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Latest Current Affairs 21 and 22 April 2020

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CURRENT AFFAIRS
21 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) The Daporijo bridge at Arunachal pradesh was established for traffic:

BRO built the Daporijo Bridge over the Subansiri River, taking the most drastic precautions against COVID-19 and interfacing the main line of communication in Arunachal Pradesh, irrespective of the nation lockdown. Arunachal Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu initiated the bridge over video conferencing and open to traffic from April 20.

2) The fifteenth Finance Commission’s Advisory Council is scheduled to meet on 23-24 April:

The Fifteenth Finance Commission’s Economic Advisory Council (XIV-FC) is organized on 23-24 April 2020 at which the administrator of the fifteenth Finance Commission, Shri N.K. Singh, will lead the web-based gathering. All the members, senior authorities of the Finance Commission and the 5 Council individuals including Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Dr. Sajjid Z Chinoy, Dr. Prachi Mishra, Mr. Neelkanth Mishra and Dr. Omkar Goswami will go to the gathering on 23 April 2020.

3) Civil Services Day is praised on 21 April:

On 21 April in India, the Civil Services Day honors the government employees so as to rededicate themselves to the reason for individuals, as on this day the government workers renew their contributions to public service and professionalism in the workplace. The Civil Services Day praises all the government workers who have devoted their lives to the citizens’ cause, which also seeks to restore their commitment and dedication to public service and excellence in work.

4) Kapil Dev Tripathi selected as Secretary to President of India:

On 20 April Kapil Dev Tripathi was selected Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind where his selection was affirmed by the Union Cabinet Appointments Committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His selection is on an agreement basis under which he was named co-terminus with the tenure of the President of India for a year. 

5) Day of the Secretaries is on 21 April:

The Secretary’s Day or Administrative Professionals Day is being celebrated in India on 21 April, with the intention of honoring the administrative experts who act as the glue to hold an organization together. Every year the Secretary’s week is seen in April on the last entire week.

6) Chandigarh City is using Vehicle tracking software for COVID-19 pandemic waste collection:

In its battle against COVID-19 pandemic, Chandigarh City utilizes Vehicle tracking applications and GPS (Global Positioning System) empowered smartwatches for waste collection drivers. The town has assigned 15 vehicles with a group of drivers and associates fitted with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) units to gather and transport waste from Quarantine families.

7) Ramesh Pokhriyal led the survey meeting on SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha in New Delhi:

Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ conducted a thorough analysis of the SWAYAM National Online Education Portal and the SWAYAM PRABHA 32 DTH Television Channels in New Delhi on 20 April as the interest for and utilization of SWAYAM Courses and SWAYAM PRABHA recordings increased tremendously during the lockdown.

8) Minister of Finance took part in NDB’s fifth Annual Board of Governors meeting:

Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman attended the fifth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank (NDB) on 20 April in New Delhi by means of videoconference.

9) 17,793 crores allocated to 8,89 farmers under PM-KISAN Scheme:

On April 20, 2020, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme, the Government of India discharged 17,793 crores of rupees into 8.89 crores of ranchers and farmers.

10) CPCB provides recommendations for the handling of COVID-19 wastes:

On April 20, 2020, the Central Pollution Control Board gave rules for the administration of waste created during the treatment of COVID-19 patients, to be followed by sample assortment centers, isolation wards, quarantine centers and different offices for the treatment of biomedical waste and removal.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) Researchers are investigating biological route and use of hepatitis drug to treat infection with Coronavirus:

Zydus Cadila, a pharmaceutical firm on April 20, said it is a biological therapy Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b could be one of the ways COVID-19 is treated. Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b was utilized in Cuba and China as a COVID-19 therapy, which is likewise a part of the Chinese government’s treatment rules.

2) Every 21 April, International Day of Creativity and Innovation is celebrated:

On 21 April, the World Day of Creativity and Innovation is being commended with the objective of inspiring individuals to make new plans to make the planet a superior place to live in and urge individuals to carry on with a progressively imaginative life.

CURRENT AFFAIRS
22 APRIL 2020

BY:GAZAL BHATNAGAR, VIDHYARTHI DARPAN

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

1) India co-supports UN goals on fair access to antibodies for COVID-19:

India was among the 179 countries co-sponsoring the UN goals seeking free, fair, and open access to potential immunizations and clinical supplies to be established to tackle COVID-19. The goals call for open, fair, equitable, convenient access and proficient dissemination of preventive equipment, reagents and supporting materials, research center testing, new diagnostics, basic clinical supplies, medicines, and future COVID-19 antibodies to all countries, especially developing nations.

2) G20 nations are committed to ensure food health, security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar partook in the gathering of G-20 Ministers for Agriculture to address the effect of COVID-19 on nourishment security, health, and sustenance. The gathering of the G-20 Ministers for Extraordinary Agriculture was held on April 21, in which Narendra Singh Tomar represented India at the virtual conference.

3) Lifeline Udan flights assist Covid-19 battle by supplying more than 541 tons of clinical materials:

Domestic Udan flights work in a center point, with an attention on the North East area, island domains and hill states where Lifeline Udan cargo includes enzymes, clinical supplies, test units, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE), State/UT Governments gloves and postal bundles. Air India and IAF mainly partnered with J&K, Ladakh, North-East and other insular regions.

4) TIFAC discusses best practices to restore post-COVID-19 Indian economy:

Technology Information, Forecasting, and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous Government of India prepared a white paper to strategize revival of post-COVID 19 Indian economy. The archive’s principle point is fortify ‘Made in India’ activities, popularize Indigenous innovation, build up an innovation driven open Public Distribution System (PDS), provide effective provincial medicinal services, minimize imports, implement developing innovation areas, for example, AI, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and considerably more.

5) Indian Railways supplying Delhi Police with 10000 water bottles a day:

Indian Railways among associations began supplying 10,000 water bottles every day to Delhi Police laborers out in the city in the battle against COVID-19 alongside IRCTC, RPF and Zonal Railways dispersed 50,000 water bottles in New Delhi. Such police officers lead their obligations nonstop not exclusively to guarantee that the lockdown is authorized, yet in addition to help doctors and paramedics in troublesome circumstances at various areas.

6) Uttar Pradesh govt orders complete sealing of the border between Delhi and Noida:

The administration of Uttar Pradesh requested the full sealing of the Delhi-Noida border as a prudent step to control the spread of COVID-19 disease in the region of Gautam Budhha Nagar as the last request given by the District Magistrate, Gautam Buddha Nagar, the COVID-19 related administrations with a substantial pass given by an authority.

7) Pune Municipal Corporation released “Saiyam” Mobile application:

On 21 April 2020, Pune Municipal Corporation propelled a mobile application called “Saiyam,” which was established to track residents of the home isolate.

8) “COVID India Seva,” an open website introduced by the Indian Government:

On April 22, 2020, the Health and Family Welfare Minister of the Union, Dr. Harsh Vardhan propelled the stage “COVID India Seva,” an intuitive medium intended to give a channel of correspondence among individuals and government.

 

WORLD AFFAIRS:

1) Oxford designs new vaccine for Covid-19, human trials to commence tomorrow:

Oxford University in the United Kingdom has built up a potential corona-virus antibody where the first clinical preliminaries of the potential COVID-19 immunization will start on April 23, 2020 as the information was shared on April 21, 2020 by UK Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.

2) The US Senate supports $484 billion in fresh economic and hospital aid:

The US Senate consistently supported $484 billion in new monetary alleviation and clinics battered by the corona infection pandemic where the bill was hurried alongside Congressional pioneers shortly after an agreement was expedited by the White House.

3) April 22 celebrates World Earth Day:

World Earth Day is held each year on April 22 to show natural protection as it has been observed since 1970 and this year is held under the theme ‘Climate Action.’

4) Swiss researchers find arrangement of six planets with an estimated reverberation of 3:2:

As indicated by the exploration released in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics on 20 April 2020, a group of researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, found a six-planet framework that is ‘super-Earth’ and five ‘small scale Neptunes’ orbiting the star HD 158259 in the constellation of Draco.

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