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#1 USAID announces $2.9 million aid to India to fight Covid19

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USAID announces $2.9 million aid to India to fight Covid19

 The United States has announced $2.9 million aid for India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The funds announced are going to help India in its fight against COVID-19 and to also provide care for those who are affected and help the local communities with the tools to sto

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#2 “Swasth ke Sipahi” delivers essential medicines under PMBJP

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“Swasth ke Sipahi” delivers essential medicines under PMBJP

 During the 21 days nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, pharmacists, popularly known as “Swasth ke Sipahi” of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra are delivering essential services and medicines at doorstep of patients and elderly. Swasth ke Sipahi are providing the essential medicines at the do

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#3 MHRD declares DigiLocker as National Academic Depository

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MHRD declares DigiLocker as National Academic Depository

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has designated DigiLocker as the sole National Academic Depository (NAD). The ministry has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC)  to implement NAD as a permanent scheme within DigiLocker.NAD will be implemented as a permanent scheme without the l

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#4 India relaxed ban on exports of paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine drugs

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India relaxed ban on exports of paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine drugs

The Government of India has relaxed a ban on exports of paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) that are used to treat COVID-19. The drugs are currently placed in the licensed category. The move came as the US President Donald Trump had threatened India with retaliation if India rejected the US's d

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#5 Biofortified carrot variety developed by farmer scientist benefits local farmers

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Biofortified carrot variety developed by farmer scientist benefits local farmers

A biofortified carrot variety named 'Madhuban Gajar' was developed by Shri Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya, a farmer scientist from Junagadh district, Gujarat. The carrot has high β-carotene and iron content. Madhuban Gajar is benefitting more than 150 local farmers in the area. It is planted in a

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#6 Indian researchers begin novel coronavirus genome sequencing

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Indian researchers begin novel coronavirus genome sequencing

Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi began research on the whole genome sequencing of novel coronavirus for the first time.Genome Sequencing will help scien

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#7 Indian Researchers start working on genome sequencing of COVID-19

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Indian Researchers start working on genome sequencing of COVID-19

Researchers from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have started working on novel coronavirus genome sequencing. The mentioned institutes are of Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (ICSR).It is

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#8 FCI sets new record in single day transportation of food grains

07-April-2020
 FCI sets new record in single day transportation of food grains

Food Corporation of India (FCI) has set a new record in single day movement by moving 70 rakes carrying one lakh 93 thousand Metric Tonnes food grains continuously for two days. FCI is ensuring that enough food grain stocks are made available in every part of the country during countrywide lockdown.

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#9 World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April

07-April-2020
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April

Trade body Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA) reported that India's edible oil imports have declined 32.44% to 9,41,219 tonnes in March 2020. The reason for the decline is due to government restrictions on the purchase of refined palm oil from the overseas market. India had imported 13,9

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#10 Module Innovation to develop rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection

07-April-2020
 Module Innovation to develop rapid test for detection of COVID-19 infection

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) funded 'Module Innovations', a Pune based healthcare startup to develop a rapid diagnosis of diseases to develop a product for detecting COVID 19 with a 10 to 15-minute test.The startup is now developing nCoVSENSEs (TM) module. It is a rapid test device f

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#11 Govt nominated IOB & HDFC Bank for collecting donations of PM Cares Fund

07-April-2020
 Govt nominated IOB & HDFC Bank for collecting donations of PM Cares Fund

After State Bank of India (SBI), now State-owned Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and private lender Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Bank have been nominated for the collection of donations for Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-Cares Fund), wh

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#12 Central government constitutes 10-member group headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh kant to fight corona

07-April-2020
Central government constitutes 10-member group headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh kant to fight corona

In order to deal with this coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the central government has constituted a 10-member group under the chairmanship of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Amitabh Kant.The work of this group will primarily identify issues thr

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#13 Testing, treatment is free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

07-April-2020
 Testing, treatment is free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

The National Health Authority (NHA) announced that more than 50 crore eligible citizens under the health insurance scheme of  Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) will avail free testing through private labs and treatment for COVID-19 in empanelled hospitals to increase the s

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#14 Tamil Nadu topped in micro-irrigation coverage under PMKSY for FY 2019-20

07-April-2020
Tamil Nadu topped in micro-irrigation coverage under PMKSY for FY 2019-20

The state of Tamil Nadu has topped the all-India level for micro-irrigation (MI), under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), with a coverage of 2,06,853.25 ha for the year financial year 2019-20. The state is followed by Karnataka and Gujarat with 1,41,103.56 Ha and 1,08,322.00 Ha of cove

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#15 International Mine Awareness Day observed globally on 4 April

04-April-2020
International Mine Awareness Day observed globally on 4 April

International Mine Awareness Day observed globally on 4 April every year.  On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It was first observed on 4 April 2006.The day aims to r

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#16 Odisha Govt in collaboration with UNICEF launches “Mo Prativa” programme to engage kids during lockdown

04-April-2020
Odisha Govt in collaboration with UNICEF launches “Mo Prativa” programme to engage kids during lockdown

In 2018, Ramjee was presented with the Outstanding Female Scientist Award in Lisbon by the European Development Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) for her lifetime contribution in finding new HIV prevention methods.In order to keep children engaged in some creative work during 21-days lockdown due

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#17 Prominent virologist Gita Ramjee passes away

04-April-2020
 Prominent virologist Gita Ramjee passes away

World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee, aged nearly 50 years, passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa, due to Coronavirus. She was the stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) prevention research leader.Gita Ramjee  served as the Clinical Trials Unit Principal Investigat

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#18 Geo-fencing app to locate quarantine violators

04-April-2020
Geo-fencing app to locate quarantine violators

The government has tested an application named, Geo-fencing app to trigger emails and SMS alerts to an authorised government agency, if a person has jumped quarantine or has escaped from isolation, based on the person’s mobile phone’s cell tower location.The Centre under the Indian Telegraph Act

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#19 IISc Bengaluru develops indigenous ventilator prototype: COVID-19 crisis

04-April-2020
IISc Bengaluru develops indigenous ventilator prototype: COVID-19 crisis

Scientists and students of the Bengaluru Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a prototype of an indigenous ventilator under project Praana, to help patients with lung damage due to COVID-19 infection as a ventilator is a lifeline for the patients.Ventilators are developed to avoid a sho

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#20 Government extends tenure of NCLT acting President for another 3 months

04-April-2020
 Government extends tenure of NCLT acting President for another 3 months

The government extended the tenure of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) acting President Bethala Shanta Vijaya (B.S.V.) Prakash Kumar for another 3 months (with effect from 5th April, 2020) or till the joining of new President,  whichever is earlier.Earlier he was appointed as the acting Preside

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#21 UNGA adopts ‘Global solidarity to fight the COVID-19’ resolution

04-April-2020
 UNGA adopts ‘Global solidarity to fight the COVID-19’ resolution

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopts a resolution– ‘Global solidarity to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)’, co-sponsored by 188 nations including India.To intensify international cooperation so as to mitigate & defeat the pandemic which includes exchange of informatio

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#22 Agriculture Ministry launched 3 new features of e-NAM platform to prevent crowding in mandis

04-April-2020
Agriculture Ministry launched 3 new features of e-NAM platform to prevent crowding in mandis

The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has launched three new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to enable farmers to sell their harvested produce directly from warehouse which will prevent crowdin

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#23 Bio Suit developed by DRDO for health professionals to fight against COVID-19

04-April-2020
Bio Suit developed by DRDO for health professionals to fight against COVID-19

A Bio Suit has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to keep the medical professionals working with COVID-19 safe. The Organization has used its expertise in textiles, nanotechnology and coating to bring out the productThe suit exceeds the criteria set by the Min

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#24 Ex-Service Men rise to “Service Before Self” to fight COVID-19

04-April-2020
Ex-Service Men rise to “Service Before Self” to fight COVID-19

The Indian Army serves under the motto “Service Before Self”. Continuing to live with the motto even after retirement, the department of Ex-service men operating under Ministry of Defence took the initiative to mobilize ex-servicemen to assist state and district administration. The Zila Sainik B

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#25 Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

03-April-2020
Wimbledon 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

The tennis Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon 2020 has been cancelled for the first time since World War II due to coronavirus pandemic. The tournament organizer, All England Club (AELTC) after an emergency meeting announced that the Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns li

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#26 SBI lists USD 100 million green bonds on India INX

03-April-2020
SBI lists USD 100 million green bonds on India INX

State Bank of India has listed green bonds of $100 million (about Rs 750 crore) on  BSE’s India International Exchange (India INX). The bank has listed green bonds under its USD 10 billion global medium-term note programme on India INX’s Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).SBI has ado

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#27 SCTIMST & Wipro 3D to manufacture automated ventilators

03-April-2020
SCTIMST & Wipro 3D to manufacture automated ventilators

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has signed an agreement with the Wipro 3D, Bengaluru to jointly manufacture automated ventilators. The two organisations will jointly manufacture a prototype of an emergency ventilator system based on Artificial Manual Breathing Unit

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#28 DRDO develops bio suit “Personal Protective Equipment”

03-April-2020
DRDO develops bio suit “Personal Protective Equipment”

A bio suit named as “Personal Protective Equipment” has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The bio suit has been fabricated by DRDO to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus. The DRDO is

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#29 112-year-old Bob Weighton confirmed as world’s oldest man

03-April-2020
112-year-old Bob Weighton confirmed as world’s oldest man

The Guinness World Records has been officially confirmed Bob Weighton, from the United Kingdom, as the oldest person living (male) at 112 Years and 1 day as of 30 March 2020. Bob Weighton received the record title after Mr Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan passed away on February 23rd 2020 at 112 years and

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#30 World Athletics championship shifted to 2022

03-April-2020
World Athletics championship shifted to 2022

The 2021 world athletics championships will be shifted to 2022. The championship was originally scheduled to held in Eugene, Oregon from August 6-15, 2021. The announcement came immediately after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic will now take place on July 2

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#31 Tony Lewis of ‘DLS method’ fame passes away

03-April-2020
Tony Lewis of ‘DLS method’ fame passes away

Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method passed away. Lewis received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to cricket and mathematics in 2010.The Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (DLS) is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate t

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#32 India’s Naval Dockyard designs low-cost temperature sensor gun

03-April-2020
India’s Naval Dockyard designs low-cost temperature sensor gun

Indian Navy’s Naval Dockyard in Mumbai has designed and developed its own handheld infrared-based temperature sensor gun for the screening of personnel in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the virus, temperature guns and non-contact thermometers have become scarce in the

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#33 Domino’s Pizza launches ‘Domino’s Essentials’ service

03-April-2020
Domino’s Pizza launches ‘Domino’s Essentials’ service

Domino’s Pizza has partnered with ITC Foods to launch “Domino’s Essentials”. Through “Domino’s Essentials” service, everyday grocery essentials offered by ITC Foods will be delivered while leveraging the delivery infrastructure of Domino’s. This partnership aims to serve the communit

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#34 GoI launches “AarogyaSetu” app to track Covid-19

03-April-2020
 GoI launches “AarogyaSetu” app to track Covid-19

“AarogyaSetu” is the official COVID-19 tracking app that has been launched by the Government of India. The “AarogyaSetu” app has been developed by the National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in association with the Ministry of Health and Famil

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#35 S&P Further Slashes India’s GDP Forecast to 3.5% from 5.2% for FY21

03-April-2020
 S&P Further Slashes India’s GDP Forecast to 3.5% from 5.2% for FY21

S&P Global Ratings has further slashed India’s growth forecast to 3.5% from a previous downgrade to 5.2% for the fiscal year 2020-21.The latest downgrade is due to the slump in demand, because of the Covid-19 outbreak, which is leading to declining credit quality and rising defaults particularly a

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#36 Gurbani maestro Nirmal Singh Khalsa passes away

03-April-2020
Gurbani maestro Nirmal Singh Khalsa passes away

Nirmal Singh Khalsa, a noted singer of Sikh 'Gurbani' hymns, passed away on April 2, 2020 due to coronavirus. He was detected with the infection just a day before his death. He was 62.Nirmal Singh Khalsa was a former priest at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. He was known to have the knowledge of the

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#37 PhonePe launches coronavirus hospitalisation insurance policy ‘Corona Care’

03-April-2020
PhonePe launches coronavirus hospitalisation insurance policy ‘Corona Care’

PhonePe has launched a unique coronavirus hospitalization insurance policy named “Corona Care.” PhonePe has partnered with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for this “Corona Care”.“Corona Care” plan is priced at Rs 156 with an insurance cover of Rs 50,000 for a person aged under 55 years.

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#38 Emmy Winning Singer Adam Schlesinger Passes Away at 52 Suffering COVID-19

03-April-2020
Emmy Winning Singer Adam Schlesinger Passes Away at 52 Suffering COVID-19

The Emmy award-winning American singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger, best known for his work with US rock band Fountains Of Wayne, has passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus. He was 52.He won three Emmys, a Grammy, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award, and was nominated for Oscar, Tony and Golde

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#39 United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit postponed till 2021

03-April-2020
United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit postponed till 2021

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was planned to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom (UK) has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.The date and location

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#40 Lifeline Udan flights launched by MoCA transported 37.63 tonnes of medical cargo across India in 6 days

03-April-2020
Lifeline Udan flights launched by MoCA transported 37.63 tonnes of medical cargo across India in 6 days

As a part of curbing the adverse impact of COVID 19, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) launched Lifeline Udan flights on March 26, 2020 for movement of medical and essential supplies across India. Over a 6 days period i.e. till March 31, 2020, 74 flights have been operated which had covered an a

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#41 Andhra Pradesh to give away house sites on 14 April under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu program

02-April-2020
Andhra Pradesh to give away house sites on 14 April under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu program

Andhra Pradesh State government issued modified guidelines for the distribution of 25 lakh house sites to the poor in urban and rural areas under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu (Houses for all the poor) program. The modification is done as per the directions of the High Court. The State is to give a

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#42 Indigram awarded the winners of the Adhunik Gram program

02-April-2020
Indigram awarded the winners of the Adhunik Gram program

 A leading agri-tech focused incubator Indigram Labs Foundation has announced the winners of its smart village program 'Adhunik Gram', The winner of the program was Indus Till FarmeTech Pvt. Ltd. The firm was awarded a cash prize of Rs.1 Lakh. The first runner up was Urdhvam Environmental Technolo

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#43 Freightwalla launched app to offer all remote services

02-April-2020
Freightwalla launched app to offer all remote services

Freightwalla, a Digital freight forwarding startup, has launched a mobile application to offer all the services. The app is a part of a larger "work from anywhere, anytime" initiative. The startups aim to make logistics and supply chain accessible 24x7, from anywhere, on any device.The apps are to m

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#44 Govt extends existing foreign trade policy (2015-20) for one year till March 2021

02-April-2020
 Govt extends existing foreign trade policy (2015-20) for one year till March 2021

 The Government extended the existing foreign trade policy (2015-20) for one year till March 2021 amid coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown. The existing foreign trade policy 2015-20 which is valid up to March 31 this year is extended up to March 31, 2021.Various other changes are also made extend

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#45 BharatPe, ICICI Lombard launch COVID-19 insurance product for shopkeepers

02-April-2020
BharatPe, ICICI Lombard launch COVID-19 insurance product for shopkeepers

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic BharatPe has partnered with ICICI Lombard to roll out 'COVID-19 Protection Insurance Cover' for shopkeepers. On diagnosis of COVID-19 (positive) this policy will pay 100 per cent of the sum insured, irrespective of hospitalisation expenses.It is also a ‘firs

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#46 Nobel laureate Phillip Anderson passed away at 96

02-April-2020
Nobel laureate Phillip Anderson passed away at 96

Philip Warren Anderson, a Nobel Prize- winning physicist who expanded the world’s understanding of magnetism, superconductivity and the structure of matter, passed away at the age of 96 in Princeton, New Jersey, US (United States). He was born on December 13, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana, US.The

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#47 NASA to launch new mission ‘SunRISE’ to study the Giant Solar Particle Storms

02-April-2020
NASA to launch new mission ‘SunRISE’ to study the Giant Solar Particle Storms

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) to launch its new mission called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE), a very large radio telescope to study how the sun generates & releases the giant space weather storms(solar particle storms) into planetary space.The stud

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#48 World Banks offers USD 1 billion for proposed COVID-19 Indian project

02-April-2020
World Banks offers USD 1 billion for proposed COVID-19 Indian project

The World Bank has offered USD 1 billion to India for the proposed a 4  year COVID-19 emergency response & health systems preparedness project which aims to develop the preparedness of India’s health care systems in the time of the pandemic & also to respond and mitigate the pandemic.The project

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#49 RBI announced additional measures to tackle the economic fallout of COVID-19

02-April-2020
RBI announced additional measures to tackle the economic fallout of COVID-19

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced additional measures namely- relax the export norms, increase in Ways & Means (WMA) limit & implement the counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) to tackle the economic fallout due to COVID-19.RBI has extended the period of realization & repatriation of ex

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#50 Government notifies regulation of 24 medical devices

02-April-2020
 Government notifies regulation of 24 medical devices

The government has regulated 24 classes of medical devices notified under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Out of 24, for 4 scheduled  medical devices- Cardiac Stents, Drug-Eluting Stents, Condoms and, Intra-Uterine Device (Cu-T)the ceiling prices is been fixedThe rema

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