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National International Current Affairs 30 April 2020

Daily Current Affairs 30 April 2020

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♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi via telephone, discussed the evolving COVID 19 scenario in the domestic and regional and control steps to stop spreading of the pandemic

Country: Myanmar
Capital: Naypyidaw
Currency: Kyat
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Legislature: Assembly of the Union
President: Win Myint
State Counsellor: Aung San Suu Kyi
Renamed from Burma to Myanmar: 18 June 1989

♦ Indian veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away due to complications from colon infection, Russian government honoured Rishi Kapoor for contribution to cinema in 2009

♦ All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of AYUSH and Delhi Police organised AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung- Delhi Police Ke Sang” programme for Delhi Police aims to fight against corona through Ayurveda immunity-boosting measures

♦ National Gallery of Modern Art paid tribute to painter and artist Raja Ravi Varma on his 172nd Birth Anniversary through a virtual tour, the link for Virtual Tour, click here

  • Raja Ravi Varma is one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art, his works are a fusion of European techniques with an Indian sensibility
  • Government of Kerala instituted an award, Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram awarded every year for excellence in the field of art and culture

♦ Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune developed microwave steriliser ATULYA to disintegrate coronavirus. The virus gets disintegrated by differential heating in the range of 560C to 600 C temperatures

♦ Scientists Indian Institute of Geomagnetism developed generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere which useful in the planning of future space missions

♦ Scientists at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata developed cost-effective nanomedicine that helps in the treatment of a number of diseases by altering oxidative stress in the body.

  • Nanomedicine can decrease or increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body depending on the situation and cure the disease

♦ Former New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Ian Smith presented with the Bert Sutcliffe medal by New Zealand Cricket for outstanding services to cricket

♦ Amit Khare,1985-batch IAS assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

♦ Justice Biswanath Somadder is sworn as the new Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court

♦ Domestic rating agency CRISIL lowered India’s economic growth to 1.8% for FY2020-2021

♦ Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi assumed charge of the administration of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), it’s an autonomous district council for the Bodoland Territorial Region of Assam established in Feb 2003

♦ US President Donald Trump nominated Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as US next envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD

♦ A three-judge Supreme Court Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra ordered as NEET, The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is mandatory for admission to medical colleges run by religious and linguistic minority communities in India

  • Supreme Court dismissed the argument of imposing NEET would violate fundamental rights of religious freedom, manage religious affairs

♦ Government-appointed T.S. Tirumurti as the next India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Tirumurti will take over from Syed Akbaruddin who is retiring later the month

  • India to be in UN Security Council for 2-year terms in 2021- 22

♦ United Nations Security Council is composed of 15 members, 5 permanent members and 10 non-permanent members elected for 2-year terms by the General Assembly

5 Permanent Members:

  • China
  • France
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

10 Non-Permanent Members

  • Belgium (2020)
  • Dominican Republic (2020)
  • Estonia (2021)
  • Germany (2020)
  • Indonesia (2020)
  • Niger (2021)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2021)
  • South Africa (2020)
  • Tunisia (2021)
  • Viet Nam (2021)

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