Current Affairs - April, 2020

ICMR to States: “Stop Using Rapid Test Kits for 2 days”

On April 21, the Indian Council of Medical Research directed the states to stop using rapid test kits for 2 days. The order comes after several states started complaining about faulty kits. Highlights The GoI had received around 3 lakh COVID-19 rapid testing kits from China. The plan is to import around 6,50,000 kits from Read More…

“COVID India Seva”: An interactive Platform launched by GoI

On April 22, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan launched “COVID India Seva” platform. The platform is an interactive medium established to provide a channel of communication between the citizens and the Government. Highlights The platform aims at providing transparent e-governance delivery. This is achieved by answering queries of Read More…

April 22: World Earth Day

Every year World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The day is celebrated to demonstrate environmental protection. It is being celebrated since 1970. This year the World Earth Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Climate Action Highlights On the World Earth Day, 2016, the famous Paris Agreement was signed by more than 120 Read More…

April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Every year on April 21, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated by the United Nations. The day creates awareness about the importance of innovation and creativity to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They are also called the Global goals. Highlights Creativity and Innovation are the two main wealth of a country in Read More…

GoI: Dashboard launched to provide details about dhabas and repair shops

On April 21, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways launched a dashboard in its website http://www.morth.nic.in. The dashboard will provide information about dhabas and trucks. Highlights The dashboard has been launched to help cargo and truck drivers and cleaners. A call number 1033 has been activated to answer calls. All the necessary healthcare Read More…