Daily Current Affairs 2 April 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 2 April 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 2 April 2020. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try
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National News

1. ‘Stranded in India’ Portal

  • The Ministry of Tourism has launched ‘Stranded in India’ Portal.
  • Aim: To help foreign tourists who are stuck in various parts of the country.
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism: Prahalad Singh Patel.

2. Modi Kitchen

  • A ‘Modi Kitchen’ has been set up in the Kovai (Coimbatore), Tamil Nadu.
  • It has a capacity to serve 500 meals per day will remain operational till 14th April 2020.
  • Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami || Governor of Tamil Nadu: Banwarilal Purohit.

3. @CovidnewsbyMIB

  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched a dedicated Twitter handle for COVID-19 updates.
  • The account is named as #IndiaFightsCorona.
  • Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting: Prakash Javadekar.

International News

1. United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit

  • United Nation’s COP 26 Climate Change Summit which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020 has been postponed.
  • Capital: Edinburgh || Sovereign state Legal jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Financial News

1. BhartPe with ICICI lombard

  • BharatPe has drafted partnership with ICICI Lombard General Insurance to introduce ‘COVID-19 Protection Insurance Cover’.
  • BharatPe is a QR code-based payment app for offline retailers and businesses. It allows merchants to accept UPI payments for ‘FREE’ through the BharatPe QR.
  • CEO & Co-founder of Bharatpe: Ashneer Grover.

2. PhonePe with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

  • PhonePe and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance have announced the launch of an insurance policy for coronavirus hospitalization called ‘Corona Care’.
  • Phonepe: Headquarters -Bengaluru || Founder and CEO- Sameer Nigam

3. Top Five Bank after the Merger

  • 1. SBI
  • 2. PNB
  • 3. BoB
  • 4. Canara Bank
  • 5. Union Bank

Business News

1. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH India)

  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has completed the merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH India).
  • Hindustan Unilever: Headquarters– Mumbai || Chairman and Managing Director– Sanjiv Mehta

Science and Technology News

1. ‘Corona Watch App’

  • Karnataka Government has launched ‘Corona Watch’ App to track the movement history of persons tested positive.
  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: B. S. Yediyurappa || Governor: VajubhaiVala.

Important Days

1. World Autism Awareness Day

  • World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year.
  • Encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.
  • Theme: ‘The Transition to Adulthood’

Obituaries

1. Spain Princess Maria Teresa

  • Spanish Princess Maria Teresa has become the first royal to pass away due to COVID-19.
  • Capital: Madrid || Currency: Euro

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