Current Affairs : 11-04-2020

Important Day

  • Theme of World Homoeopathy Day (10 April) for the year 2020 – “Enhancing the scope of Homoeopathy in Public Health”.

Economy

  • India's fiscal deficit in February 2020 - 5.07% of gross domestic product (GDP).

International

  • This organision has issued a Purple Notice to all member countries about a possible ransomware attack on Hospitals - INTERPOL.
  • This nation applied for the most number of international patents in the world in 2019 - China.

National

  • An initiative named Aarogya Setu IVRS was launched in association with - Tamil Nadu government.
  • Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan announced a life insurance cover of up to Rs 35 lakh per person to - Food Corporation of India (FCI) officials and labourers.
  • Online campaign that launched by Human Resources Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank for crowd sourcing of ideas in New Delhi for improving online education ecosystem of India – “Bharat Padhe”.
  • This organisation said NPS subscribers will now be allowed partial withdrawal for covering expenses related to treatment of COVID-19 - Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA).
  • This international financial organisation assured Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of USD 2.2 billion (about Rs 16,500 crore) support to India in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic - Asian Development Bank (ADB).
  • Special drive that launched by the CBIC to facilitate disposal of all such pending claims - 'Special Refund and Drawback Disposal Drive'.
  • Government of India (GoI) has announced significant investments to the tune of _______ for 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package' - Rs. 15000 crores.

Persons in News

  • Renowned Hindustani classical singer and Padma Shri awardee who passed away in Gurgaon on 10 April - Shanti Hiranand Chawla.
  • New Part-time Chairman of AU Small Finance Bank for a period of one year - Raj Vikash Verma.
  • Reappointed managing director and CEO of AU Small Finance Bank - Sanjay Agarwal.

State Current Affairs

  • This state government appointed new district in charge ministers, who will work towards checking the spread of coronavirus and implementation of relief measures - Karnataka.
  • This UT/state government announced 'Operation SHIELD' in 21 containment zones to curb the spread of COVID-19 - Delhi.

General Knowledge

  • Two flagship pension scheme run by PFRDA – National Pension Scheme (NPS) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY).
  • Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) - Founded: 23 August 2003; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) - Founded: 09 April 1950; Founder: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • First Education Minister of independent India - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • World Homoeopathy Day is being celebrated to mark the birth of - Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (father of Homoeopathy).
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - Founded: 14 July 1967; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.
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