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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

IIT Kharagpur ranked 57th in THE’s 2nd edition of Impact Rankings 2020

According to Times Higher Education(THE)’s 2nd edition of Impact rankings 2020, which has ranked 766 universities from 85 countries, The Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kharagpur is ranked 57th with a score of 87.9 among global universities.

The list is topped by the University of Auckland, New Zealand 


World Bank ties-up with AIMA to organize virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”

World Bank (WB) has joined hands with AIMA (All India Management Association) to organize a virtual workshop called “The Contract Management during Emergency situations” with the aim to create awareness about the likely impact of the coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic on the implementation of the bank-funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP)


BANKING & FINANCE

Transcorp becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive RBI nod to enter into co-branding arrangements

The Leading forex and payment solutions provider Transcorp International Ltd(TIL) becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive Reserve Bank of India(RBI) nod to enter into co-branding arrangements for prepaid Instruments.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

COVID-19: Home ministry constitutes 5 new central teams to enhance virus surveillance

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted 5 new Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to review the grave situation arising out of Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total of such teams to 11.

Of the 5 teams, two are for Gujarat (Ahmedabad and Surat ) and one each for Telangana (Hyderabad), Tamil Nadu (Chennai ) and Maharashtra (Thane)

About Ministry of Home Affairs:Headquarters– New Delhi
Union Minister– Amit Shah
Home secretary– Ajay Bhalla


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

CARE Ratings projected 1.1%-1.2% GDP growth in FY21; declined for FY20 to 4.7% from 5%



ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS       

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Bharat-22 ETF picks shares worth Rs.59 crore in NALCO

About ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund:

MD & CEO– Nimesh Shah
Headquarters– Mumbai
Founded– 1993 


IIFL Wealth acquires the entire holdings of LTCM 

IIFL Wealth Management has acquired entire(100%) equity shares of Larsen & Toubro Capital Markets(LTCM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings for Rs 230 crores plus available cash balance of LTCM after  receiving requisite regulatory approvals.

About LTCM:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About IIFL Wealth Management:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Founder, MD & CEO– Karan Bhagat



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

‘e-karyalay’ application launched for movement of files: CISF

Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) launched ‘e-karyalay’ an electronic office application to enable the movement of files and documents without physical touch so as to prevent coronavirus infection.



Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute developed magnetic nanoparticle-based RNA extraction kit for PCR and LAMP tests for COVID-19

It is developed by Dr Anoop Thekkuveettil and his team, which has earlier, came up with Chitra GeneLAMP-N.


IIT-Delhi develops first low cost probe free detection assay approved by ICMR

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) develops the first low cost probe free real time PCR diagnostic Kit for COVID-19 approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR)



Chinese Space Day on Apr 24,2020: Mars mission named as Tianwen-1 & its logo launched

China National Space Administration (CNSA) has named its first Mars exploration mission as “Tainwen-1” and also released its logo “Lanxingjiutian” during the online celebration of “Space Day“.


IIITM-K develops AI search engine for COVID-19 studies

The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management- Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed anAI (Artificial Intelligence) semantic search engine “Vilokana” to enable researchers to get deeper insights into scientific studies and to find an early solution to the COVID-19 crisis.



OBITUARY

Eminent theatre actor UshaGanguly passed away at 75



IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 2020: April 24



World Malaria Day 2020: April 25



First official International Delegate’s Day 2020: April 25



STATE NEWS

Assam govt launches new medicine delivery scheme called ‘Dhanwantari’

The Assam state government has launched a special scheme called ‘Dhanwantari’, under which locally unavailable medicines will be delivered to patients at home by MPWs (Multipurpose Health Workers), ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers.