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Current Affairs 28th April 2020

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Current Affairs 28th 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 28th April 2020
1. NTPC launches Hydrogen Fuel bus and car project for Leh and New Delhi
  • NTPC Ltd is India’s largest power producer & a central PSU under Ministry of Power.
  • 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric buses & an equal number of Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric cars in Leh and Delhi.
  • The EoI has been issued by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
2. Over 684 tons of essential and medical cargo delivered across the country under Lifeline Udan during Covid-19 lockdown
  • ‘Lifeline Udan’ flights are being operated by MoCA to transport essential medical cargo to remote parts.
  • 383 flights have been operated under Lifeline Udan by Air India, Alliance Air, IAF & private carriers.
  • Air India and Alliance Air operates 223 of these flights.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
3. NAFED to distribute about 6 lakh metric tonne pulses to 20 Cr households for 3 months under PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
  • NAFED: National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
4. IICT to collaborate LAXAI Life Sciences to reduce dependency on China for active pharma ingredients
  • IICT = Indian Institute of Chemical Technology ,
  • To develop and manufacture Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and drug intermediates.
  • IICT, Hyderabad is a constituent laboratory of CSIR.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
5. CSIR-NBRI scientist develops herbal decongestant spray on mask to protect from suffocation
  • Reason- Collection of CO2 & humidity in the mask’s inner cavity.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
6. COVID-19: CISF launches ‘e-office’ app for movement of files
  • An e-office application, that enables movement of files and documents without physical touch,
  • It will enable officials to work from home.
  • A data recovery site has also been established with this.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
7. IIITM-K developed an AI-based search engine for COVID-19 research
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala
  • To get deeper insights into scientific studies, especially when they need to find an early solution to the COVID-19.
  • Named ‘www.vilokana.in’, which in Sanskrit means ‘finding out’.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
8. Team led by IIT Bombay student develops low-cost mechanical ventilator Ruhdaar
  • Design has been incubated at Design Innovation Centre, IUST, Pulwama.
  • The project head Zulqarnain, a first-year student of Industrial Design Centre of IIT Bombay.
  • Prototype costed the team around Rs. 10,000.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
9. IIFL Wealth Finance buys L&T Capital Markets for Rs 230 crore
  • L&T Finance Holdings has sold its wholly-owned subsidiary L&T Capital Markets (LTCM) to IIFL Wealth Finance for Rs 230 crore.
  • As at end-March 2019, LTCM had total income of Rs 124.81 crore while the net worth stood at Rs 82.45 crore.
  • The company had announced the deal in August 2019.
Current Affairs 28th April 2020
10. ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Bharat-22 ETF picks shares worth Rs.59 crore in NALCO
  • ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Bharat-22 ETF picked up shares worth nearly Rs 59 Cr in NALCO.
  • Through an open market transaction.
  • As per the data on NSE, over 1.71 Cr shares were purchased at an average price of Rs 34.43 apiece.
  • This took the total deal value to Rs 58.9 crore.
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11. IIT Kharagpur ranked 57th in THE’s 2nd edition of Impact Rankings 2020
  • IIT Kharagpur has been ranked 57th.
  • The rank is in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) global list.
  • The list includes 766 universities across 89 countries.
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12. NOOR: Iran’s first military satellite launched successfully
  • Iran recently launched its first military satellite to orbit at 425 km.
  • This has increased tensions between US and Iran amidst COVID.
  • The Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) launched the satellite.
  • Messenger satellite launcher was used for this.
  • Iran Capital- Tehran, Currency- Iranian Rial.
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13. 19 Interstellar Asteroids discovered between Jupiter and Neptune
  • The Brazilian Astronomers have discovered it.
  • The astronomers believe that they joined the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
  • Centaurs are group of asteroids between Neptune and Jupiter.
  • They are now a part of ‘Centaurs’ orbiting the sun.
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14. Senior Congress leader Badruddin Sheikh passes away following COVID19 infection
  • He had also served as State Congress spokesperson and Leader of opposition in AMC in past.
  • He was 68 and active in politics and public life.
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15. Former Pakistan skipper Sana Mir announces retirement from international cricket
  • Aftrer a 15 year long illustrious career.
  • Mir featured in 226 international matches for Pakistan, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.
  • Her last ODI was against Bangladesh in Lahore in November 2019.
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16. Olympic doubles silver medallist Boe announces retirement from badminton
  • Boe, silver medallist in the men’s doubles at the 2012 Olympic Games in London,
  • He had been the oldest active player at elite level.
  • Boe also won two European titles.
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17. One of the most important news of Current Affairs 28th April 2020 is – World Immunization Week- celebrated in the last week of April
  • World Immunization Week- celebrated from 24 to 30 April.
  • It aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
  • Immunization is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful & cost-effective health interventions.
  • The theme this year is #Vaccines Work for All.

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