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GK Today Updates - 18th April Daily Current Affairs

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GK Today Updates – 18th April Daily Current Affairs

1. RBI slashes reverse repo rate by 25 bps to 3.75 per cent to inject liquidity

– The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a reduction in reverse repo rate by 25 basis points from 4 percent to 3.75 per cent.

– This announcement has been made to facilitate bank credit flows amid the coronavirus crisis and subsequent countrywide lockdown which has brought economic activity to a virtual halt. However, it kept the repo rate unchanged.

– Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks, and reverse repo rate is the rate at which it borrows from them.

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The Reserve Bank of India is India’s central bank, which controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee. RBI is the regulator of entire Banking in India.
Governor: Shaktikanta Das

 

2. Krishi rath app launched for transportation of agricultural produce

– Krishi rath app has been launched by the Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar on April 17. As the harvesting season has picked up, the app will facilitate the easy transportation of agricultural products.

– The Krishi rath app will help the farmers in hiring trucks amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. It will make the entire procedure of transportation hassle-free for the traders as well as the farmers.

– After getting confirmation of transport, farmers will be able to negotiate with transporters and final the deal as per the suitability.

 

3. BSNL CMD P K Purwar takes charge of MTNL

– BSNL chairman and managing director P K Purwar has taken over additional charge of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited. This is the third time Purwar has been given charge of MTNL CMD in the last six years.

– The appointment of Purwar comes at a time when both the PSU are reeling under heavy debt despite the government offering them a relief package. While MTNL has been able to resolve salary related issues and has only debt of around Rs 20,000 crore, BSNL is yet to clear dues of employees and vendors.

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BSNL was incorporated by Government of India on 1 October 2000. It provides mobile voice and internet services through its nationwide telecommunications network across India.
Headquarters: New Delhi

 

4. RBI launches latest round of quarterly survey on manufacturing sector

– The Reserve Bank of India launched the latest round of quarterly order books, inventories and capacity utilisation survey (OBICUS) of manufacturing sector. The RBI has been conducting the OBICUS of the manufacturing sector on a quarterly basis since 2008.

– The information collected in the survey includes quantitative data on new orders received during the reference quarter, backlog of orders, pending orders, total inventories with a breakup between work-in-progress (WiP) and finished goods (FG) inventories and item-wise production.

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The Reserve Bank of India is India’s central bank, which controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee. RBI is the regulator of entire Banking in India.
Governor: Shaktikanta Das

 

5. Viswanathan Anand joins WWF India as ambassador for environment education

– Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand has joined WWF (World Wide Fund) India as its ambassador for the environment education programme. WWF India is celebrating its 50 years of conservation in India.

– In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, governments, development organisations, corporates and individuals around the world are doing their bit to prevent the spread of the disease.

– The environment education programme currently reaches out to over 5,00,000 children across 2000 schools in the country.

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Environment Education is the oldest programme of WWF-India. It was established in 1976. It aims to reach out to children, youth and citizens of the country and generate critical thinking, problem-solving and enable the growth of environmentally-conscious individuals.

 

6. World Haemophilia Day: 17 April

– World Haemophilia Day is observed every year on 17 April. The day is observed to raise awareness regarding the disease and other hereditary bleeding disorders.

– 17 April is also the birthday of Frank Schnabel, a businessman born with severe haemophilia who was the founder of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH).

– Haemophilia is a mostly inherited genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to make blood clots.
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