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Today Current Affairs 17 April 2020

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National News

Commencement of YSR Nirman and COVID-19 portals

  • The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh state has commenced YSR Nirman and COVID-19 portals to combat against the COVID-19 pandemic. The YSR Nirman is a web platform that will help in acquire cements to various departments and stay connected with the various stakeholders for eg Cement Manufacturers Association, manufacturing companies and government departments. the COVID- 19 portal aims to register themselves by MSME manufacturers as well as suppliers in Andhra Pradesh state. The manufacturers and suppliers will be able to make registeration within the portal for creating and supply important items associated with COVID-19.

About Andhra Pradesh :
Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan
Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Capitals: Amaravati, Hyderabad

Integrated geospatial platform “SAHYOG”

  • the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has commenced a new An Integrated Geospatial Platform “SAHYOG” with the help of Indian Govt. this will enable to make decision during COVID-19 outbreak. along with, it will provide its support with strategies as handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase.

About Department of Science and Technology (DST) :
Headquarters location: New Delhi
Founded: May 1971
Subsidiary: National Innovation Foundation – India

Banking & Business Related News

SBI stops taking service charges for all ATM transactions

  • The State Bank of India has decided that they will not receive service charges for all ATM transactions made on SBI ATMs. till 30th June, 2020, All debit card holders can withdraw cash from any other bank’s ATM without paying any additional charges for his transaction.

About State Bank of India (SBI) :
Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar
Headquarters: Mumbai

Awards & Rewards

Edison Award to Tata Power for social innovation campaign

  • The Tata Power has earned the Edison Award for its social innovation campaign that is ‘Club Enerji #Switchoff2SwitchOn’. Tata Power is one of the India’s largest integrated power company. The Edison Awards is given to give honour the world’s best innovations and innovators.

About Tata Power :
Current CEO: Praveer Sinha
Headquarters: Mumbai

13th International Arab fiction prize 2020

  • The famous writer from Algeria Abdelouahab Aissaoui has achieved the 13th International Arab fiction prize 2020. he got this award for The Spartan Court novel which was released by Dar Min in 2018. ‘The Spartan Court’ is known as historical novel that is Connected the power struggle between Ottoman and French colonial powers in Algeria.

Summits and Meetings

44th session of World Heritage Committee of UNESCO averted

  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, The 44th edition of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has been averted. the Chinese government was to host 44th session in Fuzhou of eastern China’s Fujian Province between 29 June 2020 and 9 July 2020. the Ministry of Education of China took decision to avert 44th session.

About China :
President: Xi Jinping Trending
Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi

Appointments News

Vineet Arora becomes new MD & CEO of Paytm General Insurance Ltd

  • Vineet Arora is chosen as new managing director and chief executive officer of Paytm General Insurance Ltd. before taking charge, he was serving as MD and CEO of Aegon Life Insurance Company.

About Paytm :
Founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founded: August 2010, Noida
CEO: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

About Aegon Life Insurance Company :
CEO: Vineet Arora
Headquarters: Mumbai
Founded: July 2008

Ajay Mahajan as new MD & CEO of “CARE Ratings”

  • Ajay Mahajan is selected as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive of credit rating agency “CARE Ratings”. he will replace Rajesh Mokashi to take charge. In 1990, he begun his career with Bank of America and after that, he became MD & Country Head of Global Markets Group.


Veteran actor Ranjit Chowdhry passes away

  • The Famous Film, television and theatre actor Ranjit Chowdhry has taken his last breath. he had worked in movies Baton Baton Mein, Mississippi Masala, Khubsoorat and Bollywood/Hollywood. first time, he came on screen in Khatta Meetha film then he worked Khubsoorat, Baton Baton Mein, Kaante and Bandit Queen movies.

Defence Related News

US ready to sale Anti-ship Missiles & Torpedoes to Indian Govt

  • The United States has made an announcement to sale its Harpoon air-launched anti-ship missiles and Mark 54 lightweight torpedoes to indian govt. this sale will help in enhancing India’s deterrent capabilities against “regional threats” and will give a strengthen its homeland defence in india. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has said that there is a estimation of USD 155 million cost. this deal includes three MK 54 Exercise Torpedoes, 10 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles and 16 MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes.

About United States :
President : Donald Trump
Vice President : Mike Pence
House Speaker : Nancy Pelosi
Chief Justice : John Roberts
Capital : Washington, D.C.
Currency : Dollar

Important Days

World Haemophilia Day

  • The day of 17 April is considered as World Haemophilia Day. the main objective of this day is to enhance among awareness of haemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and other inherited bleeding disorders. the awareness will help in increase better diagnosis and would access to care for the billions who remain without treatment.
  • Theme : “Get+involved”.

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