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Current Affairs 10th April 2020

1. BoB launches four schemes for Agri Sector
  • To help borrowers in the agriculture sector Bank of Baroda has announced schemes.
  • Where BOB will offer additional loans of up to ₹1 lakh to existing self-help group (SHG) borrowers
  • Up to ₹50,000 to existing crop loan borrowers.
  • BoB is India’s third largest Public Sector Bank.
2. First installment of relief package to 20 crore women Jan Dhan account holders released
  • FM announced 20.5 crore women Jan Dhan account holders to get ₹500/month for 3 months.
  • PMJDY is a National Mission on Financial Inclusion.
3. Centre launches learning platform to combat COVID-19
  • Centre announced the launch of a learning platform, to combat COVID-19.
  • For all front-line workers to train them.
  • iGOT platform is designed to population-scale & will provide training to around 1.50 crore workers.
  • The first 9 courses have been launched in basic of COVID-19.
4. ICCR launches unique Art competition, urges people worldwide to express their emotions
  • ICCR focus on building cultural links with countries around the world and connecting people through Cultural and Educational exchanges.
  • ICCR – Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
  • ICCR President – Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
5. TRIFED to launch a digital campaign in collaboration with UNICEF for self help groups
  • Campaign for Self Help Groups who are involved in ensuring the safety of tribes.
  • It also partnered with #iStandWithHumanity initiative to provide ration.
  • TRIFED aims to market products on which the tribals depend on.
6. Smart Cities partner with medical practitioners to provide online consultation
  • According to the guidelines issued by MoHFW in collaboration with NITI Aayog,
  • Doctors can write prescriptions based on online consultation without the need for citizens to get out of their houses.
  • Urban areas are expected to contribute 75% of GDP by 2030.
7. UP govt launches Annapurna, Supply Mitra portals for citizens’ food needs
  • The Annapurna Portal will help people get the knowledge of food products and packets.
  • Supply Mitra portal will provide free home delivery of eatables.
  • UP Governor : Anandiben Patel.
8. Maha Prasad Adhikari appointed governor of Nepal Central Bank
  • India-educated Adhikari along with Keshav Prasad Bhattarai and Chintamani Siwakoti were chosen as candidates for the position of the Nepal Rastra Bank governor
  • By the recommendation committee coordinated by Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada.
  • He is a former CEO of Nepal Investment Board & a CA from ICAI.
9. Bharti AXA Life Insurance appoints Parag Raja as MD & CEO
  • Parag was one of the founding members of Max Life Insurance.
10. Veteran Malayalam music director MK Arjunan Master passes away
  • Who has composed music for over 700 songs in 200 films.
11. Eco Census Data Collection Period Extended by Six Months
  • The collection period for the 7th Economic Census – the only source of information on the large unorganised sector in India has been extended by 6 months till Sep 30.
  • It is being held after 5 years by MoSPI and CSC e-Governance.
  • Data collected is used to estimate economic growth & policy making
12. World Trade to slump 13 – 32% in 2020: WTO
  • According to the World Trade Organisation, World Merchandise trade is set to decline 13-32% in 2020.
  • Exports from North America, Asia hit the hardest.
  • Goods trade volume already fell 0.1% in 2019 on trade tensions.
  • WTO Director General : Roberto Azevedo.
13. HDFC Bank’s Mobile ATMs in Mumbai, Noida
  • HDFC Bank deployed Mobile ATMs in Mumbai, Noida to help customers during the lockdown.
  • They will be open in each location for a specific period.
  • HDFC CEO: Aditya Puri.
  • Tagline: We understand your World.
14. Wisden honor for Ben Stokes
  • Ben Stokes, who played a crucial role in WC last year is Wisden’s leading cricketer 2020 in the world.
  • He is the 1st English player to win after Andrew Flintoff in 2005.
  • Australian Ellyse Perry named the leading women cricketer.
  • Before Stokes, Virat Kohli won the award three straight times.



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