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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

KGMU becomes the 1st govt hospital in India to successfully launch CPT Treatment: COVID-19

The King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh became the 1st government (govt) hospital in India to successfully launch the Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) treatment for the COVID-19 patients

The 1st dose of CPT was administered to a 58-year old patient


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

G20 launches ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ Initiative

Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator” is an international initiative to accelerate development, production, and access to health tools needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.



India’s holding of US govt securities hits high record of USD 177.5 bn in Feb: US Treasury Dept

According to the latest data from the United States Treasury Department the India’s holding of US government securities.

About US Department of the Treasury:
Secretary– Steven Terner Mnuchin
Deputy Secretary– Justin Muzinich


Ladakh’s Aksai Chin is part of China: WHO map

The World Health Organisation map shows the Aksai Chin region as a part of China with a dotted line and colour code.
ii.Also marks Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) with dotted lines, suggesting it as a disputed territory. Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) and the rest of India are marked in different colour codes.

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
Director General (DG)– Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
About China:
Capital– Beijing
Currency– Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)


BANKING & FINANCE

Asian Development Bank approves $1.5 billion USD to India to Combat COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the loan of $1.5 Billion USD (Rs.11,400 crore) to India to support the response actions of the Government of India against the COVID-19 pandemic and to support the poor and economically vulnerable population in this unexpected situation.

About ADB:
Chairperson– Hong Nam-Ki
Vice Chairpersons– Sri Mulyani Indrawati & Pierre Gramegna
Headquarters– Metro Manila, Philippines
Opened on– 19th December 1966

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

KGMU becomes the 1st govt hospital in India to successfully launch CPT Treatment: COVID-19

The King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh became the 1st government (govt) hospital in India to successfully launch the Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT) treatment for the COVID-19 patients

The 1st dose of CPT was administered to a 58-year old patient

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

APEC region to post 2.7% economic contraction in 2020 due to Covid-19: Report

According to the report ‘APEC in the Epicentre of COVID-19’ released by the APEC Secretariat, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region’s growth is expected to decrease by 2.7% in 2020 due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The contraction compares with a 3.6 % growth in 2019

About Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):Headquarters– Queenstown, Singapore
Executive Director– Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria



AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Biocon’s Mazumdar-Shaw among world’s top 20 leaders in Biopharma: The Medicine Maker Power List 2020

The Texere Publishing Ltd has published its “The Medicine Maker Power List 20 For 2020”

About Biocon Ltd
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Siddharth Mittal Headquarter– Bengaluru, Karnataka


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Shiv Das Meena appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of HUDCO

The Additional Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India was appointed to hold the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) ltd, for six month or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post, effect from 21st April 2020

About HUDCO:
Chairman & MD– Shiv Das Meena
Director (Corporate Planning)– M Nagaraj
Director (Finance)– D Guhan
Corporate Office– New Delhi
Established on– 1970

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS      

Axis Bank to buy 29% stake in Max Life Insurance for Rs 1,600 crore

Axis Bank Ltd would acquire an additional 29% stake in Max Life Insurance Company from Max Financial Services Limited (MFS). However, the bank didn’t reveal the amount it is paying for the stake. But the bigger deal can be estimated at Rs 1,600 crore (about $209.43 million) which will be paid in two stages.

About Axis Bank Ltd:Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
MD and CEO– Amitabh Chaudhry
Tagline– Badhti Ka naam Zindagi.
About Max Life Insurance Company:
Headquarters– New Delhi
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer– Prashant Tripathy

Low-cost mechanical ventilator Ruhdaar developed by team led by IIT Bombay

A team of engineering students from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar and Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Jammu and Kashmir led by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Under the assistance of Design Innovation Centre, IUST has developed a low-cost ventilator named as Rudhaar using locally available materials.

OBITUARY

Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson passed away at 61


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Day For Safety And Health At Work 2020: April 28


Theme for the year 2020: Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives

About International Labour Organization (ILO):
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.
Director-General– Guy Ryder.


World Veterinary Day 2020: April 25

Theme for the year 2020: “Environment Protection for Improving Animal and Human Health”

About World Organization for Animal Health:
Headquarters– Paris, France.
Director-General– Monique Eliot.
Membership– 182 member states.


STATE NEWS

Gujarat govt launches unique initiative ‘Umbare Aanganwadi’ to help children during lockdown

Gujarat state Government has launched an unique initiative called ‘Umbare Aanganwadi (means doorstep Aanganwadi) under ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) programme to reach out to children during the lockdown.

About Gujarat:Capital– Gandhinagar
Chief minister– Vijay Rupani
Governor– Acharya Devvrat


AP launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to trace people buying medicines for fever, cold

The Medical and Health Department of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to keep a track of people buying medicines over-the-counter for cough, cold and fever from medical stores

Former Rajya Sabha MP Basanta Das passed away at 80 years


‘Recharge Saathi’: Vodafone Idea ties up with Paytm launched

Vodafone Idea has tied up a digital payments & financial services platform Paytm to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’ programme which is intended to help individuals, small businesses to earn an additional income.under the programme, every month would be able to earn up to Rs.5,000.