Current Affairs Daily Digest – April 02 2020
1. COVID-19: Wimbledon cancelled for the First Time since World Wars
Wimbledon was cancelled due to the threats of Corona Virus. This is the first time the tournament is being cancelled since the World War II.Wimbledon was scheduled between June 29, 2020 and July 12, 2020 in the outskirts of London. However, it was cancelled considering lock down situation and also due to the threats posed by COVID-19.
2. Navaratnalu Pedalandariki Illu Programme: 25 lakh poor to get houses in AP
The Government of Andhra Pradesh modified the guidelines of Navatatnalu-Pedalandariki Illu programme. The scheme is called “Houses for all the poor”. The scheme is called “Houses for all the poor”. The guidelines were changed based on the directions of the High Court.
3. COVID-19: World Bank offers 1 billion USD for India’ Emergency Response Project
The World Bank announced that it is to offer 1 billion USD to Government of India to implement Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems preparedness project.
The project is being launched by India in order to mitigate the threats created by the virus. It will strengthen the national system and keep up public health preparedness in the country.
4. COVID-19 tracking app ‘Aarogya Setu’ launched by the government
Aarogya Setu, India’s first comprehensive COVID-19 tracking app, was launched by the central government on April 2, 2020. The app will help people get connected with health services to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
5. Syndicate Bank”s Krishnan S appointed as ED at Canara Bank post merger
State-owned Canara Bank on Wednesday said Krishnan S has become its executive director post its merger with Syndicate Bank. Krishnan held the same portfolio in Syndicate Bank.
Syndicate Bank has been merged with Canara Bank with effect from Wednesday. In March, Canara Bank had said Krishnan will be appointed as executive director with effect from April 1, 2020 till October 31, 2020, or until further orders.
6. RBI increases WMA limit of states, UTs by 30%, relaxes export rules
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to increase the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for state governments and Union Territories by 30 per cent till September 30, and allowed exporters six months extra to realise their export proceeds, in a bid to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
7. World Autism Awareness Day April 02
On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the coronavirus and its impact on society.
Theme 2020 – The transition to Adulthood
8. CBSE introduces ‘applied mathematics’ as academic elective for Class 11 students
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday introduced applied mathematics as an academic elective at the senior secondary level. The new academic elective will be available for students of class 11 from this academic year (2020-21 session).