Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

GoI launches “iGOT” e-learning platform to combat COVID-19
The Government of India has launched an iGOT e-learning platform to combat COVID-19 for all front-line workers to equip them with the training and updates in dealing with Pandemic. This platform are often accessed at The platform delivers curated, role-specific content, to every learner at his place of labor or home and to any device of his choice.
What is iGOT Platform?

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News
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iGOT platform is meant to population scale and can provide training to around 1.50 crore workers and volunteers. to start with, nine courses on iGOT are launched on topics like basics of COVID-19, ICU care and ventilation management, clinical management, infection prevention through PPE, infection control and prevention, quarantine and isolation, laboratory sample collection and testing, management of COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 Training.

The target groups for the platform are Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Hygiene Workers, Technicians, Auxiliary Nursing Midwives, ANMs, Central & State Govt. Officers, Civil Defence Officials, various Police Organisations, National Cadet Corps, NCC, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, NYKS, service Scheme, NSS, Indian Red Cross Society, Bharat Scouts and Guides and other volunteers

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

TRIFED to launch campaign in partnership with UNICEF for SHGs
Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) has collaborated with UNICEF for developing a data communication strategy for promoting a digital campaign for Self Help Groups (SHGs). The partnership aims to spotlight the importance of Social Distancing.
UNICEF would offer the required support to be circulated to the SHG centres within the sort of Digital Multimedia content, Webinars for Virtual training (basic orientation on COVID response, key preventive behaviours), Social Media campaigns (on social distancing, home quarantine, etc.) and Vanya Radio. it's aimed to succeed in quite 18,000 participants and would cover tribal regions across all the 27 States.

A total of 1205 Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) are sanctioned in 27 States and 1 Union territory involving around 18,075 Van Dhan Self Help Groups. This involves over 3.6 Lakhs, tribal gatherers, within the Scheme. to start out with, 15,000 of those SHGs are going to be promoted as Van Dhan Social Distancing Awareness cum Livelihood Centers’ through a digital educational program .

What is TRIFED?

TRIFED may be a national-level apex organization functioning under the executive control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs. it had been established in 1987. It became operational from April 1988. the essential objective of the TRIFED is to supply goods price of the ‘Minor Forest Produce (MFP) collected by the tribes of the country. the top office of the TRIFED is in New Delhi . additionally to the top office, it's networks of 13 Regional office located at various places within the country.

UNICEF Formation: 1946; Headquarters: ny City, U.S.
President of UNICEF: H.E. Ms Rabab Fatima.

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

Parag Raja appointed as MD & CEO of Bharti AXA life assurance
A life assurance company, Bharti AXA life assurance has appointed Parag Raja as director and chief military officer of the corporate . Parag Raja are going to be succeeding Vikas Seth, who is leading the insurance firm for the past two-and-a-half years and is about to retire after April 30, 2020.
Parag Raja has an in depth experience within the domestic life assurance industry and has exhibited his leadership across different areas like the agency, bancassurance, broking and direct sales department channels.

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

James Bond film actress Honor Blackman passes away
James Bond film actress Honor Blackman has gave up the ghost . She was best known for enjoying the legendary Bond girl Pussy Galore within the 1964 Bond movie ‘Goldfinger’ starring alongside Sean Connery. She also featured within the popular 1960s TV spy series ‘The Avengers’ while playing the character of “Cathy Gale”.

British Actress Honor Blackman’s other documented works includes that of playing the goddess Hera in 1963 film ‘Jason and therefore the Argonauts’, Laura West within the 1990s sitcom The whip hand also as her theatre roles in production like ‘My Fair Lady’,’The Sound Of Music’ and ‘Cabaret’.

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

Ben Stokes named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer within the World 2020
England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named because the leading cricketer within the world 2020 by Wisden. Andrew Flintoff was the last English player to win the award in 2005. Ben Stokes was the hero of the Cricket World Cup 2019 final as he guided England to their maiden triumph within the 50-over showpiece tournament at Lord’s on July 14.

In Women’s category, Australia’s Ellyse Perry has been named the Wisden’s Leading Female Cricketer within the World. Perry scored the very best runs and took the foremost wickets as Australia successfully retained their Women’s Ashes title against England last year.

The other Five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden’s are Jofra Archer (England), Pat Cummins (Australia), Simon Harmer (South Africa), Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) and Ellyse Perry (Australia- female).

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

Veteran Indian-American Journalist Brahm Kanchibotla passes away
Indian-American journalist, Brahm Kanchibotla, gave up the ghost thanks to coronavirus. He was a former contributor to the United News of India press agency and was working as ny and UN correspondent of the United News of India. He got infected with the disease while he was busy doing ground reports for his press agency United News of India (UNI).

Former Real Madrid, Atletico & Barcelona coach Radomir Antic passes away
Former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid coach Radomir Antic gave up the ghost . He was born on November 22, 1948, in Zitiste, Serbia. He coached Real Madrid from March 1991 until January 1992 and took charge of Barcelona in 2003, also as managing Real Zaragoza, Real Ovideo, Celta Vigo and therefore the Serbia national team at the 2010 World Cup .

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SAARC development fund allocates $5mn for Covid-19 projects
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Development Fund (SDF) has allocated $5 million for COVID-19 related projects in its member states. This project are going to be funded by the SDF under its Social Window thematic areas. SDF’s social window primarily funds projects on poverty alleviation, social development that specialize in education, health, and human resource development, among others.

The objective of the Projects:

The objective of the US$ 5 million allocations is to supply fund support to the Member States in their efforts and to guard the people of the SAARC Member States by mitigating the financial losses and severe socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SDF is currently implementing 90 projects altogether SAARC member states under its three funding windows, economic, infrastructure and social, with a complete fund commitment of $198.24 million.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

SAARC 8 members states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka .
Headquarters of SAARC: Kathmandu, Nepal.
Secretary-General of SAARC: Esala Ruwan Weerakoon.
Chief military officer (CEO) of SDF: Sunil Motiwal.

Current Affairs। 10th April Important National and international News

Jeff Bezos tops Forbes billionaires list “The Richest in 2020”
Forbes has launched the 34th annual world’s billionaires list named as “The Richest in 2020”. The list titled “The Richest in 2020” has been topped by the Amazon Founder and Chief military officer Jeff Bezos. This was 3rd time during a row that he has topped the annual world’s billionaires list released by Forbes. He has topped the list with a net worth of $113 billion.

In the 34th annual world’s billionaires list named as “The Richest in 2020”, Jeff Bezos was followed by Gates having net worth of $98 billion while luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, the Chairman and CEO of luxury magnate LVMH (LVMHF), stood on the 3rd position with a net worth of $76 billion.

Here is that the list of top 10 billionaires of the planet as per the list “The Richest in 2020”:


Net Worth
(in Billion)

Country/Territory Source

Jeff Bezos
us Amazon
us Microsoft
Bernard Arnault
France LVMH
Warren Buffett
us Berkshire Hathaway
Larry Ellison
us Software
Amancio Ortega
Spain Zara
Mark Zuckerberg
us Facebook
Jim Walton
us Walmart
Alice Walton
us Walmart
Rob Walton
us Walmart

Arunachal Pradesh launches COVIDCARE app to combat COVID-19
Arunachal Pradesh government has launched an app called “COVIDCARE”. The newly developed “COVIDCARE” app is an attempt of the Arunachal Pradesh government to combat COVID-19. The “COVIDCARE” app has been launched for the people that are quarantined, asymptomatic or COVID-19 patients, facilitating them various facilities through the app.
About “COVIDCARE” app:

The newly developed “COVIDCARE” app has been released by the Arunachal Pradesh government for those people that are quarantined, asymptomatic or COVID-19 patients. This app enables the users to self-report their health status like blood heat also as vital symptoms. just in case of emergency, the app allows the patient to involve help through the app itself.

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu; Governor: B.D. Mishra .

Odisha becomes 1st state to increase lockdown till 30 April
Odisha has become the primary state to increase the 21-day lockdown till April 30. The 21-day nation-wide lockdown will endways Pan American Day . Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the Centre to not start train and air services till April 30. The state has also announced that each one educational institutions within the state will remain closed till June 17.

Odisha is among the states that have made face masks compulsory for people stepping out of their homes. The others are Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Nagaland.

Chief Minister of Odisha: Naveen Patnaik; Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

L&T signs agreement with Indian Army for advanced IT-enabled network
Larsen & Toubro(L&T) signs agreement with the Indian Army for fixing a complicated IT-enabled system to work the soldiers network under the Network of Spectrum (NFS).

Important points of the Project:

It creates a centralised network monitoring, management and system for all the seven layers under NFS which interconnects 414 Defence stations.
The project involves the creation of a resilient Cloud-based IT infrastructure on Infrastructure as a service (IAAS) model.
The scope also includes Next-Generation Operations System and Software-based Unified Network Management System, Eight Network Operations Centers (NOCs) consisting of National NOCs, Disaster Recovery NOCs, Regional NOCs, Security Operation Centers, Tier III Data Centres and Training Infrastructure.
According to L&T, the project are going to be implemented in 18 months. it's a 3-month warranty and a seven-year maintenance contract.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

Headquarters of L&T Technology Services (LTTS): Vadodara, Gujarat.
CEO of L&T Technology Services (LTTS): Dr Keshab Panda.

‘Membrane Oxygenator Equipment’ developed to treat COVID-19 patients
Genrich Membranes has developed a ‘Membrane Oxygenator Equipment‘ for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The device has been developed to treat breathlessness which is one among the critical symptoms of COVID-19.

The ‘Membrane Oxygenator Equipment’ is predicated on innovative & indigenous hollow-fiber membrane technology and may enrich oxygen within the air up to 35%. The device is extremely easy to use and don't require trained manpower for its operation. The device is portable, compact, empowered with plug-and-play facility and wishes minimum maintenance.

Genrich Membranes may be a Pune based company, funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

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