Current Affairs - April, 2020

NTRO: Increase in Cyber Attacks due to work from home

On April 29, 2020, the National Technical Research Organization has reported that the number of cyber attacks in the country has increased due to the work from home scenario. According to the report, the critical sectors may fall prey to inimical forces to relax geofencing restrictions that are granted to employees. Highlights The report says ..

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Mobile Kiosk for COVID-19 Sample Testing used in Agartala Smart City

The smart city, Agartala has implemented a mobile kiosk for sample collection. The kiosk makes sure there are no wastages in Personal Protective Equipment and also ensures protection to sample collecting medical professionals. Highlights The kiosk running on three-wheeler vehicle enables navigation and helps in collection of samples from the community. There is no need ..

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India attends Petersberg Climate Dialogue

On April 28, 2020, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Shri Prakash Javadekar attended the 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue” representing India. Highlights The dialogue was hosted by Germany. It was co-chaired by United Kingdom. Over 30 countries participated in the dialogue. The dialogue discussed about measures to tackle COVID-19, save lives ..

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Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Monsoon steps begun

The Jal Shakti Abhiyan has taken all measures to boost the rural economy and combat present health crisis created by COVID-19. Also, the scheme is to use large availability of rural labour forces (due to lock down). Highlights The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had recently announced that the monsoon rains in the country are to ..

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Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 April 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-29 April 2020 CVC Former Andhra Bank MD & CEO Suresh N. Patel appointed as the vigilance commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for a tenure upto December 2022 The tenure of vigilance commissioner is of four years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years. With Patel’s appointment, the ..

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