National International Current Affairs 20 April 2020

CurrentAffairs 20 April 2020

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Day Wise CurrentAffairs 20 April 2020

♦ 20 April: Chinese Language Day

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with the president of the Maldives via telephone, discussed the outbreak of COVID-19

Country: Maldives
Capital: Male
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Legislature: People’s Majlis
President: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Vice President: Faisal Naseem

♦ Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank, NDB through video-conference in New Delhi

♦ The NDB was established by the BRICS countries in 2014 to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging market economies and developing countries. NDB so far approved 14 projects of India for an amount of $ 4,183 million

  • BRICS Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

♦ Goa became the first zero COVID19 State in India with No new cases of coronavirus being reported since April 3, 2020

  • Goa Total Cases: 07; Recovered: 07; Deaths: 0; (Noth Goa: 6 and South Goa: 1)

♦ The Health Ministry issued an advisory against the spraying of disinfectants on people for COVID-19 management, Spraying of chlorine can lead to irritation of eyes and skin and may cause nausea and vomiting, Sodium hypochlorite lead to irritation to the respiratory tract

♦ Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning Australian coach Dav Whatmore appointed as Baroda’s Ranji team coach as well as Director of Cricket for a period of 2 years

♦ Veteran journalist Samir Goswami, most known figure in the Kolkata sports journalism fraternity, passed away after cardiac arrest at 65 years

♦ Kuala Lumpur was selected World Book Capital for 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay

♦ Viswanathan Anand appointed as the new ambassador for World Wildlife Fund India

♦ Google launched Video Builder, a Free tool to create videos

♦ Graeme Smith appointed as new Director of Cricket South Africa

♦ Ajay Mahajan appointed as new MD & CEO of CARE Ratings

♦ Iran’s Peyman Ghorbani appointed as new Vice Chairman of IMF’s G-24

♦ Marion Hollins elected to 2021 Class of Golf Hall of Fame

♦ Assam Govt launched ‘ COVAAS ‘ Mobile App in the outbreak of COVID19

♦ Vineet Arora appointed as new MD & CEO Of Paytm General Insurance

♦ Sri Lanka Cricket launched Coach Education App for coaches to develop and enhance knowledge at their home in the outbreak of coronavirus concerns.

♦ Odia Litterateur Ratnakar Chaini died at the age of 74 during illness. He served as the president of Sanskar Bharti, president of Utkal Sahitya Samaj

♦ Former Attorney General Ashok Desai passes away, held office as the Attorney General of India from 9 July 1996 to 6 May 1998. He received Padma Bhushan award in 2001

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