? The Odisha government has launched an online cultural competition “Mo Prativa” in collaboration with the UNICEF.
? Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred with the ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by animal rights body PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India.
? In “Asian Development Outlook 2020”, the Asian Development Bank has projected India’s growth to slow down to 4% in the current fiscal year i.e. 2020-2021.
? DRDO’s VRDE (Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra) develops full-body disinfection chamber called ‘Personnel Sanitization Enclosure’ for healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus cases.
? World renowned virologist from South Africa, Gita Ramjee passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus.
? DRDO’s RCI (Research Centre IMARAT, Hyderabad) and TBRL (Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh) develop face protection mask for health care professionals handling COVID-19 patients.
? The National Health Authority (NHA) has signed an agreement with “Uber” to provide transportation service to public healthcare workers who are involved in treatment of COVID-19 patients.
? International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed by UN on April 4.
? Mascots of the 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou, China in September 2022 unveiled; are 3 robots named — Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen.