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Current Affairs 30 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR30.1IMD releases new list of names 169 for tropical cyclones
CAAPR30.2GoI sanctioned Rs.33,300 crore under MGNREGA
CAAPR30.3RBI extends regulatory benefits announced under SLF-MF
CAAPR30.4T.S. Tirumurti appointed as Permanent Representative of India to UN
CAAPR30.5Jal Shakti Abhiyan to be expanded in monsoon season.
CAAPR30.6Suresh N Patel sworn-in as Vigilance Commissioner.
CAAPR30.7Over 5 million people were displaced in India in 2019 reports 2020 GRID
CAAPR30.8Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2020 is celebrated on 30 April
CAAPR30.9International Guide Dog Day was celebrated on 29 April
CAAPR30.10Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away dies at age of 67

Current Affairs 29 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR29.1Ministry of Food Processing Industries –         Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal holds video conference with FICCI and leading industry members
CAAPR28.2Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs – Smart city Kalyan-Dombivli’s COVID-19 dashboard now opens for public
CAAPR28.3Ministry of Science & Technology -HCARD, a robot, to assist frontline COVID-19 healthcare warriors
CAAPR28.4Ministry of Science & Technology -JNCASR scientists develop a natural product based Alzheimer inhibitor
CAAPR28.5Ministry of Tourism hosts the eleventh webinar “an epic called India- a land of myriad stories” on the overall theme of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’
CAAPR28.6Prakash Javadekar stresses on climate finance in first virtual Petersberg Climate Dialogue
CAAPR28.7PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau
CAAPR28.8India will produce indigenous RT-PCR kits by end of May
CAAPR28.9International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April
CAAPR28.10NTRO reports increased cyber attacks due to work from home due to lockdown in view of Covid-19
CAAPR28.11Economic decline of 2.7 percent expected in APEC region post-COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR28.12COVIDActionCollab – Experts to develop method to test sewage for COVID-19 traces
CAAPR28.13Agartala Smart City uses Mobile Kiosk for COVID-19 sample testing
CAAPR28.14Former Footballer Michael Robinson passed away suddenly at the age of 61 due to health problem
CAAPR28.15Actor Irrfan Khan has passed away at the age of 54 due to health problem
CAAPR28.16Suresh N. Patel took oath as Vigilance Commissioner – Suresh N. Patel took oath as Vigilance Commissioner on 19 April. He was administered the oath of office by Sanjay Kothari, Central Vigilance Commissioner on the video link, due to the social distancing norms.
CAAPR28.17Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on 29 April. The appointment of Rajiv Kumar is approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Current Affairs 28 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR28.1BRICKS foreign ministers to discuss impact of COVID-19 on international relations via video conference on 28th April 2020
CAAPR28.2India signs $1.5 billion loan with ADB to support India’s COVID-19 immediate response
CAAPR28.3UGC to issue guidelines for current, next academic sessions including new schedule for exams postponed due to covid19
CAAPR28.4WHO launched COVID-19 Tools Act Accelerator
CAAPR28.5UIDAI permits Aadhaar updation facility through CSC
CAAPR28.6Indian startups attract USD 2.5 bn funding in Q1 2020
CAAPR28.7World Bank : Remittances to India likely to drop by 23% this year(2020)
CAAPR28.8Largest hole in ozone layer is closed now
CAAPR28.9CSIR begins anti-leprosy drug trial for Covid-19
CAAPR28.10IIT-Bhubaneswar develop multi-surface sanitizer to disinfect devices
CAAPR28.11US President Trump nominated Indian-American Manisha Singh as US Envoy to OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
CAAPR28.12World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on 28 April
States : Top Current News
States sought GST compensation beyond 2022 to tide over COVID-19 crisis
Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ Scheme
Andhra pradesh lanches ‘Pharma App‘ to combat Covid-19
Assam govt announced Rs.50 lakh insurance cover to journalists

Current Affairs 27 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR27.1RBI announces Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds of Rs 50,000 crore
CAAPR27.2IIT Kharagpur ranked 57th in THE’s 2nd edition of Impact Rankings 2020
CAAPR27.3World Bank ties-up with AIMA to organize virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”
CAAPR27.4CISF launched ‘e-karyalay’ application for movement of files
CAAPR27.5NTPC launched Hydrogen Fuel bus and car project for Leh, New Delhi
CAAPR27.6IIT-Bombay student team develops ‘Ruhdaar’ a low-cost mechanical ventilator
CAAPR27.7Rural Minister issues guidelines regarding the SVAMITVA scheme
CAAPR27.8Researchers develop organic-Inorganic hybrid nanocoatings for disposable masks
CAAPR27.9CIMAP’s herbal products may boost immunity to avoid infection
CAAPR27.10India became third largest military spender in the world
CAAPR27.11Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired anti-ship missiles
CAAPR27.12World Veterinary Day was observed on 25 April
CAAPR27.13Basava Jayanthi was celebrated on 26 April

Current Affairs 26 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR26.1Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his thoughts in 64th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday 26th April 2020
CAAPR26.2India hands over medicine, surgical gloves to Bangladesh from SAARC Covid Emergency Fund
CAAPR26.3IICT collaborated LAXAI Life Sciences to reduce dependency for APIs and drug intermediates
CAAPR26.4CSIR-NBRI scientist develops herbal decongestant spray on mask to protect from suffocation
CAAPR26.5Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 30th anniversary
CAAPR26.6World Intellectual Property Day is observed on 26 April
CAAPR26.7International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on 26 April
CAAPR26.8World Immunization Week is celebrated from 24 to 30 April

Current Affairs 25 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR25.1Ministry of Tourism organises 8th webinar of “Dekho Apna Desh” series on “North East India-Experience the Exclusive villages”
CAAPR25.2Govt allows 29 insurance,9 securities entities to use Aadhaar Authentication Services
CAAPR25.3NAFED to distribute about 6 lakh metric tonne pulses to nearly 20 cr households for 3 months under PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
CAAPR25.4Section 115 BAC inserted into IT Act
CAAPR25.5Sanjay Kothari took oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner
CAAPR25.6The 15th Finance Commission held meeting with its Advisory Council
CAAPR25.7UNCTAD cancels USD 1 trillion debts owed by developing countries
CAAPR25.8International Delegates Day is observed on 25 April
CAAPR25.9World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April
CAAPR25.10NASA develops VITAL, a new ventilator tailored specifically to treat COVID-19 patients
CAAPR25.11SCTIMST develops Chitra Magna, an innovative RNA extraction kit
CAAPR25.12CCMB, IGIB develops digital surveillance to monitor and control COVID-19
CAAPR25.13HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal felicitated IIT-Delhi’s affordable COVID-19 Testing kit

Current Affairs 24 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR24.1PM launches E-Gramswaraj Portal, Mobile app and  Swamitva scheme
CAAPR24.2Ayush Ministry announces mechanism to support short-term research projects
CAAPR24.3DST develops antiviral nano-coatings for making triple layer medical masks and N-95 respirator
CAAPR24.4IIFPT manufactures nutrient-rich foods to COVID-19 patients
CAAPR24.5National Panchayati Raj Day is observed on 24 April
CAAPR24.6International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is observed on 24 April
CAAPR24.7Minister of HRD launched the #MyBookMyFriend campaign
CAAPR24.8SC ruled Quantity will determine punishment not the purity of narcotic drugs
CAAPR24.9Union HRD Minister launched Alternative Academic Calendar for the upper primary stage
CAAPR24.10Tianwen-1 – Tianwen-1 is a planned mission by China to send a spacecraft, which consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, to Mars. The mission is planned to be launched in July 2020 with a Long March 5 heavy lift rocket.
CAAPR24.11Manipur commemorated Khongjom Day at Khongjom War Memorial Complex
CAAPR24.12Department of Posts to deliver essential items anywhere in the country in its new initiative
CAAPR24.13Over 1.5 lakh farmers registered on Kisan Rath App – A total of over 80 thousand farmers and 70 thousand traders are registered on this App till date.
CAAPR24.14Income Tax Tribunal holds hearing through video conferencing for the first time
CAAPR24.15World Bank in collab with AIMA organises virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”

Current Affairs 23 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR23.1First Mobile BSL-3 VDRL Lab for Covid-19 Sample Collection Dedicated to The Nation
CAAPR23.2Antiviral nano-coatings to be upscaled for making triple layer medical masks & N-95 respirator receives support to combat COVD 19
CAAPR23.3CSIR to develop immunomodulator, Sepsivac®, to enhance innate immunity of the body
CAAPR23.4Virucidal coating to prevent COVID transmission
CAAPR23.5Scientists working on anti COVID drugs using garlic essential oil
CAAPR23.6CSIR-IGIB develops FELUDA, a low-cost coronavirus test for detection of the pathogen
CAAPR23.7ARI scientists develop micro reactor that produces uniform size of nanoparticles
CAAPR23.8Ministry of Tourism presented its 7th webinar of Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series
CAAPR23.9PV Sindhu named as ‘I am badminton’ awareness campaign ambassador
CAAPR23.10UNODC launched a series of online dialogues with students
CAAPR23.11BRO constructs Permanent bridge on river Ravi
CAAPR23.12World Book Day is observed on 23 April
CAAPR23.13English Language Day is celebrated on 23 April
CAAPR23.14International Girls in ICT day is observed on 23 April
CAAPR23.15NASA reported significant 20-years-low air pollution in Indo-Gangetic Plain amid lockdown
CAAPR23.16Exploring ‘Super-luminous supernovae exploded rapidly and decayed slowly’
States : Top Current News
Himachal Pradesh World Bank approves Rs 585 cr for State Roads Transformation Project
Tripura becomes second Corona-free state in Northeastern region after Manipur
J&K bags three national awards for outstanding contribution by its Panchayati Raj Institutions
Mizoram: Mobile app ‘mCOVID19’ to act as online pass for drivers and handymen
Tamil Nadu University conducts research on reverse vaccinology technique

Current Affairs 22 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR22.1Earth Day is observed on 22 April
CAAPR22.2India ranks 142 in World Press Freedom Index 2020
CAAPR22.3Indian researchers to go for clinical trial of sepsis drug against coronavirus
CAAPR22.4Global Report on Food Crises Released by World Food Programme
CAAPR22.5Road Ministry Launches Dashboard With Dhabas List
CAAPR22.6Lifeline Udan flights support Covid-19 fight by delivering over 541 tons of medical cargo
CAAPR22.7Railways offers to supply 2.6 lakh meals daily from various Railway kitchens across country
CAAPR22.8Cabinet approves fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy rates for Phosphatic & Potassic fertilizers
CAAPR22.9Cabinet approves to relax mandatory requirement of Aadhaar data seeding for beneficiaries under PM-Kisan Scheme
CAAPR22.10Cabinet apporves ordinance making acts of violence against healthcare workers a non-bailable offences
CAAPR22.11Iran successfully launched a military satellite ‘Noor’ into Orbit
CAAPR22.12G-20 Agriculture Ministers decide to ensure continuous flow of food and agricultural products to safe guard global food security
CAAPR22.13Shri Narendra Singh Tomar participates in the G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting through Video Conferencing
CAAPR22.14Facebook invests Rs. 43,474 crores in Reliance Jio Platform.
CAAPR22.15Oxford develops potential COVID-19 vaccine
States : Top Current News
Ladakh: Kargil becomes first COVID-19 free district
Manipur : becomes second state after Goa to be Corona free

Current Affairs 21 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR21.1Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan launched an interactive platform, COVID INDIA SEVA
CAAPR21.2Harsh Vardhan : India first country in world to respond to China’s first disclosure about Corona virus to the world
CAAPR21.3Center released Rs.17,793 crore Under PM-KISAN Scheme farmer families during lockdown
CAAPR21.4TDB approves financial support to MyLab for ramping up production of COVID-19 diagnostic kits
CAAPR21.5Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year.
CAAPR21.6World Creativity and Innovation Day is observed on 21 April
CAAPR21.7Secretarys day is observed on 21 April
CAAPR21.8Kapil Dev Tripathi appointed as Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.
CAAPR21.9N Kamakodi reappointed as MD and CEO of City Union Bank
CAAPR21.10Advisory Council of the 15th Finance Commission to meet on 23-24 April
CAAPR21.11Ramesh Pokhriyal chaired the review meeting on SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha in New Delhi
CAAPR21.12Finance Minister attended 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of NDB
States : Top  Current News
Himachal Pradesh : PMGKY being implemented effectively  in wake of corona pandemic
Maharashtra : Pune’s mobile App ‘Saiyam’ tracks home quarantined citizens
Sikkim :SIMFED launches mobile ration van in Gangtok
Gujarat : SVP Institute becomes first to carry out plasma research in view of Covid-19
Arunachal pradesh : Daporijo bridge was inaugurated  for traffic movement
Chandigarh : city uses Vehicle tracking applications for waste collecting in COVID-19 pandemic

Current Affairs 20 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR20.1Govt forms six inter-ministerial teams to assess COVID-19 situation in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh
CAAPR20.2Daily COVID-19 testing capacity expected to reach to 1 lakh by end of May, says ICMR
CAAPR20.3IIG develops model to predict ionospheric electron density to help communication
CAAPR20.4ARI researchers develop bug sniffer to rapidly detect bacteria
CAAPR20.5Research reveals renewable energy subsidies in India dropped by 35 percent in 2016-19 period
CAAPR20.6Scientists develop electrocatalysts for rechargeable metal-air battery from Fish gills
CAAPR20.7IIT-Mandi develops magnetic RAM to enable higher data storage, faster computation
CAAPR20.8Centre launched online data pool of critical human resource to combat COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR20.9G20 Health Ministers Meeting deliberated on steps to control COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR20.10IIA researchers connect Li abundance in interstellar space to new Li-rich red giants
CAAPR20.11NASA to launch 1st crewed US mission to International Space Station.
CAAPR20.12Chinese Language Day is observed on 20 April
CAAPR20.13World liver day observed on April 19
States : Top  Current News
Goa : becomes first state to be free of COVID-19
UP : became the first state in India to geotag its 7,368 community kitchens
Telangana : extends lockdown period till May 7
Karnataka : govt decides to promulgate ordinance to protect frontline health workers

Current Affairs 19 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR19.1Govt. to procure Pulses and Oilseeds directly from Farmers
CAAPR19.2Power Ministry floats draft Electricity Act Bill 2020
CAAPR19.3CSIR and CFTRIs protein-enriched biscuits for COVID-19 patients
CAAPR19.4Shri Santosh Gangwar designate Nodal Officers for resolving Grievances of Workers
CAAPR19.5CSIR and NAL develop personal protective coverall suit for health workers
CAAPR19.610 Lakh rupees compensation to all Postal employees
CAAPR19.7No cut in central government pensions: says Union Government
CAAPR19.8CBDT revising return forms to enable taxpayers avail benefits of timeline extension due to Covid-19
CAAPR19.9Lifeline Udan flights cover 2,87,061 km.
CAAPR19.10Sports : Cricket: IPL 2020 Suspended Indefinitely
States : Top Current News
Uttar Pradesh govt constitutes committee to provide employment to five lakh migrated laborers
Kerala :set to open restaurants, implement odd-even system for cars from 19th April
Andhra Pradesh  : is the First State imported Rapid Covid-19 Testing Kits from South Korea
Telangana: Farmers receive Rs 2000 towards Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana
Jharkhand: Around 20 large-scale manufacturing Industrial units to start operating from April 20
Maharashtra: Beneficiaries of Antyodaya Anna Yojana being given free rice under PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Delhi Police : Five million food packets delivered to urban poor, homeless
Odisha : to re-telecast videos of online EDUSAT classes for Class X Students
Assam : State Disaster Management Authority to engage 16,000 non-medical volunteers to fight against Covid-19
Chhattisgarh: CAPF provides ration, protection against Maoists amid lockdown
Tamil Nadu :  farmers make full use of drip irrigation under the PM Krishi Sinjai Yojna (PMKSY)  during Covid-19 lockdown period

Current Affairs 18 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR18.1Good News For Covid-19 Warriors – SCNN Develop Antimicrobial Coating
CAAPR18.2GoI To Extend E-Visas Of All Foreigners Stranded In India Till May 3
CAAPR18.3Kisan Rath Mobile App Launched To Carry Essentials During Lock Down
CAAPR18.4CBDT Refunds Over Five Thousand 204 Crore Rupees To Help MSME
CAAPR18.5World Heritage Day observed on April 18
CAAPR18.6Indian High Commission in UK hosts Covid-19 virtual meet
CAAPR18.7ICMR Issues Advisory For Rapid Antibody Kits In COVID-19 Hotspot Areas
States : Top Current News
MP govt decides to give ten thousand rupees every month for corona patients
New Delhi Municipal Council has banned spitting and urinating in public places in its areas in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
Special court in Mumbai extends NIA custody of Dalit scholar, activist Anand Teltumbde
Bihar govt decides to provide free ration to those poor families without ration card

Current Affairs 17 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR17.1RBI announces Rs.50,000 crore booster package for small and medium-sized industries
CAAPR17.2RBI released 49th round of OBICUS
CAAPR17.3Vineet Arora appointed as MD & CEO of Paytm General Insurance
CAAPR17.4PM Modi’s address extending lockdown watched by record 203 million TV viewers
CAAPR17.5Govt to set up “Suraksha Stores” and “Suraksha Circle” under PPP mode amid COVID-19 lockdown
CAAPR17.6Indian scientists develop low cost diagnostic test kit for COVID-19
CAAPR17.7Chhattisgarh launched Cghaat website for online essential delivery
CAAPR17.8CCMB to develop Inactivated virus vaccine for novel coronavirus
CAAPR17.9IASST develops plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials to remove toxic materials from water
CAAPR17.10CeNS develops portable sensor to detect heavy metal ions in water
CAAPR17.11Central Government unveils PUSA decontamination, sanitizing tunnel
CAAPR17.12SCTIMST develops GeneLAMP-N makes confirmatory tests results of COVID-19 possible in 2 hours
CAAPR17.13World Haemophilia Day is observed on 17 April
CAAPR17.14World Voice Day 2020: April 16
CAAPR17.15Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand named ambassador of WWF India

Current Affairs 16 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR16.173rd foundation day of Himachal Pradesh celebrated on April 15
CAAPR16.2MHA makes Spitting offence under Section 51 b of the Disaster Management Act
CAAPR16.3IMF reports that COVID-19 pandemic will bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 years
CAAPR16.4Aarogya Setu app became worlds fastest app to reach 50 million downloads
CAAPR16.5MEA launched COVID-19 training program for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries
CAAPR16.6CBDT refunded Rs.4,250 crore to help taxpayers in COVID-19 pandemic situation
CAAPR16.7Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 2nd virtual session of G20 FMCBG

Current Affairs 15 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR15.1DST creates Integrated geospatial platform to help area-specific strategies & decisions in COVID-19 outbreak
CAAPR15.2India to host Asian Boxing Championships 2020
CAAPR15.3Govt. of India launched All India Agri Transport Call Centre
CAAPR15.4Antimicrobial spray-based coating for PPE developed by IIT Guwahati
CAAPR15.5ICMR : Indian two Bat species contains coronavirus
CAAPR15.6Union Govt. to  procure pulses, oilseeds from states during lockdown
CAAPR15.7MeitY recommended MHA to permit more digital kiosks during the lockdown
CAAPR15.8Ministry of Tourism launched DekhoApnaDesh webinar series
CAAPR15.9Smart cities use latest technology for COVID-19 awareness
CAAPR15.10Fit India launched Fit India Active Day program for school students
CAAPR15.11Government likely to exempt IGST for PPE, ventilators
CAAPR15.12UP became the first state to start Pool Testing of coronavirus
CAAPR15.13NIOS of MHRD introduced effective schooling to reach the unreached directly at doorstep

Current Affairs 14 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR14.1Science-based website CovidGyan on COVID-19 was launched
CAAPR14.2DRDO develops COVSACK to combat COVID-19 spread
CAAPR14.3ICMR approves Remdesivir drug for Coronavirus
CAAPR14.4Ordnance Factory Board starts supplying Coveralls conforming to ISO Class 3 exposure standards.
CAAPR14.5Nation remembers 129th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar today 14 April
CAAPR14.6Centre Govt. to inject Rs.1 lakh crore into rural
CAAPR14.7Centre sets up 20 control rooms to address wage-related grievances of workers
CAAPR14.8e-NAM completes four years of implementation
CAAPR14.9Baisakhi, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu is celebrated on 14 April
CAAPR14.10First remote health monitoring system has been set up in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
CAAPR14.11Birupaksha Mishra assumes charge as ED of Union Bank of India
CAAPR14.12US to sale of anti-ship missiles, torpedoes worth USD 155 million to India
CAAPR14.13Bangladesh celebrates New Year today 14 April
CAAPR14.14World Bank forecasts India growth at 1.5-2.8 percent during FY21 due to national wide lockdown
CAAPR14.15World Chagas Disease Day is observed on 14 April

Current Affairs 13 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR13.1UGC forms committee to encourage online learning amid lockdown
CAAPR13.2Nation pays homage to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre
CAAPR13.385 lakh PMUY beneficiaries received LPG cylinder in April during Lockdown period
CAAPR13.4Odia New Year is celebrated on 13 April
CAAPR13.5Double Layered Khadi Masks developed by KVIC
CAAPR13.6NRLM SHG women to face the challenge of COVID-19 situation in India
CAAPR13.7CCMBs measure against COVID-19 outbreak
CAAPR13.8Over 40 vaccines are under development says ICMR
CAAPR13.9DBT/ Anti-COVID consortium- Efforts underway to produce therapeutic antibodies against COVID-19
CAAPR13.10IUSSTF invites proposals to boost Indo-US virtual networks to address COVID 19 challenges

Current Affairs 12 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR12.1Union HRD Minister launches a web-portal YUKTI in New Delhi
CAAPR12.2 UV germicidal irradiation technology-based device developed by IIT Ropar to sanitize grocery items, currency notes
CAAPR12.3Union Government sets up 586 dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals
CAAPR12.4Around 32 crore people receive benefits under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package
CAAPR12.5International Day of Human Space Flight is observed on 12 April
CAAPR12.6Easter festival is celebrated on 12 April
CAAPR12.7TRIFED to supply masks made by tribal artisans
CAAPR12.8TRAI recommends that all DTH and cable set-top-boxes (STBs) provided to the customers support interoperability

Current Affairs 11 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR11.1ICMR gives approval to plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment to Trivandrum based Medical Institute
CAAPR11.2Arogya Setu mobile app crosses over one crore downloads
CAAPR11.3NIPER-G designs innovative 3D products to fight coronavirus spread
CAAPR11.4DST to fund Seagull BioSolutions for vaccine production
CAAPR11.5NIF develops wormivet, a chemical method to treat worms
CAAPR11.6SCTIMST to explore convalescent plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients
CAAPR11.7OFB develops cost-effective solution for isolation wards
CAAPR11.8CCRH organized an international webinar and approved Telemedicine Guidelines for Homoeopathic Practitioners
CAAPR11.9NITI Aayog recommended relaxing mandi norms for farmers for 6 months
CAAPR11.10National Safe Motherhood Day observed 11 April
CAAPR11.11National Pet Day is celebrated on 11 April
CAAPR11.12World homeopathy day is celebrated on 10 April
CAAPR11.13Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers’ virtual Meeting
CAAPR11.14Indonesian Anak Krakatau volcano witnessed longest eruption

Current Affairs 10April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR10.1Govt launches ‘iGOT’ training module for COVID-19 management
CAAPR10.2Delhi govt. launched Operation SHIELD to contain COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR10.3ICMR unveiled new strategy for COVID-19 testing in India
CAAPR10.4China launched new trial protocol for retesting the recovered coronavirus patients
CAAPR10.5ADB announced USD 2.2 billion to support India to combat coronavirus pandemic
CAAPR10.6CRPF celebrated 55th CRPF Valour Day on 9 April
CAAPR10.7MHRD launched Bharat Padhe Online campaign
CAAPR10.8CSIR-CMERI develops Disinfection Walkways and Road Sanitizer Unit to fight coronavirus
CAAPR10.9ICMR validates Truenat beta CoV test for COVID-19 screening
CAAPR10.10DST funds computer-based nanomaterials by INST Mohali
CAAPR10.11Veteran leader and Congressmen Ramkrishna Dwivedi passed away

Current Affairs 9 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR09.1MoHUA launches revised version of Swachhata App to handle queries specific to COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR09.2NCL partners with BEL to speed up the manufacturing of Digital IR Thermometer
CAAPR09.3DST funds Genrich Membranes to develop membrane oxygenator equipment
CAAPR09.4CSIR-CECRI partners with 3D Lycan for Face Shield
CAAPR09.5DoPT launches digital learning platform to train COVID-WARRIORS
CAAPR09.6Government to sanction Rs.15,000 crore to strengthen Indias fight against COVID-19 outbreak
CAAPR09.7GoI to announce second coronavirus stimulus worth Rs.1 lakh crore to help small firms
CAAPR09.8Centre to deposit Rs.1,000 in women PMJDY accounts in two installments
CAAPR09.9SCTIMST design super absorbent material for safe management of infected respiratory secretions
CAAPR09.10Indian Railways uses Timetabled Parcel Trains to boost supply chain
CAAPR09.11Fuel demand may decline to 40 percent in April amid lockdown
CAAPR09.11TRIFED collaborates with UNICEF to launch a digital campaign for Tribal Gatherers safety

Current Affairs 8 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR08.1HRD Ministry launches online challenge ‘SAMADHAN’ for solutions against coronavirus
CAAPR08.2HLL Lifecare launches diagnostic kit ‘MakeSure’ for COVID-19
CAAPR08.3A COVID-19 patient can infect 406 people in 30 days in absence of preventive measures: ICMR
CAAPR08.4CSIR-CFTRI to provide testing equipment for COVID-19 detection
CAAPR08.5India relaxed ban on exports of paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine drugs
CAAPR08.6IIL partners with Griffith University of Australia to develop vaccine for coronavirus
CAAPR08.7Andhra Pradesh state to procure 3 lakh rapid Covid-19 testing kits
CAAPR08.8Indian Air Force provides medical supplies during COVID-19 lockdown
CAAPR08.9Centre to deploy drones to monitor the ban on religion gatherings during the lockdown
CAAPR08.10Centre frames norms to avoid cohorting of COVID-19 patients
CAAPR08.11Cabinet approved ordinance to take 30 percent pay cut for one year

Current Affairs 7 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR07.1PM Modi reaffirms gratitude towards doctors, healthcare workers on World Health Day i.e. 7 April
CAAPR07.2China donates 1.70 lakh PPE(Personal Protection Equipment) coveralls to India
CAAPR07.3ICCC of Smart city missions is used to monitor and track COVID-19 patients
CAAPR07.4Indian Railways has converted 2500 coaches into Isolation Units
CAAPR07.5Module Innovation to develop rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection
CAAPR07.6NCC to provide services under Exercise NCC Yogdan in fight against COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR07.7Railway Control Office to assist to resolve issues in freight operations
CAAPR07.8DST sets up CAWACH to combat COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR07.9Anurag Srivastava is new spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs
CAAPR07.10NHAI achieved highest ever Construction of National Highways in 2019-20 Financial year
CAAPR07.11Cabinet approved Non-operation of MPLADS for two years
CAAPR07.12International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is observed on 7 April
CAAPR07.13NASA to set up Artemis, the first human base camp on south pole of Moon

Current Affairs 6 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR06.1First Tiger named Nadia at New York’s Zoo catches Coronavirus.
CAAPR06.2Over 50 crore poor, vulnerable citizens will be eligible for free COVID-19 testing and treatment under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yoja
CAAPR06.3IIT-Roorkee launched Prana-Vayu, a low-cost portable ventilator
CAAPR06.4C-MET develops a low-cost indigenous prototype of polymer swab
CAAPR06.5CISF to provide COVID-19 protective gear and healthcare paraphernalia to its personnel
CAAPR06.6Amitabh Kant chairs Empowered Committee to review coordination between various stakeholders for COVID-19-related response activities
CAAPR06.7Pravin Rao is appointed as the new chairman of Nasscom
CAAPR06.8UEFA postpones all the international matches
CAAPR06.9Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy appointed as shadow foreign minister
CAAPR06.10International Day of Conscience celebrated by UN on April 5
CAAPR06.11Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated on 6 April
CAAPR06.12National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5 April in India
CAAPR06.13International Day of Sport for Development and Peace observed by UN on April 6

Current Affairs 5 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR05.1The Odisha Government recently launched “Mo Prativa” programme in collaboration with UNICEF
CAAPR05.2JEEVAN: Railway makes low cost prototype of Ventilator; ICMR to test the prototype
CAAPR05.3TB Machines approved by ICMR for COVID-19 testing
CAAPR05.4Impacts of COVID-19 lowered due to BCG Vaccination
CAAPR05.5PM Narendra Modi chairs joint meeting of empowered groups on COVID-19
CAAPR05.6India seeks $6 billion of loans from ADB, AIIB to fight coronavirus pandemic
CAAPR05.7FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup scheduled in November postponed
CAAPR05.8Asian Youth Games to be held in China in November 2021

Current Affairs 4 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR04.1UNGA adopts resolution on COVID-19 calls for global cooperation to combat pandemic
CAAPR04.2NHA signs pact with Uber for transportation service for public healthcare workers
CAAPR04.3Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched Hack the Crisis India overcome COVID 19 pandemic
CAAPR04.4Ramesh Pokhriyal, HRD Minister launches MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal
CAAPR04.5IAS IPS officers associations form ‘Caruna’ an initiative to fight Coronavirus
CAAPR04.6Mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou, China
CAAPR04.7International Mine Awareness Day is observed on 4 April

Current Affairs 3 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR03.1Operation Sanjeevani: IAF airlifts essentials to Maldives
CAAPR03.2GoI launched Aarogya Setu Mobile App for tracking COVID19
CAAPR03.3Railways transported 7,195 wagons of food grains in 3 days
CAAPR03.4DRDO launches new bio suit for Medical practitioners
CAAPR03.5ICMR approves antibody tests for COVID-19 patients
CAAPR03.6China to host the 3rd edition of the Asian Youth Games
CAAPR03.7SCTIMST, WIPRO partners to make Automated ventilators to meet COVID-19 related crisis
CAAPR03.8Action COVID-19 Team launched in India to combat COVID-19 crisis
CAAPR03.9IISc scientists develop indigenous ventilator prototype using local parts
CAAPR03.10RBI increased short-term borrowing limit for states, UTs by 30 percent
CAAPR03.11Centre permits farmers to use eNAM to avoid market place

Current Affairs 2 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR02.1C-DOT and Telecom Service Providers develop COVID Quarantine Alert System
CAAPR02.2Wimbledon Tennis tournament cancelled for the first time since World War-II
CAAPR02.3CBSE to promote students of class 1st to 8th to next grade; to conduct only main exams of 10th and 12th
CAAPR02.4United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit postponed till next year
CAAPR02.5Govt extends existing foreign trade policy (2015-20) for one year till March 2021
CAAPR02.6Andhra Pradesh to give away house sites on 14 April under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu program
CAAPR02.7CPSEs under the Ministry of Steel Pay Tax Dues under Vivad Se Vishwas scheme
CAAPR02.8SpaceX released a Users guide for its Starship rocket
CAAPR02.9JNCASR develops a coating that may prevent transmission of infection
CAAPR02.10World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April
CAAPR02.11Tony Lewis, famous for Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, dies at 78
CAAPR02.12IRDAI announces Arogya Sanjeevani insurance policy for COVID-19
CAAPR02.13Naval Dockyard develops low-cost device to screen people
CAAPR02.14Indigram awarded the winners of the Adhunik Gram program
CAAPR02.15Centre mobilizes Ex-Servicemen to fight COVID-19 pandemic
CAAPR02.16UNSC (The United Nations Security Council) to hold virtual meeting on coronavirus outbreak
CAAPR02.17Centre to treat Medical devices as Drugs from 1 April for quality control and price monitoring

Current Affairs 1 April 2020 –  Highlights

CAAPR01.1States to implement Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana.
CAAPR01.2Government regulates 24 classes of medical devices as Drugs for quality control.
CAAPR01.3Public sector banks announce 3-month moratorium on loan payments.
CAAPR01.4IIT-Kanpur to develop portable ventilator to support medical infrastructure
CAAPR01.5Finance Minister participated in G20 meeting of Finance Ministers
CAAPR01.6World Athletics Championships rescheduled to 2022 due to Tokyo Olympics
CAAPR01.7UN report stated COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II
CAAPR01.8Govt. of India passed Ordinance to make PM CARES donations tax free
CAAPR01.9Utkal Diwas (Odisha Day) is observed on 01 April
CAAPR01.10Merger of 10 PSBs into 4 comes into from 1 April
CAAPR01.11World Bank offered USD 1 bn for proposed India project
CAAPR01.12IESA sought ISRO type commission for electronics
CAAPR01.13NASA to launch SunRISE mission to study Solar Particle Storms