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Current Affairs 26th April 2020

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Current Affairs 26th 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.

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1. World Intellectual Property Day 26 April.
  • April 26 is observed as World Intellectual Property Day.
  • This day is celebrated to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in promoting creativity and innovation. 
  • 2020 theme : ‘Innovate for a Green Future.’
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
2. BWF names PV Sindhu as an ambassador for its ‘I Am Badminton’ Campaign
  • BWF = Badminton World Federation.
  • World Champion PV Sindhu was unveiled as one of the ambassadors for BWF’s ‘I am badminton’ awareness campaign.
  • It is a platform for players to express respect for badminton by advocating and committing to clean and honest play.
  • BWF, HQs : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
3. IMMA appoints Rakesh Sharma as President
  • IMMA = International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association
  • IMMA is the representing association of the global motorcycle industry.
  • He will succeed Johannes Loman.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
4. Himachal Pradesh to provide free online medical consultation to sick people through e-sanjeevani-opd
  • In order to provide health services in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Timing: From 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM on all working days.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
5. PM launches e-Gram Swaraj, Swamitva yojana for faster development of villages
  • The two web portals for accelerating the pace of development in India’s villages.
  • The eGram Swaraj app will provide panchayats a single interface to complete development projects.
  • Swamitva Yojana will use drones in mapping of properties.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
6. China’s first Mars exploration mission named Tianwen-1
  • China’s first Mars exploration mission has been named Tianwen-1, announced the China National Space Administration, on April 24- China’s Space Day.
  • China plans to launch the Mars probe in 2020, aiming to complete orbiting, landing, & roving in one mission.
  • Space Day is to mark the launch of 1st satellite Dongfanghong-1.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
7. Lebanon becomes first Arab country to legalize cannabis farming
  • With the hopes that sales from the plant will provide some relief to its debt-ridden economy.
  • Parliament passed legislation legalizing marijuana cultivation for medicinal & industrial purposes.
  • Lebanon is the third-largest source of cannabis resin worldwide.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
8. IGIB scientists develop low cost COVID-19 test; name it after detective character ‘Feluda’
  • IGIB = Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology.
  • IGBI operating under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research have developed a COVID-19 test called ‘Feluda’.
  • The test has been named after a detective character in the stories of film maker Satyajit Ray.
  • The total time taken by the test to produce results is 1 hour.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
9. HRD Minister launches VidyaDaan 2.0 amid coronavirus lockdown
  • Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched VidyaDaan 2.0 programme for inviting e-learning content contributions.
  • Programme has been launched due to the increasing requirement for e-learning content for students.
  • The content will be used on DIKSHA app.
  • VidyaDaan has a content contribution tool.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
10. 25 April: World Malaria Day
  • Roll Back Malaria Partnership was established in 1998.
Current Affairs 26th April 2020
11. COVID-19: India Approves USD 1 Million To Antigua As Project Outlay
  • India has approved USD 1 million to Antigua as project outlay, with immediate assistance of USD 1,50,000 for medical equipment to combat coronavirus crisis.
  • India had earlier announced that it will send hydroxychloroquine to 55 nations to fight COVID19.
  • Antigua Capital : Saint John’s,
  • Currency : EC Dollar.
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12. World Games Birmingham unveils new logo, title for 2022 edition
  • The 11th edition of World Games which is set to be held in Birmingham, unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • The World Games 2021 Birmingham has been ‘World Games 2022 Birmingham’ will be held from July 7 to 17.
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13. Sri Lanka to seek $400 million debt swap facility from RBI to meet short term financial needs
  • Sri Lanka is set to enter into an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India for a currency swap worth USD 400 mn.
  • To boost the foreign reserves and ensure the financial stability of the country.
  • Cabinet has approved a proposal made by PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Sri Lankan President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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14. Book on Chernobyl nuclear accident wins William E. Colby Award
  • Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster has won $5,000 prize by winning William E. Colby Award
  • The award has been named for the late CIA director, given for an outstanding book on military/ intelligence history.
  • It is presented by Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
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15. DRDO develops India’s first Covid-19 sample collection mobile lab
  • Name of the lab is ‘Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab’.
  • Lab was launched by defence minister Rajnath Singh.
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16. Trump announces 60-day ban on immigrants seeking permanent status in US
  • Donald Trump has announced a 60-day ban on immigrants seeking to live and work in America permanently.
  • He could extend it depending on the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It will not apply to those entering on a temporary basis.
  • Permanent residents are ones who receive green cards.
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17. The last important news of current affairs 26th April 2020 is : Swiss astronomers find a Six-Planet System which orbit in Lockstep with each other
  • A system consisting of an innermost large rocky planet (a “super-Earth”) & 5 small gas giants (“mini-Neptune”)  that have exceptionally regular spacing b/w them, have been found by Swiss scientists.
  • The planets are well inside the star’s habitable zone.
  • Discovery was led by, Dr. Nathan Hara.

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