Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 March 2020

Mar 31, 2020
India recently urged the G20 member countries to come up with a G-20 global framework for ensuring affordable access to treatment and medicines amid Coronavirus outbreak.

Stranded in India: Ministry of Tourism launches portal to help foreign tourists

Mar 31, 2020
Stranded in India? All foreign tourists stuck in India can now use Tourism Ministry’s new portal to get all the necessary information. 

COVID-19 pandemic to Slowdown Asian Economic Growth: World Bank

Mar 31, 2020
The World Bank noted that there was difficulty in predicting the actual growth forecast due to changing situations but its baseline that defines the growth in developing economies has slowed to 2.1 percent in 2020 and it will go down further to -0.5 percent if the scenario worsens.

BHU department claims to have discovered new technology to test COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
The Department of Molecular & Human Genetics has claimed that it has discovered a new technology to test COVID-19 virus and give accurate results within 5-6 hours. 

G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial virtual meeting: India calls for G-20 global framework to tackle COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020
Union Minister Piyush Goyal called for enhancing access to affordable medicines and facilitating easier movement of health professionals across national borders. 

US renews four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran

Mar 31, 2020
Donald Trump administration has renewed the four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran for another 60 days.

COVID-19: Jharkhand Govt launches Pragyaam App for Essential Deliveries

Mar 31, 2020
The Pragyaam app launched by Jharkhand Govt will help to ensure the smooth functioning of essential services during the 21-day lockdown period.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 March 2020

Mar 30, 2020
Saudi Arabia has assured India that it will ensure uninterrupted LPG supply despite the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 March 2020

Mar 30, 2020
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will soon develop the 'multi-patient ventilators' for critical Coronavirus patients.

Current Affairs Quiz: 30 March 2020

Mar 30, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as COVID-19 relief fund, RBI’s Mega Bank Merger, Tokyo Olympics new dates and development of ‘multi-patient ventilators’ among others. 

Is Coronavirus a Bio-Weapon unleashed by China? What does Science Say - Let’s Find Out!

Mar 30, 2020
One of the most popular theories around Coronavirus is it being a Chinese Bio-Weapon. However, a research paper titled "The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2" puts end to such theories, claiming that the theory has no scientific ground.

24x7 National Teleconsultation Centre set up for COVID-19 queries

Mar 30, 2020
Through this Teleconsultation centre, doctors and experts of various clinical domains will be available 24X7 for any form of queries regarding COVID-19 Pandemic.

Government approves Insurance Scheme for health workers combating COVID-19 

Mar 30, 2020
The Union Government has approved an insurance scheme for healthcare workers who are working hard to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.   

ADB to invest $100 Million in Indian Infrastructure

Mar 30, 2020
The ADB will be investing in NIIF’s  ‘Fund of Funds’, which will ensure that the actual money invested is more than $100 Million.

No Plans to Extend 21 Day Lockdown: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba

Mar 30, 2020
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has denied the reports of extending the ongoing 21 day lockdown.

DRDO to develop ‘multi-patient ventilators’ for critical COVID-19 patients

Mar 30, 2020
The multi-patient ventilators will help support several patients through a single unit.

Positive India: From Parle-G to Amar Chitra Katha, Companies extend a helping hand in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 30, 2020
From Amar Chitra Katha to Parle-G, Companies from across India are extending a helping hand in the country’s battle against Coronavirus epidemic.  Get details here. 

Merger of 10 State Banks into 4 will come into effect from April 1: RBI

Mar 30, 2020
Under the consolidation scheme, United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce will be merged into Punjab National Bank.

PM-CARES Fund: How to contribute? Check out PM-CARES fund account details and link

Mar 30, 2020
PM-CARES Fund: PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations as well, which means that people can contribute money in the smallest of denominations. Get all the details related to the fund here.

Government sets up 11 groups to boost COVID-19 response, minimise hardship during lockdown

Mar 30, 2020
The central government has constituted 11 empowered groups to ensure a comprehensive and integrated response to COVID-19. 
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