Current Affairs – 2020

Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines-25 March 2020

Here are Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines for 25 March, 2020 ContentsINDIAWORLDMEASURES TO SUPPORT ECONOMYECONOMY & CORPORATESPORTS INDIA PM announces nationwide total lockdown for 21 days from March 25 to prevent spread of coronavirus MP: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wins confidence motion in the state Assembly Odisha CM launches Mo Jeeban (My Life) programme; Read More…

India goes on Complete LOCKDOWN to fight COVID-19; allocates Rs 15,000 crores

On March 24, 2020, PM Modi announced that Government of India has allocated Rs 15,000 crores to fight against Corona Virus. The Fund is to be used to increase health infrastructure in the country. This includes testing kits, beds and training professionals to combat the disease. ContentsHighlightsWhat are excluded in the Lock Down?Recent GoI Measures Read More…

IMF: Recession due to COVID-19 to be worse than 2009

On March 24, 2020, the International Monetary Fund announced that the recession to be caused due to Corona Virus is to be worse than the 2009. IMF has specifically warned the G20 nations that the current economic outlook is towards negative. The G20 nations are to hold a virtual summit in a week to come Read More…

Four Mega Trials of COVID-19 Treatment launched by WHO

The World Health Organization recently launched a mega trial of four most promising corona virus treatments. The organization focuses on repurpose drugs that have already been approved to be safe rather than finding new compounds from the scratch. ContentsWhat are the four trials?RemdesivirChloroquine and HydroxyCholoroquineLopinavir and Ritonavir What are the four trials? The WHO is Read More…

New Hanta Virus Emerges in China after COVID-19

A man in Yunnan Province of China has tested positive for Hanta Virus. He died shortly after he was tested positive for the virus on March 23, 2020. The symptoms of Hanta Virus are similar to that of the Corona Virus. ContentsAbout Hanta VirusSpread of the virusCurrent Challenges About Hanta Virus The Hanta Virus, also Read More…

GoI: Invest India Business Immunity Platform launched

On March 24, 2020, the India’s National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency called the Invest India launched “The Invest India Business Immunity Platform”. The platform is to operate on the website of Invest India. ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights The platform is to give real time updates about India’s response and actions against Corona Virus. It will provide Read More…

Labour Ministry transfers Cess Funds for the Construction Workers to fight against COVID-19

On March 24, 2020, the Ministry of Labour and Employment transferred funds to the account of construction workers in the backdrop of outbreak of COVID-19. ContentsHighlightsLegislationBOCW Cess ActWhat is Cess? Highlights The Labour Ministry has directed the state governments and Union Territories to transfer Rs 52,000 crores to the accounts of construction workers. Around 3.5 Read More…

What is the difference between lockdown, Curfew and Section 144?

With COVID-19 spreading in India, GoI has ruled curfew in some areas, Section-144 in some other areas and lock down in many other areas. These measures are being done to contain the spread of the virus. ContentsLock DownSection 144Curfew Lock Down The action is called Lock Down when there are restrictions on assembly. However, essential Read More…