Daily Current affairs 25 April 2020
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Day Wise Current Affairs 25 April 2020
♦ Scientists of Institute of Nano Science and Technology found a low-cost metal-free nanomaterial for visible light microbial disinfection which can be an alternative to silver and other metal-based materials
♦ Sanjay Kothari swore as the Cheif Central Vigilance Commissioner, the oath administered by President of India. CVC is only an advisory body, not a constitutional body
♦ Researchers, IIT Delhi developed a web-based dashboard PRACRITI for predicting the spread of COVID19 in India. PRACRITI which is Prediction and Assessment of CoRona Infections and Transmission in India gives detailed Statewise and district wise predictions of COVID19 cases in India for a 3week period
♦ Karnataka Government launched “Apthamitra” helpline and mobile app to combat COVID-19
♦ “Lockdown Learners” series launched with students & educators in India on COVID-19: UNODC
♦ Lebanon becomes the 1st Arab nation to legalise cannabis farming.
- Arab nations/ world consists of 22 Arab countries, list of 22 countries were Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, the Comoros Islands, Iraq, Djibouti, and the United Arab Emirates.
♦ Indian Overseas Bank, IOB launched Working Capital Demand Loan for the agriculture sector in the outbreak of COVID19
♦ Fitch Ratings reduced India’s annual GDP growth estimates for the financial year 2021 to 0.8% from 2%
♦ World Bank Report: 23% decline projected in Migrants Remittances to India in 2020 due to COVID-19
♦ CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology scientists developed ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip
♦ SpaceX launched Falcon 9 carrier rocket with 60 satellites Starlink, low Earth orbit spacecraft which provides connectivity for globe-spanning high-bandwidth broadband internet network
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