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Current affairs 19th April 2020

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Current Affairs 19th April 2020 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

Current affairs 19th April 2020
1. RBI released 49th round of OBICUS
  • OBICUS = Order books, inventories and capacity utilisation survey.
  • The RBI has been conducting the OBICUS of the manufacturing sector on a quarterly basis since 2008.
  • 49th round is for the reference period January-March 2020.
Current affairs 19th April 2020
2. Top 12 FMCG companies sign up with govt’s Suraksha Stores
  • India’s top 12 packaged consumer goods makers have signed up to work with the government for Suraksha Stores.
  • Suraksha Store is an initiative in which companies will help neighbourhood stores ensure safety & hygiene practices.
  • Initially, one million stores will be covered.
  • Plans are under the ministry of Union consumer affairs.
Current affairs 19th April 2020
3. FM Nirmala Sitharaman attends the 2nd G20 FMCBG
  • FMCBG = Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors
  • This is the virtual session.
  • Meeting is to discuss the global economic outlook amid evolving COVID-19 pandemic crisis under the Saudi Arabian Presidency.
  • Saudi Arabia assumed the G20 2020 Presidency on 1 December 2019.
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4. Chhattisgarh launched ‘Cghaat’ website for online essential delivery
  • Essential home delivery of fruits and vegetable during the extended lockdown phase.
  • Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated it.
  • The website ‘’, has been developed by Chhattisgarh government’s agency Chips.
  • The service has first been made available in Raipur city.
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5. AIIB mulls $500 million funding for healthcare system in India
  • AIIB = Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • AIIB is considering a proposal for financing $500-million project in India.
  • To strengthen country’s national health care systems.
  • The scope of funding will also include the purchase of equipment and detection capacity as country battles COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AIIB is doubling funds under COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility.
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6. Centre unveils PUSA decontamination, sanitizing tunnel
  • Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary inaugurated a PUSA decontamination and sanitizing tunnel.
  • The tunnel has been developed by the government research body ICAR.
  • ICAR = Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
  • In this tunnel, QAC are used at concentration of 0.045%.
  • QAC = Quaternary Ammonium Compounds.
Current affairs 19th April 2020
7. Narendra Singh Tomar chairs the National Conference on Kharif crops 2020 by video conference
  • He emphasised the need to develop e-content for DDUGKY.
  • DDUGKY = Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
  • Rs.7300 Cr released to States and UTs under MGNREGA to liquidate pending dues of FY 2019-2020.
8. India’s Aarogya Setu becomes world’s fastest app to reach 50 million downloads in 13 days
  • Aarogya Setu application that tracks Covid-19 cases around and helps in fighting the virus on an individual level.
  • The app reached 50 million downloads just 13 days.
  • It becomes the world’s fastest downloaded app, said NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant.
  • It is developed by the NIC under Ministry of Electronics and IT.
9. Chitra GeneLAMP-N makes confirmatory tests results of COVID 19 possible in 2 hours
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, has developed a diagnostic test kit.
  • The kit can confirm COVID19 in 2 hours at low cost.
  • GeneLAMP-N can detect two regions of the gene.
10. MEA announces Covid-19 training programme for SAARC countries
  • The training will be imparted by the ministry under its prestigious ITEC programme.
  • ITEC = Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation.
11. India to host Asian Boxing Championship
  • The national sports federation has announced that it will host the Asian Boxing Championships for men and women in November-December this year.
  • The event is usually a biennial competition but was held in consecutive years in the past.
  • India last hosted the men’s Asian meet back in 1980 in Mumbai.
12. International Day for Monuments and Sites
  • Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites.
  • ICOMOS = International Council on Monuments and Sites.
  • Whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
  • UNESCO = United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • ICOMOS GA2020 will take place in Sydney, Australia on 1-10 of October 2020.
  • GA2020 = General Assembly and Scientific Symposium.



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