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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Narendra Tomar participates in G-20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting



Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute becomes 1st in country to carry out plasma research in view of Covid-19

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Institute of Medical Science and Research or SVPIMSR has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & becomes the 1st authorized study centre in the country to carry out study the plasma research under trial in view of COVID 19.


Government-appointed committee suggests restructure of GDP data & other estimates for states



INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India slipped two places to 142nd on global press freedom index 2020; Norway tops

The World Press Freedom Index is compiled by Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), or Reporters Without Borders.



COVID-19 could double number facing acute hunger; $350mn needed for containment: UN GRFC 2020

In accordance with the fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2020) titled “2020 Global Report on Food Crises-Joint Analysis for better decisions” by United Nation’s (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), the coronavirus pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world facing acute hunger.

About WFP:
Establishment– 1961
Headquarters– Rome, Italy
Executive Director– David Beasley



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl wins William E. Colby Award 2020

Adam Higginbotham won the William E. Colby Award 2020 for his book “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster” & won USD 5,000 prize.



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS        

PV Sindhu named as ambassador for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign

World Champion PV Sindhu, named as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation’s (BWF’s) “I am badminton” awareness campaign to provide a platform for the players to express their love and respect for the sport.

About BWF:
Headquarters– Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founded– 5th July 1934
President– Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen


Rakesh Sharma, Bajaj Auto Executive Director appointed as IMMA President

Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director (ED), Bajaj Auto, was appointed as the President of Geneva-based International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) for a two-year mandate. IMMA represents the manufacturing industry of powered two-wheelers at the global level. He was the successor of Johannes Loman.

About Bajaj Auto Limited:
Headquarters– Pune, Maharashtra.
Chairman– Rahul Bajaj.


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS         

Facebook buys 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio, largest FDI in India’s tech sector

The US tech giant Facebook has bought a 9.99% stake in the telecom unit of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Reliance Jio for $5.7 billion, or Rs 43,574 crore. This is the largest investment for a minority stake by a technology company anywhere in the world and the largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the technology sector in India.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Pune Municipal Corporation designs ‘Saiyam app’ to track home quarantined people

In a bid to ensure effective monitoring of home quarantine citizens, who have recently returned from international trips and those discharged after treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pune Municipal Corporation has developed a mobile application called ‘Saiyam’ under the Smart City Mission (SCM).



IIT team develops magnetic RAM to enable higher data storage & faster computation

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Mandi team, developed a magnetic Random Access Memory (RAM) using spintronic technology which is faster, more energy-efficient and capable of storing more information in a smaller volume than existing data storage technologies. The research by the IIT team has been published in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, a reputed international journal.


ARI researchers developed “bug sniffer” for detection of pathogens in 30 minutes

Researchers at the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) of Pune, Maharashtra have developed a low-cost biosensor namely “bug sniffer”to rapidly detect bacteria. This portable device can detect 10 bacterial cells from a sample size of one milliliter in just 30 minutes.This research is led by Dr. Dhananjay Bodas, and has been published in the Journal of Biotechnology.



SPORTS

Iran’s Alireza Firouzja beats world chess champion Magnus carlsen to win Banter Blitz cup 2020

Alireza Firouzja, a 16-year-old Iranian chess player, has defeated world chess champion Sven Magnus oen Carlsen of Norway in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup 2020 with 8.5-7.5 scores to claim the $14,000 prize.



OBITUARY

Tom and Jerry, Popeye director Gene Deitch passes away at 95



IMPORTANT DAYS

International Mother Earth Day 2020: April 22

Theme for Earth Day 2020: Climate action.

About United Nations General Assembly (UNGA):
Headquarters– New York, United States (US).
President– Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.


STATE NEWS

Gujarat’s water conservation scheme Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan initiated amid lockdown

The chief minister (CM) of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has approved the 3rd edition of his government’s ‘Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan’ (SSJA), a conservation plan to deepen water bodies in the state before monsoon.

The scheme will also create employment opportunities for the rural population amid the lockdown.


Himachal Pradesh starts to use eSanjeevaniOPD

The Himachal Pradesh government has started to use eSanjeevaniOPD through which free online medical consultation & general health advice will be provided to the people at their residence.