Current GK Dose: 16th April, 2020-20th April, 2020

We know that a CLAT Aspirant must keep up to date with the latest happenings around the world. The best way to do this is to keep track of the latest current affairs daily. We also know that reading the newspaper every day is a time-consuming process. That’s why we bring to you the Current GK Dose for 16th-20th April, 2020.

  • An Integrated Geospatial Platform “SAHYOG” has been rolled out by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to help in decision making during the present COVID-19 outbreak and support with area-specific strategies in order to handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase. It will also complement the “AAROGYA-SETU” mobile application for Contact tracing, Public awareness, and Self-assessment objectives. It is expected to bolster the public health delivery system of the State as well as Central Governments and facilitate the necessary geospatial information support to citizens and agencies by collecting the COVID-19 specific geospatial datasets via community engagement.
  • Tata Power has won the Edison Award for its social innovation campaign ‘Club Enerji #Switchoff2SwitchOn’. Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company. The Edison Awards is presented to honour the world’s best innovations and innovators.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has announced a set of measures to mitigate the effect of COVID-19. Among the major announcements, the Reserve Bank of India has decided to reduce the reverse repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 4% to 3.75% with immediate effect. While the policy repo rate, MSF rate and the Bank rate will remain same as per decision taken in RBI’s 7th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20.
  • WWF (World Wide Fund) India has appointed World chess champion Viswanathan Anand as its ambassador for the environmental education programme. Anand lends his support to the conservation and protection of the environment.

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