Current affairs April 07 202
1. The Chief Minister of which Indian state has been conferred with the ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by the animal rights body PETA India?
Ans: Odisha ( Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been conferred with an award by animal rights body PETA India for allocating funds to feed community animals in Odisha.It comes after the state government sanctioned Rs 54 lakh to feed stray animals in five municipal corporations and all 48 municipalities as they are struggling to find food during the lockdown. Recognising his efforts, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India announced the ‘Hero to Animals Award’ for Patnaik.)
2. Aerobisys Innovations, Which has developed an affardable and emergency – use ventilator called ‘jeenan Lite’ is an incubated start-up of which institution?
Ans: Indian Institute of Technology – Hyderabad (Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator,Called “Jeevan Lite,” the device developed by the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) at the institute offers protection to healthcare providers as well as it is Internet of Things-enabled and can be operated through a phone app. It can also be battery-operated, enabling its deployment in areas without assured power supply.Aerobiosys Innovations plans to provide Jeevan Lite at a price of Rs. 1 lakh which is significantly economical compared with existing products in the market.)
3. The Indian Government, an exporter will have to get a licence from authority for out-bound shipments for diagnostic kits?
Ans: Directorate General of Foreign Trade( DGFT) ( “The export of diagnostic kits (diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, preparation diagnostic or laboratory reagents)… is restricted with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.The government has already prohibited the export of all kinds of artificial respiratory apparatus, oxygen therapy apparatus and breathing devices, and sanitisers, masks, ventilators and textile raw materials for masks and coveralls, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and formulations.)
4. Indian citizens will be eligible for free COVID-19 testing and treatment under Which scheme?
Ans: Ayushman Bharat- pradhan Mantri jan Arogya Yojana-PMJAY (The NHA, which implements the national health insurance scheme,”Testing and treatment of COVID-19 is already available for free in public facilities. Now, more than 50 crore citizens, eligible under the health assurance scheme will be able to avail free testing through private labs and treatment for COVID-19 in empanelled hospitals,”The COVID-19 tests will be carried out as per protocols of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and by private labs approved or registered by it,
5. Where is located Bronx zoo, where a tiger was tested positive for Covid-19?
Ans: United States (The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions all developed dry coughs and are expected to fully recover, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the city’s zoos.)
6. India take help it tackle the effect of COVID-19 from whcih country, through its aid agency has announced a grant of USAID 2.9 million?
Ans: United States (New Delhi: The US government, through its aid agency USAID, has announced a grant of $2.9 million to India to help it fight the coronavirus pandemic. US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said the assistance will further support India’s response to COVID-19. The US government, through USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other relevant agencies, is working closely with India to support the country’s response to the pandemic.The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of the leading aid agencies globally.
7. April 5 is observed as which day by the United Nations for the first time in 2020?
Ans: International day of Conscience (April 5, 2020 will mark the first International Day of Conscience, which is a United Nations day. This day serves to remind people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things. Everyone is encouraged to observe the day.Global citizens are encouraged to observe the day by sending to one another messages about International Day of Conscience, taking a moment of peace to self-reflect, doing good deeds, and endorsing the Declaration of International Day of Conscience online. People are cordially invited to share their articles or videos about conscience on www.icday.org or on FB, IG, and Twitter.
8. It was wholly owned by india, National Maritime Day is celebrated on which day to Commemorate the maiden voyage of SS Loyalty Ship?
Ans: April 5 (It was the first ship was owned by the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. On the same day in the year 1919, the ship travelled from Mumbai to the city of London, United Kingdom. This year is the 57th edition of the National Maritime Day. World Maritime Day is observed on the last week of September on Thursday annually.)
9. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the museum cum of Fame is located in which country?
Ans: United States (Basketball legend, who died in a helicopter crash earlier this year, Kobe Bryant along with eight others, were selected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Other personalities include American basketball coach Tim Duncan and former professional basketball player Kevin Garnett. The Honourees will be officially inducted in on August 29 in Massachusetts, United States, where the basketball museum, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located.)