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National International Current Affairs 03 April 2020

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♦ Prime Minister Narender Modi had a conversation via telephone with Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of Israel, discussed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the response strategies adopted to the health crisis

Country: Israel
Capital: Jerusalem
Currency: New shekel
Government: Unitary parliamentary republic
President: Reuven Rivlin
Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu

♦ Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) cluster labs CFEES, Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety, Delhi developed new two configurations of sanitising equipment to combat the Corona Virus Pandemic

  • Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment
  • Trolley Mounted Large Area Sanitisation Equipment

Note: For sanitisation, decontamination solution consisting of 1% Hypochlorite (HYPO) solution

♦ International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad produced hand sanitizer as per the WHO standards and distributed it among police personnel in Hyderabad, students, and staff of the institution

  • ARCI, autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), GOI

♦ Department of Science Technology approved setting up of a Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) of Rs 56 Cr to scout, evaluate and support the innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges at IIT Bombay

♦ Delhi HC Judges contributed Rs 10 Lakh to PM CARES Fund for ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

♦ Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated as over 16 Haj Houses across India were converted into quarantine centres for COVID-19

♦ Haryana Govt prohibited the sale of chewing gum and similar products till 30th June 2020 to combat COVID-19 spreading

♦ Department Of Telecommunications developed COVID Quarantine Alert System, which automatically triggers an email or SMS if any identified corona positive person moves away from their quarantine location

♦ Jitendra Singh launched DARPG’s National monitoring dashboard for COVID- 19 grievances, website link: https://darpg.gov.in/

♦ World bank stated as poverty to increase by 11 million in East Asia & Pacific due to COVID-19 health crisis

♦ NASA to launch a new mission SunRISE to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms known as solar particle storms into planetary space

♦ Rajnesh Oswal became the 1st Jammu and Kashmir High court Judge to take Oath under the Indian Constitution

♦ International cricket council stated as Women’s T20 WC 2020 became 2nd most successful event in the history of ICC which recorded 1.1 billion video views across ICC digital channels

♦ PokerStars made MS Dhoni as their new India’s Brand Ambassador

♦ Dilip Kumar Patel took charge as Director (HR) of NTPC, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

♦ Sukhdeo Singh took charge as 23rd Chief Secretary of Jharkhand

♦ Hindustan Unilever completed its merger with GSKCH India, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited

♦ Govt launched Coronavirus tracker app Aarogya Setu which will use the mobile phone location data and Bluetooth to check if a person has been near a COVID-19 infected person or not. The app shares data with the government in case you are tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with the person

♦ Tamil Nadu launched COVID-19 Quarantine Monitor App to track quarantine COVID-19 persons

♦ Nirmal Singh Khalsa noted singer of Sikh ‘Gurbani’ hymns died due to COVID-19. He received Padma Shri award in 2009 for his contribution to Gurbani music

♦ D Lakshminarayanan appointed as MD of Sundaram Home Finance, Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) in India.

♦ World Bank approved USD 1 Billion emergency financing for India to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

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