18th April 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-04-19

? Chhattisgarh government has recently launched a website ‘Cghaat’ to provide home delivery of fruits and vegetables during the lockdown.

? NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Russian space agency Roscosmos’ Oleg Skripochka return to earth from the International Space Station after more than 200 days in space.

? The Pusa Decontamination and Sanitizing Tunnel was inaugurated recently. It is developed by ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute.

? IIT Ropar designs ‘WardBot’ to deliver food, medicines to COVID-19 patients in isolation wards without human intervention.

? The licence of the Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank of Goa Ltd. has been cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India.

? Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches “Kisan Rath” Mobile App to facilitate transportation of foodgrains and perishables during lockdown.

? International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Tamas Ajan resigned within the wake of allegations of corruption and doping violations.

? RBI cut reverse repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 3.75%; benchmark repo rate kept unchanged at 4.40%.

? RBI raises Ways and Means Advances limit for States by 60% over and above the level as on 31 March 2020.

? LCR requires banks to hold enough high-quality liquid assets such as short-term government bonds.

? RBI allows NBFCs to extend the date for commencement of commercial operations (DCCO) for loans given to commercial real estate by additional one year without considering it as restructuring.

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