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Current Affairs 25th April 2020

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Current Affairs 25th 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 25th April 2020
1. RBI allows banks to issue electronic cards for overdraft accounts
  • Relaxing norms, the Reserve Bank of India permitted banks to issue electronic cards to persons having overdraft accounts
  • That is only in the nature of personal loan without any specific end-use restrictions.
  • RBI Governor : ShaktiKanta Das
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
2. Shiv Das Meena takes charge as HUDCO’s CMD
  • HUDCO = Housing and Urban Development Corporation.
  • Shiv Das Meena, additional secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • He has been appointed as CMD of the HUDCO, for six months.
  • HUDCO, Headquarters : New Delhi.
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
3. Jammu and Kashmir Bank appoints new CFO
  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank (J&K Bank) has appointed Satya Narayan Gupta as Chief Financial Officer.
  • R. K. Chhibber : CMD, J&K Bank.
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
4. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance ties up with GOQii under regulatory sandbox
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched a preventive healthcare platform in partnership with GOQii under the regulatory sandbox initiative.
  • The premium will range between Rs. 1,895 to Rs. 7,635 for an individual policy holder excluding GST.
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance CEO : Tapan Singhel.
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
5. Usha Ganguly, theatre legend and founder of Rangakarmee, passes away
  • Thespian Usha Ganguly, 75founder of the famous Hindi theatre group, Rangakarmee, passed away.
  • She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for direction in 1998.
  • West Bengal government had conferred her with the Girish Samman honour in 2016.
  • She founded the Rangakarmee group in 1976.
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
6. Mizoram: Mobile app ‘mCOVID19’ to act as online pass for drivers and handymen
  • The truck drivers & handlers coming from outside Mizoram state need to be thoroughly screened to contain the spread of the pandemic & this mPASS will be useful for the purpose.
  • Mizoram Governor : P S Sreedharan Pillai
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
7. Paytm and Vodafone Idea partner to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’ for prepaid customers
  • Vodafone Idea has entered into partnership with Paytm.
  • Individuals and small businesses would be able to earn up to an additional Rs 5,000 every month under the ‘Recharge Saathi’ program.
  • Vodafone Idea will offer assured cashback to merchant partners.
  • Ravinder Takkar : MD and CEO of Vodafone Idea.
Current Affairs 25th April 2020
8. MP Anganwadi workers, Assistants to get benefit of CM COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana
  • Under this initiative, Anganwadi workers and Assistants of the state will also get a special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs.
  • The scheme has been launched by the Central Government for health workers.
  • For those who are fighting against COVID-19 epidemic.
  • Madhya Pradesh Governor : Lalji Tandon.
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9. Rajasthan government partners with Aayu, Sehat Saathi apps
  • Rajasthan government has exclusively partnered with MedCord’s Aayu and Sehat Saathi apps.
  • To help over 68 million population (Rajasthan) to consult doctors online.
  • Also it is helpful to place orders for their medicine requirement in the wake of a lockdown due to COVID-19.
  • Rajasthan Day is celebrated on March 30 every year.
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10. National Panchayati Raj Day : April 24
  • 24th April, 1993 marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of power to the grassroots, with the institutionalization of Panchayati Raj.
  • Panchayati Raj was constituted under (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 which came into force with effect from that day.
  • PM Modi launched unified e-GramSwaraj Portal and Mobile App.
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11. International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace: 24 April
  • The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was established on 12 December, 2018.
  • The International Day is a reaffirmation of the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means.
  • The day was first observed on April 24, 2019.
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12. Karnataka launches digital helpline and mobile app ‘Apthamitra’ to take on Covid-19
  • Karnataka state government launched ‘Apthamitra’ helpline with a toll free number and a mobile app.
  • The app has been developed to help with online medical assistance to the people during the lockdown.
  • The services will also guide people and provide medical advice.
  • Apthamitra’ helpline will be operational between 8 AM to 8 PM.
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13. India ranks 142nd on global press freedom index
  • India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 142nd out of 180 countries.
  • The index is made anually by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders analysis.
  • Norway is ranked first in the Index for the 4th year running.
  • No murders of journalists occurred in India in 2019.

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