25 April 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Read the daily GK update of 25th April 2020. In today's GK Update we are covering the following news headlines: Inter-Ministerial Central Teams, Noor, Khongjom Day, Recharge Saathi, VITAL. Read the daily GK update for upcoming competitive exams in 2020.

Here is the daily GK update of 25th April 2020 covering the following news headlines: Inter-Ministerial Central Teams, Noor, Khongjom Day, Recharge Saathi, VITAL.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK Jupdate of 25th April 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

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National News

1. Centre formed IMCTs to make on-spot assessment of Covid-19 situation

The government of India has constituted Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs), to make an on-spot assessment of Covid-19 situation. The condition is especially serious in major hotspot districts or emerging hotspots like:

  • Ahmedabad and Surat (Gujarat)
  • Thane (Maharashtra)
  • Hyderabad (Telangana)
  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

International News

2. Iran launches its 1st military satellite “Noor” into orbit

Iran has successfully launched its first-ever military satellite named “Noor” into the orbit. ‘Noor’ satellite has reached its orbit and is orbiting 425 km above the earth’s surface. This satellite is launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], a branch of the country’s armed forces. The Noor satellite was launched by a three-stage rocket which was powered by a combination of solid and liquid fuels.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Iran Capital: Tehran; Currency of Iran: Rial; President of Iran: Hassan Rouhani.

State News

3. Manipur Govt commemorates “Khongjom Day” at War Memorial Complex

The Government of Manipur commemorated “Khongjom Day” at Khongjom War Memorial Complex, Thoubal, Manipur. This day is observed to remember the people who valiantly fought in the Anglo-Manipuri War in 1891.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Manipur Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh.
  • Governor of Manipur: Najma Heptulla.
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur. The only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake.

4. UP becomes 1st state with in-house facility of virtual courts

Uttar Pradesh has become the 1st state with a software-based in-house facility of virtual courts, where requisite infrastructure in Allahabad High Court and all its courts for hearing cases through video conferencing.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow.
  • Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath.
  • Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel.

Appointments

5. Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner

Sanjay Kothari took oath as Central Vigilance Commissioner of India. He has been selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prior to this, he has served as the Secretary to the President.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Central Vigilance Commission formedFebruary 1964.
  • Central Vigilance Commission Headquarters: New Delhi.

Agreements

6. Vodafone Idea ties up with Paytm to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’

Vodafone idea ties up with Paytm have launched the ‘Recharge Saathi’ program. This program will help individuals and small businesses to earn additional income. Vodafone Idea will also give an assured cashback to merchant partners for multiple recharges.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • MD & CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd: Satish Kumar Gupta.
  • Paytm founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
  • Paytm Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Paytm founded: 2010.

Defence

7. CISF launches app ‘e-karyalay’ for movement of files

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has launched an e-office application named ‘e-karyalay’. This application helps to enable the movement of files and documents of CISF without any physical touch. This has been done in order to prevent coronavirus infection due to frequent touching of files by many persons.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of CISF: Rajesh Ranjan; CISF established: 1969.

Banking

8. Singapore’s Caladium increases its stake in Bandhan Bank to 4.49%

Singapore’s Caladium Investment has raised its stake in Bandhan Bank by 1.1% from 3.39% to 4.49%. Caladium Investment PTE Ltd will now hold 7.2 crore shares of Bandhan Bank.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Bandhan Bank Headquarters: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Bandhan Bank MD & CEO: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.
  • Bandhan Bank Tagline: Aapka Bhala, Sabki Bhalai.

Science and Technology

9. NASA creates “VITAL” high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a high-pressure ventilator called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) to treat COVID-19 patients.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Jim Bridenstine.
  • Headquarters of NASA: Washington D.C., United States.

Important Days

10. World Malaria Day being observed on 25 April

World Malaria Day is observed globally on 25 April every year. This day is observed to spread awareness among people globally to fight against malaria. The theme of World Malaria Day 2020 is “Zero malaria starts with me.”

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland; Director general of WHO: Tedros Adhanom.

11. International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April

International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April every year. This day is observed to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.
  • The United Nations (UN) is an organization between countries established on 24 October 1945 to promote international cooperation.

Obituaries

12. Former Australian all-rounder Graeme Watson passes away

Former Australian cricketer Graeme Watson passed away. He was a middle-order batsman and a medium-pace bowler. He featured in five Tests from 1966-67 to 1972 and two ODIs in 1972. The all-rounder earned a national call up during the 1966-67 tour of South Africa.

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