Coronavirus: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

RBI conducts OMO for purchase of Rs 10,000 crore worth government securities

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is conducting Open Market Operations (OMO) in the form of purchase of Rs 10,000 crore worth government securities. This important step of the central bank has been announced at the backdrop of the increased risks of COVID-19 pandemic. The operation would increase the liquidity in the Indian economy and ..

Kerala government announces ₹20,000 crore economic package to tackle coronavirus outbreak

The Kerala state government announced a ₹20,000 crore economic package to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. This package includes funds to clear dues which the government owes individuals and institutions, providing consumer loans, disbursing welfare pension of two months in advance and a health package. The Chief Minister also announced free ration for all of this month, ..

Punjab permits distilleries to manufacture and supply sanitisers

The Punjab government on Saturday granted permission to distilleries to manufacture and supply sanitisers in wake of the rise in coronavirus cases in the state. Punjab Food and Drug administration Commissioner recently announced that the permission for a period of 10 days and has been granted purely on a temporary basis. The manufacturers shall supply ..

Afghanistan to contribute $1 million to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

Afghanistan recently pledged $1 million contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund, which was proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India proposed an initial contribution of $10 million to tackle the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. After the announcement, Nepal and Bhutan committed nearly $1 million and $100,000 respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency ..

RAISE 2020 postponed due to coronavirus

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is to organise the first Global AI Summit in India (RAISE 2020). The AI summit was postponed to October 5-6, 2020 due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19. It was initially scheduled to be held in the month of April. The summit is to be attended ..