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Current Affairs 20th April 2020

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Current Affairs 20th 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 20th April 2020
1. Power Ministry floats draft Electricity Act Bill 2020
  • Ministry of Power issued a draft proposal for amendment of Electricity Act, 2003 in the form of the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for comments from Stakeholders.
  • National Renewable Energy Policy is proposed to provide for a policy document.
  • Cross border trade in Electricity provision was added.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
2. India is world’s most digitally dexterous country followed by UK & US: Survey
  • The Gartner 2019 Digital Workplace Survey found it
  • 27% of the digital workers in India are skilled experts.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
3. Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India
  • Union Minister for Culture (I/C) : Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.
  • He launched the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India in New Delhi.
  • List is an attempt to recognize the diversity of Indian culture embedded in its intangible heritage.
  • 13 ICH of the list have also been recognized by UNESCO.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
4. FM attends Development Committee Meeting of World Bank-IMF
  • She attended the meeting through video conference.
  • She shared the measures taken to combat COVID-19 including social support measures for poor and vulnerable.
  • Government has announced support measures worth $23 billion.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
5. Delhi Government introduces ‘Assess Koro Na’ application
  • The Delhi government has asked officials to use the new ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in COVID-19 containment zones.
  • To speed up decision-making by analysing real-time data,
  • To remove a major obstacle in the efforts to contain the virus.
  • 1st phase of the assessment will be launched in South Delhi.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
6. TVS acquires Britain iconic sporting motorcycle brand Norton
  • Norton was founded by James Lansdowne Norton in 1898.
Current Affairs 20th April 2020
7. Tata AIA becomes first life insurance company to give additional benefits related to Covid-19
  • As part of Tata AIA Life’s initiative, its individual policyholders will get COVID-19 related additional benefit up to Rs 500,000 at no additional cost.
  • Recently Tata Trusts & Tata group have announced their contribution towards the management of COVID-19.
  • Tata AIA is a JV company formed by Tata Sons & AIA Group Ltd.
8. CSIR-NAL develops personal protective suit to combat COVID-19
  • CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories along with MAF Clothing Private Limited has developed Personal Protective Cover all suit.
  • The suit has been produced with polypropylene spun multi-layered non-woven fabric.
  • The CSIR-NAL is to produce 30,000 suits per day.
9. Central Drug Research Institute signs MoU to sequence virus strains
  • The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King George’s Medical University (KGMU).
  • Signed MoU to sequence the virus strains obtained from COVID-19 patients in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It will be under 1st vertical digital & molecular surveillance.
10. Demo-2 mission: NASA to launch Astronauts to space first time in 11 years
  • NASA and SpaceX are targeting May 27 for the launch of Demo-2.
  • Demo-2 will launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program nearly a decade ago.
  • This will be the 1st crewed launch for Elon Musk’s space company
11. NASA discovers hidden ‘Earth-like’ planet from old Kepler data
  • Astronomers have found an Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone,
  • The conditions of the planet may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface.
  • The planet called Kepler-1649c, is located 300 light-years from Earth.
  • The planet is only 1.06 times larger than Earth.

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