Daily GK Update 03rd April 2020: Read Daily GK-Current Affairs Update

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National News

1. Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam designs multi-feed oxygen manifold


The Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh has designed ‘Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold (MOM)’. This oxygen manifold is designed to supply oxygen to multiple patients at a time, which could prove helpful in a contingency created by COVID-19 spread. The preliminary trials were conducted at MI Room at NDV, followed by rapid trials at the Naval Hospital INHS Kalyani, where it was successfully installed within 30 minutes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Andhra Pradesh: Amaravati.
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
  • Governor of Andhra Pradesh: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

2. NCC offers its cadets to fight COVID-19 under ‘Ex NCC Yogdan’

National Cadet Corps (NCC) has offered its volunteer cadets for national duty to fight COVID-19 under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’. It has issued guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies involved in battling the pandemic. Only Senior Division volunteer cadets above 18 years of age will be employed.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Director-General of NCC: Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra.
  • The motto of NCC: Unity and discipline.
  • Headquarters of NCC: New Delhi.
  • NCC founded: 16 April 1948.

3. GoI launches “Aarogya Setu” app to track Covid-19

“Aarogya Setu” is the official COVID-19 tracking app that has been launched by the Government of India. The “Aarogya Setu” app has been developed by the National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in association with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

State News

4. Andhra govt starts doorstep delivery of pensions

The Andhra Pradesh government has started distributing pensions at the doorstep to 58,44,240 beneficiaries. They using its 2.5 lakh volunteer eliminating the need for pensioners to step out of their homes.  The aim is to encourage beneficiaries to stay at home and avoid stepping out.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
  • Governor of Andhra Pradesh: Biswa Bhushan Harichandan.
  • Capital of Andhra Pradesh: Amaravati.
  • Sri Venkateswara National Park is located in the Chittoor and Cuddapah districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Agreements

5. Domino’s Pizza launches ‘Domino’s Essentials’ service

Domino’s Pizza has partnered with ITC Foods to launch “Domino’s Essentials”. Through “Domino’s Essentials” service, everyday grocery essentials offered by ITC Foods will be delivered while leveraging the delivery infrastructure of Domino’s. This partnership aims to serve the community by ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential items at their doorsteps, without them having to step outside of their homes.

6. SCTIMST & Wipro 3D to manufacture automated ventilators

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has signed an agreement with the Wipro 3D, Bengaluru to jointly manufacture automated ventilators. The two organisations will jointly manufacture a prototype of an emergency ventilator system based on Artificial Manual Breathing Unit (AMBU).

Appointments

7. NTPC appoints Dilip Kumar Patel as director HR

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited appointed Dilip Kumar Patel as its Director Human resources on 1 April. Patel has been the HR Head in various NTPC projects like NSPCL Bhilai, Sipat, and Tanda for around 12 years. He was also the Regional Head of HR in the Eastern Region-2 before he was appointed as the Director (HR).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NTPC Ltd Founded: 7 November 1975.
  • NTPC Ltd Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
  • Chairman & MD NTPC Ltd: Gurdeep Singh.

Defence

8. India’s Naval Dockyard designs low-cost temperature sensor gun

Indian Navy’s Naval Dockyard in Mumbai has designed and developed its own handheld infrared-based temperature sensor gun for the screening of personnel in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the virus, temperature guns and non-contact thermometers have become scarce in the country.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

Banking

9. SBI lists USD 100 million green bonds on India INX

State Bank of India has listed green bonds of $100 million (about Rs 750 crore) on  BSE’s India International Exchange (India INX). The bank has listed green bonds under its USD 10 billion global medium-term note programme on India INX’s Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of SBI: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Chairman of SBI: Rajnish Kumar.

Science and Technology

10. DRDO develops bio suit “Personal Protective Equipment”

A bio suit named as “Personal Protective Equipment” has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The bio suit has been fabricated by DRDO to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus. The DRDO is also trying to ensure the production of bio suits in large numbers. DRDO is seeking biosuits to serve as robust line of defence for the medics, paramedics and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO): G Satheesh Reddy
  • Established: 1958; Headquarters: New Delhi.

Obituaries News

11. Tony Lewis of ‘DLS method’ fame passes away

Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method passed away. Lewis received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to cricket and mathematics in 2010.

Miscellaneous

12. 112-year-old Bob Weighton confirmed as world’s oldest man

The Guinness World Records has been officially confirmed Bob Weighton, from the United Kingdom, as the oldest person living (male) at 112 Years and 1 day as of 30 March 2020. Bob Weighton received the record title after Mr Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan passed away on February 23rd 2020 at 112 years and 355 days.

13. ‘Watson Assistant for Citizens’ to address COVID-19 queries

IBM has introduced ‘Watson Assistant for Citizens’ in India free of cost to address COVID-19 queries. ‘Watson Assistant for Citizens’ is an Artificial Intelligence platform which provides reliable information on COVID-19 related queries. ‘Watson Assistant for Citizens’ unites Watson Assistant, Natural Language Processing as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) search capabilities that helps in understanding and responding to common queries about COVID-19.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare: Harsh Vardhan.

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