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#1 Jal Shakti Abhiyan activities to be expanded during monsoon

Jal Shakti Abhiyan activities to be expanded during monsoon

Under the National Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Centre has decided to utilize the upcoming monsoon season to expand its water conservation efforts.Ministry of Home Affairs, as per the Centre, has allowed to take up MGNREGA works/drinking water and sanitation works at the time of lockdown with priority to be

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#2 Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline submits final report to Finance Minister

Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline submits final report to Finance Minister

The task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) submitted its final report for the fiscal year 2019-25 to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on April 29, 2020.The summary of the report, prepared by the Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2025, was released by the

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#3 Banker Suresh N Patel becomes new Vigilance Commissioner

Banker Suresh N Patel becomes new Vigilance Commissioner

 Suresh N Patel, an eminent banker has become the new Vigilance Commissioner of an anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). He took his oath as a Vigilance Commissioner on April 29 through a video conference.Following the norms of social distancing, Patel was administered the oa

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#4 Prakash Javadekar participates in 1st virtual 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2020

Prakash Javadekar participates in 1st virtual 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2020

 Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar participates in 1st virtual which is 11th session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2020 along with 30 other countries representatives & ministers.To discuss the ways and means to tackle the challenge to restore the economies

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#5 Karnataka tops in total installed renewable capacity

Karnataka tops in total installed renewable capacity

According to a CRISIL Research report, Karnataka retained its 1st position in terms of total installed renewable capacity in FY20 followed by Tamil Nadu(2nd) & Gujarat(3rd). The top 3 states in overall solar energy capacity addition are Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka & in wind energy- Gujarat,

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#6 Shiv Das Meena appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of HUDCO

Shiv Das Meena appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of HUDCO

The Additional Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India was appointed to hold the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) ltd, for six month or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the p

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#7 Low-cost mechanical ventilator Ruhdaar developed by team led by IIT BombayIIT Bombay low-cost mechanical ventilator

Low-cost mechanical ventilator Ruhdaar developed by team led by IIT BombayIIT Bombay low-cost mechanical ventilator

A team of engineering students from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar and Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Awantipora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay under the assistance of Design Innovation Centre (DIC), IUST has

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#8 Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson passed away at 61

Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson passed away at 61

Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool forward footballer Michael John Robinson passed away at the age of 61 in Marbella, Spain. He was born on July 12, 1958 in Leicester, England.Michael Robinson appeared in more than 300 official matches in England for five clubs, including Liverpool, and played

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#9 International Dance Day observed globally on 29 April

International Dance Day observed globally on 29 April

International Dance Day is observed globally on 29 April every year. This day was created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.This event takes place every year on 29th April, to celebrates the birth anniversary of Je

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#10 CSIR-CMERI develops “Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device”

 CSIR-CMERI develops “Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device”

A low-cost robotic device named as “Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device (H-CARD)” has been developed by CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur. This robotic device will be used in the collection of samples of people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and will

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#11 Padma Shri award winning Actor Irrfan Khan passes away

Padma Shri award winning Actor Irrfan Khan passes away

Padma Shri award winning Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away. His health had been on the decline ever since he was diagnosed with the neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. In his acting career of over three decades, he acted in over 50 Indian films and several international movies. In 2011, Irrfan khan

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#12 Grammy-nominated singer Troy Sneed passes away

Grammy-nominated singer Troy Sneed passes away

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has passed away due to the novel coronavirus. For his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album ‘Higher’, singer Troy Sneed was nominated for Grammy award.Troy Sneed commenced his music career in 1999 with his maiden album ‘Call Jesus’. His first a

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#13 ADB to support India’s COVID-19 immediate response with $1.5 bn loan

ADB to support India’s COVID-19 immediate response with $1.5 bn loan

To enhance its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India has signed a $1.5 billion loan with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The loan amount will be used in fulfilling India’s immediate priorities. These priorities comprises of disease containment and prevention, social protect

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#14 UIDAI allows CSCs to offer Aadhaar updation facility

UIDAI allows CSCs to offer Aadhaar updation facility

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has permitted the Common Service Centres that operate as banking correspondents (BCs), to provide Aadhaar updation facility. This permission has been granted by UIDAI to CSCs to make Aadhaar updation easier for citizens.After the assent of UIDAI,

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#15 “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator” launched by G-20

“Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator” launched by G-20

G-20 has launched a new initiative “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator” under the presidency of Saudi Arabia. The new initiative “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator” will act as global platform for action to improve connections as well as to leverage interdependencies for collective part

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#16 Largest hole in ozone layer is closed now

Largest hole in ozone layer is closed now

Scientists from Copernicus European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) reported that the largest hole in the Ozone layer spreading over 1 million square kilometers above the Arctic has closed due to unusual atmospheric conditions. The hole in Ozone was first identified by scientists

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#17 Assam govt announced Rs.50 lakh insurance cover to journalists

Assam govt announced Rs.50 lakh insurance cover to journalists

Assam State government has announced an insurance cover of Rs.50 lakh for the frontline journalists who are covering COVID-19. The announcement was passed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.Frontline journalists have been bravely covering COVID-19 against all odds by risking their lives.  Earlier

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#18 WHO launched COVID-19 Tools Act Accelerator

WHO launched COVID-19 Tools Act Accelerator

World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with Global Fund, UNTAID, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), etc. and launched the "Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator or the ACT Accelerator."ACT Accelerator initiative provides a global platform for action to enhance connections

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#19 PCB bans Umar Akmal over corruption charges

PCB bans Umar Akmal over corruption charges

The Pakistan Cricket Board has banned Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal from all forms of cricket for a period of three years. The Pakistani batsmen has been charged with two breaches of anti-corruption codes of Pakistan Cricket Board after he failed to report details of corrupt approaches made to him ahe

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#20 Airtel partners with Nokia to enhance network capacity

Airtel partners with Nokia to enhance network capacity

Nokia and Bharti Airtel has signed a deal of about $1 billion in order to enhance the network capacity of Bharti Airtel. A multi-year agreement has been signed by the two companies to deploy Nokia’s SRAN solution across nine circles in India. This $1 billion deal aims to improve customer experienc

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#21 World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

 The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was first observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in the year 2003 and laid importance on the prevention of accidents and diseases at the workplace.The day is celebrated every year on April 28 and is important since a person spends most o

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#22 Kerala hospital deploys “KARMI-Bot” robot to serve COVID-19 patients

Kerala hospital deploys “KARMI-Bot” robot to serve COVID-19 patients

The government hospital in Ernakulamhere, Kerala has deployed a robot named ‘KARMI-Bot’ to serve COVID-19 patients. The robot will be used to assist patients at the medical college’s COVID-19 isolation ward. The robot is developed by ASIMOV robotics, a corporation working under maker village

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#23 World Immunization Week 2020 observed globally

World Immunization Week 2020 observed globally

The World Immunization week celebrates “Vaccine Heroes” worldwide ranging from parents and community members to health workers and innovators who help to ensure that we are protected via the power of vaccines.The last week of April (24 to 30) every year is observed as World Immunisation Week in

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#24 Veteran photojournalist Ronny Roy passes away

Veteran photojournalist Ronny Roy passes away

Veteran sports photojournalist Ronojoy ‘Ronny’ Roy passed away. He was popularly known as ‘Ronny’ and was associated with Bengali daily Aajkaal since the 1990s and covered the ICC World Cup in England last year.Popularly known as 'Ronny', he was associated with Bengali daily Aajkaal since 19

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#25 Assam govt starts ‘Dhanwantari’ scheme for home delivery of medicines

Assam govt starts ‘Dhanwantari’ scheme for home delivery of medicines

Assam government has launched a new scheme called “Dhanwantari” for home delivery of medicines. The patients can send their prescriptions over the telephone or inform the health workers and the health department will ensure that it is delivered to them even if it is not in the list of available

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#26 IIITM-K creates “Vilokana” search engine for COVID-19 research

 IIITM-K creates “Vilokana” search engine for COVID-19 research

The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) has developed an AI Semantic search engine called ‘Vilokana’, which in Sanskrit means ‘finding out’.This search engine enables researchers to get deeper insights into scientific studies, especially when they n

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#27 Former Pakistan skipper Sana Mir announces retirement

Former Pakistan skipper Sana Mir announces retirement

Former Pakistan women’s skipper Sana Mir announced her retirement from international cricket. She featured in 226 international matches for Pakistan, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017. The 34-year-old cricketer is currently ranked 9th and 41st in the ICC’s ODI and T20I bowlers’ lists.

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#28 IIT Kharagpur ranked 57th in THE’s 2nd edition of Impact Rankings 2020

IIT Kharagpur ranked 57th in THE’s 2nd edition of Impact Rankings 2020

According to Times Higher Education (THE)’s 2nd edition of Impact rankings 2020, which has ranked 766 universities from 85 countries, The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is ranked 57th with a score of 87.9 among global universities.The list is topped by the University of Auckland, N

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#29 World Bank ties-up with AIMA to organize virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”

World Bank ties-up with AIMA to organize virtual workshop on “Contract Management during Emergency situations”

 World Bank (WB) has joined hands with AIMA (All India Management Association), one of the most renowned business schools in India, to organize a virtual workshop called “The Contract Management during Emergency situations” with the aim to create awareness about the likely impact of the coronav

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#30 Transcorp becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive RBI nod to enter into co-branding arrangements

Transcorp becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive RBI nod to enter into co-branding arrangements

The Leading forex and payment solutions provider Transcorp International Limited (TIL), a 25 year old BSE-listed company becomes the 1st non-bank company to receive Reserve Bank of India (RBI) nod to enter into co-branding arrangements for prepaid Instruments to be used in over 35 lakh stores and on

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#31 Olympic silver medallist Mathias Boe announces retirement from international badminton

Olympic silver medallist Mathias Boe announces retirement from international badminton

Mathias Boe, 39 years old, badminton doubles player from Denmark announced retirement from international badminton. He won silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics and 2013 World Championships.Boe planned to retire after either the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thomas Cup in May or the Tokyo

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#32 Eminent theatre actor UshaGanguly passed away at 75

Eminent theatre actor UshaGanguly passed away at 75

UshaGanguly, was an Indian theatre director-actor and activist, most known for her work in Hindi theatre in the 1970s and 1980s, passed away at the age of 75 in Kolkata, West Bengal. She was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) in 1945. She founded Rangakarmee theatre group in 1976, known for its prod

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#33 CSIR-IGIB scientists develops ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip

CSIR-IGIB scientists develops ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip

The Scientists at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-IGIB) has developed ”Feluda” a low-cost coronavirus test strip which will not require any expensive machines & is a simple way of detecting  Severe acute respiratory syndrome

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#34 SpaceX launches Falcon 9 carrier rocket with 60 satellites Starlink

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 carrier rocket with 60 satellites Starlink

Space Exploration Technologies Corp (also known as SpaceX),  a private American aerospace company, has successfully launched 60 Starlink broadband satellites aboard Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U

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#35 Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga qualifies for Tokyo Olympics confirmed by IWF

Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Lalrinnunga qualifies for Tokyo Olympics confirmed by IWF

The President of Weightlifting Federation of India (WFI) Shadev Yadav confirmed that Mirabai Chanu and Jeremy Larinnunga have been qualified to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to their current International rank.In the Olympic qualification process, for each weight class 14 lifters w

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#36 PV Sindhu named as ambassador for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign

PV Sindhu named as ambassador for BWF’s ‘i am badminton’ campaign

World Champion PV Sindhu, named as one of the ambassadors for Badminton World Federation’s (BWF’s) “I am badminton” awareness campaign to provide a platform for the players to express their love and respect for the sport.Five years since the Integrity unit of BWF was formed and the campaign

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#37 Uttar Pradesh becomes the 1st state with a software based in-house facility of virtual courts

Uttar Pradesh becomes the 1st state with a software based in-house facility of virtual courts

Uttar Pradesh (UP) becomes the 1st state with a software-based in-house facility of virtual courts, where a requisite infrastructure in Allahabad High Court and all district courts of Uttar Pradesh to hear cases through video conferencing as there is lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.The co

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#38 India participates in SAARC health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan

India participates in SAARC health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan

India participated in The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan to promote great regional cooperation to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.India was represented by Rajiv Garg, the Director General of Health Services who was assisted by

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#39 Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Sanjay Kothari took oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner of India. He has been selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prior to this, he has served as the Secretary to the President.The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC

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#40 International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April

International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April

International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April every year. This day is observed to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations.International Delegate’s Day marks the anniversary of the first day of the San Francisco Conf

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#41 IIIT-Delhi develops ‘WashKaro’ app to warn about COVID-19

IIIT-Delhi develops ‘WashKaro’ app to warn about COVID-19

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Delhi) has developed a mobile app named ‘WashKaro’. This mobile app helps to warn the people about a coronavirus containment zone nearby and helps them check whether a news item about the pandemic is genuine or fake.The app was developed by

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#42 Cabinet Approves Ordinance To Amend Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

Cabinet Approves Ordinance To Amend Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The above step has been taken to protect the healthcare service personnel as well as property including their living/working premises against the violence during epidemics. The promulgation of a

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#43 UNODC launches “Lockdown Learners” series in India

UNODC launches “Lockdown Learners” series in India

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) has rolled out a ‘Lockdown Learners’ series in India under its flagship “Education for Justice” initiative. It has launched ‘Lockdown Learners’ series of online dialogues with educators and students in India. The ‘Lockdown Learners

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#44 #MyBookMyFriend campaign launched on World Book Day

#MyBookMyFriend campaign launched on World Book Day

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched a campaign “#MyBookMyFriend“. The campaign “#MyBookMyFriend” has been launched on social media on the occasion of World Book Day. Citing the importance of books, the minister urged all the students to read

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#45 India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched

India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched

Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh has launched India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched through video conference. India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collection mobile Lab launched has been named as “Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab”.Mobile BSL-3 VRDL Lab is India’s 1st COVID-19 sample collectio

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#46 NBT & FICCI organizes WEBINAR on Post-COVID Publishing Scenario

NBT & FICCI organizes WEBINAR on Post-COVID Publishing Scenario

National Book Trust, India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has organized a WEBINAR on Post-COVID Publishing Scenario in New Delhi. This webinar was organized on the occasion of WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY and featured the participation of Union Minister of HRD Shri Ra

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#47 TCS BaNCS to power Israel’s 1st fully Digital Bank

TCS BaNCS to power Israel’s 1st fully Digital Bank

India’s IT giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will launch Israel’s first fully digital bank. The digital bank has not been named yet and will be launched in 2021. The digital banking operations platform will be powered by the TCS BaNCS Global Banking Platform.Israel’s Ministry of Finance s

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#48 Lebanon becomes 1st Arab nation to legalise cannabis farming

Lebanon becomes 1st Arab nation to legalise cannabis farming

Lebanon became the 1st Arab nation to legalise cannabis (also known as marijuana) farming for medicinal & industrial use with the aim to boost the exports & to beat the economic crisis created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Lebanon faces the worst economic crisis due to lockdown since the 19

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#49 IT firm Tech Mahindra joins hands with IBM to set up innovation centres

IT firm Tech Mahindra joins hands with IBM to set up innovation centres

Tech Mahindra Limited, an Indian multinational subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has entered into the partnership with US (United States) based IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) to establish innovation centres with the aim to boost digital transformation & encourage adoption of more

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#50 Karnataka Government Launches “Apthamitra” to combat COVID-19

Karnataka Government Launches “Apthamitra” to combat COVID-19

The chief minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa in presence of senior ministers and officials launched “Apthamitra” helpline toll free number and an application to empower the people to fight against coronavirus pandemic. The app provides required medical guidance for the people in need.The Apt

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