Daily Current Affairs 22nd April 2020: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation
This post contains important current affairs of 22nd April 2020. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 22nd 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 22nd April 2020 Current affairs test.
1. Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank
- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has represented India in the 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank through video-conference.
- The New Development Bank, formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states. According to the Agreement on the NDB, “the Bank shall support public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments.”
- Headquarters location: Shanghai, China || President: K. V. Kamath || Founder: BRICS
1. Facebook’s Investment in Reliance Jio
- Facebook has announced an investment of $5.7 billion in Reliance Jio thus will get 10% of Jio Platforms, becoming the largest minority shareholder.
- Facebook, Inc. is an American social media and technology company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
- CEO: Mark Zuckerberg || Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States.
2. The price of US crude crashed
- The US crude crashed was falling below $0 to $-1.43 at one point.
- It is the weakest level since New York Mercantile Exchange opened oil futures trading in 1983.
Science and Technology News
1. COVID India Seva
- Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched ‘COVID India Seva’ which is an interactive platform for citizen engagement on COVID-19.
- The channel @CovidIndiaSeva on Twitter Seva, will benefit citizens to find immediate solution to their health problems.
- Himachal Pradesh government has rolled out ‘e-sanjeevani-opd’ for free online medical consultation.
- Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister: Jairam Thakur || Governor: BandaruDattatraya.
1. New Secretary to President of India
- Kapil Dev Tripathi has been appointed as the new Secretary to the President of India.
- It was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
1. Earth Day
- April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.
- The founder of the Earth Day was Gaylord Nelson
- Theme: ‘climate action’.
1. Chinese Virtual Grand Prix
- Charles Leclerc of Ferrari has won Chinese Virtual Grand Prix.
- The virtual races will run instead of each delayed Grand Prix under the new F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix series.
- Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, currently driving in Formula One for Ferrari.