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Current affairs 29 April 2020



Important Day

Theme of World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28 April) for the year 2020 – “Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives”.

International Dance Day – 29 April.

Economy

This public sector bank has unveiled a special loan scheme for members of self help groups with a maximum cap of Rs one lakh for a group – Indian Overseas Bank.

This stock exchange will make available the negative price level feature at its trading system for commodity derivatives segment from May 4, 2020 – BSE.

Environment

Scientists from Copernicus European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) reported that the largest hole in the Ozone layer spreading over 1 million square kilometers above this polar region has closed due to unusual atmospheric conditions – Arctic.

International

This organisation hosted the ‘Youth-Led Community Call: COVID-19 and Climate Emergency’ on 27 April 2020 – UN Department of Global Communications.

On 28 April 2020, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Conference on COVID-19 held by the rotating chair – Russia.

World’s first Ayurvedic only telemedicine service launched by – TotalAyurvedaCare.com.

National

The Government of India and this financial organisation signed a COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Programme (CARES Programme) with $1.5 billion loan – Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Persons in News

‘Earth Anthem’ is penned by this Indian poet-diplomat – Abhay Kumar.

31st Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court – Justice Mohammad Rafiq.

New Chief Justice of the Bombay High court – Justice Dipankar Datta.

Author of historical epic biography titled, ‘Sayajirao Gaekwad III: The Maharaja of Baroda’ – Uma Balasubramaniam.

State Current Affairs

Person who will took charge of the administration of the Bodoland Territorial Council – Jagdish Mukhi.

This state government announced Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic – Assam.

General Knowledge

Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts of Assam – Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri.

Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (TRAI) – Founded: 20 February 1997; Headquarters: New Delhi.

International Theatre Institute (ITI) – Founded: 1948; Headquarters: Paris, France.

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange), the first ever stock exchange in Asia – Established: 1875; Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

UN Department of Global Communications was established on – 13 February 1946.

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