National International Current Affairs 09 April 2020

Current Affairs 09 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 09 April 2020

♦ April 09: CRPF Valour Day

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with President of Palestine and Republic of Korea via telephone, discussed the outbreak of COVID19 steps to control the situation

Country: Palestine
Promcailed Captial: Jerusalem
Official language: Arabic
Government: Unitary Semi Presidential Republic

President: Mahmoud Abbasb
Prime Minister: Mohammad Shtayyeh
Note: Status of Palestine, Partially recognized state by 138 UN member states and Present Ongoing Sovereignty Dispute is with Israel

Country: South Korea, Republic of Korea
Capital: Seoul
Official language: Korean (Pyojun-eo)
Government: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
Legislature: National Assembly
President: Moon Jae-in
Prime Minister: Chung Sye-kyun
Note: 56.9% were Atheists in South Korea and 27.6% were Christians and rest Korean Buddhism

♦ Postal Life Insurance and Rural Postal Life Insurance extended of the period for payment of due premium of March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020 up to 30 June 2020 without charging any penalty/default fee in the outbreak of COVID19

♦ The government granted exemption from Basic Customs Duty and Health cess on the imports up to the 30 September 2020. The following items were

  • Ventilators
  • Face masks, surgical masks
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • COVID-19 test kits

♦ Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated has it not suspended PCPNDT Act 1994 i.,e Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection)) Act 1994 which prohibits sex selection before or after conception

  • MoHFW only extended the submission of records on day to day basis up to 30 June 2020, No exemption to the diagnostic centres from compliance to the provisions of the PC&PNDT Act

♦ The government launched a training module for management of COVID-19, i.e., Integrated Government Online training (iGOT) portal on DIKSHA platform of MHRD to enhance capacity building of front line workers to handle the pandemic efficiently

♦ Scientists SCTIMST an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology designed and developed a highly efficient superabsorbent material for liquid respiratory and other body fluid solidification and disinfection for the safe management of infected respiratory secretions

  • Material titled Chitra Acrylosorb Secretion Solidification System developed by Dr Manju and Dr Manoj Komath

♦ Supreme Court ordered tests relating to COVID19 in government or private laboratories to be done for free of cost. Private labs were charging ₹ 4500 for COVID19 tests

♦ China lifted 76 days long lockdown in Wuhan epicentre of global pandemic COVID19

♦ Senator Bernie Sanders of Democratic party opted out from Presidential race against Trump in 3rd Nov 2020 US Presidental election. Joe Biden former Vice President the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November

♦ Mauro Ferrari, head of the European Research Council resigned in protest at the bloc’s handling of pandemic COVID19 response

♦ Former Australia Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe retired from first-class cricket

♦ John Prine, the raspy-voiced countryfolk singer died over complications from COVID19

♦ Actress-turned-author Patricia Bosworth aged 86 years passed away in New York

♦ Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi, aged 84 died over complications from COVID19

♦ Bill Withers, American songwriter, singer, guitarist and 3 time Grammy award passed away at age of 81 years in California

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