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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Global Trade to fall by 13%-32% in 2020 due to COVID-19: WTO

About WTO
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland,
Director General– Roberto Azevedo




BANKING & FINANCE

MaxLifeIns, YES Bank extended bancassurance tie-up for 5 years; Dedicated FY21 as “Year of the Customer”

About Max Life Insurance:
It is a joint venture between Max Financial Services Ltd and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance.
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Prashant Tripathy
Tagline– KaroJyadakaIraada
About Yes Bank:
Establishment– 2004
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD & CEO– Prashant Kumar
Tagline– Experience our Expertise



ECONOMY & BUSINESS


World Bank South Asia Economic Focus report: Indian economy grows at 1.5-2.8% in FY21 while South Asian at 1.8 – 2.8%

About World Bank:
Headquarters– Washington, D.C., United States
Member countries– 189
President– David Malpass
Subsidiaries– 5: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and  International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).


India becomes top Hydroxychloroquine producer & exporter with 70% annual global share

Originally hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug.




APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS   

      

UGC constitutes 2 expert committees for examination & online education: COVID-19

 1st Committee- It is a 7 member committee headed by the vice-chancellor of the Central University of Haryana- R.C. Kuhad, to look after the examination & academic calendar of students as Indian education system came to a standstill due to suspended classes, postponed examinations, and closed campuses. Based on the recommendations of the committee, the UGC will publish guidelines for universities.

2nd Committee- It is formed in relation to students, teachers and the education system as a whole & also to promote online education.
About UGC:
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Chairman– Dhirendra Pal(D.P.) Singh



Sara Ali khan appointed as the ambassador of JBL


James Bullough Lansing (JBL)



DPIIT constitutes 25-member development council for pulp, paper and allied industries headed by A S Mehta


Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a central government department under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has constituted a 25-member Development Council for the development of pulp, paper and allied industries (DCPPAI) headed by A S Mehta, the President of J K Paper Ltd, New Delhi, with an objective to increase the growth of this sector.

About Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT):Headquarters– New Delhi
About Ministry of Commerce and Industry:Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Piyush Goyal




ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

China’s central bank increases its stake to 1% in HDFC; SAMA also bought 0.7% stake


People’s Bank of China (PBOC) increased its stake in Housing Development Finance Corp Limited (HDFC) to 1.01% from 0.8%on behalf of the Chinese sovereign wealth fund SAFE. With this, now China’s central bank holds 1,74,92,909 crore equity shares in HDFC Ltd in accordance with the quarterly (ending March 2020) shareholding pattern disclosure by the latter to the stock exchanges.




SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” launched web-portal YUKTI in New Delhi

Union Minister for Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” has launched a web-portal YUKTI-Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation in New Delhi that will monitor and record the efforts and initiatives of MHRD. Its objective is to keep a high-quality learning environment for the academic community during this COVID-19 threat.


Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog & National Informatics Centre (NIC) jointly launches CollabCAD in ATL schools

Atal Innovation Mission, NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog and National Informatics Centre (NIC) jointly launched CollabCAD in ATL (Atal Tinkering Lab) schools. The CollabCAD online tool was launched via social media by Shri R Ramanan, Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog.

About NITI Aayog:
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Chairperson– Narendra Modi.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Amitabh Kant.
Vice Chairperson– Rajiv Kumar.
About NIC:
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Director General– Neeta Verma.



DST funds SBPL to develop Immunodiagnostic kits & Active Virosome Vaccine: COVID-19


The Department of Science &Technology (DST) has funded a Pune based startup, Seagull BioSolutions Private Limited (SBPL) is supported under Seed Support System of the Technology Development Board (TDB) to develop Immunodiagnostic kits & Active Virosome (AV)-Vaccine for COVID-19 emergencies.



NIF developed herbal dewormer “wormivet” for livestock owners

National Innovation Foundation India (NIF) 

This dewormer will treat endoparasite (worm) infestation among livestock which was found to be unique.

About NIF:
Establishment– 2000
Chairperson– PS Goel
Headquarter– Gandhinagar, Gujarat



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

ICMR nods: Kerala becomes the first state to commence clinical trial plasma therapy treatment

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given approval to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, to commence convalescent plasma therapy, which uses antibodies from the blood of cured patients, to treat critically ill COVID- 19 cases on a trial basis. Therefore, Kerala becomes the first state in the country to start clinical trial plasma therapy treatment



IFFCO organizes continual awareness campaigns ‘Break the CORONA Chain’ on ground zero 


Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) one of India’s biggest cooperative societies has continuously organized a social awareness campaign,‘Break the CORONA Chain’ on Ground zero in different states across the country to highlight the preventive and precautionary measures among the people.

About IFFCO:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairman– Balvinder Singh Nakai



SPORTS

India to host Asian Boxing Championships 2020 in Nov-Dec: BFI

Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI)

About Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI):Headquarters– New Delhi




OBITUARY

Japanese filmmaker Obayashi, who portrayed war’s horrors, passed away at 82




Formula one great Sir Stirling Moss passed away at 90






Padma bhushan awardee and  Former Attorney General Ashok Desai passed away at 77





IMPORTANT DAYS


International Day of Human Space Flight 2020: April 12




National Pet Day 2020: April 11




STATE NEWS

Manipur Govt introduces ‘Food Bank’ initiative for poor and needy people

About Manipur:Capital– Imphal
Governor– Najma Heptulla
Chief Minister– N. Biren Singh
National Parks– Keibul Lamjao National Park