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BANKING & FINANCE


Govt nominated IOB & HDFC Bank for collecting donations of PM Cares Fund

After State Bank of India (SBI), now State-owned Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and private lender Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Bank have been nominated for the collection of donations for Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-Cares Fund), which was set up on March 28, 2020 to raise money for providing relief to the affected due to Coronavirus outbreak.

About HDFC
The HDFC group has contributed Rs.150 crores to the PM-Cares Fund.
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director (MD)– Aditya Puri
Tagline– We understand your world
Digital Assistant– EVA
About IOB
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
MD & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– KarnamSekar
Tagline– Good people to grow with


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS       


Naveen Patnaik conferred PETA’s “Hero to Animals Award”for feeding community animals

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has been conferred with Hero to Animals Award by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for feeding community animals in five municipal corporations and all 48 municipalities of Odisha during the COVID-19 lockdown. He has allocated Rs 54 lakhs from a relief fund for the same.

About PETA India
Establishment– 2000
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra 


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Tamil Nadu topped in micro-irrigation coverage under PMKSY for FY 2019-20

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)


Central government constitutes 10-member group headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh kant to fight corona

About NITI Aayog:Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairperson– Narendra Modi.
Vice Chairperson– Rajiv Kumar.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY



Indian Railways’ RCF unit developed low-cost ventilator ‘Jeevan’ to fight COVID-19

The Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator ‘Jeevan’ at its premier coach production unit,Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala in Punjab.The cost of “Jeevan”is around Rs 10,000 without the compressor and it will not rise over Rs 30,000 even after adding a few more indicators.The ventilator is now awaiting the final clearance from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

About RCF:
Establishment– 1986
General manager– Ravinder Gupta




Start-up Aerobiosys Innovations at IIT-Hyderabad develops low-cost ventilator called ‘Jeevan Lite’

About Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Hyderabad):Headquarters– Hyderabad,Telangana
Director– Budaraju Srinivasa Murty
About Aerobiosys:Headquarters– Sangareddy, Telangana
Co-founders– Rajesh Thangavel and Cyril Antony





NASA’s Artemis: First human base camp on Moon’s South Pole by 2024

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled its plan to setup ‘Artemis’, the first human base camp on Moon’s South Pole by 2024 through a 13-page report titled “NASA’s Plan for Sustained Lunar Exploration and Development”. The report was submitted to the National Space Council, an advisory group to United States (US) President Donald Trump, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence.

About NASA:
Establishment– 1958,
Headquarter– Washington, D.C., United States
Administrator– James Frederick Bridenstine



SPORTS




American Basketball player Kobe Bryant inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

American Basketball player & 5 time NBA champion Kobe Bryan will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame





IWF bans Thailand & Malaysia from weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics

The Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has banned Thailand and Malaysia from participating in weightlifting events at the Tokyo Olympics due to multiple doping offences.

About IWF:
Headquarters– Budapest, Hungary
President– Tamas AJAN




Former Australian Test spinner Stephen O’Keefe retires from 1st class cricket






East Bengal contracts Indian-origin Iranian footballer Omid Singh

East Bengal F.C (Football Club ),a professional football Club based in Kolkata, West Bengal (WB), has signed Iran’s Indian-origin footballer Omid Singh (29) for a 2-year deal.





China’s High Jumper Zhang Guowei retires at 28



OBITUARY




Libya’s former PM Mahmoud Jibril passed away at 67

About Libya:
Capital– Tripoli.
Currency– Libyan dinar.




Malayalam Music composer M.K. Arjunan passed away at 84



BOOKS & AUTHORS




Two new books providing better understanding of COVID-19 will release in May 2020



To provide better understanding and prevention of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), two new books are all set to release in May 2020. The books are:
  • How Contagion Works: Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crisis” by Italian physicist Paolo Giordano.
  • Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs” by epidemiologist Michael Osterholm and author Mark Olshaker.
Both books will be published by Hatchette, United States (US).




IMPORTANT DAYS


National Maritime Day 2020: April 5

The theme for WMD selected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2020 is, “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”.



International Day of Conscience 2020: April 5




International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2020: April 6