National International Current Affairs 21 April 2020

Daily Current Affairs 21 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 21 April 2020

♦ 21 April: Civil Services Day

♦ Pune Municipal Corporation under Smart Cities Mission (SCM) developed a mobile application Saiyam to track the home-quarantines citizens and ensure they are actually staying in the home

♦ Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology approved financial support to MyLab Discovery Solutions, Pune, for ramping up production of COVID-19 diagnostic kits which they have developed

♦ Rudratej Singh president and CEO, BMW India died during a workout, he received marketer of the Year by the World CMO Council Asia in 2012

♦ The government increased loss coverage for microloan defaults under Credit Guarantee Fund for Micro Units, CGFMU scheme to 75% from 50%

♦ Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel launched the National list of the intangible cultural heritage of India in New Delhi

♦ Rajasthan is the first Indian state to carry out Rapid Testing for COVID-19

♦ Centre Government released 7,300 crores to State and UTs under MGNREGS, Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act 2005

♦ Equitas Small Finance Bank launched selfe fixed deposits and selfe savings accounts, with no physical contact or branch visits during the on-going coronavirus lockdown

♦ S&P Global Ratings, American credit rating agency cut down India’s growth rate to 1.8% from 3.5% for FY2020 – 21

♦ TVS motor acquired 122-year-old UK-based firm Norton motorcycles for Rs 153 cr

♦ Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre is the second Indian institute to decode COVID-19 genome sequence, found 3 new mutations

♦ Indian Navy developed air evacuation pod for COVID-19 patients

♦ Researchers at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, CeNS designed portable sensor to detect heavy metal in water

♦ South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party of Korea won 21st legislative elections held on 15 April 2020 in amid COVID-19 pandemic won 163 seats, the highest number by any party since 1960

♦ 44th session of World Heritage Committee 2020 of UNESCO in Fuzhou, China is postponed in outbreak COVID-19 pandemic

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