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BANKING & FINANCE

ADB approves $ 346 mn loan for Maharashtra to electrify rural agriculture customers

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan worth of $346 million (around Rs 2,616 crore) for Maharashtra to provide better power connection in rural areas, where the labour force is mostly engaged in agriculture activities.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB):Headquarters– Mandaluyong, Philippines
Membership– 68 countries
President– Masatsugu Asakawa



ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Moody declined India’s growth estimate to 0.2% for CY 2020 from 2.5%

About Moody’s Corporation:
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Raymond Whitehead McDaniel, Jr.



CRISIL pegs India’s FY21 economic growth rate at 1.8% from 3.5%

About CRISIL:
Chairman– John L.Berisford
CEO– AshuSuyash
President & Business Head– Gurpreet Chhatwal
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra, India




NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Prakash Javadekar participates in 1st virtual 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2020

About Germany:
Capital– Berlin
Currency– Euro
About UK:
Capital– London
Currency– Pound


EAM Jaishankar participated in BRICS FMs’ virtual meet on coronavirus; $15mn loan support set up by BRICS

About BRICS:
Establishment– 2009
Members– 5
Theme for 2020– “BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth”.
About NDB
Establishment– 2014
President– KundapurVaman Kamath
So far NDB has approved 14 projects in India for an amount of $4,183 million.



Karnataka tops in total installed renewable capacity:  CRISIL Research report

About CRISIL:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Ashu Suyash
Chairman– John Berisford


COVID-19: India facilitates $ 150 million foreign currency swap facility to Maldives

About Maldives:Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Government establishes IFSCA to regulate all financial services in IFSCs

The Central government notified that it has established International Financial Services Centres Authority(IFSCA), a unified body to regulate all financial services in International Financial Services Centres(IFSCs) in the country its headquarters will be at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.




APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Former Finance secretary Rajiv Kumar is appointed as PESB Chief

The former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board(PESB) by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister NarendraModi for a period of three years in place of KapilDevTripathi who took over as the Secretary to the President Ram NathKovind.

About PESB:
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is initiated to evolve a sound managerial policy for the Central Public Sector Enterprises and to advise the Government on appointments of top managerial posts.
Chairman– Rajiv Kumar
Director– Kailash Dan Ratnoo
Secretary– KimbuongKipgen


Former Andhra Bank chief Suresh N Patel takes charge as vigilance commissioner

Former Andhra Bank chief Suresh N Patel(62) takes charge as vigilance commissioner in the anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission(CVC)
ii.His oath of office is administered by newly-appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari



PNB housing appoints Neeraj Vyas as interim MD & CEO as incumbent Sanjaya Gupta steps down

About PNB housing Finance:
Interim MD & CEO– NeerajVyas
Founded– November 11,1988
Corporate Office– New Delhi


Former Karnataka batsman J Arunkumar named as USA national team coach

About USA cricket:
Headquarters– Colorado, United States (US).
Chairman– ParaagMarathe.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Iain Higgins.


Scientists at JNCASR develop Berberine based Alzheimer inhibitor ‘Ber-D’

According to the research work published in the scientific journal iSceince, a team of Scientists led by Prof. T. Govindaraju at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a Alzheimer’s disease inhibitor called ‘Ber-D’, a modified the structure of Berberine, a natural and cheap product similar to curcumin, found in India & China

About JNCASR:Location– Bangalore, Karnataka



MyGov, VMate collaborates to disperse information on Covid-19

Short video application (app) VMate joined hands with the Government’s citizen engagement platform MyGov to support the Central Government efforts against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. MyGovIndia has been launched on VMate to provide the official information related to the novel virus outbreak and the efforts being made to control its impact.



IIT-Roorkee professor develops software to detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds using X-ray scan

Kamal Jain, professor at Civil Engineering Department, IIT(Indian Institute of Technology)- Roorkee, Uttarakhand, has developed a software which can detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds using x-ray scan of the suspected patient. The software will not only reduce testing costs but will also reduce the risk of exposure to healthcare professionals

About IIT-Roorkee:
Director– Ajit K Chaturvedi.
Motto– Nothing can be achieved without hard work.



SPORTS

India lost hosting rights of 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships to Serbia: AIBA

the International Boxing Association (AIBA) terminated an agreement with India, signed in 2017, which resulted in losing of hosting rights of 2021 men’s world boxing championship by the latter to Serbia.



India among 5 teams seals direct qualification for Women’s World Cup 2021

The International Cricket Council(ICC) has announced that India, New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa have sealed a direct berth for the quadrennial 50-over Women World Cup 2021 to be held in New Zealand & scheduled from February 6 to March 7 in 2021.

About ICC:
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– Manu Sawhney



OBITUARY

Padma Shri awardee and famous Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away at 53




BOOKS & AUTHORS

Sayajirao Gaekwad III: The Maharaja of Baroda, New book by Uma Balasubramaniam published by Rupa Publications




IMPORTANT DAYS

International Dance Day 2020, April 29





STATE NEWS

Andhra govt launches fee reimbursement scheme for students namely Jagananna Vidya Deevena

Jagananna Vidya Deevena launched with an outlay of Rs 4,000 crore to provide full fees reimbursement to about 14 lakh college students, including those in professional courses.

About AP
Capital– Amaravati
State Flower– Water lilies
State Bird– Indian roller
State Animal– Blackbuck
State Tree– Neem



Madhya pradesh CM Shivraj singh unveils ‘Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ to help people fight against COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched ‘Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ scheme, under which an ayurvedic product called ‘Trikut Churna (means three peppers)’ will be provided to the people with the aim to boost their immune system to fight against the disease

About Madhya Pradesh:Capital– Bhopal
Governor– Lalji Tandon
Folk Dances– Jawara, Matki, Aada, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch.