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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 30th April 2020

Important Days

International Dance Day

International Dance Day is celebrated globally on 30 April every year. The day aims to create awareness around the world of the virtues of music as a force of love, solidarity, discussion, and enhanced cooperation among people, and an educational tool.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO formation: 4 November 1946.
  • UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France.

Ayushman Bharat Diwas

Ayushman Bharat Diwas celebrates on 30th April. The day aims to promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census database. This day is of national importance to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana, which is also known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH): Shripad Yesso Naik.

National Current Affairs Headlines

“Jeevan Amrit Yojan” launched by Madgya Pradesh Government

Government of Madhya Pradesh launched ‘Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ to boost the immune system of people to fight (COVID-19) disease. Under this yojana, the state government will freely distribute an ayurvedic product called ‘Trikut Churna (means three peppers)’, prepared by the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy)

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Madhya Pradesh (CM): Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • Capital of Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal.
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh: Lalji Tandon.

IIT-D team develop COVID-19 dashboard ‘PRACRITI’

IIT Delhi team has developed a web-based COVID-19 dashboard named as “PRACRITI” (Prediction and Assessment of CoRona Infections and Transmission in India). This dashboard gives detailed state-wise and district-wise predictions of COVID-19 cases in India.

Important Notes For RRB NTPC/SSC CGL:

  • IIT Delhi Director: V Ramgopal Rao.
  • IIT Delhi founded: 1961.

ADB to support Maharashtra with $346 million loan for power sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 346 million loans to the Maharashtra government to provide reliable power connections in rural areas of Maharashtra.

Useful Important for all competitive exams:

  • President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa.
  • ADB was established in 1966.

Appointments

India appoints new Ambassadors to Qatar, Bahrain

Deepak Mittal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar, while Piyush Srivastava goes to Bahrain in the same capacity. Both of them are 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officers.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Qatar Capital: Doha; Currency: Qatari riyal.
  • Prime Minister of Qatar: Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani.
  • King of Bahrain: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa;
  • Capital of Bahrain: Manama; Currency of Bahrain: Bahraini Dinar.

Suresh N Patel takes oath as vigilance commissioner of India

Suresh N Patel took oath as the Vigilance Commissioner in the anti-corruption watchdog CVC. He took the oath of office by Central Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari through video conference

Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar becomes new chief of PESB

The former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board(PESB) for 3 years duration. He is a 1984-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Director of Public Enterprises Selection Board: Kailash Dan Ratna.
  • Secretary of Public Enterprises Selection Board: Kimbuong Kipgen.

Sports Headlines

Deepak Agarwal has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from all cricket for a period of 2 years. He has been banned by the ICC after he accepted one charge of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Deepak will be free to continue his involvement in cricket from 27 October 2021.


Obituaries

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away

National Film Award-winning Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has passed away. He had a remarkable acting career spanning over 4 decades. He made his screen debut in 1970 with the film “Mera Naam Joker” as a child artist and also received National Film Award for the role. His first lead role as an adult came in 1973 with the film Bobby for which he was awarded Filmfare Best Actor Award.


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