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Latest Current Affairs 07th April 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: India gifts essential life saving medicines to Sri Lanka:Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to PM Modi, Govt & people of India for sending medicines to his country on a special chartered flight.

Ministry of Shipping plays a pro-active role towards ensuring smooth shipping operations in COVID-19 situation and lockdown in the country:In the wake of unprecedented crisis due to Covid-19, the Ministry of Shipping has been taking pro-active steps to ensure smooth running of shipping and port operations, ease the hardships, and at the same time, following the restrictions imposed during the lockdown.

CSIR-CFTRI to provide testing equipment for COVID-19 detection:The number of positive cases in Mysuru has touched 28 and seven cases have been reported within a span of 24 hours.

Indian Railways in a race against time to make In-house PPE overall:Indian Railways has taken up the in-house  production of PPE type overall on a mission mode.

Ex-Servicemen play their part in providing succour to people in their fight against COVID-19:As the nation continues to battle Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) belonging to Army, Navy and Air Force are assisting the civil administration and providing their services voluntarily and selflessly.

Health concerns shall precede over that of economy for post lockdown road map, says Vice President:While the country’s leadership is seized of the way forward after April 14 when the 3 week national lock down in the wake of Corona virus crisis comes to an end and the basis of such decision is being debated, Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu urged that concerns about the health of the people shall take precedence over that of stabilization of economy.

Ministry of HRD launches “Samadhan”, a challenge to fight against Covid19 and future challenges:The innovation cell of MHRD and AICTE has launched a mega ONLINE challenge, SAMADHAN, to test the ability of students to innovate.

Prakash Javadekar praises efforts of health professionals on World Health Day:Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar today praised the efforts of the health professionals.

Minority Affairs Minister appeals to people to strictly follow lockdown guidelines:Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appealed to the people to strictly and honestly follow the guidelines of lockdown and social distancing on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

Indian Railways converts 2500 coaches as Isolation Coaches:Indian Railways has put all its might and resources behind national efforts to combat COVID-19.

Govt will ensure smooth functioning of supply chain for vulnerable sections: Vice President:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that concern about the health of the people shall take precedence over stabilization of economy.

Our first obligation is to ensure that there are adequate stocks of medicines for our own people: India:India will licence paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all neighbouring countries who are dependent on country’s capabilities.

Rajnath Singh chairs GoM meeting to assess post lock-down situation:Group of Ministers today met at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence in New Delhi for assessment of post lockdown situation in the wake of COVID-19.

PM Modi reaffirms gratitude towards doctors, healthcare workers on World Health Day:World Health Day is being observed today. It is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization.

Strictly follow lockdown guidelines: Minority Affairs Minister to people:Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday appealed to the people to strictly and honestly follow the guidelines of lockdown and social distancing on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. He urged the people to offer prayers and perform other religious rituals staying inside their homes.

States/UTs to take immediate measures to prevent transmission of Coronavirus:Centre has issued advisory to States and Union Territories regarding containing and management of COVID-19 in National Parks, Sanctuaries and Tiger Reserves.

PM urges Ministers to ensure benefits of Garib Kalyan Yojana reach intended beneficiaries:The Prime Minister stressed on the importance of monitoring continuously and ensuring that the benefits of PM Garib Kalyan Yojana keep reaching the intended beneficiaries in a seamless manner.

Covid-19: PM chairs meeting of Council of Ministers via video-conference:Prime minister Narendra Modi interacted with central ministers on Monday and emphasized the importance of being motivated, determined and vigilant in the battle against COVID-19.

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Govt to cut salary of MPs by 30 percent for one year:Union Cabinet on Monday approved an Ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 for reducing  salary by 30 per cent for one year. It will come into effect from 1st of this month.

COVID-19: India records total 4,250 cases:With 319 recoveries from coronavirus, the total number of confirmed cases goes up to more than 4,250, 111 people have succumbed to the disease so far.

Mahinda Rajapaksa urges people to support govt. in its fight against COVID-19:Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the general public to give their full support to the government’s efforts in fight against COVID-19 outbreak.

Next two weeks crucial for the country in fight against Coronavirus, says KP Sharma Oli:Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that next two weeks are crucial for the country in fight against Coronavirus.

India and China can cooperate in epidemiological research, vaccine development, says Vikram Misri, Indian Ambassador to China:Indian Ambassador to China, Vikram Misri said that there is great scope for India and China to cooperate in scientific and medical research related to ongoing COVID-19 crisis, including development of a vaccine which can be of great value to the world at large.

Convicted killer of Sheikh Mujib arrested in Bangladesh:A special unit of Bangladesh police today arrested one of the convicted fugitive killers of country’s founder President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.

UNSC to hold its first meeting on coronavirus pandemic:UN Security Council will hold its first meeting on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe proposes state of emergency: COVID-19:Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday proposed a state of emergency for several major regions seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

Boris Johnson shifted to ICU as coronavirus symptoms worsen:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) after his condition worsened.

Global coronavirus cases cross 13 lakh:Coronavirus cases in the world cross 13 lakh, The Noval Coronavirus has killed more than 70,000 people across the globe, the majority in Europe.

India to allow some exports of anti-malaria drug after Trump appeal:India will allow some exports of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump urged New Delhi to release supplies of the drug seen as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Italy unveils record 430 bn US dollars stimulus to boost economy:Italy has unveiled a record 430 billion US Dollar stimulus to help businesses hurt by a month-long national lockdown that is like to run on for many more weeks.

Boeing to extend close down at its factories in Washington:In United States, Boeing has said, it will indefinitely extend a close down at its factories in Washington State because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Govt relaxes export curbs on 24 pharma ingredients, medicines:Government has relaxed export curbs on 24 pharma ingredients and medicines including vitamin B1 and B12

Fully recovered from likely coronavirus: ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K Rowling:“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling said on Monday she had recovered from a suspected case of COVID-19 after two weeks of illness.

Fossil teeth yield oldest genetic material from extinct human species:Scientists have extracted from dental enamel the oldest human genetic material ever obtained, helping clarify the pivotal place in the human evolutionary lineage of a mysterious extinct species called Homo antecessor known from Spanish cave fossils.

COVID-19: City governments collaborate with medical practitioners in Smart Cities:Smart Cities are ensuring collaborated efforts of District Administration, District Police and City Administration to monitor the suspected cases of COVID-19.

No new coronavirus deaths reported for first time January: China:China has said no death was reported on Monday from the deadly coronavirus for the first time since it started publishing figures in January:

Ordnance Factory Board to roll out modified tents as isolation units to check Covid-19:The Ordnance Factory Board under the Ministry of Defence is ready to roll out modified tents in the form of low cost isolation units to check the Covid-19 pandemic

New York: Outbreak shows signs of leveling off, vigilance urged:The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau in their states but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide approached 11,000.

Swiss street artist pays tribute to unsung coronavirus heroes:Street artist David Perez has found his own way to pay tribute in Switzerland to the people he regards as the unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis. Ko

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