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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


UNSC met for 1st time to discuss COVID-19 impact through video-conference

The United Nation Security Council (UNSC)

About UNSC:
Current Presidency– Dominican Republic
Members– 15 Countries
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)



BANKING & FINANCE

Flipkart partners with ICICI lombard & Go Digit to offer two COVID-19 health insurance policies

Flipkart Private Limited, an e-commerce marketplace in partnership with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited and Go Digit General Insurance, has launched two health insurance policies namely – ‘Covid-19 Protection Cover’ & ‘Digit Illness Group Insurance’ that specifically cover coronavirus (COVID-19) on its platform.

About Flipkart Private Limited:
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Fintech and Payments Group Head– Ranjith Boyanapalli
About ICICI Lombard:Parent organization– ICICI ( Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) Bank
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Bhargav Dasgupta
About Digit general insurance:
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

CPI inflation likely to ease from 4.8% in Q1 to 4.4% in Q2: RBI’s MPR

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its monetary policy report (MPR) has projected Consumer price index (CPI) based inflation to decline from 4.8% in Q1: 2020-21 to 4.4% in Q2, 2.7% in Q3 and 2.4% in Q4. 


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS       
  

RBI: AU Small Finance Bank appoints R V Verma as part-time chairman and Sanjay Agarwal re-appointed as MD and CEO

About AU Small Finance Bank:
AU Small Finance Bank is an Indian Scheduled Commercial bank that was founded as vehicle finance company AU financiers (India) Limited in 1996 and converted to a small finance bank on April 19, 1997.
Headquarters– Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Tagline– Chalo Aage Badhe.



ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       

IndiGrid to acquire Gurgaon-Palwal Transmission Limited 

The Board of the Investment Manager of IndiGrid, India’s first Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) in the power sector, has  approved the acquisition of Gurgaon-Palwal Transmission Limited (GPTL), Sterlite power with a value of Rs 1,080 crore.

About GPTL:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Managing Director (MD)– Pratik Agarwal
About IndiGrid:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Whole time director– Harsh Shah



Apple acquires Dark Sky weather app 



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Centre launched Aarogya Setu IVRS for non-smart phones in collaboration with TN govt and IIT-Madras

“Aarogya Setu Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS)”.




Biofortified carrot variety ‘Madhuban Gajar’ developed by Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya- farmer scientist


developed by Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a farmer scientist from Junagadh district, Gujarat which benefits local farmers.



Bharat Biotech ties-up with FluGen & US virologists to develop intranasal vaccine for coronavirus ‘CoroFlu’

Bharat Biotech International Ltd, a leading vaccines & bio-therapeutics manufacturers in India, has joined hands with US (United States) FluGen Inc and virologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin,US , to begin the development and testing of a new intranasal vaccine for COVID-19 called ‘CoroFlu’.

About Bharat Biotech International Ltd:Headquarters– Hyderabad,Telangana
Chairman and Managing Director– Krishna M Ella
About FluGen Inc:
President and CEO– Paul Radspinner



SPORTS

FIFA’s ranking 2020: Indian football team static at 108th position; Belgium on top

About FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association):Motto– For the Game. For the World
Headquarters– Zürich, Switzerland
President– Gianni Infantino



OBITUARY

Indian-American veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla passed away at 66




IMPORTANT DAYS

World Homeopathy Day 2020: April 10

This year the day marks the 265th birth anniversary of the father of the Homeopathy systems of medicines Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, who discovered the way to heal through the use of homeopathy.

Theme of the year 2020: “Enhancing the scope of Homeopathy in Public Health”.



WADA celebrates Play True Day 2020 

Theme of the year 2020: ‘Play Safe on Play True Day 2020’.

About WADA:
Headquarters– Montreal, Canada.
President– Witold Banka.



55th Anniversary of CRPF Valour Day 2020: April 9

About CRPF:

Headquarters– New Delhi.
Motto– Service and Loyalty.



STATE NEWS

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches “Operation SHIELD” in 21 Containment Areas against COVID-19



Odisha became the first State to extend lockdown till April 30