Page-4 of Current Affairs - April, 2020

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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Anti-Leprosy Drug Trials started by CSIR against COVID-19

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has started the trials of anti-leprosy drug trials against COVID-19. The drug trial is to be conducted with the help of Mycobacterium MW. Highlights The Mycobacterium MW is a heat killed bacteria. It is to be tried on different COVID-19 patients. The drug trial was approved by the ..

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BRICS Foreign ministers to attend COVID-19 meeting

The foreign ministers of the BRICS grouping are to discuss on measures to combat COVID-19. External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar is to represent India at the meet. Highlights The video conference is to be hosted by Russia as it is the current rotating head. The ministers are to discuss possible joint measures to fight ..

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ADB approves 1.5 billion USD for India to fight COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved 1.5 billion USD loan to support the Indian Government in its actions against the spread of COVID-19 crisis. The fund is to be used in disease containments, social protection and disease prevention. Highlights The loan sanctioned by the ADB is to be used for social protection ..

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International Financial Services Centre Authority established by GoI

The Government of India has established International Financial Services Centre Authority. The headquarters of the authority is to be established in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Highlights The Authority was established through a notification. The notification issued by the GoI brings into effect certain effects of IFSCA Act, 2019. The authority will regulate financial markets in the International ..

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