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Current Affairs : 07-04-2020 in English

Important Day

  • International Day of Conscience - 5 April.
  • Theme of World Health Day (7 April) for the year 2020 – “Support nurses and midwives”.

Economy

  • This privet payment bank has partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer health insurance plans for providing financial protection against COVID-19 - Airtel Payments Bank.

National

  • The government decided to take a _____ salary cut of all Members of Parliament (MPs) for a year in view of the coronavirus outbreak – 30%.
  • In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Cabinet approved the move to suspend the MPLADS Scheme for - two years.
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) has set a record by moving ____ rakes carrying 1.93 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) continuously in single-day movement during the lockdown - 70 rakes.
  • The ‘Challenge COVID19 Competition’ has been launched by the -National Innovation Foundation (NIF).

Persons in News

  • New chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for the year 2020-21 – U.B. Pravin Rao (Infosys' COP).
  • New spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs - Anurag Srivastava (IFS officer).
  • New president of Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) - Lohit Bhatia (Vice-president: Farhan Azmi).

Sports

  • One of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method used in weather-affected limited overs cricket matches, who died on 2 April 2020 - Tony Lewis.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government has tied up with the postal department to deliver cash at their doorsteps during the lockdown - Kerala.

Science

  • Scientists at this institute has developed a design of a negative pressure room (NPR) to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 through air at isolation wards and testing labs - Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar.

General Knowledge

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) - Founded: 15 June 1909; Headquarters:            Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) - Founded: 23 June 1894; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI) – Founded: 1965; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Founded: 07 January 1924; Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Badminton World Federation (BWF) - Founded: 1934; Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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