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CURRENT AFFAIRS
07 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) The Ministry of the Environment issues warning on COVID-19 administration in national parks and tiger reserves:

The Union Environment Ministry released a warning on COVID-19 control in national parks, tiger reserves and sanctuaries following the ongoing report that a four-year-old tiger was diagnosed with corona infection in the Bronx Zoo in New York.

2) DST creates CAWACH to counter pandemic COVID-19:

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has developed a Center for WAR Augmentation with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH), a fast response to the worldwide pandemic COVID-19 fight.

3) For two years Cabinet endorsed MPLADS non-operation:

For 2 years from 2020-21 to 2021-22, the Union Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi endorsed the non-activity of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) to give help with the administration of the COVID-19 flare-up, which is a part of the progressing endeavors of the Government to contain COVID-19 spread. The scheme funds will be utilized to fortify the Government’s endeavors to address the nation’s COVID19 issues and adverse effects.

4) NCC offers facilities to combat COVID-19 pandemic under NCC Yogdan Exercise:

Ministry of Defense (MoD) has permitted the transitory work of National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’ which gave guidance as demanded by the Civil and Police Administration in the Pandemic Fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

5) Integrated Command and Control Centers to be utilized for COVID-19 for Smart Cities plan:

In India, smart urban cities, for example, Pune, Varanasi, Surat, Bengaluru and different urban areas have begun to utilize the Integrated Command and Control Centers created under the Smart Cities Mission to battle COVID-19 to hold individuals under isolation and are presently named “COVID-19 War Rooms.”

6) Team to be set up to forestall transmission of COVID-19 to humans and animals:

Upon finding that COVID-19 often infects wildlife, the Indian government is taking precautionary measures and a Malayan tiger in the New York zoo has recently been confirmed to have been contaminated with COVID-19.

7) RCF unit of Indian Railways built low-cost ‘Jeevan’ ventilator to battle COVID-19:

The Indian Railways has manufactured a minimal effort ‘Jeevan’ ventilator at its coach creation office, Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala in Punjab which is about Rs 10,000 without the blower and won’t ascend above Rs 30,000 significantly after a couple of more indicators have been installed.

 

SPORTS AFFAIRS:

1) American basketball player Kobe Bryant joined the Hall of Fame of Naismith:

On April 4, 2020 American Basketball player and 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryan will be after death enlisted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts on August 29, 2020 alongside 8 Honoraries.

2) IWF bans the weightlifting of Thailand & Malaysia at the Tokyo Olympics:

On April 5, 2020 The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) has restricted Thailand and Malaysia from competing in the Tokyo Olympic weightlifting rivalries because of various doping offenses.

3) Previous Australian test spinner Stephen O’Keefe is resigning from cricket in first Class:

On April 5, 2020, 35-year-old Former Australia Test Spinner Stephen Norman John O’Keefe has resigned from first class cricket in the wake of being expelled from the rundown of agreement players for the following residential season in New South Wales.

4) China’s Zhang Guowei, a high jumper, retires at 28:

Chinese world silver-medalist high jumper Zhang Guowei, 28, eminent for his colorful twerking moves, reported his retirement in high jumping on April 6, 2020.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) The 7th of April is World Health Day:

Every year, the World Health Day is commended on 7 April, with the goal of bringing wellbeing consciousness in order to feature a key zone of worry for the World Health Organization as the day praises the commitment of attendants and nurses and acknowledges their crucial job in sustaining a more beneficial condition and healthier environment.

2) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has relocated to ICU:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to London Hospital Intensive Care on April 6 as his COVID-19 indications declined as he was admitted to St. Thomas Hospital in London on April 5 because of intermittent infection symptoms.

 

STATE AFFAIRS:

1) Bhilwara Model after Lockdown to be a main part of Govt’s COVID-19 regulation technique:

With the methodology of 14 April, the Union Government has started provisional arrangements for the lifting of the arranged lockdown because of the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic. However, with the consistent ascent in the quantity of cases including Coronavirus in the nation, Modi Government needs to set up an all-encompassing technique to reestablish commonality in the nation while likewise smothering COVID-19 spread.

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS
08 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) SIDBI furnishing MSMEs with crisis stirring capital up to the Rs 1 crore:

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) said on April 7, 2020 that it will give the small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with crisis stirring capital up to Rs 1 crore against their reported government orders.

2) The Delhi CM revealed a 5 T plan to get Delhi prepare to battle Coronavirus back:

Delhi Government propelled a five-point activity intend to counter the spread of COVID-19 in the National Capital shared by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on April 7, 2020 by means of a live TV address, as he said the procedure was created following broad conversations with a few specialists and doctors and learning from different countries ‘involvement with battling COVID19. Delhi’s 5Ts to counter novel coronavirus spread include:

Testing

Tracing

Treatment

Teamwork 

and 

Tracking (Monitoring)

3) IAF makes medical supplies available during COVID-19 lockdown:

Indian Air Force has offered progressing help in the war against Coronavirus by giving clinical supplies to all states on the planet where clinical supplies are transported to prepare government/Union territories and to help agencies to successfully and proficiently counter disease.

4) CCI accepted that JSW Energy Limited acquire GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited:

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has affirmed the procurement by JSW Energy Limited of GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited, the acquirer where the exchange was made on 7 April in accordance with Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002.

5) Center to deploy drones during lockdown to track the restriction on religious gatherings and social events:

The Central Government has reported that it will send more drones to upgrade lockdown observing with the point of ensuring that an enormous number of individuals are not assembling in religious assemblages, with a few celebrations as the issue was examined at the gathering of Ministers led by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on April 7.

6) Center frames standards to prevent cohorting patients with COVID-19:

Detailed guidelines have been established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to treat reported and affirmed instances of COVID-19 in isolated graded facilities as the step is taken to avoid co-ordinating COVID-19 patients with others.

7) The bureau affirmed a one-year pay cut of 30 percent:

The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consented to change the Act on the Wages, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament by methods for a mandate and according to the revision, all ministers, including the Prime Minister, will receive a 30 percent reduction in wages for a year when the notice was passed by the Minister of Media and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi.

8) 3,979 kilometers of NH built in one year, the most elevated in Indian history:

India’s National Highway Authority as of late finished the development of 3,979 km of national highways in the 2019-20 budgetary year, which is the authority’s most noteworthy at any point achieved objective in a financial year since its foundation. Under Bharatmala Pariyojana the Government of India imagined the development of a national highway.

9) The Indian Government introduces guidelines for Certificates of Origin:

The Ministry of Commerce as of late propelled an online portal to give exporters and different rules for Certificates of Origin as the progression is being taken to encourage shipments during lock-down.

10) ‘Samadhan,’ a task propelled by the Ministry of Human Resource:

On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource Development propelled “Samadhan,” a task to handle COVID-19 in the nation that was propelled alongside Forge and Innovation Curis by the Creative Cell of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and All India Technical Education Council.

11) Legislature of Telangana conveys program ‘Covid-19 Monitoring System’:

On 6 April 2020, the Telangana government’s Department of Public Health and Family Welfare conveyed India’s first coordinated “COVID-19 Monitoring System Software,” created by startup Vera Smart Healthcare and propelled by Telangana Public Health Director Dr. G Srinivas Rao.

12) DigiLocker was named National Academic Depository by the HRD Ministry:

DigiLocker, an online report wallet, has been assigned by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development as the sole National Academic Depository to empower educational institutes to store computerized duplicates of scholastic honors, marksheets and certificates on the cloud-based assistance.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) China closes 76 days lockdown in Wuhan:

Late January, Wuhan went into lockdown halting the everyday life of 11 million individuals in the city and the specialists additionally ended the transitory hold put on nearby transportation and inter-provincial transportation. On April 8, 2020, China ended the 76-day lockdown in Wuhan, which is the capital city of Hubei territory and was the main center of the Coronavirus epidemic.

2) FATF to study the performance of Pakistanis in combating money laundering:

Worldwide anti-money of tax evasion guard dog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has declared it will audit the accomplishment of Pakistan in satisfying global responsibilities to counter fear financing.

3) USAID aids $2.9 million to India for the battle against Coronavirus:

On April 6, 2020, the US government reported a USD 2.9 million award to India to battle against Coronavirus through its guide organization USAID (US Agency for International Development).

4) Japan proclaims Emergency:

Japan proclaimed a crisis (emergency) to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic on April 7, 2020, the world’s third-biggest economy, as the highly sensitive situation will continue until May 6, 2020.

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