National International Current Affairs 12-13 April 2020

Current Affairs 12th and 13th April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 12  and 13 April 2020

♦ April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight

♦ April 13: Odia New Year and Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti

♦ April 13: Indian Army observed 36th Siachen day

♦ 10 April: World Homeopathy Day, theme 2020 is “Enhancing the scope of Homoeopathy in Public Health”

♦ Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam in-house designed and manufactured ‘Portable Mutlifeed Oxygen Manifold’ handed over to Collector of Visakhapatnam, It uses an industrial 6-way radial header to enable one jumbo size Oxygen Bottle to supply Oxygen to 6patients concurrently

♦ Union HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal launched “Nishank” a web-portal YUKTI, Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation in New Delhi.

♦ Nobuhiko Obayashi Japan’s most prolific film director passed away at age of 82 years with prolonging illness, he received Medal with Purple Ribbon award in 2004 and Person of Cultural Merit in 2019

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conversation Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam via a telephone, discussed the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Country: Vietnam
Capital: Hanoi
Currency: dồng
Government: Unitary Marxist Leninist One-party Socialist Republic
Legislature: National Assembly
Party General Secretary and President: Nguyễn Phú Trọng
Prime Minister: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

  • Jallianwala Bagh massacre also known as Amritsar massacre took place on 13 April 1919, when Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered troops of the British Indian Army to fire their rifles into a crowd of unarmed Indian civilian gathered in the Bagh to celebrate the festival of Baisakhi in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. British troops killed at least 400 people and over1,000 people were injured

♦ In April 2019 The Asian Awards honoured the Martyrs of Jalianwala Bagh with the prestigious Founders Award accepted by the nephew of Bhagat Singh, Dr Jagmohan Singh

♦ The Competition Commission of India approved the acquisition of 9.93% stake by Emerald Sage Investment Limited in Apollo Tyres Limited

♦ Motorsport great Stirling Moss died aged 90 due to long illness, won 212 of the 529 races. He was also inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990

♦ World Bank projected India’s GDP Growth at 1.5% to 2.8 % in 2020-21

♦ People’s Bank of China now owns 1.01% stake in HDFC

♦ Maha Prasad Adhikari appointed as new Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank

♦ Flipkart ties up with ICICI Lombard and Digit Insurance to offer COVID-19 focussed health insurance

♦ M S Mahabaleshwara reappointed as MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank for 3 Years

♦ RV Verma appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of AU Small Finance Bank for 3 Years

♦ RBI approved re-appointment of Sanjay Agarwal as MD & CEO of AU Small Finance Bank

♦ Delhi Government launched “Operation SHIELD” for Containment of COVID-19

♦ Asian development bank assured $2.2 bn aid to India to fight COVID-19 pandemic

♦ Anamika Roy Rashtrawar appointed as new MD and CEO of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

♦ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mary Jordan Pens book on Melania Trump, titled “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump”

♦ Jeff Bezos Tops Forbes’ Billionaire List 2020; Mukesh Ambani at 21st Spot in the List

♦ SIDBI enhanced limit of SAFE Loans from Rs 50 Lakh to Rs 2 Crore

♦ Goldman Sachs slashed real GDP growth forecast for India in FY2021 to 1.6%. India’s GDP for FY21 projected at 4.8% by UN ESCAP 2020

♦ DBS slashed India’s GDP projection to 1.5% for FY21

♦ United States Agency for International Development, USAID announced USD 2.9 million aid to India to Fight Coronavirus

♦ Parag Raja appointed as new MD&CEO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance

♦ Englands Ben Stokes and Australia’s Ellyse Perry named 2020 Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World Male and Female

♦ Ministry of HRD launched “Samadhan” a challenge to fight against covid19

♦ FIFA’s ranking 2020: Indian football team ranks at 108th position; topped by Belgium

♦ Indian railways designed mobile doctor booth, ‘CHARAK’ for zero-contact check-ups

♦ Centre launched 1st of its kind Integrated Government Online Training, iGOT e-learning portal on DIKSHA platform of MHRD

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