Daily Gk update: 13th April 2020, Daily Current Affairs

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Daily GK Update: 13 April 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

Prasar Bharati launches new channel DD Retro

Prasar Bharati launches new channel DD Retro

  • Buoyed by the strong viewer interest in ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has launched a new channel DD Retro that will air classic shows. “To relive the nostalgia of your favourite memorable serials of Doordarshan, watch DD Retro,” the pubcaster announced on 13th April.
  • The channel’s content line-up comprises of ‘Ramayana’, ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Chanakya’, ‘Upanishad Ganga’, ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Shriman Shrimati’ and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Circus’. Upanishad Ganga will air from Monday to Friday at 9 am. Chanakya will air from Monday to Friday at 9 pm. Mahabharat will air from Monday to Friday at 8 pm. All three shows will start airing tonight.
  • DD National had created a major milestone by grabbing the top position across genres in week 13 of BARC ratings.

Ahmedabad station becomes 1st station to get sanitizing tunnel

Ahmedabad station becomes 1st station to get sanitizing tunnel

  • Ahmedabad station of Western Railway has got the unique distinction of becoming the first station on Indian Railways to install a Walk Through Mass Sanitizing Tunnel. The tunnel was inaugurated on 12th April by Ahmedabad DRM Deepak Jha.
  • The distance of the tunnel is 20 feet long which can be covered within 10 seconds.

101st anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

101st anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  • 101st anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. On this day, the martyrs who were killed mercilessly in Jallianwala Bagh are remembered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the innocent martyrs who showed great courage and sacrifice.
  • History

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, or the Amritsar slaughter, happened on 13 April 1919. On this day, the British Indian Army troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab.

Union HRD Minister launches a web-portal YUKTI in New Delhi

  • Union Minister for HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” has launched a web-portal YUKTI (Young India Combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) today in New Delhi.
  • It is a unique portal with a dashboard to monitor and record the efforts and initiatives of MHRD.
  • The portal will cover various initiatives and efforts of the institutions in academics, research especially related to COVID-19, social initiatives by institutions and the measures taken for the betterment of the well-being of the students.

International (Current Affairs)

All 50 states under disaster declaration for first time in US history

All 50 states under disaster declaration for first time in US history

  • All 50 states are under a major disaster declaration for the first time in U.S. history, after President Trump approved Wyoming’s declaration 11th
  • Within 22 days, Trump declared a major emergency in all 50 states and most territories through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The final disaster declaration occurred on the same day U.S. surpassed Italy to become the country with the most deaths from the virus.

Note: About US

  • Population: 32.82 crores (2019)
  • President: Donald Trump
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Currency: United States Dollar

Appointment

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan appointed to a 12-member advisory group to IMF

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan appointed to a 12-member advisory group to IMF

  • Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been appointed to a 12-member advisory group to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
  • Rajan, 57, who was the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor for three years until September 2016, is currently working as a professor at the prestigious University of Chicago.
  • The External Advisory Group will provide its perspectives from around the world on developments and policy issues, including policy responses to the exceptional challenges surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, the world organisation said in a release on 11th

Note: About IMF

  • Formation: 27 December 1945
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C. U.S.
  • Membership: 189 countries
  • Managing Director: Kristalina Georgieva

Actress Tamannaah bhatia signed as brand ambassador for mpl

Actress Tamannaah bhatia signed as brand ambassador for mpl

  • Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia has been supported by her gaming platform by the Mobile Premier League (MPL). The MPL renewed its association with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for another year.
  • Tamannaah is popular in Bollywood and regional film scene. Making it suitable for promoting the brand to its diverse user base. This will promote MPL across all channels.

Note: List of brand ambassador

  • Anti-doping brand ambassador– Suniel Shetty
  • PUMA brand ambassador– Sunil Chhetri
  • Pepsi’s new brand ambassador– Salman Khan
  • Ambassadors for ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’-Deepika Padukone and shuttler PV Sindhu (by Prime Minister Narendra Modi)
  • Mastercard -M. S Dhoni

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