Report Highlights: ♦ The report recommended countries to restore and manage the Peatland ecosystems as these land are facing degradation. ♦ Peatlands cover only 3% of Earth's surface. The degradation of the land occurs due to drainage, fire, agricultural use, and... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Cabinet approved construction of Aligarh-Harduaganj flyover

    14 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the construction of Aligarh-Harduaganj flyover. The construction of the flyover will be taken up by the Ministry of Railways.
    Aligarh-Harduaganj flyover: ♦ The total length of the Aligarh-Harduaganj railway flyover will be 22 Km.
    ♦ The construction of teh flyover is expected to be completed by 2024-25. ♦ The total cost estimated for the project is Rs.1285... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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