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1. Asia expected to witness zero % growth in 2020: IMF

– Asia is expected to witness zero percent growth in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, its worst growth performance in almost 60 years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

– The IMF in a blog titled ‘COVID-19 Pandemic and the Asia-Pacific Region: Lowest Growth since the 1960s’ further said the impact of the coronavirus on the region will be “severe and unprecedented”.

– The blog said, “This is the worst growth performance in almost 60 years, including during the Global Financial Crisis, when the growth stood at 4.7 percent; and the Asian Financial Crisis when it stood at 1.3 percent.” It further noted that “Asia still looks to fare better than other regions in terms of activity”.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

 

2. IMF proposes to deploy its full 1 trillion US Dollar lending capacity to support countries

– The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed to deploy its full 1 trillion US Dollar lending capacity to support countries battling COVID-19 outbreak.

– Describing the COVID-19 pandemic as a crisis like no other, International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva said, the world is now in the worst recession since the Great Depression.

The IMF Board has already approved debt relief for 25 of its poorest members. The IMF chief expressed satisfaction that during the G20 Finance minister’s discussion, there was unanimous support for the Fund to raise more capacity for concessional funding poor countries.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Headquarter: Washington, D.C., United States

 

3. BCCI suspends IPL 2020 indefinitely due to Covid-19 pandemic

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to postpone the IPL 2020 tournament indefinitely owing to the global coronavirus pandemic.

All the eight franchises were informed of the decision by IPL COO Hemang Amin.

The tournament’s stakeholders including franchises and the players will now be facing a financial setback due to the event’s suspension.

According to the report, eight franchises bought a total of 62 players spending 140.30 crore overall. The 2020 Indian Premier League was scheduled to be the thirteenth season of the IPL.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the national governing body for cricket in India.
Secretary: Jay Shah; Headquarters: Mumbai
Presidents: C.K. Khanna, Sourav Ganguly

 

4. Ajay Mahajan appointed MD & CEO of CARE Ratings

– CARE Ratings has appointed Ajay Mahajan as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for a period of 5 years commencing from 15 April 2020 up to 14 April 2025.

– Mahajan started his career with Bank of America in 1990 and went on to become the MD and Country Head of Global Markets Group.

– CARE Ratings Limited is a credit rating agency.

– The Company is engaged in providing financial services other than securities dealing activities.

 

5. Finance Minister attends 2nd G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting

– Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman attended the virtual session of the 2nd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings on April 15.

– The purpose of the virtual meet was to discuss the global economic outlook during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

– The meeting took place under the Saudi Arabian presidency. Finance Minister during the session appreciated the efforts of the Saudi Arabian presidency in the preparation of the G20 Action plan in Response to COVID-19.

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Nirmala Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India’s second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi, and first full-time female Finance Minister. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge.

 

6. No COVID-19 case found in 325 districts across the country: Health Ministry

– Government has said that 325 districts in the country have not reported any coronavirus case so far because of actions initiated at the field level. There are 27 other districts also where no positive case has been reported since last 14 days.

– As per the Health Ministry data, 1320 fresh confirmed cases of COVID- 19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 1515 patients have recovered and discharged from the hospitals while 420 patients have died so far.

– The Home Ministry Representative said, the states have strengthened their efforts in implementing lockdown measures and the situation regarding essential commodities is satisfactory. She said, air, rail, road travel as well as services by the cab aggregators will be suspended till the 3rd of next month.

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease associated with the virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

 
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