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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

UN releases $ 2.5 million to help cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

The United Nations (UN) humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock announced and released 2.5 million dollar from its emergency humanitarian fund to help thousands of people in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu affected by Cyclone Harold and offered support to other hard-hit countries.

About Vanuatu:
Capital– Port vila.
President– Tallis Obed Moses.
Prime Minister (PM)– Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas.
Currency– vatu.



BANKING & FINANCE

RBI to put 200 bps penalty on banks if failed to invest TLTRO funds in 30 days

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed banks that they need to invest the mandated 50% of the funds raised through targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO) route, under the first tranche conducted on March 27, 2020, in corporate bonds or specified securities within a month or 30 working days.



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Retail inflation lowers to 5.91% in March 2020 against 6.58% in February 2020 

 The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has estimated retail inflation rate, to a 4-month low of 5.91% for March 2020 which is lower than 6.58% in February 2020, due to easing prices of kitchen essentials such as vegetables, eggs and meat & is measured by All India Inflation Rates based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI).


India’s GDP to contract by 6.1% in April-June: Japan’s Nomura

About Nomura:
Headquarters– Tokyo, Japan
President & Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Kentaro Okuda


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS    

Four Indian-Americans is awarded Guggenheim fellowships 2020

The 4 Indian- Americans are: Pradeep Sharma- mechanical engineer at the University of Houston; Kavita Ramanan- professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University; Dilip Da Cunha- architect, planner and teacher at Harvard University and Columbia University; Mukul Sharma- professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS        

CCI approves Emerald Sage Investment Ltd’s acquisition of 9.93% stake in Apollo Tyres Ltd

About CCI:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Chairperson– Ashok Kumar Gupta


NATIONAL AFFAIRS

India tightens curb on import of refined palm oil; import license validity reduced to 6 months


Goa becomes the first state to integrate allopathy and Ayurveda to treat COVID-19 patients

About Goa:
Capital– Panaji.
Governor– Satya Pal Malik.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

US clears sale of Harpoon missile and torpedoes priced a total of $155 million to India

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the US (United States) President Donald Trump’s administration has approved the sale of Harpoon Block II air launched missiles & MK 54 lightweight torpedoes priced a total of $ 155 million to India to combat regional threats and increase the security of its soil

C-DOT and Telecom Service Providers develop COVID Quarantine Alert System

The Department of Telecommunication and C-DOT (Centre for Development of Telematics) in coordination with Telecom Service Providers have developed and tested COVID Quarantine Alert System application which automatically triggers an email (Electronic Mail) or SMS (Short Message Service) if any identified corona positive person moves away from their quarantine location.

About MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology):
Cabinet Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Minister of State (MoS)– Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre.
Secretary– Ajay Prakash Sawhney.


OBITUARY

M V Rajasekharan former Union Minister and Veteran Congress Leader passed away at 91

Former Gujarat first class cricketer Walter D’Souza passes away at 93


Kannada actor ‘Bullet’ Prakash passes away at 44


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Chagas Disease Day 2020 for the first time: April 14



Indian Army observes 36th Siachen day on April 13, 2020

About Indian Army:Headquarters– New Delhi
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)– Manoj Mukund Naravane


International Children’s Book Day 2020: April 2

Theme of the year 2020: A Hunger for words.