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11 April current affairs
11 April current affairs
● 11 April :  National Safe Motherhood Day

● Asian Development Bank assured India of 2.2 billion US dollar support to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

● ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa assured Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of financial support of about 16,500 crore rupees.

● The ADB President also appreciated the 1.7 lakh crore rupees economic relief package to provide immediate income and consumption support to the poor, women, and workers affected by the nationwide lockdown.

● The Government of India had declared 11 April as National Safe Motherhood Day in the year 2013 and it coincides with the anniversary day of Kasturba Gandhi's birth, wife of Mohan das Karam Chand Gandhi, the father of the nation.

● Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers’ virtual Meeting.

● The meeting was called by Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as the G20 Presidency, and chaired by Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz.

● A WhatsApp number was launched by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to monitor cases of domestic violence that have seen an spike during the lockdown era of coronavirus.

● In addition to the online complaint links and emails that are already in service, the NCW said the WhatsApp number, '7217735372'

● The National Commission for Women (NCW) is the statutory body of  the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women. It was established in 31 January 1992 under the provisions of the Indian Constitution, [1] as defined in the 1990 National Commission for Women Act.he first head of the commission was Jayanti Patnaik. As of 30 November 2018, Rekha Sharma is the chairperson

 ● Jana Small Finance Bank, a scheduled commercial bank, launched DIGIGEN platform.

● DIGIGEN is a digital banking platform where customers can digitally open a Savings Account and Fixed Deposit instantly; anytime, anywhere.

● True to its brand promise 'paise ki kadar', customers are eligible for an attractive 4.5% p.a. interest rates on Savings Account with no minimum balance and up to 7.50%* p.a. interest on Fixed Deposits

● E-commerce marketplace Flipkart, in partnership with ICICI Lombard and Go Digit General Insurance, has launched health insurance policies on its platform that distinctly cover COVID-19.

● Enabling health cover for consumers combating the global pandemic, the two health insurance policies come with instant claim benefits and do not require any medical tests at the time of purchase.

● The COVID-19 Protection Cover by ICICI Lombard provides an instant ₹25,000 benefit plan paid to the customer on positive diagnosis of COVID-19.

● It is priced at an annual premium of ₹159.

● The former Zimbabwean cricketer Jackie du Preez passed away.

● The leg-spinner played for South Africa in Zimbabwe's pre-independence days.

● He played two Tests for South Africa in 1967.

● Du Preez didn't represent South Africa thereafter but enjoyed a long and successful first-class career.

● The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has validated the use of TrueNat, a machine that is used to detect drug-resistant Tuberculosis.

● Truenat is a small battery-operated machine. It requires minimal training expertise to operate and can  easily be used in a smaller setting.

● According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India will soon begin clinical  trials of a plasma treatment for critical Covid-19 patients.

● The treatment includes injecting patients with plasma from people who have recovered  from the infection, and whose bodies have therefore generated the antibodies required to fight the virus.

● India assured Uganda that it would extend all possible support to Kampala in its efforts to control the  spread of the novel coronavirus.

● The assurance was given when Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Ugandan President Yoweri  Kaguta Museveni.

● Modi warmly recalled his visit to Uganda in July 2018, and touched on the special nature of India-Uganda ties.

Current Affairs 11 April 2020  

🔶GoI approved Rs.15000 cr for COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package 

🔶TRIFED along with UNICEF & WHO launched digital campaign to ensure work safety of Tribal Gatherers 

🔶SC extended tenure of TDSAT Chairperson Shiva Kirti Singh by three months 

🔶UNSC met for 1st time to discuss COVID-19 impact through video-conference 

🔶Flipkart partners with ICICI lombard & Go Digit to offer two COVID-19 health insurance policies 

🔶CPI inflation likely to ease from 4.8% in Q1 to 4.4% in Q2: RBI’s MPR 

🔶RBI: AU Small Finance Bank appoints R V Verma as part-time chairman and Sanjay Agarwal re-appointed as MD and CEO 

🔶IndiGrid to acquire Gurgaon-Palwal Transmission Limited  

🔶Apple acquires Dark Sky weather app 

🔶Centre launched Aarogya Setu IVRS for non-smart phones in collaboration with TN govt and IIT-Madras 

🔶Biofortified carrot variety ‘Madhuban Gajar’ developed by Vallabhhai Vasrambhai Marvaniya- farmer scientist 

🔶Bharat Biotech ties-up with FluGen & US virologists to develop intranasal vaccine for coronavirus ‘CoroFlu’ 

🔶DST to fund for development of Nasal passage gel for COVID-19 

🔶FIFA’s ranking 2020: Indian football team static at 108th position; Belgium on top 

🔶Indian-American veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla passed away at 66

🔶 World Homeopathy Day 2020: April 10

🔶 April 9, 2020 WADA celebrates Play True Day 2020 

🔶55th Anniversary of CRPF Valour Day 2020: April 9 

🔶Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches “Operation SHIELD” in 21 Containment Areas against COVID-19 

🔶RBI launches Twitter campaign to adopt digital payment modes 

🔶Odisha became the first State to extend lockdown till April 30

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