Current Affairs – 2020

Arogya Setu: Mulit-Lingual Mobile Application launched by GoI to track COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, National Informatics Center operating under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has developed an application “Arogya Sethu”. The app alerts the person whenever he comes in contact within six feet of COVID-19 infected person. ContentsKey Features of the AppPrivacy component of the Application Key Features of the App The application uses Read More…

WhatsApp Chatbot of GoI launched to curb fake news crossed 1.7 crore users

The Government of India had earlier created Whats App Chatbot to curb fake news being spread about COVID-19 virus in the country. ContentsAbout the ChatbotSignificanceWhat is a Chatbot? About the Chatbot The Chatbot was launched to answer all the queries related to the virus. It is designed to provide all the information related to COVID-19. Read More…

DARPG: National Monitoring Dashboard launched

On April 1, 2020, the Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Dr Jitendra Singh launched the National Monitoring Dashboard on COVID-19. The dashboard is to be developed and implemented by DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances). The main objective of the dashboard is quick and timely implementations of COVID-19 response and Read More…

National Book Trust launched “Corona Studies” Book Series

The National Book Trust of India has launched the Corona Studies book series that provide related information about the spreading Corona virus. The book series holds materials suitable for all age groups. ContentsHighlightsNational Book TrustStay Home India with Books Highlights The initiative is being launched to bring in social, economic, psychological and cultural awareness about Read More…

United Nations Security council to meet on COVID-19 first time

On April 2, 2020, the current president of United Nations Security Council, Dominican Republic announced that the world body is to meet over COVID-19 next week. The rotating presidency of the 15-member council was taken by the Caribbean country from the previous president China. China is a permanent member and has veto powers in the Read More…

United Nations Nuclear Agency sends COVID-19 testing gears to 40 countries

The International Atomic Energy Agency, an autonomous wing of the United Nations has sent COVID-19 testing gears to around 40 countries. ContentsHighlightsBeneficiariesAbout the kit Highlights The IAEA is known for its nuclear inspection works in countries such as Iran. It also helps countries to use nuclear technology for peaceful purpose. The organization had recently received Read More…

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day

Every year, the World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 by the members of United Nations. The day is observed to take measures to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. ContentsHighlightsWhat is Autism?Factors associated with AutismSignificance Highlights In all there are 7 health specific UN days. World Autism Awareness Day is one among Read More…

COP26 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 1, 2020, the United Nations announced that the Conference of Parties (COP 26) that was to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 has been pushed to 2021. This is being done over the threat of COVID-19 virus and its impact on the world. ContentsHighlightsImpacts Highlights The COP 26 which is considered as Read More…