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Today GK Updates – 20th April  2020 Daily Current Affairs

1. MEA announces COVID-19 training programme for SAARC countries

– India has announced a capacity building programme for healthcare professionals in SAARC countries to assist them in their fight against coronavirus and an e-ITEC short training live webinar was held by AIIMS-Raipur.

– India is assisting SAARC countries in their fight against COVID-19 by having set up a USD 10 million fund, helping them with Rapid Response Teams of doctors, specialists and testing equipment, medical supplies as well as capacity building and exchange of best practices amongst health care professionals.

– A series of such free and interactive training programmes have been made available for SAARC countries.

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The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Headquarters: Kathmandu, Nepal


2. RBI increases WMA limit for states by another 30%

– The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided relief to state governments by raising their short-term borrowing limit by an additional 30%. This is estimated to create a space for Rs 12,000 crore for the state governments looking to raise money.

– The central bank had on April 1 announced raising the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit of states by 30%. It has now been decided to increase the WMA limit of states by 60% over and above the level as on March 31, 2020.

– The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gives temporary loan facilities to the central and state governments. This loan facility is called Ways and Means Advances (WMA).

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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


3. Delhi govt launched ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in containment zones

– The Delhi government has asked officials to use the new ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in COVID-19 containment zones. Officials say the delay in collecting and analysing the data of a person in a physical form is a major challenge.

– With this app, the data collected can be uploaded on the servers in real-time and immediately analyse. This will help the control centres in making a quick decision on the requirement of ambulances and other medical equipment and personnel in the area.

– During the process, surveyors ask questions like travel history, contact history, flu-like symptoms and shortness of breath.


4. World Heritage Day: 18 April

– World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18.

– The aim of celebrating this day is to promote cultural heritage through activities which are undertaken by the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

– The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 announced 18th April as the World Heritage Day.

– It aims to conserve and enhance awareness about the importance of cultural heritage and monuments.

– The World Heritage Day Theme 2020 is ‘Shared Culture, Shared Heritage and Shared Responsibility’.

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The International Council on Monuments and Sites is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world.
Headquarters location: Paris, France


5. Union Minister for Culture launches the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

– Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel launched the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India in New Delhi.

– India houses a repository of unique Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) traditions, 13 of which have also been recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

– The National ICH List is an attempt to recognize the diversity of Indian culture embedded in its intangible heritage.
This initiative is also a part of the Vision 2024 of the Ministry of Culture.


6. Telangana CM KC Rao extends Coronavirus lockdown until 7th May

– Telangana government has decided to extend lock down till 7th of May. The state cabinet also decided not to give any exemption to any sector as suggested by the Central Government.

– Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said night curfew and all other restrictions under implementation in the state will continue till 7th of May. CM also asked air travellers not to come to Telangana till 7th May as lock down will continue. He further said all essential services will be available as they are available at present.

– Meanwhile, 18 more people were tested positive yesterday taking the total COVID -19 cases to 858 in the state. Three more deaths registered taking COVID -19 deaths to 21.

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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.