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Current Affairs 6th April 2020

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1. Centre makes over 50 crore poor people eligible for free COVID-19 testing, treatment under Ayushman Bharat scheme
  • Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- PMJAY.
  • PM-JAY is the largest health assurance scheme in the world.
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2. IAS, IPS officers’ associations form ‘Caruna’, an initiative to fight Coronavirus
  • It represents a collaborative platform,
  • On which civil servants, industry leaders, NGOs have come together to contribute.
  • Civil services Associations Reach to Support in Natural Disaster
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3. NCC offers its volunteer cadets for national duty to fight COVID-19 under ‘Ex NCC Yogdan’
  • NCC = National Cadet Corps
  • It has issued guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts.
  • NCC operates under Ministry of Defence.
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4. Govt extends tenure of NCLT acting President BSV Prakash Kumar
  • NCLT = National Company Law Tribunal.
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has informed the NCLT about the decision.
  • The NCLT was set up under section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013
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5. CCI approves stake-buy in Religare Health Insurance by Trishikhar Ventures
  • Fair trade regulator Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of 18.95 per cent stake in Religare Health Insurance Company
  • By Trishikhar Ventures under the green channel route.
  • Trishikhar HQ: Mumbai
  • Religare HQ: Gurgaon
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6. IISc Bengaluru develops indigenous ventilator prototype in view of COVID-19 crisis
  • IISc =  Indian Institute of Science
  • Under project Praana.
  • The project is a voluntary effort to help the nation at the time of crisis.
  • It has been designed using materials readily available in India.
  • Pneumatics is built around mass-produced water filter hardware.
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7. Geo-fencing app will be used to locate quarantine violators
  • The government has tested an app that triggers e-mails & SMS alerts to a government agency if a person has jumped quarantine,
  • Based on the person’s mobile phone’s cell tower location.
  • The geo-fencing is accurate up to 300 m.
  • Kerala was one of the first states to use geofencing to track.
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8. NIF’s ‘Challenge COVID-19 Competition’
  • NIF = National Innovation Foundation.
  • NIF under the Department of Science and Technology has come up with a call inviting innovative citizens to participate in its Challenge COVID-19 Competition.
  • DST Secretary : Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
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9. International Day of Conscience: April 5
  • The resolution invites everyone to build a culture of peace with love and conscience
  • In accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities.
  • The day is inspired by article 1 of the Universal Declaration.
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10. Odisha launches online cultural competition to engage children during lockdown
  • UNICEF = United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Odisha government in collaboration with the UNICEF launched an online cultural competition among children.
  • To keep them engaged at home.
  • The “Mo Prativa” (My talent) programme is for children in the age group of 5 to 18 years.
  • The competition is held in three categories.
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11. Emmy award-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies at 52 of COVID-19
  • Emmy Winner Adam Schlesinger.
  • He is known as the co-founder of the 2000s pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne.
  • He is also known for co-writing the band’s 2003 hit Stacy’s Mom.
  • He won three Primetime Emmys.

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