Daily Gk update: 17th April 2020, Daily Current Affairs

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Daily GK Update: 17 April 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:

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National (Current Affairs)

Full list of 170 COVID-19 hotspot districts: What if you are an inhabitant of one of these hotspots?

Full list of 170 COVID-19 hotspot districts: What if you are an inhabitant of one of these hotspots?

  • A total of 170 districts in 25 states was clearly described and showed as COVID-19 hotspots by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on 16th April. 207 districts in 27 states will be classified non-hotspots. READ MORE……………

International (Current Affairs)

Asia to see zero per cent growth in 2020: IMF

Asia to see zero per cent growth in 2020: IMF

  • Asia is expected to witness zero per cent growth in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its worst growth performance in almost 60 years, but still the world’s largest and most populous continent is likely to fare better than other regions in terms of activity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
  • The IMF in a blog titled ‘Covid-19 Pandemic and the Asia-Pacific Region: Lowest Growth Since the 1960s’ further said the impact of the coronavirus on the region will be “severe and unprecedented“.

Note: About IMF

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

Banking and Financial

Highlights from RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ media address

Highlights from RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ media address

  • As the country undergoes an extended nationwide lockdown to put a restriction on the spread of fatal coronavirus, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed the media on 17 April. RBI announces 50,000 crore booster package for small and medium-sized industries. READ MORE……………

AIIB to lend USD 500 mn to India to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

AIIB to lend USD 500 mn to India to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that it is to finance $500 million projects in India to help the country improve its health care systems. With this, AIIB has doubled its funds under the COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility.
  • Purpose: The move is to help reduce health care pressures in pandemic preparedness and health infrastructure in India. It will also provide liquidity, fiscal and budgetary support.

Note: About AIIB

  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Region served: Asia and Oceania
  • Membership: 76 Members

RBI cancels banking license of Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank

RBI cancels banking license of Mapusa Urban Co-op Bank

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, vide order dated April 16, 2020 cancelled the licence of The Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank of Goa Ltd, Goa, to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business on April 16, 2020. The Central Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Government of India has also been requested to issue an order for winding up the bank and appoint a liquidator for the bank.
  • Consequent to the cancellation of its licence, The Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank of Goa Ltd., Goa is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits as defined in Section 5 (b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with immediate effect.

Appointment

Anand named ambassador for WWF India

Anand named ambassador for WWF India

  • Five-time World chess champion Viswanathan Anand is the new Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India’s Environment Education programme.
  • Currently, the Environment Education programme impacts over five million children across 2000 schools.

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

BSNL CMD P K Purwar takes Additional charge of MTNL

BSNL CMD P K Purwar takes Additional charge of MTNL

  • BSNL chairman and managing director P K Purwar has taken over additional charge of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, a regulatory filing.
  • This is the third time Purwar has been given charge of MTNL CMD in the last six years.
  • “P K Purwar, CMD,BSNL has been entrusted the additional charge of CMD MTNL with effect from April 13, 2020 by the government of India, Department of Telecom,” MTNL said in a regulatory filing.

Important Day

14th March: The International Day of Mathematics (1st Time)

14th March: The International Day of Mathematics (1st Time)

  • The proclamation of March 14 as the International Day of Mathematics has been adopted by the Executive Council of UNESCO at its 205th session. It was adopted by the 40th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in November 2019. The inaugural celebration of the IDM is on March 14, 2020.

16th April: World Voice Day

16th April: World Voice Day

  • World Voice Day (WVD) is a worldwide annual event that takes place on April 16 devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice. The aim is to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people.
  • Theme 2020: FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.

Note: List of Important Day (April)

  • 4 April- International Day of Mine awareness
  • 5th April- National Maritime Day
  • 7 April- World Health Day
  • 10 April – World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)
  • 11 April – National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)

17th April: World Haemophilia Day

17th April: World Haemophilia Day

  • World Haemophilia Day is observed to raise awareness regarding the disease and other hereditary bleeding disorders.
  • On 17 April, people across the world with various bleeding disorders come together to celebrate the “continuous advancement in treatment” and inform the public about the implications of haemophilia.
  • Theme 2020: “Get+involved”.

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