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Current Affairs 30th March 2020

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1. Harsh Vardhan launched CoNTeC to connect Doctors in India with AIIMS
  • CoNTeC = COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre
  • The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
  • He launched the National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)
  • He also interacted with Nodal Officers of Medical Colleges of States and other AIIMS of the country & reviewed the COVID-19 preparedness.
  • CoNTeC : Conceptualised by the Health & Family Welfare Ministry.
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2. India to soon participate in WHO ‘solidarity trial’ for developing potential COVID-19 drugs: Government
  • The WHO’s Solidarity trial is expected to witness participation from Thailand, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland.
  • The WHO has launched 4 mega trials.
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3. Apple launches COVID-19 information app, website
  • Apple has released a new app and website for users across the US
  • To provide credible information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • COVID-19 app & website provide the latest information & guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
  • Apple Inc CEO : Timothy Donald Cook.
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4. Nagaland CM launches Self Declaration COVID-19 App
  • Nagaland CM = Neiphiu Rio
  • He launched the Self Declaration COVID19 Nagaland App.
  • App will be mandatory for any person who entered Nagaland after March 6.
  • User will be directed to click the menu button & select the nCOVID-19 App from the link- nagalandhealthproject.org.
  • App is crucial for tracking and surveillance of high-risk cases.
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4. Nagaland CM launches Self Declaration COVID-19 App
  • Nagaland CM = Neiphiu Rio
  • He launched the Self Declaration COVID19 Nagaland App.
  • App will be mandatory for any person who entered Nagaland after March 6.
  • User will be directed to click the menu button & select the nCOVID-19 App from the link- nagalandhealthproject.org.
  • App is crucial for tracking and surveillance of high-risk cases.
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6. US announce financial assistance of 174 million USD to 64 countries including 2.9 million USD to India
  • Financial assistance to help fight the Corona virus pandemic.
  • This is in addition to the 100 million US Dollars aid announced by the US in February.
  • US signed the largest-ever stimulus package, worth $2 trillion.
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7. BCCI to contribute Rs 51 crore to PM-CARES Fund
  • PM-CARES = Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations.
  • BCCI = Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • The PM-CARES Fund was announced on 28th of March 2020 to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
  • BCCI President : Sourav Ganguly.
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8. Maruti joins hands with AgVa Healthcare to scale up ventilator production
  • AgVa Healthcare is an existing approved manufacturer of ventilators.
  • MSI also partnered with Ashok Kapur.
  • MSI- Ashok Kapur partnership will make 3-ply masks.
  • MSI = Maruti Suzuki India.
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9. MGNREGA wages up about 11%; yet at least 40% lower than minimum wages
  • MGNREGA = Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
  • The average per day wage rate for unskilled work under the MGNREGA Scheme will rise 11% from Rs 182 to Rs 202 for the FY 2020-21.
  • The minimum wages are revised twice a year by the Chief Labour Commissioner.
  • MGNREGA was initially implemented as NREGA on 2006.
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10. Access to ‘SWAYAM’, National Online Education Platform has tripled
  • SWAYAM  = Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds,
  • SWAYAM has been developed by Ministry of HRD with the help of IIT Madras & NPTEL & Google.
  • It was launched in 2014.
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11. Loans and EMIs to be cheaper as SBI to cut repo rate by 75 basis points
  • The new rates, to be effective from 1 April,
  • The rate will be applicable for its borrowers availing loans based on External Benchmark-linked lending rate, EBR and Repo-Linked Lending Rate, RLLR.
  • SBI Chairman : Rajnish Kumar.
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12. Merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 to come into force from April 1: RBI
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce & United Bank will be merged into PNB;
  • Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank;
  • Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank;
  • Andhra and Corporation banks into Union Bank.
  • Amalgamation schemes for 10 banks had notified on 4 March.
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13. Coronavirus pandemic: Bank of Baroda to provide Rs 2,000 to every banking correspondent
  • To maintain hygiene standards amid COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The effort is meant to ensure protection by the bank from COVID-19, towards its customers, public & business correspondents themselves.
  • Bank of Baroda Executive Director  : Vikramaditya Singh Khichi.
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14. BP Kanungo re-appointed RBI deputy governor for one year
  • Kanungo was executive director of the RBI before being elevated to the post of deputy governor in April 2017.
  • He is in charge of departments like currency management, foreign exchange among others.
  • Other 3 are: NS Vishwanathan, M.K. Jain and Michael Patra.

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