National International Current Affairs 29 April 2020

National International Current Affairs 29 April 2020

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Day Wise Current Affairs 29 April 2020

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with Prime Minister Bangladesh via telephone, discussed the regional situation in the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic

♦ Indian versatile actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53 years, he diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, an abnormal growth that begins in the body’s specialized neuroendocrine cells

  • Irrfan Khan received Padma Shri award in 2011

♦ Smart city Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) launched dashboard of COVID-19 situation in KDMC area

  • Kalyan-Dombivli located in Maharashtra which is the 7th largest city in the state. Kalyan-Dombivli is one of the 98 cities shortlisted to be developed as a ‘Smart City’ under the Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India in 2016

♦ UGC released guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown.

  • University Grants Commission constituted an Expert Committee to make recommendations on Examinations and the Academic Calendar to avoid academic loss which headed by Prof. R. C. Kuhad, Former Member, UGC and VC of Central University, Haryana
  • The full report, download here

♦ Suresh N. Patel took oath as Vigilance Commissioner, the oath administered by Sanjay Kothari, Central Vigilance Commissioner

♦ CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh designed and developed an innovative technology for effective disinfection and sanitization to fight with COVID19 which found very efficient and effective to stop the spread of coronavirus and pathogens

♦ Scientists Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research modified the structure of Berberine, a natural and cheap product similar to curcumin into Ber-D to use as an Alzheimer’s inhibitor

  • Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder and accounts for more than 70% of all dementia which destroys memory and other important mental functions

♦ Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute Durgapur, CSIR lab developed HCARD robotic device which works both in automatic as well as manual modes of navigation used to assist frontline COVID-19 healthcare personnel

  • It has features like navigation, drawer activation for providing medicines and food to patients, sample collection and audio-visual communication
  • HCARD: Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device

♦ Former Karnataka captain and coach J. Arunkumar appointed the head coach of the United States of America men’s cricket team

♦ RBI opened Rs 50,000 crores Special Liquidity Facility for Mutal funds from Apr 27 to May 11, 2020

♦ Ind-Ra reduced India’s GDP growth forecast for the financial year 2021 to 1.9% from 3.6%

♦ RBI extended Madhavan Menon’s term as part-time Chairman of CSB Bank

♦ Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, CeNS developed TriboE masks to protect from coronavirus

♦ Middle distance runner Jhuma Khatun banned for 4-years by Athletics Integrity Unit after failing in the dope test

♦ Former Bihar and Tripura Governor Devanand Konwar passed away at 86 years. He served as Governor of Bihar from June 2009 to 21 March 2013 and Governor of Tripura from March 2013 to 29 June 2014

♦ MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched Jeevan Shakti Yojana, its scheme for making masks on a large scale in the state

  • Masks orders will be given by the state government to the women registered on the portal to make masks

King George’s Medical College (KGMC), Lucknow becomes the 1st government hospital in India to successfully launch convalescent plasma therapy Treatment for COVID19 critical patients

♦ G20 launched ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ Initiative to enhance connections and leverage interdependencies for the collective partnership for new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

♦ US Treasury Dept stated as India’s holding of US govt securities hits high record of USD 177.5 bn in Feb 2020

♦ Shiv Das Meena appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of HUDCO, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited

♦ IIT Ropar designed ‘WardBot’ to deliver food, medicines to COVID-19 patients

♦ Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson passed away at 61 years

♦ Gujarat government launched a unique initiative ‘Umbare Aanganwadi’ to help children during covid19 lockdown

♦ Andhra Pradesh government launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to trace people buying medicines for fever, cold

♦ Former Rajya Sabha MP Basanta Das passed away at 80 years

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