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#1 Microsoft & US CDC tie-up to create AI bot ‘Clara’

Microsoft & US CDC tie-up to create AI bot ‘Clara’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced an AI bot called ‘Clara’ to help people assess potential symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC has partnered up with CDC Foundation and Microsoft Azure’s Healthcare Bot service to create Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker”

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#2 NGMA launched Virtual Tour of its permanent collection

NGMA launched Virtual Tour of its permanent collection

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) celebrated the 66th Foundation Day on 29 March 2020. On the occasion, NGMA launched "Virtual Tour of its permanent collection" for the visitors.  People are not allowed to visit NGMA due to the lockdown for 21 days in India as a measure to curb COVID-19 spread.

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#3 US renews four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran

US renews four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran

Donald Trump administration on March 30, 2020 renewed the four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran for another 60 days. The restrictions are aimed at preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon.The spokesperson of the US State Department, Morgan Ortagus said that the US is renewing four nuclear

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#4 Prince Charles recovers from Covid-19, out of self-isolation

Prince Charles recovers from Covid-19, out of self-isolation

Prince Charles has recovered from COVID-19, as per royal spokesperson. The 71-year-old heir to the throne, came out of self-isolation on March 30, 2020, seven days after he was tested to positive.Prince Charles had been self-isolating at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland since his results had

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#5 Government approves Insurance Scheme for health workers combating COVID-19

Government approves Insurance Scheme for health workers combating COVID-19

The Union Government on March 29, 2020 approved an insurance scheme for health workers who are working hard to treat COVID-19 patients and save lives. The scheme was announced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 26. The scheme will

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#6 DRDO to develop ‘multi-patient ventilators’ for critical COVID-19 patients

DRDO to develop ‘multi-patient ventilators’ for critical COVID-19 patients

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is trying to develop 'multi-patient ventilators' to support critical COVID-19 patients. The multi-patient ventilators will help support several patients through a single unit. The DRDO is developing the advanced ventilators to meet the demand

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#7 ADB to invest $100 Million in Indian Infrastructure

ADB to invest $100 Million in Indian Infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on March 30, 2020, that it will be making an investment worth $100 Million in Indian Infrastructure through government promoted National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).The ADB will be investing in NIIF’s  ‘Fund of Funds’, which will ensure

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#8 Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC)

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched CoNTeCan acronym for COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre, a Telemedicine Hub in New Delhi to connect the Doctors across the country to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in real time for treatment of the COVI

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#9 IMF declared recession in World due to COVID-19 impact

IMF declared recession in World due to COVID-19 impact

Many countries of the world have been declared lockdown due to Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced the complete lockdown of the country for next 21 days on March 24, 2020. Now, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that the global economy

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#10 Mirza Waheed and Santanu Das win The Hindu Prize 2019

Mirza Waheed and Santanu Das win The Hindu Prize 2019

The Hindu prize (annual) 2019 is awarded to Mirza Waheed’s Tell Her Everything (Fiction)-2019 and Santanu Das’s India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images and Songs (Non-Fiction)-2018.Mirza Waheed’s novel talks about human ethics, noble love & the corrosive nature of companio

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#11 Ministry of DoNER grants Rs 25-crore to combat the coronavirus in north eastern states

Ministry of DoNER grants Rs 25-crore to combat the coronavirus in north eastern states

 The Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry and the North Eastern Council (NEC) will provide a financial assistance of Rs 25 crore to the States in the Northeast for gap funding to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The announcement has been made by the Union Minister of State (Mos)

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#12 North Macedonia officially joins NATO as its 30th member

North Macedonia officially joins NATO as its 30th member

The Republic of North Macedonia has inducted officially as the 30th and newest member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This membership comes after North Macedonia’s 2017 deal with Greece under which the former changed its name from Macedonia (a name same as Greek province). After the

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#13 US announced $174 mn aid to 64 countries including $2.9 mn to India to tackle COVID-19

US announced $174 mn aid to 64 countries including $2.9 mn to India to tackle COVID-19

The United States of America (USA) will provide an additional USD 174 million financial assistance to 64  most at-risk countries which include USD 2.9 million to India as support for combating the coronavirus pandemic. In February 2020, the USA provided 100 million aid for the same purpose.The assi

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#14 B.P. Kanungo reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of one year

B.P. Kanungo reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of one year

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, has approved the extension of the tenure of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Deputy Governor, Bibhu Prasad Kanungo for a period of one year up to April 3, 2021. His tenure is going to end on April 2, 2020.Kanungo

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#15 America’s civil rights leader Joseph Lowery passed away at 98

America’s civil rights leader Joseph Lowery passed away at 98

 America’s civil rights leader Joseph Echols Lowery passed away at the age of 98 in Atlanta, Georgia, US (United States). He was the key ally of Martin Luther King in the US civil rights movement of the 1960s. He was born on October 6, 1921 in Huntsville, Alabama, US.Joseph Lowery was awarded the

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#16 Apple launches COVID-19 information app

Apple launches COVID-19 information app

Apple has launched a new dedicated app and website for users across the US. The app provides accurate and credible information to users about the COVID-19 pandemic. The new COVID-19 app and website provide the needed guidance and latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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#17 Punjab National Bank reveals new logo ahead of merger

Punjab National Bank reveals new logo ahead of merger

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has unveiled a new logo before its merger with the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and the United Bank of India (UBI). The new logo bears the distinct signages of all the three PSU banks i.e. the Punjab National Bank, the United Bank of India (UBI) and the Oriental Ban

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#18 GoI launches coronavirus tracking app “Corona Kavach”

GoI launches coronavirus tracking app “Corona Kavach”

The Government of India has launched a coronavirus risk-tracking app called ‘Corona Kavach.’ Jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The app uses a person’s location to assess whether they are in the

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#19 SpaceX wins NASA award for planned lunar space station

SpaceX wins NASA award for planned lunar space station

A new space capsule from SpaceX has been picked up by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station. Hence, with a $7 billion NASA contract, SpaceX will use its biggest rocket, Falcon Heavy to send spacecraft named as

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#20 Former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma passes away

Former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma passes away

Former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma passed away. He has served as the telecom minister, steel minister and was also a Lok Sabha member from 1996 to 2014. He also served as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs during is career.Beni Prasad Verma was born on 11th February, 1941 in Siraul

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#21 China to launch Long March-5B carrier rocket in April

China to launch Long March-5B carrier rocket in April

China is planning to launch a Long March-5B carrier rocket, an experimental spacecraft, without a crew in April 2020. The mission is a part of a broader spaceflight program to shuttle astronauts to its future space station. The new-generation spacecraft has been scheduled to launch China's largest

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#22 Hospital in Jaipur to use humanoid robot to serve COVID-19 patients

Hospital in Jaipur to use humanoid robot to serve COVID-19 patients

The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital in Jaipur is to introduce the usage of humanoid robots to provide services to the COVID-19 patients. The robot at SMS Hospital uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to do its job. It doesn't need to follow lines on the floor and

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#23 Indian Army launched Operation Namaste

 Indian Army launched Operation Namaste

Indian Army has launched an initiative christened 'Operation Namaste' to extend all possible assistance to the government in containing the spread of coronavirus. The operation was launched by Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on 27 March.Under the operation, the Indian Army has issued severa

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#24 Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

Mutation and Pangolins main source of COVID-19

According to a research published in the journal “Pathogen”, virus jumped to humans from Pangolins. Also, mutation was the main reason for the virus the virus to target human cells so easily and hence leads to fast spread of the virus.The study has found that the virus has jumped to humans from

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#25 India, first in the world to start antibody tests for Corona Virus

India, first in the world to start antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of of Covid-19.The methodology adopted by India is first in the world. It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. The test is diffe

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#26 Moody’s cuts India’s GDP growth to 2.5% in 2020

Moody’s cuts India’s GDP growth to 2.5% in 2020

Moody’s Investors Service reduced India’s GDP growth in 2020 to 2.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 5.3 per cent. The Coronavirus pandemic will cause unprecedented shock to the global economy.Moody’s Global Macro Outlook 2020-21, India will see a sharp fall in incomes at an estimated 2.5

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#27 IIT-Gandhinagar launches “Project Isaac” for students during Corona lockdown

IIT-Gandhinagar launches “Project Isaac” for students during Corona lockdown

The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched ‘Project Isaac’ to engage students in creative projects during the COVID-19 lockdown. The project aims to enhance the student’s skills while they are confined in their homes.The project is inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, who wa

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#28 CRISIL cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 3.5% for FY2021

CRISIL cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 3.5% for FY2021

CRISIL has reduced India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for fiscal 2021 to 3.5 per cent from 5.2 per cent expected earlier. The cut is due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic in India and the consequent lockdown for 21 days pose a material risk to our India economic outlook.

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#29 CII sets up “CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund”

CII sets up “CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund”

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has set up a CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund (CRR) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to tackle Covid-19. The CII COVID Rehabilitation and Relief Fund (CRR) will assist small enterprises or MSME in rehabilitation. The setting up of Reli

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#30 Abbott Labs launches 5-minute coronavirus test

Abbott Labs launches 5-minute coronavirus test

Abbott Laboratories, United States is unveiling a coronavirus test which will tell if someone is infected within 5 minutes. This test is so small and portable it is often utilized in almost any health-care setting. The test starts with taking a swab from the nose or the rear of the throat, then mixi

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#31 PESO takes measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals, other health care facilities

PESO takes measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals, other health care facilities

Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization, PESO has taken various measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of Oxygen to hospitals and other health care facilities due to nationwide lock down for containment of COVID-19 pandemic. Instructions have been issued by PESO to all its offices to ensure gr

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#32 Indore deploy drones to sanitize city against COVID-19 scare

Indore deploy drones to sanitize city against COVID-19 scare

 India’s cleanest city, Indore has deployed drones to sanitize city areas against the coronavirus scare. Indore becomes the 1st city in India to use drones to sanitize the city. The Indore Municipal Corporation has hired two drones for that purpose.It is a first-of-its-kind attempt by which crowd

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#33 India’s largest COVID-19 hospitals to be set up in Odisha

India’s largest COVID-19 hospitals to be set up in Odisha

 Odisha government has planned to set up two of the largest Covid-19 hospitals which will have a combined capacity of 1,000 beds and will be functional within a fortnight. With this, Odisha will be the first state in the country to set up such a large-scale hospital exclusively to treat Covid-19 pa

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#34 Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz passes away due to coronavirus

Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz passes away due to coronavirus

Indian-born international chef Floyd Cardoz passed away at 59. Cardoz tested positive for Covid-19 in the USA on March 18 and was being treated at the Mountainside Medical Centre in New Jersey.Cardoz is the co-owner of Hunger Inc, which runs three restaurants in Mumbai – Bombay Canteen, O’Pedro

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#35 Veteran bollywood actress Nimmi passes away

Veteran bollywood actress Nimmi passes away

Veteran star of 1950s and ’60s Hindi movies Nimmi passed away. She was born as Nawab Banoo and was later known by by her screen name ‘Nimmi’.Nimmi acted in the era of 1950s and ’60s in various popular movies including ‘Aan’, ‘Barsaat’ and ‘Deedar’. Her last movie was ‘Love and

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#36 RBI’s 7th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20

RBI’s 7th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20

 In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to advance the Bi-monthly Monetary Policy meet which was scheduled to be held on 31st March 2020 and the announcement was meant to be made on 3rd April. The meeting was advanced to 24th, 26th an

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#37 Digital Industry to temporarily default HD content streaming to SD

Digital Industry to temporarily default HD content streaming to SD

All companies from the digital industry have decided upon temporarily defaulting HD (High-Definition) & ultra-HD streaming to SD (Standard-Definition) content or offering only SD content, at bitrates no higher than 480p on cellular networks until 14th April.The move comes looking at potential impact

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#38 Former footballer Abdul Latif passes away

Former footballer Abdul Latif passes away

Former India midfielder Abdul Latif, who was also a key member of the bronze medal winning team at the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games died. He also represented India in Asia Cup Qualifier in 1968 in Myanmar and Merdeka Cup in 1969 in Kuala Lumpur.Latif represented Mohammedan Sporting from 1963-1967 and la

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#39 National Book Trust of MHRD Launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks

National Book Trust of MHRD Launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks

The National Book Trust (NBT) of Human Resource Development HRD Ministry launches #StayHomeIndiaWithBooks initiative to encourage people to read books while at home.As part of this initiative, it provides select and best-selling titles for FREE Download of 100+ books, in PDF format, from the NBT’s

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#40 25 worshippers killed by ISIS suicide bombers attackin Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan

 25 worshippers killed by ISIS suicide bombers attackin Gurudwara in Kabul, Afghanistan

25 worshippers were killed and eight were injured during the attack by heavily armed four suicide bombers attack at Dharamshala, a Sikh worship place (Gurudwara) located in Kabul, Afghanistan. The responsibility of this deadliest attack on the minority Sikh community is taken by Islamic State of Ira

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#41 IRS officers KM Prasad and SK Gupta appointed CBDT board members

IRS officers KM Prasad and SK Gupta appointed CBDT board members

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of two Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers Krishan Mohan Prasad and Satish Kumar Gupta as members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The interaction for 2 vacant CBDT board member posts was held on January 23, 2020 & final

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#42 WHO initiated mega trial “Solidarity” of 4 promising drugs to cure Covid-19

WHO initiated mega trial “Solidarity” of 4 promising drugs to cure Covid-19

In accordance with the Science Magazine report, on March 24, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has started a mega trial namely “Solidarity” of four most promising drugs that may cure the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The trial consists of study, testing, and development of antidote again

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#43 RBI advances its Rs 25000 cr repo auction to March 26, 2020; SPDs to participate in auction

RBI advances its Rs 25000 cr repo auction to March 26, 2020; SPDs to participate in auction

Now-a-days Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is taking important measures to ensure standard operations to maintain liquidity flow in the disrupted conditions caused by Covid-19 (Coronavirus). As a part of these measures, RBI has advanced its first of the two Rs 25,000 crore variable rate repo auctions to

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#44 Jana SFB along with NPCI launches UPI QR-based loan installment payment facility

 Jana SFB along with NPCI launches UPI QR-based loan installment payment facility

Jana Small Finance Bank (SFB) ,a leading digitized bank  in partnership with National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), has launched a UPI QR-based loan installment payment facility to its existing 40 lakh plus customers & 5crore micro finance agencies.Now the bank’s customers can generate UPI

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#45 After Covid-19 pandemic “Hantavirus” death reported in China

 After Covid-19 pandemic “Hantavirus” death reported in China

After a deadly Coronavirus, now a death has been reported in China’s Yunnan province due to Hantavirus infection, a virus spread from rodents. Rodents are a type of small mammal with sharp front teeth which include mouse, squirrel, or beaver, hamster etc. However, this is not a new virus and it do

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#46 Asterix’ co-creator Albert Uderzo passed away at 92

Asterix’ co-creator Albert Uderzo passed away at 92

Alberto Aleandro Uderzo, French comic book artist, scriptwriter, the co-creator and illustrator of the “Asterix and Obelix” comics passed away at the age of 92 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France.Albert Uderzo created Asterix in 1959 with the fellow Fren

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#47 Chander Suta Dogra launched a book- “Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back”

Chander Suta Dogra launched a book- “Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back”

 Senior Journalist Chander Suta Dogra launched her 2nd book- “Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back” relies on de-classified records of the Ministry of External Affairs & other sources. It is published by Harpercollins.The book  addresses the missing Indian soldiers during the m

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#48 International Monetary Fund launches Government Policy Tracker

 International Monetary Fund launches Government Policy Tracker

The International Monetary Fund recently launched the “IMF Policy Tracker”. The platform will provide all the key economic responses launched by Goverments all over the world to fight against Corona Virus.Currently, the virus has spread to almost all parts of the world and the measures taken by

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#49 UP bans sale of pan masala

UP bans sale of pan masala

The Uttar Pradesh state government has imposed a ban on the production and sale of pan masala during the 21-day lockdown imposed across the country. The move comes in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The information was passed by Food Security Commissioner Ministhy S.As per the ban, manufacturi

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#50 US, UAE troops launch major exercise ‘Native Fury

US, UAE troops launch major exercise ‘Native Fury

The United Arab Emirates and U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise amid tensions with Iran and despite the new coronavirus pandemic. The biennial exercise, called Native Fury, shows the close ties between American forces and the UAE.The exercise saw 4,000 U.S. troops from th

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