RBI added liquidity support that can be availed under the scheme which would be eligible to be classified as held to maturity (HTM), even in excess of 25% of the total investment that is permitted in the HTM portfolio. Current Affairs:The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced Rs.50,000 crore liquidityContinue Reading

The day was initiated with an aim to educate the public, particularly animal owners and producers, about the benefits of vaccination for the animal, human, and public health. Current Affairs:The World Veterinary Day was observed on 25 April 2020. The day is observed on the last Saturday of April ofContinue Reading

So far, the telescope has made 1.4 million observations with data used in more than 17,000 peer-reviewed papers. Current Affairs:Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the 30th anniversary on 24 April 2020. The unique design of the telescope has allowed being repaired and upgraded with advanced technology by astronauts. The telescope isContinue Reading

The initiative may help to reduce the dependency of the Indian pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports of these ingredients. Current Affairs:Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, has collaborated with Hyderabad-based integrated pharmaceutical company, LAXAI Life Sciences, to develop and manufacture Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and drug intermediates. The initiativeContinue Reading

The Members of the Advisory Council discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown on the Indian economy. Current Affairs:The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XVFC) had online meetings with its Advisory Council on 23-24 April 2020. The meeting was chaired by N. K. Singh, Chairman XVFC, and wasContinue Reading

It will support renewable energy for the generation of hydrogen and develop the storage and dispensation facilities under the pilot projects at Leh and Delhi. Current Affairs:India’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, has invited Global Expression of Interest (EoI) to provide 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses andContinue Reading

12 valuable herbs including Puranva, Ashwagandha, Mulethi, Harad, Baheda, and Sataver compounds have been used in both these products. Current Affairs:The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, researchers have developed scientifically proven two herbal products namely ‘CIM-Paushak’ and ‘Herbal Cough Syrup’ that can boost the immunity ofContinue Reading

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released India’s total number of Coronavirus positive cases rises to 24,506(including 18668 active cases, 5062 cured/discharged/migrated, and 775 deaths). The state-wise count is specified below in the tabular column. State Wise Update The total number of coronavirus cases in India has gone up to 23,077, with 1,429 freshContinue Reading