National International Current Affairs 28 April 2020

Daily Current Affairs 28 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 28 April 2020

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with President of Indonesia and Prime Minister of Indonesia via telephone. discussed prevailing global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Country: Indonesia Country: Indonesia
Capital: Jakarta Capital: Ottawa
Currency: Indonesian rupiah Currency: Canadian dollar
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Legislature: People’s Consultative Assembly Legislature: Parliament
President: Joko Widodo Monarch: Elizabeth II
Vice President: Ma’ruf Amin Governor-General: Julie Payette
Prime Minister: N/A Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau

♦ India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $1.5 billion loan for a response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, focus on disease containment, prevention and social protection for the poor

  • Asian Development Bank established on 19 Dec 1966 headquartered in Mandaluyong, Philippines with 68 members, committed to achieving a prosperous, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific to eradicate extreme poverty
  • Present President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa (Japan)

♦ Top 5 largest spenders in the military, report by a Swedish think tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on “Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019”. Global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019. India ranks 3 in World Military Expenditure 2019

  • U.S – $732 billion
  • China – $261 billion
  • India – $71.1 billion
  • Russia – $ 65.1 billion
  • Saudi Arabia – $61.9 billion

♦ The Pakistan Cricket Board banned Umar Akmal from all forms of the cricket game for 3 years on corruption charges. He debuts against Sri Lanka in 2009 and played 174 ODI’s and 197 Test matches

♦ The government declared the banking industry as a public utility service for 6months till October 21 under the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act

♦ The International Hockey Federation (FIH) extended the 2nd edition of the FIH Hockey Pro League till June 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 global health pandemic

♦ China National Space Administration (CNSA) named China’s first Mars exploration mission as “Tianwen-1” which is a spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. This mission is planned to be launched in July 2020

♦ Theatre Actress-Director Usha Ganguli passed away in Kolkata aged 74 years. She awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1998 and also honoured by West Bengal Government as the best actress for the play Gudia Ghar

♦ US Food and Drug Agency approved the first “at-home test” by LabCorp for diagnosing COVID19 costs $119.

♦ Britain’s Prince Charles launched new COVID-19 emergency appeal fund for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in his role as the Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust, a diaspora-led development organisation for South Asia

♦ An IIT-Roorkee professor developed software which can detect Covid-19 within 5 seconds using an X-ray scan of the suspected patient is under trail, waiting for ICMR approval

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