Daily Current Affairs (21 April 2020)

🔶World Heritage Day 2020: April 18

🔶Nirmala Sitharaman attends the 101st Development Committee Meeting: IMF

🔶Government increases loss coverage for micro loan defaults under CGFMU scheme to 75% from 50% earlier

🔶Union minister Prahlad singh patel launches the National list of intangible cultural heritage of India in New Delhi

🔶Health Ministry formulated colour codes for Lockdown 2.0 to manage COVID-19 pandemic

🔶Rajasthan: First Indian to carry out Rapid Testing for Covid-19

🔶Centre Government releases 7,300 crore rupees to State & UTs under MGNREGS

🔶Equitas Small Finance Bank launches Selfe Fixed Deposits and Selfe savings accounts

🔶RBI’s 1st auction under TLTRO 2.0 for Rs 25,000 cr on Apr 23; final tranche of Rs 1 lakh crore TLTRO concluded

🔶NCAER Business confidence index (N-BCI) declined to 77.3 from 111.2 in Q4 FY20

🔶S&P cuts India growth forecast to 1.8% from 3.5% for FY 20-21

🔶TVS motor acquires 122-year-old UK-based firm Norton motorcycles for Rs 153 cr

🔶Eros International & Hollywood’s STX Entertainment to merge all share- 1st of its kind

🔶Automatic Mist Based Sanitisers Dispensing Unit & UV Sanitisation Box and Hand-held UV device introduced: DRDO

🔶Gujarat’s GBRC: 2nd Indian institute to decode COVID-19 genome sequence; 3 new mutations found

🔶Indian Navy develops air evacuation pod for COVID-19 patients

🔶Researchers at CeNS designs portable sensor to detect heavy metal in water

🔶Chilean author Luis Sepúlveda dies of coronavirus in northern Spain at 70

🔶South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s party wins election amid COVID-19 pandemic

🔶44th session of World Heritage Committee 2020 of UNESCO in Fuzhou postponed

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