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ECONOMY & BUSINESS


Fitch declined India growth forecast to 2% for FY21 from 5.1%

This would be the slowest growth in India over the past 30 years.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS  

Indian NGO ARMMAN among 4 winners to clinch Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020

ARMMAN, an India-based non-profit organization (NPO), has been awarded the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 in recognition of its exceptional work in the maternal and child health space in India, along with 4 other awardees. ARMMAN is the only organization from Asia and Africa, selected from 700 organizations.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Union HRD Minister launches MHRD AICTE COVID-19 for students

Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched a unique MHRD All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal to  address the difficulties faced by students due to closure of colleges & hostels since March 25 because of the  national lockdown.



PIB sets up COVID-19 fact check unit, started daily bulletin

COVID-19 Fact Check Unit (FCU) has been constituted in the Press Information Bureau (PIB) under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to prevent dissemination of fake facts and news related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unit is headed by the PIB Director General (DG), Nitin Wakankar.



Pune based company develops technology- “Scitech Airon negative ion generator” 

Jclean weather Technology private limited, company of Science & Technology (Scitech) Park, Pune has developed a technology- “Scitech Airon negative ion generator” to control viral, bacterial and fungal infections in closed environments can clean the air & disinfect areas caused by COVID-19 positive cases & suspects.


Bione launches India’s 1st home screening test kit for COVID-19

Bengaluru based startup Bione, a genetic and microbiome testing firm has launched India’s 1st home screening test kit for COVID-19 & is approved by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

About ICMR:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General– Balram Bhargava


Coronavirus: IIT Roorkee in association with AIIMS-Rishikesh prepares low-cost portable ventilator ‘Prana-vayu’

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)- Roorkee, Uttarakhand in collaboration with AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, has developed a low-cost portable ventilator called ‘Prana-vayu’ costing just Rs.25,000.
The commercial product will be around 1.5 feet by 1.5 feet for better portability.


SPORTS

2022 Asian Games mascot“smart triplets” unveiled at digital ceremony in Hangzhou, China

The official mascots of the 19th Asian Games, to be from 10 to 25 September 2022, were unveiled at a 20 minutes digital launch ceremony in Hangzhou, China. The ceremony was conducted online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There are three mascots namely CongcongLianlian and Chenchen, which represents the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage sites of Hangzhou in eastern China.

About 2022 Asian Games:
It should be noted that these will be the third Asian Games to be hosted by China following Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.
Motto– Heart to Heart, @Future
Location– Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Sanjay Dhotre launched “Hack the Crisis – India”online Hackathon to find working solutions to beat COVID-19

 a 48 hours online hackathon namely “Hack the Crisis – India” was launched by the Minister of State (Mos) Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Human Resource Development Sanjay Dhotreto solve the problems arised due to COVID-19 crisis.Its key focus is to develop Non-Medical Solutions to deal with the aftermath of Coronavirus (Covid-19).



Civil services associations form an initiative called ‘Caruna’ to fight COVID-19



Home minister Amit shah approves Rs 11,092 crore for all states to deal with coronavirus

The Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah has approved the release of Rs 11,092 crores to all States under the State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF) for 2020-21.


COVID-19: NHA partnered with Uber India to provide transport services to frontline healthcare workers

National Health Authority (NHA) partnered with Uber India to provide 24/7 free UberMedic transport services to India’s frontline healthcare workers and hospitals engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

About Uber Technologies:
Headquarters– San Francisco, US (United States).
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)– Dara Khosrowshahi.


IAF transports 6.2 tons of essential medicines to Maldives under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’

About Indian Air Force (IAF):Headquarters– New Delhi
Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)– Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria,
About Maldives:Capital– Malé
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih


1st time Blue chip VC firms & startup CEOs to set up ‘Action Covid-19 Team’ Grants

Founders of leading startups, independent advisors, investors, supporters & blue-chip venture capital firms jointly set up a Rs 100 crore  ‘Action Covid-19 Team’ (ACT) Grants a first-of-its-kind initiative globally aims to seed over 50 initiatives to support companies who work on products & services to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

OBITUARY


American singer & 3 time Grammy awardee Bill Withers passed away at 81



IMPORTANT DAYS




International Transgender Day of Visibility: March 31




International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2020: April 4




Army Medical Corps celebrates its 256th Raising Day: April 3, 2020

The 256th Raising Day was held with the motto “Sarve Santu Niramaya”, meaning “ Let all humans be free from disease and disability”.