Today Top Current Affairs 24 April 2020
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MHRD commences National program “VidyaDaan 2.0”
- The Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal has commenced National program “VidyaDaan 2.0”.
- it aims to invite e-learning content contributions those for students who has increased in the backdrop of condition arising out of Covid-19 pandemic.
- What is VidyaDaan – It is a kind of a common national program for individuals & organizations in india which works to ensure the continuity of quality learning by donating or contributing e-learning resources for school
About Ministry of Human Resource Development :
Founded – 26 September 1985
Union Minister – Ramesh Pokhriyal
Headquarters – New Delhi
Karnataka govt launches “Apthamitra” app
- The Karnataka Govt commences a “Apthamitra” app with a toll-free helpline number 14410. it’s main goal is to empower the citizens of the state in the combat against COVID-19.
- Apthamitra will provide medical guidance and advice on COVID-19 to citizens.
- Apart from this, Toll Free number will deal with only COVID-19-related questionnaires and answers including tele-medicines, counsellings and facilitating testing and treatments for those in need.
About Karnataka :
Chief minister – B. S. Yediyurappa
Capital – Bengaluru
Formation – 1 November 1956
Governor – Vajubhai Vala
IIIT-Delhi developes ‘WashKaro’ app for warning about Covid-19
- IIIT- Delhi has evolved a new mobile application named as ‘WashKaro’. the WashKaro app’s aim is to make people warn about a coronavirus containment zone nearby and provide informations about the pandemic. to communicate, Bluetooth technology is used and not need of internet or location services.
7th Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series
- On 23rd April, in Varanasi, Ministry of Tourism staged the Seventh version of Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series.
- it showcased indian culture, history including arts, cuisine, dance forms, festivals, monuments, natural landscapes and so on.
About Ministry of Tourism :
Minister : Prahlad Singh Patel
Headquarters: New Delhi
Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory
- Rajnath Singh Defence Minister, has uncovered a Mobile Virology Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (MVRDL). DRDO developed the laboratory with the help of ESIC Hospital, Hyderabad, the Private industry. this testing facility will enable to combat against COVID-19 in the country.
HRD Minister intorduces the #MyBookMyFriendcampaign
- On the occasion of World Book Day, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal begun a new campaign namely #MyBookMyFriendcampaign. it aims to provide supports the students at the time of lock down.
Khongjom Day by Manipur
- The Govt of Manipur State has begun observing 23rd April as Khongjom Day at Khongjom War Memorial Complex. it marks to pay tribute valiant people of Anglo-Manipuri War 1891.
Established – 21 January 1972
Capital – Imphal
Governor – Najma Heptulla
Chief Minister – N. Biren Singh
Bird – Nongin
Flower – Shirui lily
Tree – Uningthou
Lockdown accounts for 20-years-low air pollution : NASA
- As per NASA’s data, the level of air pollution over northern India has dropped sharply compared to last 20 years. the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite detailed the data
About NASA :
Headquarters – Washington, D.C., United States
Founder – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Founded – 29 July 1958
Rakesh Sharma as next President of IMMA
- The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) has chosen Rakesh Sharma as its next President. Rakesh Sharma will serve for the period of 2 years. earlier, he served as vice-president of IMMA since May 2019. he will take place of Johannes Loman.
Banking and Business News
Facebook obtains 9.99 per cent stake in Reliance Jio
- The Social Media giant Facebook has bought 9.99 per cent stake of Reliance Jio for 5.7 billion dollars (almost 43,574 crore rupees). due to this deal, pre-money enterprise value of Jio Platforms becomes 4.62 lakh crore rupees.
About Facebook :
CEO – Mark Zuckerberg
Headquarters – California, United States
About Reliance Jio :
Founder – Mukesh Ambani
Founded – 2007
Science & Technology News
To prevent COVID transmission, virucidal coating developed
- The RCB’s Researchers has taken a step to develop virucidal coatings that may help in preventing the COVID-19 Transmission. Researchers are being carried out study with the help of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) and Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
BWF chooses PV Sindhu as its ambassador for campaign ‘i am badminton’
- The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has appointed P V Sindhu as its ambassadors for an awareness campaign “I am badminton”.
- WBC also selected other players as ambassadors they are : Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong from China, Michelle Li from Canada, Jack Shephard from England, Chan Ho Yuen from Hong Kong, Germany’s Valeska Knoblauch and Marc Zwiebler.
About Badminton World Federation (BWF) :
Headquarters – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founded – 5 July 1934
President – Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Formation Year- 1934
National Panchayati Raj Day
- Today Top Current Affairs 24 April 2020 : The Day of 24th April is observed as National Panchayati Raj Day in the country. on that day, Constitution came into effect from 24 April, 1993. first time, this day was observed in the year 2010. Read More
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
The day of 24th April is observed as the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace annually by people across the world. Read more
Today top Current Affairs 24 April 2020
Q.1 What is use of Apthamitra App?
The Karnataka Govt begins a new app named as “Apthamitra” with a toll-free helpline number 14410. it’s main target is to empower the citizens of the state in the combat against COVID-19.
Q.2 why Apna Desh Webinar Series celebrated?
Apna Desh Webinar Series is observed to showcase indian culture, history including arts, cuisine, dance forms, festivals, monuments, natural landscapes and so on to the front of the world.