26th April 2020 – Current Affairs
Staff Reporter | 20-04-27

? National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a high-pressure ventilator called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) to treat COVID-19 patients.

? BRO (Border Roads Organization) opens Rohtang Pass connecting Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh with the rest of the country.

? International Delegate’s Day observed globally on 25 April every year to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations.

? AP Govt. launches mobile app ‘Covid Pharma’ to keep a track of people purchasing medicines over-the-counter (OTC) for cough, cold and fever.

? The government has allowed opening of certain categories of shops during COVID-19 lockdown. In rural areas, all shops, except those in shopping malls are allowed to open. In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes are allowed to open. Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open. Sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only.

? Singapore’s Caladium Investment has raised its stake in Bandhan Bank by 1.1% from 3.39% to 4.49%.

? World Malaria Day observed on April 25 with the theme ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’.

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