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National International Current Affairs 26 April 2020

Daily Current Affairs 26 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 26 April 2020

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi, the birth anniversary of Lord Basaveshwara

  • Basava Jayanthi observed by the Lingayats in Karnataka. Its marks the birthday of Basavanna, 12th-century poet-philosopher, and the founding saint of the Lingayat sect

♦ Team of engineering students from IIT Bombay, NIT Srinagar and Islamic University of Science Technology (IUST), Pulwama, Jammu Kashmir developed a low-cost ventilator using locally available materials, Ruhdaar ventilator

♦ Researchers at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow developed scientifically proven two herbal products, which boost the immunity of the persons as well as help in alleviating the dry cough symptom generally associated with the coronavirus infection

  • CIM-Paushak
  • Herbal Cough Syrup

♦ Former Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir announced her retirement from international cricket, she played 226 internationals, including 137 as skipper from 2009 to 2017. Sana Mir also played 106 T20Is

♦ International Girls in ICT day is observed on April 23, 2020

♦ PM Modi launched the e-Gram Swaraj portal and Swamitva Scheme on Panchayati Raj day, 24 April 2020

♦ Shipping ministry approved the reconstitution of National Shipping Board of 16 members to be headed by ex DG Shipping Malini Shankar

♦ Uttar Pradesh became 1st state in India with a software-based in-house facility of virtual courts

♦ The government suspended 3 sections of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 up to 1year to avoid insolvency proceedings amid COVID-19

  • Section 7: Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by the financial creditor
  • Section 9: Application for initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by the operational creditor
  • Section 10: Initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process by the corporate applicant

♦ India participated in SAARC health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan via video conference

♦ World Bank approved Rs 585 cr for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP)

♦ Bajaj Allianz General Insurance in partnership with GOQii launched ‘BAGIC GOQii Co-pay Option’ under the Regulatory Sandbox approval received from IRDAI.

Panchayat Awards 2020: Jammu and Kashmir UT got 3 national awards under categories

  • Socio-economic development of Gram Panchayats
  • Adopting child-friendly practices
  • Preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plans

♦ NASA developed VITAL, a high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

♦ Iran’s first military satellite “Noor” launched successfully and the satellite orbiting 425 km above the earth’s surface

♦ Manipur Government commemorates Khongjom Day at War Memorial Complex. On 23 April Khongjom Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the warriors who fought in the 1891 Anglo-Manipur war.

  • The Anglo-Manipur lasted between 31 March and 27 April 1891, British were victorious

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