Daily GK Update: 2 April 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:
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National (Current Affairs)
♦Covid-19 battle: World Bank offers $1bn for proposed India project
- The World Bank has offered $1 billion to the Indian government for a proposed India Covid-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project. This four-year project aims to develop the preparedness of India’s health care systems in the time of the pandemic.
- The World Bank funding is from its Covid-19 fast-track facility where both the entities (World Bank and the government of India) will work on following the best international practice.
Note: About World Bank
- Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States
- Membership: 189 countries (IBRD); 173 countries (IDA)
- Founded: 1944
International (Current Affairs)
♦COP26 climate change conference postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus
- A major UN climate change conference due to take place in November has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- The COP26 summit was set to be hosted by the U.K. at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland, with over 30,000 people expected to attend.
Note: List of COP
- CoP 14-Noida
- CoP 18-Geneva, Switzerland
- CoP 24-Katowice, Poland
- CoP 25-Spain, Madrid
Banking and Financial
♦Hindustan Unilever completes its merger with GSKCH India
- FMCG major Hindustan Unilever on 2nd April announced completion of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd’s merger (GSKCH) with itself.
- The company has received all the necessary regulator approvals along with the National Company Law Tribunal for the merger of GSKCH into the company, HUL said in a statement.
♦World Athletics championship shifted to 2022
- The 2021 world athletics championships in Eugene, Oregon will be shifted to 2022 to accommodate the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, World Athletics said.
- The announcement came immediately after Olympics organisers said the 2020 Tokyo Games — postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic — will now take place on July 23-August 8, 2021.
- That means the world athletics championships that were scheduled to take place in Eugene on August 6-15, 2021, can no longer be held on those dates.
♦Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus, first time since World War II
- Wimbledon organisers on 2nd April scrapped the grasscourt Grand Slam for the first time since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.
- The cancellation of the only grasscourt major at the All England Club leaves the season in disarray, with no tennis due to be played until mid-July. “Devastated,” tweeted eight-time champion Roger Federer.
♦2nd April: World Autism Awareness Day
- The World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated each year on April 2 globally. It is celebrated with the goal of spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disorder which leads to the impairment of communication and social interaction skills in an individual.
- Theme 2020- ‘The Transition to Adulthood’.
Note: List of March’s Important Day
- 1st March-World civil defence day
- 3rd March-World Hearing Day
- 3rd March-World Wildlife Day
- 8th March-International Women’s Day
- 15th March-World Consumer Rights Day
♦Padma Shri awardee Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa dies after testing positive for coronavirus
- Former Hazoori Raagi of the Golden Temple and Padma Shri awardee, Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, died.
- He tested positive for coronavirus On 2nd April and died of a cardiac arrest. Nirmal Singh was honoured with Padma Shri in 2009.
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