Current Affairs : 22-04-2020 in English

Important Day

  • World Earth Day – 22 April.


  • Top 3 rank in World Press Freedom Index 2020 – Norway (1st), Finland and Denmark.
  • Indian-American who appointed as a member of the National Science Board of USA - Sudarsanam Babu.
  • Winner of the William E. Colby Award for the book, titled “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster” - Adam Higginbotham.


  • India’s rank in World Press Freedom Index 2020 – 142.
  • Emergency assistance announced by New Development Bank (NDB) to India to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic - $1 billion.
  • With a view to providing global exposure and international certifications to students from commerce and management domains, Amity Business School at Amity University (Rajasthan) has signed an MoU with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and - International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC).
  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a strategic bridge over the Subansiri river at Daporijo town in - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • An interactive platform launched by the Ministry of Health to establish a direct channel of communication with Indians amid the pandemic – ‘COVID India Seva’.

Persons in News

  • Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission - N.K. Singh.
  • Re-appointed chairman of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for two more years, up to April 30, 2022 - Braj Raj Sharma.

State Current Affairs

  • Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb of this state called upon people living along the India-Bangladesh border to launch 'Janata patrolling' alongside the BSF to ensure that no person from the neighbouring country sneaks into India amid the coronavirus outbreak - Tripura.
  • For doorstep delivery of essential commodities and food, Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd (SIMFED) today launched a mobile ration van in - Gangtok.
  • This company has partnered with the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) to prepare college students in the state for future job readiness - TCS iON.
  • This city is using Vehicle tracking applications, and smartwatches that have GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled in them for waste collection drivers - Chandigarh.
  • The Madhya Pradesh State Government is providing the workforce of more than one lakh Anganwadi workers and Assistants a special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs and other benefits under the - Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana.
  • This state gave the green signal for the third edition of 'Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan' - Gujarat.


  • This institution has signed an MoU with the Indian Council of Medical Research to carry out study on the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit coronavirus-associated complications in a patient - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital, Ahmedabad.

General Knowledge

  • Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) - Founded: 22 September 1974; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) - Founded: 07 May 1960; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • The Indian Medical Association (IMA) was established in – 1928.
  • Press Council Of India (PCI) - Founded: 04 July 1966; Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • New Development Bank (NDB) - Founded: 15 July 2014; Headquarters: Shanghai, China.
  • Present President of New Development Bank (NDB) or BRICS Bank - K. V. Kamath.
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - Founded: 04 November 1975; Headquarters: New Delhi.
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