April Current Affairs 2020

April Current Affairs 2020

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Date DayTheme
01 AprilUtkal Diwas / Odisha FOundation Day
01 AprilNational Walking Day
01 AprilFossil Fools Day
01 AprilEedible Book Day
02 AprilWorld Autism Awareness DayThe transition of Adulthood
04 AprilInternational day for Mine AwarenessTogether for mine action
05 AprilNational Maritime Day
05 AprilInternational day of ConscienceSupport nurses and Midwives
07 AprilWorld Health Day
08 AprilInternational Romani day
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy DayEnhancing the scope of Homeopathy in Public health
10 AprilSiblings Day
11 AprilNational Safe Motherhood DaySafe Motherhood in times of COVID-19
11 AprilNational Pet Day
12 AprilInternational day of Human Space Flight
13 AprilJallianwala Bagh Massacre
14 AprilB. R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day / Ambedkar Jayanti
14 AprilWorld First Chagas disease day
15 AprilWorld Art DaySee Art, Do Art, Be Art, Stay Home,
16 AprilWorld Voice DayFocus on your voice
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia Day
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day / International day of monuments and sitesShared Cultures, Shared heritage, Shared responsibility
19 AprilWorld Liver Day
21 AprilSecretaries' day
21 AprilNational Civil Services Day
21 AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
22 AprilWorld Earth DayClimate Action
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright DaySlogan: "KL Baca – caring through reading"
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day
25 AprilWorld Malaria DayZero Malaria starts with Me
25 AprilInternational Delegate's day
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property DayInnovate for a Green future
27 AprilWorld Veterinary Day
28 AprilWorld day for Safety and Health at Work
28 AprilWorld Veterinary Day
29 AprilInternational Dance Day
30 AprilAyushman Bharat Diwas
30 AprilInternational Jass Day
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Utkal Diwas or Odisha day is celebrated on 1 April

Utkal Diwas
  • Utkal Diwas, meaning Odisha day, is celebrated on 1 April in Odisha annually. The day marks the establishment of the state in 1936.
  • The day cherishes the contributions and sacrifices by the people of Odisha.

Affordable housing firm Aavas receives $60m ADB loan

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has inked an agreement to lend up to $60 million to Aavas Financiers Ltd, a housing finance company in India, to enhance access to housing finance for lower-income borrowers, especially women.

S&P further cut India’s growth forecast to 3.5% from 5.2% for FY21

GDP
  • S&P Global Ratings has cut India’s growth forecast to 3.5% for the coming fiscal from an early downgrade to 5.2% on 30th March.
  • It told declining credit quality due to the COVID-19 outbreak persisted in many countries.

Paytm Money CEO Pravin Jadhav retires

Pravin Jadhav
  • The MD & CEO of Paytm Money Pravin Jadhav has retired.
  • Jadhav was involved with Paytm Money since June 2017 as its first member and saw its rise to 40 million users.

China to host the 2021 Asian Youth Games

2021 Asian Youth Games
  • The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on 1st April said that the coastal city of Shantou in China will continue as hosts of the third Asian Youth Games
  • The Asian Youth Games will be organized from November 20 to 28, 2021.

An expert historian Arjun Dev passes away

Professor Arjun Dev

  • Professor Arjun Dev, the expert educationist, and historian, a kind, sensitive and generous but extremely brave man, passed away.
  • He spent the better part of his academic life serving as a historian at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Princess Maria Teresa of Spain becomes the first royal to pass away from COVID-19

Princess Maria Teresa
  • Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to die due to COVID-19 complications.
  • She 86-year-old was the cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI.

ICCR started a competition named “United Against Corona- Express through Art”

United Against Corona- Express through Art
  • ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) released a competition named “United Against Corona- Express through Art”, the art in the time of Corona.
  • The target of the competition is to unite citizens across the world against COVID-19.

Central govt again defines domicile for J&K; Perks and Privileges of ex-CMs of J&K taken away

J&K
  • The domicile of Jammu & Kashmir was redefined which has stated that a person residing in J&K for at least 15 years or has studied for a period of seven years there and appeared in Class 10 or 12 examinations will now be eligible to be a permanent resident of the UT.
  • The perks and privileges of ex-Chief Ministers of Jammu & Kashmir have been taken away after the central government repealed section 3-C of State Legislature Members’ Pension Act, 1984.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia writes book named- ‘Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years’

Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years

  • Padma Vibhushan Montek Singh Ahluwalia wrote a book named ‘Backstage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years’
  • The book tells about India’s spectacular economic growth and the reality of policymaking between 1985 and 2014.