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CURRENT AFFAIRS
03 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) PM Narendra Modi’s video message to turn off lights on Sunday and light candles on April 5 at 9 p.m. for 9 minutes:

PM Narendra Modi encouraged Indian residents to show solidarity with one another by turning off their lights and light diyas for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, 2020 and requested individuals to watch the same from their balconies and not assemble in gatherings.

2) Center allows eNAM to be used by farmers to escape marketplace:

The Government of India permitted farmers to legitimately sell items from farmer associations ‘premises and chose warehouses through the web-based advertising platform Online National Agriculture Market (eNAM), as declared on 2 April by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

3) Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Center is expanding CAPF companies in Delhi:

Taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India extended the organization of 100 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) organizations in Delhi to improve security during the continuous lockdown.

4) AarogyaSetu is established by the Centre to help people monitor coronavirus spread:

India’s legislature propelled “AarogyaSetu,” a mobile application built in public private partnership (PPP) on April 2 that is a part of the administration’s endeavors to control coronavirus spread.

5) Center published COVID-19 negative international citizens transit SOPs:

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has created Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the travel of COVID-19 negative foreigners stranded in India on 2 April, and the arrival of isolated people will be done by the Ministry of Home Affairs in the wake of being checked COVID-19 contrary.

6) World Bank loans India USD 1bn to battle COVID-19 epidemic:

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank has endorsed $1 billion for India’s COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Program, which will cover the entirety of India’s states/Union Territories with the end goal of helping India forestall, track and react to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on reinforcing India’s readiness for general wellbeing.

7) A New Low-Cost Temperature Gun created by Indian Navy:

A minimal effort IR-based temperature sensor has been created by the Mumbai Naval Dockyard to be utilized to test work force entering the yard door.

8) Bio Suit created by DRDO to counter COVID-19 for the wellbeing experts:

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has made a Bio Suit to keep the clinical experts working with COVID-19 healthy, utilizing their garments, nanotechnology and covering skill to expose the medication.

9) Under ‘Project Prana’ native ventilators built by scientists and students at IISc Bengaluru:

IISc Bengaluru students and scientists have developed autochthonous ventilators under “Project Prana.”

10) NIC to promote enforcement of Supreme Court order on Restricted BS-IV vehicle registration:

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has instructed the National Informatics Center to help the States/UTs in the limited enrollment of BS-IV vehicles across India except for Delhi/National Capital Region on the 27.3.2020 Supreme Court request.

11) PM-CARES contributions rendered a 100% tax exemption under the IT Act of 1961:

On 31 March 2020, the commitments made under the recently made Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES FUND) to help the residents influenced by the COVID-19 episode are liable for a 100% deduction under section 80 G of the Income Tax Act (IT) of 1961.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) UNSC remotely receives 4 goals including “2518” on peacekeepers assurance and security:

On 31 March 2020, the United Nations Security Council collectively received four goals deciding in favor of the first time through remotely or by means of videoconferencing as UN laborers work from home due to coronavirus flare-ups.

2) The COP 26 summit on environmental change at the United Nations delayed until 2021:

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, planned to occur in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from 9-19 November 2020, has been delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19.

 

SPORTS AFFAIRS:

1) For the first time since World War II, Wimbledon Tennis Tournament was postponed because of COVID-19:

On April 1, 2020 Wimbledon coordinators postponed the 134th version of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament for the first time since World War II because of dangers from Coronavirus which was scheduled from June 29, 2020 to July 13, 2020 and the following release of the competition will be from June 28 to July 11, 2021.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
04 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) Hack the Crisis India was initiated by Shri Sanjay Dhotre to resolve COVID 19 pandemic:

Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Communications and Human Resource Development Propelled Hack the Crisis – India, an online hackathon to discover working answers to solve the COVID 19 pandemic which is a part of a worldwide activity.

2) MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline portal initiated by the Union HRD Minister:

Students are confronting troubles because of the closure of schools and hostels because of the COVID 19 pandemic, so all India Council for Technical Education has come out with MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal to resolve issues that incorporate lodging, food, online classes, attendance, exams, scholarships, security, transportation, violence etc.

3) The associations of IAS IPS officers form Caruna an effort to counter Coronavirus:

Associations representing to Central Civil Services officials that includes the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service developed an initiative called Caruna to help and supplement the endeavors of the legislature to battle coronavirus.

4) Around 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets are ordered by the Union government for health employees:

Centaral Health Ministry has put a request for approximately ten crore hydroxychloroquine tablets for health services laborers from different pharmaceutical organizations and Indian Council of Medical Research has recommended the utilization of hydroxychloroquine tablets only for healthcare laborers and caregivers engaged in the diagnosis and direct connection with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

5) Set up COVID-19 hotspot zones and acknowledged Antibody Tests in Hotspots:

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has distinguished 20 Covid-19 hotspots in the nation while there is no community transmission in the country, ministry is taking these hotspots carefully as having recognized 22 potential hotspots.

6) Under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan,’ NCC volunteer cadets battle COVID-19:

On April 2, 2020 the National Cadet Corps (NCC) provided its volunteer cadets under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ to help civilian authorities combat COVID-19.

7) Kerala- SCTIMST joins hands to render automatic ventilators with Wipro 3D:

On April 03, 2020 taking into account expanding coronavirus cases in India, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, an organization of National Importance of the Department of Science and Technology situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has collaborated with ‘Wipro 3D’ to fabricate a versatile and lightweight crisis ventilator framework dependent on Artificial Manual Breathing Unit to help the breathing of the critical patients who have no access to ICU ventilators.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) UNGA adopts resolution on ‘International Unity’ to Counter the COVID-19:

The UN General Assembly embraced a resolution on April 3, 2020–Global solidarity to battle the 2019 coronavirus pandemic co-supported by 188 countries including India.

 

SPORTS AFFAIRS:

1) Asian Youth Games to be played from 20 to 28 November 2021 in China:

On 1 April 2020, the Asian Olympic Council declared the third version of the Asian Youth Games to be held from 20 to 28 November 2021 in the seaside city of Shantou in Southern China.

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