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  • Rajyogini Dadi Janki passed away

    450 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... Read More

    Renowned architect Satish Gujral passed away

    450 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... Read More
    Category: Obituary

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

    451 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: ♦... Read More
    Category: International

    AP to set up a drone ecosystem in the State

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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

    451 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... Read More

    Online delivery services resumes services coming back on stream

    451 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.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    WHO conducts Mega trial of 4 drugs to combat coronavirus

    451 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,... Read More

    Warm, humid climate might reduce the transmission of Coronavirus

    451 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... Read More

    CCMB to begin trial on genome sequencing of Coronavirus

    451 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... Read More

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

    451 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,... Read More

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

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    World theatre day is observed on 27 March

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    CRISIL cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.5 percent

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Maharashtra to use indelible ink to mark people suspected of coronavirus

    451 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: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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

    451 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... Read More

    G20 to inject USD5 trillion into World economy

    451 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... Read More

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

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    The US reported more Coronavirus cases than China, Italy

    451 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... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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