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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 25th April 2020

World Malaria Day being observed on 25 April

World Malaria Day is recognised globally on 25 April. This day is commemorated to spread awareness among people globally to fight against dangerous disease malaria. The theme of World Malaria Day 2020 is “Zero malaria starts with me.”

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland; Director general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.

National Current Affairs Headlines

Centre formed IMCTs to make on-spot assessment of Covid-19 situation

Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs), constituted by the government of India to make an on-spot assessment of Covid-19 situation. This is especially for where the conditions is very critical like some hotspot:

  • Ahmedabad and Surat (Gujarat)
  • Thane (Maharashtra)
  • Hyderabad (Telangana)
  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

Govt declares banking industry as a public utility service for six months till October 21

  • Government has declared banking industry as a public utility service for six months till October 21 under the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act.

States Current Affairs Headlines

Uttar Pradesh becomes 1st state with in-house facility of virtual courts

Mr Yogu Adityanath states Uttar Pradesh become the 1st state with a software-based in-house facility of virtual courts, where requisite infrastructure in Allahabad High Court and all its courts for hearing cases through video conferencing.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow.
  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath.
  • Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel

HCL to offer tech support to TN govt in tackling Covid-19

  • The Tamil Nadu government has joined hands with HCL to strengthen its response to Covid-19 pandemic by setting up a Disaster Management-Data Analytics Centre in the city.

Manipur Govt admires “Khongjom Day” at War Memorial Complex

The Government of Manipur commemorated “Khongjom Day” at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal, Manipur. This day is observed to remember the people who valiantly fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Manipur Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh.
  • Governor of Manipur: Najma Heptulla.
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park the only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake.

Appointment and Agreements Headlines

Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Sanjay Kothari as a new Central Vigilance Commissioner of India. Prior to this, he has served as the Secretary to the President.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Central Vigilance Commission formed: February 1964.
  • Central Vigilance Commission Headquarters: New Delhi.

Vodafone idea ties up with Paytm to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’

“Recharge Saathi” program launched by the collaboration of Paytm and Vodafone. This program will help individuals and small businesses to earn additional income. Vodafone Idea will also give an assured cashback to merchant partners for multiple recharges.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • MD & CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta.
  • Paytm founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
  • Paytm Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Paytm founded: 2010.

Science and Technology

NASA creates “VITAL” high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a high-pressure ventilator called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) to treat COVID-19 patients.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • The administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Jim Bridenstine.
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States.

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