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Current Affairs 24th April 2020

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Current Affairs 24th 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 24th April 2020
1. Facebook Invests $5.7 Billion in Indian Internet Giant Jio
  • The investment, which requires approval from competition regulators, would give Facebook a 9.99 percent stake in Jio Platforms.
  • Jio Platforms is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.
Current Affairs 24th April 2020
2. TCS to power Israel’s first fully digital bank
  • TCS was selected by Israel’s Ministry of Finance.
  • To transform its banking sector by building a banking service bureau.
  • The Sector would serve as a shared, plug-and-play, digital banking operations platform -powered by the TCS BaNCS Global Banking Platform.
  • TATA Consultancy Services(TCS) chairman : Natarajan Chandrasekaran.
Current Affairs 24th April 2020
3. SBI now holds 48.21% in Yes Bank; HDFC, ICICI Bank 7.97% each
  • Axis Bank holds 4.78 % stake, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank (3.61 %).
  • MD & CEO of YES Bank : Prashant Kumar.
Current Affairs 24th April 2020
4. World Book and Copyright Day: 23 April
  • World Book and Copyright Day celebrated on April 23 each year is a worldwide celebration of books & readers.
  • From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO shares quotes, poems and messages to symbolize the power of books and encourage reading as much as possible.
  • World Book Capital for 2020: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • UNESCO = United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Current Affairs 24th April 2020
5. Huawei India appoints David Li as new CEO
  • Li succeeds Jay Chen, who moves on to take up a leadership role within Huawei Asia Pacific Region.
  • Huawei Founder and CEO : Ren Zhengfei
  • Huawei HQ : Shenzhen.
Current Affairs 24th April 2020
6. Uttarakhand government using ‘Sampark Didi’ app to impart virtual classes
  • Through the app, students can access animated lectures while they are confined to their homes during the pandemic.
  • Uttarakhand CM : Trivendra Singh Rawat.
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7. Federal Bank approves 4% additional stake in life insurance Joint Venture from IDBI Bank
  • This will increase the total shareholding of IDBI in the life insurance joint venture to 30 %.
  • Federal Bank CEO: Shyam Srinivasan.
  • HQs : Aluva, Kerala.
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8. Centre forms a high-level task force on coronavirus vaccine, drug testing
  • The task force will be co-chaired by Vinod Paul, member NITI Aayog, & Professor K Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to the government.
  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus.
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9. NASA Sets Launch Date for SpaceX U.S. Manned Mission to Space Station
  • NASA and SpaceX have picked May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the United States.
  • This will happen after nine years of complete dependence on Russia.
  • Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
  • NASA Administrator : Jim Bridenstine.
  • SpaxeX Founder and CEO : Elon Musk
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10. Justice Biswanath Somadder new chief justice of Meghalaya High Court
  • Justice Mohammad Rafiq has been named as chief justice of Orissa High Court.
  • Meghalaya Governor : Tathagat Roy.
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11. Sudha Murty’s new book ‘How the Onion Got Its Layers’ released
  • The book was launched in e-book and audio-book format.
  • How the Onion Got Its Layers is dedicated to all weavers “who have spun magical tales over time,”.
  • How the Onion Got Its Layers is the second book following How the Sea Became Salty.
  • Did you Know
  • Sudha Murty is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.
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12. Kerala Blasters officially appoint Kibu Vicuna as head coach
  • Kerala Blasters club competes in the Indian Super League, the top tier of Indian football since its inception.
  • Kibu Vicuna is Mohun Bagan’s I-League winning coach.
  • Spain’s Vicuna oversaw Mohun Bagan win the title with four rounds to spare.
  • Mohun Bagan merged with ATK to enter the ISL from next season.
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13. Cabinet approves Rs. 15,000 Crore for ”India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package”
  • The funds sanctioned will be utilized in 3 Phases and for immediate COVID-19 Emergency Response.
  • Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
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14. BRO builds 484-meter permanent bridge connecting Kasowal enclave in Punjab with rest of the country
  • The bridge is on the river Ravi.
  • The bridge costed Rs 17.89 crore excluding the approaches.
  • 484-meter bridge has been bulit under Project Chetak.

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