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Daily News Digest:01 April 2020

‘Stranded in India’ web Portal Launched for helping Foreign Tourists

The Government of India (GoI) has launched the web portal ‘Stranded in India’ with the objective to provide a support network to the foreign tourists stuck in different parts of the country. The web portal has been launched by the Ministry of Tourism and has the following link ‘strandedinindia.com’.

G20 Extraordinary Trade and Investment Ministerial Virtual Meet on COVID-19

The “G20 Extraordinary Trade and Investment Ministerial Virtual Meet” was held on 31 March 2020 via video conferencing and India was represented by the Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal at the meet.

SunRISE Mission by NASA

NASA has launched the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) Mission to study Giant Solar Particles. This Mission is being managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory located in Pasadena, California. It will help scientists to study the causes of Solar Particle Storms-giant surges of solar particles that erupt off the Sun.

Nuclear Restrictions on Iran renewed by the US

The United States of America on 30 March 2020 has renewed four nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran to prevent Iran from making its nuclear programme. The nuclear restrictions imposed on Iran by the United States of America have been renewed for another 60 days.

Resolution on Safety and Security of PeaceKeepers adopted by UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) adopted Resolution 2518 to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers. It is for the first time that such a resolution to ensure the safety of peacekeepers have been passed. The resolution passed on the 75th foundation year of the United Nations and an important year for the implementation of the “Action for Peace” programme.

International Transgender Day of Visibility observed on 31 March

International Transgender Day of Visibility observed on 31 March annually, is an annual event that celebrates transgender and non-binary people worldwide and recognizes the courage it takes to live openly and authentically.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority sets up Price Monitoring Resource Unit

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir became the 12th State on 1 April 2020 where the Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU) has been established by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). NPPA will provide funds to the Units for its expenses and PMRU will assist NPPA and State Drug Controllers in confirming the availability and accessibility of medicines at low cost.

Houses for All The Poor Programme in Andhra Pradesh

The State Government of Andhra Pradesh has issued changed guidelines of Navaratnalu - Pedalandariki Illu (House for all the Poor) programmed based on the guidelines issued by the High Court. Under the Scheme, the house sites will be allotted to the white ration cards holder at a concessional rate of Rs. 1.

Odisha celebrates 84th foundation day

Odisha Day also referred as Utkal Diwas and Utkal Dibasa is celebrated on 1 April every year marking the formation of the state as a separate state out of Bihar and Odisha province on 1 April 1936. It was the first state to be formed on linguistic basis.

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