Current Affairs - April, 2020

BRICS Foreign ministers to attend COVID-19 meeting

The foreign ministers of the BRICS grouping are to discuss on measures to combat COVID-19. External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar is to represent India at the meet. Highlights The video conference is to be hosted by Russia as it is the current rotating head. The ministers are to discuss possible joint measures to fight Read More…

ADB approves 1.5 billion USD for India to fight COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved 1.5 billion USD loan to support the Indian Government in its actions against the spread of COVID-19 crisis. The fund is to be used in disease containments, social protection and disease prevention. Highlights The loan sanctioned by the ADB is to be used for social protection Read More…

International Financial Services Centre Authority established by GoI

The Government of India has established International Financial Services Centre Authority. The headquarters of the authority is to be established in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Highlights The Authority was established through a notification. The notification issued by the GoI brings into effect certain effects of IFSCA Act, 2019. The authority will regulate financial markets in the International Read More…

April 28: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Every year the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 28. With COVID-19 pandemic creating great challenges for governments, workers and employers, this year the day is to focus on addressing outbreak of infectious diseases at work. This year, the day is marked under the theme Theme: Stop the Pandemic Read More…

Guidelines to use Air Conditioners issued by Central Public Works Department

The Central Public Works Department has issued guidelines to use air conditioners during COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines have been issued as Air conditioner usages are to increase with the arrival of Summer in the country. The main objective of the guidelines is to counter the fact use of air conditioners lead to increased spread of Read More…