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Current affairs of April 3 2020


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BANKING & FINANCE


Corona CareIndia’s first coronavirus hospitalization insurance by PhonePe for Covid-19 treatment

Digital payments company PhonePe has launched India’s first COVID-19 hospitalization insurance policy called Corona Care in collaboration with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for people who have been infected and hospitalised for covid-19 treatment.

About PhonePe:
Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Sameer Nigam
Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance:
Managing Director (MD) & CEO– TapanSinghel
Headquarter– Pune, Maharashtra




SBI lists green bonds of USD 100 million on India INX

the State Bank of India (SBI) has listed green bonds of USD 100 million (about Rs 750 crore) under its USD 10 billion global medium term note programme on India International Exchange Limited’s (INX) Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).

About SBI
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar



ECONOMY & BUSINESS


Global economy may shrink by almost 1% in 2020: UN-DESA

the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) World Economic Forecasting Model estimates that the global economy could shrink by 1% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic from an earlier forecast of 2.5%.


India’s fiscal deficit likely to reach 6.2 % of GDP in 2020-21: Fitch solutions

About Fitch Solutions, Inc:Parent organization– Fitch Ratings
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
Founder– John Knowles Fitch



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS  


Chittaranjan locomotive works of Indian Railways creates world record of making 431 locomotives for FY 20

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), the manufacturing unit of Indian Railways based in Asansol, West Bengal (WB), has set the Limca Book of Records for producing record 431 locomotives in the financial year 2019-2020 (FY20) in 292 working days. 

About Indian Railways:Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Piyush Goyal


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       


CCI approves Joint Venture between Adani Green Energy Limited and Total S.A

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the formation of Joint Venture (JV) between Adani Green Energy Limited and Total S.A. for solar power generation in India.

About CCI:
Headquarters– New delhi, India
Chairman– Ashok Chawla
About Total S.A.:
Headquarters– Paris, France
Chairman & Chief Executing Officer (CEO)– Patrick Pouyanné
About Adani Green Energy Limited:
Headquarters– Ahmedabad
CEO– Jayant Parimal



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Government launches its 1st comprehensive COVID-19 tracking app called Aarogya Setu

About Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology:Headquarters– New Delhi
Union minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Lifeline Udan flights launched by MoCA transported 37.63 tonnes of medical cargo across India in 6 days

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA)

About MoCA:
Union Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri
Secretary– Pradeep Singh Kharola


Donations for PM-CARES Fund granted 100% tax exemption under section 80G IT Act, 1961



SPORTS


Wimbledon Tennis Tournament cancelled for the first time since World War II due to COVID- 19



OBITUARY


Tony Lewis of ‘DLS method’ cricket fame passed away at 78

Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth- Lewis- Stern (DLS) method, the mathematical formula used in weather-affected limited-overs cricket matches, passed away at the age of 78. 


Padma Shri awardee and Former ‘Hazoori Raagi’ Bhai Nirmal Singh passed away at 62



IMPORTANT DAYS


World Autism Awareness Day 2020: April 2

Theme for the year 2020:  “The Transition to Adulthood”.


STATE NEWS


Andhra Pradesh to purchase ‘Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold’

Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has proposed to buy a novel contraption, ‘Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold (MOM)’ to address the need for oxygen supply to coronavirus patients. It is developed by Personnel of the Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam (NDV).

About AP:
Capital– Visakhapatnam- executive capital, Kurnool- judicial capital, Amaravati- legislative capital
Chief Minister– Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
Governor– Biswa Bhusan Harichandan



25 lakh poor in Andhra Pradesh to get house sites under Navaratnalu- Pedalandariki Illu programme



India, China mark 70 years of diplomatic relations