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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


COVID-19 risked 400 mn Indian workers to face poverty: ILO Monitor 2nd edition Report

(ILO) has released a report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work- Updated estimates and analysis’ which has also stated that about 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS


Goldman Sachs lowers India’s growth forecast for FY 21 to 1.6% from 3.3%

About Goldman Sachs:
Headquarters– New York, United States
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– David M. Solomon


India’s FY21 GDP projected at 4.8%;Asia-Pacific needs $880 mn/year health emergency fund amid COVID19: UN report

In accordance with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report

About UN-ESCAP:
Establishment– 1947
Headquarters– Bangkok, Thailand
Members States– 53 members (including India) and 9 associate members.
Executive Secretary– Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 


Ben Stokes becomes first English player since 2005 to be named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2020 edition, named Ben Stokes of England and Ellyse Perry of Australia as the Leading male and female cricketer of the World 2020 respectively.




Jeff Bezos tops, Mukesh Ambani ranked 17th: 34th Forbes billionaires List 2020


NATIONAL AFFAIRS


Madhya Pradesh railways designs mobile doctor booth called ‘CHARAK’ for zero-contact check-ups

The West Central Railway’s Coach Rehabilitation Workshop (CRWS) in Madhya Pradesh’s (MP) Bhopal city,has created a  mobile doctor booth called “CHARAK” to eliminate the possibility of physical contact between the doctor and the coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patient.

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


Hindustan Unilever joins hands with UNICEF to launch ‘BreakTheChain’ campaign against coronavirus

About Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL):Chairman and Managing Director– Sanjiv Mehta
About United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):
Headquarters– New York, United States
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS


Anamika Roy Rashtrawar appointed as MD & CEO of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

About IFFCO Tokio General Insurance:

Headquarters– Gurugram, Haryana.
Chairman– Mr. K. Srinivasa Gowda.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Housing & Urban Affairs ministry releases revised version of Swachhata app to answer queries related to coronavirus

About Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA):Headquarters– New Delhi
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Hardeep Singh Puri


CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune ties up with BEL to produce medical devices


In measures to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) constituent Lab, CSIR-NCL (National Chemical Laboratory) Pune, Maharashtra has developed two new medical components in collaboration with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Pune

Which are

Digital IR Thermometer

Oxygen enrichment unit (OEU)

About CSIR
Establishment– 1942
President– Narendra Modi
Director General– Shekhar C. Mande
Headquarter– New Delhi
About BEL
Establishment– 1954
Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD)– Venkateswara Gowtama Mannava



COVID-19: JNCASR develops antimicrobial coating to stop spread of viruses 

The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, an autonomous institute under Department of Science and Technology (DST) developed an antimicrobial coating, which controls the spread of deadly influenza virus and COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The technology has been developed by Prof. Jayanta Haldar’s group at JNCASR including Mr. Sreyan Ghosh, Dr. Riya Mukherjee and Dr. Debajyoti Basak.



Indian Immunologicals ties up with Australian university to develop vaccine for Coronavirus

Hyderabad- based Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has inked agreement with Australia’s Griffith University to develop a Live Attenuated SARS CoV-2 Vaccine or COVID- 19 vaccine using the latest codon de-optimisation technology.


OBITUARY


Grammy winner, american folk singer, songwriter John Prine passed away at 73




Italian Olympic 800 meters finalist Donato Sabia passed away at 56


BOOKS & AUTHORS


Actor Jim Carrey & writer Dana Vachon authored a novel “Memoirs and Misinformation”

Canadian American comedian & actor Jim Carrey and writer Dana Vachon authored a novel “Memoirs and Misinformation” a fearless and semi-autobiographical novel about the reconstruction of personality. It is published by Alfred A Knopf, publishing house.



The Book titled ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’- created by Kobe Bryant & authored by Wesley King

The book ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’ is created by American Basket baller Kobe Bryant & authored by Wesley King.

 It is published by Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios(April 1, 2020).



The Pulitzer Prize winner, American reporter Mary Jordan authors a book- ‘The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump’