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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

India participates in SAARC health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan

India participated in The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan to promote great regional cooperation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

About SAARC:
Headquarters– Kathmandu, Nepal
Member States– Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.


BANKING & FINANCE

World Bank approved Rs 585 cr for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP)



Bajaj Allianz General Insurance in partnership with GOQii launches ‘BAGIC GOQii Co-pay Option’

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched a preventive healthcare platform ‘BAGIC GOQii Co-pay Option’ in partnership with a smart health company GOQii under the regulatory sandbox approval from IRDAI.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Modi launches e-Gram Swaraj portal & Swamitva Scheme on Panchayati raj day

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th of April 2020, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Damodardas Modi has launched the Swamitva Scheme as a pilot mode in 6 states (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand ) as well as an integrated e-Gramswaraj Portal & Mobile app for accelerating the pace of development in India’s villages.
About Ministry of Panchayati Raj:Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Narendra Singh Tomar


Govt reconstituted National Shipping Board; to be headed by ex DG Shipping Malini Shankar

The Ministry of Shipping has given its consent for the reconstitution of the 16-member National Shipping Board (NSB), the highest advisory body on matters related to Indian shipping and its development or other matters arising out of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958.

The reconstituted board will be headed by former Director General of Shipping Malini Shankar.

About Ministry of Shipping:
Minister of State (MoS)– Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya
Departments– Directorate General of Shipping


Uttar Pradesh becomes the 1st state with a software based in-house facility of virtual courts

About UP:
Capital– Lucknow
Chief Minister– Yogi Adityanath
Governor– Anandiben Patel.


Government freezed DA & DR for 1.1 crore employees & pensioners: COVID-19

The central government has frozen the Dearness Allowance (DA) & Dearness Relief (DR), an inflation-linked allowance to its 1.1 crore employees & pensioners respectively due from January 1, 2020 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Govt to suspend up 3 sections of IBC, 2016 upto 1yr to avoid insolvency proceedings amid COVID-19

This will act as a relief measure for corporate borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as pave the way for banks to restructure loans.
An ordinance would be promulgated to suspend three sections of IBC viz. Section 7, 9 and 10 for six months, if the current situation continues beyond April 30, 2020, and the suspension time can be extended up to one year based on the economic situation.

Pralhad Joshi sets 710 MT coal production target for Coal India Limited in FY 20-21

Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi has set the target for Coal India Limited (CIL) to produce 710 million tonnes (MT) of coal for FY 2020-2021. The decision has been taken on the lines of achieving 1 billion tonne (BT) coal production by year 2023-24 and also the demand of coal will be accelerated after coronavirus lockdown.


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS      

Panchayat Awards 2020: Jammu and Kashmir’s 3 panchayats get prestigious national award

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th of April 2020, three Panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Union Territory-UT has clinched national awards under separate categories for their outstanding performance in strengthening rural democracy


ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS    

Ashok Leyland acquired 3.36% share in subsidiary Hinduja Leyland Finance

Ashok Leyland Ltd under the flagship of Hinduja Groups has acquired 3.36% which is 1.57 crore shares of Rs.10 of the equity of its subsidiary Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd (HLFL). for the cost of Rs.119 per equity share.

About Hinduja Group:

Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
Founder– Parmanand Hinduja
Ashok Leyland CEO– Vipin Sondhi
Hinduja Leyland Finance CEO– Sachin Pillai



Singapore’s Caladium increases stake in Bandhan Bank by 1pc to 4.49%

Caladium Investment Pte Ltd, an affiliate of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), has raised its stake in India-based private sector lender Bandhan Bank by 1 percent from 3.39% to 4.49% through secondary market operations.

About Bandhan Bank:Headquarters– Kolkata, West Bengal
MD & CEO– Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
Tagline– Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhalai


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NASA develops VITAL, a high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineers developed a new, easy-to-build high-pressure ventilator named VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) specifically to treat COVID-19 patients.

About NASA:
Headquarters– Washington, D.C, United States (US).
Administrator– James Frederick Bridestine.


Iran launches “Noor” or light military satellite into orbit

About Iran:
Capital– Tehran
President– Hassan Rouhani.
Currency– Iranian rial.


IMPORTANT DAYS

World day of laboratory animals 2020: April 24

The World Day of Laboratory Animals or Lab Animals Day or international day of Commemoration for Animals in Laboratories has been observed annually on April 24th with the associated “Lab Animal Week” (20th-26th April) since 1979 as a movement to end the sufferings of the animals that are used for testing in the laboratories around the world and replace them with the advanced scientific non-animal techniques


National Panchayati Raj Day 2020: April 24

National Panchayati Raj Day (NPRD) is observed annually on April 24 in India which is organized by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to mark a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level. On this day, Prime Minister (PM) Shri Narendra Modi launched the e-Gram Swaraj Portal and mobile app and the Swamitva scheme


World Immunization Week 2020: April 24-30



International Girls in ICT day is observed on April 23, 2020

The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the 4th Thursday of April. This year it is being observed on 23 April 2020​ based on the theme ‘Expand horizons, change attitudes’ with the aim to encourage girls & young women to consider careers in the path breaking field of information and communication technologies


STATE NEWS

Manipur Government commemorate Khongjom Day at War Memorial Complex

the Government of Manipur commemorated the people who sacrificed their lives in the Anglo-Manipuri War as Khongjom Day at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex which is a historical site that holds the tallest statute of Sword in the world constructed in remembrance of the people who fought in the war.