Daily Current Affairs : 4th April 2020

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Daily Current Affairs : 4th April 2020

April 4 is celebrated as the International Day for Mine Awareness

Every year, April 4 is celebrated as the International Day for Mine Awareness in order to spread awareness about the dangers and threats caused by landmines to the safety, health and lives of civilian population. The day also encourages all governments to develop mine clearing programmes.

This year’s theme “together for mine action.

ManipalCigna Health Insurance Launches ‘Arogya Sanjeevani’ ManipalCigna Policy; Coronavirus (Covid-19) Treatment to be Covered under the Policy

 ManipalCigna Health Insurance Company Limited, a joint venture between Manipal Group, an eminent player in the field of healthcare delivery and higher education, U.S. based global health service leader, Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI), and Indian conglomerate TTK Group, today announced the launch of its Arogya Sanjeevani Policy, ManipalCigna’ in line with IRDAI’s issued guidelines for a standard health cover policy. The product is specially designed to ensure that quality healthcare remains accessible and affordable to millions of people in India, especially in times when medical expenses are getting beyond everyone’s reach.

‘Arogya Sanjeevani Policy, ManipalCigna’ is a simplified product that provides an essential health cover of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakhs for medical treatment of illnesses and injuries requiring in-patient hospitalization including for infectious diseases like Coronavirus (Covid-19) or similar such diseases and also provides cover for listed modern treatments & procedures. In addition, the product offers pre- hospitalization, post-hospitalization, AYUSH treatment, all day-care treatments, road ambulance, cumulative bonus in case of no claim and medical expenses if the insured undergoes a cataract surgery. The product also provides a family discount of 15% for covering 2 and more family members under the single individual policy to make it more affordable for families. There is an additional Online Renewal Discount of 3% p.a. from first renewal onwards, if the premium is received through NACH or Standing Instruction (where payment is made either by direct debit of bank account or credit card).

PayU Launches a Number of Innovative Initiatives to Support Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

 PayU, India’s leading payment gateway, has launched several innovative initiatives to help merchants, small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs manage the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis. With the entire nation coming together to fight the battle against a deadly virus, PayU’s measures are aimed at enabling businesses to be more productive and collaborative in these challenging times.

Cyient to Partner with Hitachi Rail to Accelerate Signaling Technology Deployment 

Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company, today announced that it had signed an agreement with Hitachi Rail to deliver a series of project engineering services to support Hitachi Rail accelerate the evolution of its signaling technology and expand and enhance its project execution capacity.

MoS HRD and IT, Sanjay Dhotre launches ‘Hack the Crisis-India’ hackathon

Minister of State Human Resource Development and IT Sanjay Dhotre today launched Hack the Crisis – India, an Online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID-19 pandemic. This hackathon is part of a global initiative and is being organised by ‘Hack A Cause – India’ and ‘FICCI Ladies Organization Pune’ and supported by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The aim of this hackathon is to strengthen fight against COVID-19.

China to launch IoT communications satellites named after Wuhan

China will launch the first two communications satellites for its space-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) project in mid to late April, with one satellite named after its birthplace Wuhan, according to the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).

The rocket to send the satellites, Kuaizhou-1A, was developed by the Wuhan-based Sanjiang Group under the CASIC.

Science ministry sets up a rapid response centre at IIT Bombay to combat COVID-19

Union science and technology ministry on Friday approved setting up of an exclusive body – Centre for Augmenting War with COVID-19 Health Crisis’ (CAWACH) – at a total cost of Rs 56 crore to scout, evaluate and support innovations and start-ups that address COVID-19 challenges. Focus of the body would be to come out with deployable innovations within six months.
The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a technology business incubator at IIT Bombay, has been identified as implementing agency of the CAWACH.

Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched Hack the Crisis – India, an Online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic

Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Human Resource Development Shri Sanjay Dhotre today launched Hack the Crisis – India, an Online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic. This hackathon is part of a global initiative and is being organised by ‘Hack A Cause – India’ and ‘Ficci Ladies Organization Pune’ and supported by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India (MEITY).

Aim of this hackathon is to strengthen fight against COVID19.The winning ideas from few top participating teams, as implementable solutions on corona crisis is expected to help India and global citizens.

NHA inks pact with Uber for transportation service for public healthcare workers

The National Health Authority (NHA) on Friday said it has inked a pact with ride hailing app Uber to provide transport services for frontline healthcare workers involved in treatment of covid-19 patients.

Uber will initially facilitate the provision of 150 cars free of cost to support medical facilities in certain cities–New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Patna through its UberMedic service.

IIT Kanpur researchers to design a cost-effective virucidal coating of surgical masks for preventive measures against COVID-19

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body under Department of Science and Technology, is supporting a research by a team of scientists from IIT Kanpur for developing a protective coating that would greatly help in making medicated masks and medical wear (PPE) for fighting COVID-19.

The team would be developing the coating using a combination of common polymers containing anti-microbial properties and re-purposable anti-viral molecules and materials used would make it a cost effective solution. Doctors and nurses, treating COVID-19 patients and hence susceptible to contamination due to their nature of work, will immensely benefit from this as it would add a layer of security for them while treating COVID-19 patients. Cost-effectiveness of the project would also help in mass-scale production.

Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou China

The official mascots of the 19th Asian Games were unveiled at a digital launch ceremony in Hangzhou, China on Friday. The three robots, which are going to be the mascots for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games are collectively known as the smart triplets.

The Mascots – Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the whole world to a stand still.

The Olympic Council of Asia’s 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou from September 10 to 25, 2022. It will be the third Asian Games to be hosted by China following Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010, with the participation of 45 NOCs of Asia in 42 sports.

 

Current Affairs 4th April 2020 one liner
1.April 4 is celebrated as the International Day for Mine Awareness
2. ManipalCigna Health Insurance Launches ‘Arogya Sanjeevani’ ManipalCigna Policy; Coronavirus (Covid-19) Treatment to be Covered under the Policy
3.PayU Launches a Number of Innovative Initiatives to Support Businesses Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
4.Cyient to Partner with Hitachi Rail to Accelerate Signaling Technology Deployment 
5.MoS HRD and IT, Sanjay Dhotre launches ‘Hack the Crisis-India’ hackathon
6.Science ministry sets up a rapid response centre at IIT Bombay to combat COVID-19
7.China to launch IoT communications satellites named after Wuhan
8.Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched Hack the Crisis – India, an Online Hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID 19 pandemic
9.NHA inks pact with Uber for transportation service for public healthcare workers
10.IIT Kanpur researchers to design a cost-effective virucidal coating of surgical masks for preventive measures against COVID-19
11.Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou China

 

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