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Today Current Affairs 15 April 2020

Today Current Affairs 15 April 2020

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Today Current Affairs 15 April 2020

National News

OFB is manufacturing 1 lakh ISO Class 3 coveralls

  • Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) commenced producing coveralls conforming to ISO Class 3 exposure standards. the first order is 1.10 lakh from HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) and OFB started manufacturing to complete the HLL’s order within 40 days. along with it, Ordnance Factory Board is also working to make face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL.

About Ordnance Factory Board:
Headquarters: Kolkata
Founded: 1712

About HLL Lifecare Limited :
Headquarters: Thiruvananthapuram
Founded: 1966

Remdesivir drug for Coronavirus, approved by ICMR

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has stated that the antiviral drug Remdesivir will be used in treatment of COVID-19. It is considered as the “Solidarity Trial” of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Remdesivir drug commonly used for treatment of the Ebola outbreak.
  • This drug may play an crucial role in stopping the replication mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 that reasons COVID-19.

About Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) :
Headquarters: New Delhi
Secretary & Director General: Dr. Balram Bhargava
Founder: Government of India
Founded: 1911
Leader: Balram Bhargava.

About world health organization (WHO):
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Head: Tedros Adhanom
Founded: 7 April 1948.

PM Modi guide publice to follow ‘Saptapadi’, 7 Mantras or key guidelines to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

  • The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi put extendtion in lockdown till 3 May 2020. he took decision after taking into account the recent state of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
  • PM Modi stated public to follow Saptapadi‘, 7 Mantras or key guidelines to combat against COVID-19 pandemic. he aslo requested to go with 7 guidelines to contain the spread of the contagious virus.
  1. Give more extra care to senior citizens and elderly.
  2. Maintain Social Distancing rules and obey rules of Lockdown and Use homemade masks.
  3. Increase your immunity via Ministry of AYUSH’s guidelines.
  4. Download ‘Aarogya Setu’ mobile app 
  5. Give a helping hand to poor and needy people by providing food & shelter
  6. Avoid job and salary cut by industries.
  7. Show your respect for doctors, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, police and others.

About Ministry of AYUSH :
Officeholder: Shripad Naik (MOS independent charge)
Founded: 9 November 2014
Headquarters: New Delhi

COVSACK developed by DRDO to prevent COVID-19 spread

  • The Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) has developed a COVID-19 Sample Collection Kiosk (COVSACK) to prevent COVID-19 virus spread with the help of Hyderabad of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

About DRDO :
Headquarters : New Delhi
Founded: 1958


Former Attorney General of India Ashok Desai passes away

  • The Former indian Attorney General and senior advocate Ashok Desai has taken his last breath. he served as Attorney General between July 1996 and May 1998. then, gave his services as a Solicitor General of India during period from December 1989 to December 1990. he had achieved Padma Bhushan and Law Luminary awards in 2001. in his carrier, he begun practicing in 1956 and later, he was appointed as a senior advocate in the Bombay High Court in August 1977.

Former Union Minister Rajasekharan passes away

  • The Ex Union Minister and veteran Congress leader M.V. Rajashekaran has taken his last breath of his life. he did servics as a Union Minister of State for Planning during Manmohan Singh Ministry period.

Iraqi architecture Rifat Chadirji passes away

  • The Iraqi architecture Rifat Chadirji has died. he was suffering with COVID-19 virus. he gave his credits for designing Iraq’s most costly structures and iconic “Freedom Monument” in the now protest hub of Baghdad’s Tahrir Square.

Science and Technology

A digital stethoscope AyuSynk, developed by IT-Bombay

  • IIT-Bombay has successfully developed a digital stethoscope named as “AyuSynk”. it will help in checking patients who get infected with COVID-19 Virus. IIT Bombay transfigures into digital ones from conventional stethoscopes. because, The conventional stethoscope is to cause of infection to healthcare professionals handling coronavirus patients.


People’s Bank of China increases its stake in HDFC

  • The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has increased its stake in Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) to 1.01 per cent from 0.8 per cent. the whole process was undertaken as a secondary market transaction.

About People’s Bank of China :
Headquarters: Beijing, China

About HDFC Bank :
CEO: Aditya Puri
Headquarters: Mumbai
Founded: August 1994.

Important Days

Day of Silence

  • The Day of Silence is observed in the United States which aims to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. on this day, students in US take a day-long vow of silence to point the silencing of LGBTQ students.

World Art Day

  • The day of 15 April is observed as World Art Day. it promotes awareness about creative activity worldwide.

National ASL Day

  • The National ASL Day comes on 15 April annually which aims to honors American Sign Language. ASL is known as a natural language which serves as the main sign language of Deaf groups in the U.S and much of Anglophone Canada.


ICMR researchers got Bat coronavirus in 2 Indian bat species

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research Researchers has got bat coronavirus (BtCoV) in 2 indian species these species are from Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Kerala and TamilNadu state. however, they also stated that there is no evidence about it, these species may reason in humans in future.

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Today Current Affairs 15 April 2020

Q.1 About Remdesivir drug?

Remdesivir drug is a drug that was used in  the treatment of Ebola patients. now, ICMR approved to use of this drug in COVID-19 treatment.

Q.2 What is Saptapadi?

Saptapadi is a set of instructions that need to follow by public to contain the spread of the contagious virus. Saptapadi contains 7 Mantras or 7 key guidelines that is a need to be followed during lockdown.

Q.3 What is COVSACK ?

COVSACK means COVID-19 Sample Collection Kiosk that wll help in taking COVID-19 samples from suspected infected patients by healthcare workers.


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