Top Current Affairs of the day: 27 March 2020

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Last Updated: Mar 27,2020 19:06 IST


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  • Rajyogini Dadi Janki passed away

    62 days ago
    The chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan, Rajyogini Dadi Janki, passed away at the age of 104 due to prolonged illness on 27 March. PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief over her demise.
    Rajyogini Dadi Janki: Rajyogini Dadi Janki was born on 1 January 1916 in Hyderabad which is located in Sindh province (now in Pakistan). She began her spiritual journey at the age of 21. She moved to western countries to establish Indian philosophy, Raj Yoga and human values in the 1970s. She set up Seva... Read More


    Renowned architect Satish Gujral passed away

    62 days ago
    Renowned artist and architect Satish Gujral passed away on 26 March. He was 94-years old. He died due to illness. PM Narendra Modi condoled his demise. Satish Gujral: Satish Gujral was an architect, painter, muralist, sculptor and graphic artist. He was admired for his creativity and determination with which he overcame many adversities. The alphabet mural on the outside wall of the Delhi High Court is one of his famous works. He is the one who designed the Belgian Embassy in Delhi are few... Read More
    Category: Obituary


    India proposed to set up common e-platform for SAARC nations to combat coronavirus

    62 days ago
    India has proposed to set up a common electronic platform for all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations. The proposal was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for a regional approach to deal with the pandemic. The information was passed by the Ministry of External Affairs. Common electronic platform: ♦ India proposed the common electronic platform to the senior health officials of the SAARC on 26 March through video conference.
    ♦ The... Read More
    Category: International

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    AP to set up a drone ecosystem in the State

    62 days ago
    The Andhra Pradesh Drones Corp is to set up a drone ecosystem in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The aim of this initiative is to establish a laboratory for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. Highlights: ♦ The Andhra Pradesh state government is planning to build a drone ecosystem, in the Anantapur district.
    ♦ The govt invited the UAV industry to be part of the move.
    ♦ Anantapur district was chosen as it is close to the international airport in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Hospital in Jaipur to use humanoid robot to serve COVID-19 patients

    62 days ago
    The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital in Jaipur is to introduce the usage of humanoid robots to provide services to the COVID-19 patients.
    Humanoid robot: ♦ The hospital is conducting a series of trials on a humanoid robot to check if the robot can be pressed into service to deliver medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients admitted in the hospital. ♦ It is aimed to keep the doctors and nursing staff at a safe distance to protect them against the dreaded... Read More


    Online delivery services resumes services coming back on stream

    62 days ago
    Online delivery services such as Flipkart and Grofers have begun resuming operations after the local authorities of safe passage for their delivery.
    Background: Earlier, the Government of India suspended the deliveries of the online delivery services as a measure to combat COVID-19. Also, the delivery executives faced challenges during the service. The Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal held a virtual meeting with the e-commerce and logistics industry and discussed the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    WHO conducts Mega trial of 4 drugs to combat coronavirus

    62 days ago
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun a global mega trial of the four most promising drugs that may cure the novel coronavirus. The 4 drugs are Remdesivir, Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, Ritonavir and lopinavir, Ritonavir/lopinavir and interferon-beta. Mega Trial: ♦ The mega trial by WHO is called Solidarity. ♦ Under Solidarity, the scientist will study, test, and develop an antidote against coronavirus will be done. ♦ Solidarity trial test is expected to... Read More


    Warm, humid climate might reduce the transmission of Coronavirus

    62 days ago
    Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the US suggested that warm and humid weather is linked to the slower spread of the novel coronavirus. The study also stated that countries that experience monsoon may experience the lesser transmission of the coronavirus.
    Study Highlights: ♦ The scientists assessed several data on the number of COVID-19 infections in different parts of the world and compared it with two parameters of weather from all the regions... Read More


    CCMB to begin trial on genome sequencing of Coronavirus

    62 days ago
    Hyderabad-based CSIR's Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology (CCMB) announced that it is working to sequence the whole genome of the COVID-19 virus that is taken from isolates from people who have tested positive.
    COVID-19 Genome Sequencing: ♦ Sequencing the large-scale genome will help us understand how similar or different Indian isolates are, compared with others in the world. ♦ The genome sequencing will help scientists and doctors to understand the rate of mutation... Read More


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    DST sets up task force to map technologies by start-ups through AI, IoT

    62 days ago
    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) set up a COVID-19 task force to map technologies to fund nearly market-ready solutions in the area of diagnostics, testing, healthcare delivery solutions, and equipment supplies.
    Highlights: ♦ The COVID-19 task force will map technologies from research and development labs, academic institutions, start-ups, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
    ♦ The task force will map delivery solutions including masks,... Read More


    RBI announced 3 month moratorium on repayment of term loans means for borrowers

    62 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that all banks and Non-bank financial institutions (NBFCs) have been permitted to allow a moratorium of 3 months on repayment of term loans outstanding on 1 March 2020. As per RBI's move, the tenure or time period of the loans will be increased by 3 months.
    Highlights: ♦ All lending institutions including banks and NBFCs will allow a moratorium on loan repayments for 3 months.
    ♦ A moratorium of this kind generally... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    World theatre day is observed on 27 March

    62 days ago
    World Theatre Day celebrated is observed annually on the 27 March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. The day aims to promote theatre in all its forms across the world. Aim: The main objective of the World theatre day is to enable theatre communities to promote their work on a broad scale so that governments and opinion leaders are aware of the value and importance of dance in all its forms and support it. History: The World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    CRISIL cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.5 percent

    62 days ago
    CRISIL has cut its base-case Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for fiscal 2021 to 3.5% from 5.2% expected earlier. Highlights: ♦ The global growth forecasts have reduced geometrically due to the COVID-19 pandemic spread geometrically. ♦ It highlighted that the world economy, unlike the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, has jeopardized financial stability and brought enormous human suffering. ♦ CRISIL has cut ifs early forecast of 5.2% GDP growth to 3.5% for... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Maharashtra to use indelible ink to mark people suspected of coronavirus

    62 days ago
    The Maharashtra state government has decided to stamp the left hand of the people who have been kept under quarantine amid coronavirus pandemic in the country. The announcement was made by Maharashtra state health minister Rajesh Tope. The government has also declared evading from the screening a punishable offence under the Epidemic Act 1897. Highlights: ♦ The report stated that the left hand of those under home quarantine will be stamped to identify them easily. ♦ Stamping is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre to provide Rs.1.70 lakh crore relief package under PMGKY

    62 days ago
    The Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs.1.70 lakh crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana on 26 March. The move aims to help the poor to fight the battle against CoronaVirus. Highlights: The move aims to provide the poor with food and money in hands so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs. The components of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package include:  1. Insurance scheme for health... Read More


    G20 to inject USD5 trillion into World economy

    62 days ago
    The G20 nations agreed to collectively inject $5 trillion into the world economy. The move by the countries is to counteract the social, economic and financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The video conference summit was held on 26 March.
    G20 Summit Highlights: ♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi represented India in a video-conference of G20 economies. ♦ PM Modi stressed on a new concept of "globalization that focusses on humanity and collective welfare" rather... Read More


    DGFT sets up Helpdesk for COVID-19 related Export or Import issue

    62 days ago
    Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has operationalized a helpdesk in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. People can contact the department for any COVID-19 related Export or Import issue.
    Helpdesk: ♦ The exporters and importers across India can directly flag their issues through the channels provided by the DGFT. ♦ People can raise queries in the DGFT Platform, http://rla.dgft.gov.in:8100/CRS_NEW/. The email address for contact is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    The US reported more Coronavirus cases than China, Italy

    62 days ago
    The United States has reported more coronavirus cases than any other country with over 82,400. The report was announced by Johns Hopkins University. The number has overtaken China and Italy. The country made the coronavirus tests available in all 50 states and more than 552,000 tests had been conducted nationwide. Measures: ♦ The US has released "new guidelines" which will create "low, medium and high-risk zones". These guidelines will allow the government to... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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