Daily GK Update: 7 April 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020:
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National (Current Affairs)
♦Tamil Nadu finishes on top in micro-irrigation coverage
- Tamil Nadu financial year 2019-20, the State finished on top it coverage of 2,06,853.25 ha at the all-India level for micro-irrigation coverage.
- This has been achieved as part of implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), a programme aimed at promoting the “more crop per drop” concept by focussing on water-saving technologies.
- The state is followed by Karnataka and Gujarat with 1,41,103.56 Ha and 1,08,322.00 Ha of coverage respectively.
Note: About Tamil Nadu
- Chief minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
- Capital: Chennai
- Governor: Banwarilal Purohit
International (Current Affairs)
♦India gets request from 30 countries for hydroxychloroquine
- India has got requests from 30 countries for hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug to fight COVID-19. Several world leaders have personally raised the request with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recent conversation they had with him.
- From the US to Latin America to Europe, the request has come from several places which shows India’s importance in the global pharma sector.
- PM Modi has spoken to 15 world leaders since the outbreak which includes German German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon, Saudi Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. One of the main aims of the conversation is to chalk out a global strategy to deal with the crisis.
- Note: About Hydroxychloroquine
- Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria infections caused by mosquito bites. It does not work against certain types of malaria
Banking and Financial
♦PNB Housing Finance signs pact with JICA to raise $75 million
- PNB Housing Finance has signed an agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to raise 75 million dollars (about ₹568 crore) with co-financing of 25 million dollars (about ₹190 crore) by Citibank to finance mortgage loans in the affordable housing segment.
- This will provide affordable housing to low-income households in India based on the Facility for Accelerating Financial Inclusion in Asia.
♦Tokyo 2020 weightlifting bans for Thailand and Malaysia
- The Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) and the Malaysian Weightlifting Federation (MFW) have also been suspended as members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for three years and one year, respectively.
- In its decision, the panel said the ban on Thai and Malaysian weightlifters from Tokyo 2020 would apply whenever the Games take place after the event was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Thailand, the country with the worst recent doping record in the sport, had voluntarily withdrawn from international competitions, including Tokyo 2020, after nine of its weightlifters tested positive at the 2018 World Championships.
- Malaysia has been punished after three weightlifters were caught doping in a calendar year.
♦7th April: World Health Day
- World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. It is an initiative taken by the World Health Organization to raise awareness about overall health and well-being of people across the world.
- Theme 2020:” Support nurses and midwives’
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
♦Veteran Malayalam Music composer M.K. Arjunan passes away
- Veteran Malayalam music composer MK Arjunan passes away. Entertainment News, Nation, (Kochi), Veteran music director in the Malayalam film industry, MK Arjunan, fondly called Arjunan Master, has passed away at his residence in Palluruthy, Kochi. He was 84.
♦Former Libya Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril dies from coronavirus
- Mahmoud Jibril, the former head of the Libyan rebel government that overthrew longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, has died from the coronavirus.
- Jibril, 68, died on 5th April in Cairo where he had been hospitalized for two weeks.
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