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Today Current Affairs 16 April 2020

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National News

Tourism Ministry commences #DekhoApnaDesh” webinar series

  • A webinar series named as “#DekhoApnaDesh” has been commenced by the Indian Tourism Ministry. This unique series’s objective is to provide information on many destinations and culture & heritage of Incredible India.

About Indian Tourism Ministry :
Officeholder: Prahlad Singh Patel
Founded: 1967
Headquarters: New Delhi.

NIOS will run live counseling sessions on free-to-air DTH channels

  • The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is planning to start live counseling sessions on free-to-air DTH channels for secondary and senior secondary levels. during lockdown, students are getting the loss of academic time. NIOS works to overcome this academic time loss.

About National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) :
Headquarters location: New Delhi
Founded: 3 November 1989
Parent organisation: Ministry of Human Resource Development
Chairman: Prof C B Sharma.

Google commences a ‘Nearby Spot’ in india to help users find local stores

  • Google has commenced a new ‘Nearby Spot’ under “Google Pay” to provide help to its users to search local stores selling essentials such as groceries that are opened during the lockdown. The Google “Nearby Spot” will be going to be begun in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi cities soon.

About Google :
CEO: Sundar Pichai
Founded: 4 September 1998, Menlo Park, California, United States
Parent organization: Alphabet Inc.
Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin.

International News

ADB rises its COVID-19 Response Package to 20 Billion Dollar

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has enlarged COVID-19 Response Package to 20 Billions Dollar from 6.5 Billions Dollar. before, Asian Development Bank made an announcement in March 2020 that ADB will provide 6.5 Billions Dollar amount as COVID-19 Response Package. Along with it, ADB granted approval for ways and means to streamline its actions for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance.

About Asian Development Bank (ADB) :
Headquarters : Mandaluyong, Philippines
President : Masatsugu Asakawa
Membership : 68 countries
Founded : 19 December 1966
Purpose : Economic development.

States News

In Jharkhand, hospitals are employing ‘COBOT-Robotics’ for COVID-19 patients

  • The hospitals of Jharkhand state has started employing ‘COBOT-Robotics’ Robots to serve food, medicine to COVID-19 patients. the District Deputy Development Commissioner (DDC) Aditya Ranjan has developed COBOT-Robotics with the help of his team of engineers.

About Jharkhand :
Chief Minister: Hemant Soren.
Governor : Droupadi Murmu.
capital: Ranchi
Created : 15h November 2000.

Manipur Govt commences an Electronic format of comic textbooks

  • The Manipur state Govt has commenced an Electronic format of comic textbooks for Class III, IV and V. it aims to make up the gaps for the academic situation, especially for the schools.

About Manipur :
Capital: Imphal
Governor: Najma Heptulla
Chief minister: N. Biren Singh
Formation: 21 January 1972.

Usage of Ayurveda to treat COVID-19 patients by Goa state

  • The Goa state has used allopathy and Ayurveda to treat COVID-19 patients. due to this, Goa become as the first state of india. allopathy and Ayurveda will help COVID-19 patients to boost the immunity. The treatment of COVID-19 patients will be done under Ayurvedic practitioner doctors care.

About Goa:
Governor: Satya Pal Malik
Chief minister: Pramod Sawant
Capital: Panaji.

Sports

Asian Boxing Championship

  • The National Sports Federation of India has stated that India is going to organise the Asian Boxing Championships for both men and women in November-Decembe 2020.

Tour de France postponed 

  • The World’s popular cycle race tournament “Tour de France” has been staved off due to he coronavirus pandemic. The race was to be held from 27th June and was to run for three weeks.

Obituaries

Former pro golfer Doug Sanders passes away

  • The famous Ex pro golfer Doug Sanders has died. he was called as “peacock of the fairways”. he had achieved 20 titles on the PGA Tour. 1956 Canadian Open and 1970 Open Championship were one of them.

Swiss Ice Hockey player Roger Chappot passes away

  • Due to Coronavirus, Ice hockey player of Switzerland Roger Chappot has taken his last breath. he had played more than 100 matchs for Switzerland country.

Summits & Conference

second virtual session of G20 FMCBG

  • The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman joined the virtual session of the 2nd G20’s Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting. The Ministers made a discussion the global economic outlook.

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