Current Affairs 2020

Current Affairs Pocket : 10 April 2020

UN ESCAP forcast India’s GDP for FY21 at 4.8%* The UN ‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 2020 forecast India’s GDP for FY21 at 4.8%. It also warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to result in significant adverse economic impact globally. The title of the UN report ‘Economic and Social

Current Affairs Pocket : 9 April 2020

DRDO Laboratory VRDE Develops full-body Disinfection Chamber ‘PSE’* The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Laboratory at Vehicle Research Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra has designed a full body disinfection chamber called as Personnel Sanitisation Enclosure (PSE).* This walk through enclosure is designed for personnel decontamination, one person at a time.* It is a

Current Affairs Pocket : 8 April 2020

Paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine drugs export to USA* The Indian Govt has given relaxtion a ban for exporting paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). such drugs commonly used in treatment of COVID-19. at present, these drugs are in the licensed category.* India took this step because US President Donald Trump demanded for the supply of hydroxychloroquine. before it,

Current Affairs Pocket : 7 April 2020

TDSAT Chairman Justice Shiva Kirti Singh extended by 3-months* The tenure of Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, as the incumbent Chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has been extended by the Supreme Court of India. The bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde along with Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjay

Weekly Current Affairs Pocket : 4 – 6 April 2020

Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy appointed as shadow foreign minister* Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour Party’s newly-elected Leader, named Indian-origin MP Lisa Nandy as his shadow foreign secretary. Starmer’s new committee will be responsible for coordinating Labour’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.* Lisa Eva Nandy served as the Member of Parliament for Wigan since 2010. From

Current Affairs Pocket : 3 April 2020

NTPC appoints a new Director- Human Resources* Power giant NTPC has elevated Dilip Kumar Patel as its Director- Human Resources. He takes over from Saptarshi Roy after his superannuation on March 31. * Dilip has taken charge on 01.04.2020, and as Director (HR), he is overall responsible for the activities relating to Human Resource Management

Current Affairs Pocket : 2 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

Current Affairs Pocket : 1 April 2020

Pune Woman Minal Dakhave First Indian made testing tool “Pathodetect Covid-19 Kit”* Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale from Pune had headed the designing team for the coronavirus testing kit called ‘Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit’.She is the research and development chief of Mylab Discovery Solutions in Pune, the first Indian company have received full approval