Latest Current Affairs 27th March 2020

India proposes shared electronic platform for SAARC nations to combat COVID-19:A video conference of health professionals representing all SAARC countries at the level of Director General of Health Services was held on Thursday.

Centre, states take all steps to ensure continued supply of essential commodities:Central and State governments are taking  all steps to ensure continued supply of essential commodities.

Israel thanks Air India for evacuating its 314 nationals to Tel Aviv:Amid the Corona virus pandemic, an Air India special flight carrying 314 Israelis landed in Tel Aviv last evening with many relieved passengers holding the flags of India and Israel thanking the Indian national carrier and its crew for flying them back home in difficult circumstances.

Health Ministry restricts sale, distribution of “Hydroxychloroquine”:Health Ministry has issued a notification restricting the sale and distribution of “Hydroxychloroquine” declaring it as an essential drug to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to the pandemic COVID-19.

PM Modi calls for concrete plan to fight COVID-19 at virtual G20 summit:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on G-20 leaders to help usher in a new globalization for the collective well-being of humankind and have multilateral fora focus on promoting shared interests of humanity.

PM Modi discusses COVID-19 situation with UAE, Qatar leaders:Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani and discussed the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak.

EPFO asks field offices to credit pension by March 30:Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) has directed the link nodal branches of all pension disbursing banks throughout the country to ensure credit of pension in the accounts of pensioners by 30th of March.

AIIMS sets up Task Force to develop management protocol for COVID-19:All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has set up a Task Force to develop a management protocol for COVID-19.

Govt issues Standard Operating Procedure for maintaining supply of essential goods:The Centre has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining supply of Essential goods.

Global efforts stepped up to fight Covid-19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the G-20 virtual summit on Thursday.

Nepal : Fourth case of Coronavirus reported:In Nepal fourth case of Coronavirus has been reported.

Maldives Foreign Minister expresses gratitude to EAM S Jaishankar for timely assistance by India in combatting COVID:Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid had a telephone conversation with External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar today to express his country’s gratitude for timely assistance by India in combatting COVID.

Sri Lanka: Four new positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in last 24 hours: In Sri Lanka, four new positive case of COVID-19 have been confirmed during last 24 hours.

Nepal rescues 115 trekkers from Mustang:In Nepal, authorities have rescued 115 trekkers, mostly foreigners, stuck in various trekking routes in Mustang district in northern Nepal, after the government imposed a week-long nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus

US has now most confirmed coronavirus cases in world:In the United States, according to data compiled by Worldometer, over 16,000 confirmed cases were reported in a single day yesterday, making the total number of COVID-19 patients to 85,088, the highest for any country.

Israel thanks Air India for evacuating its 314 nationals to Tel Aviv:Amid the Corona virus pandemic, an Air India special flight carrying 314 Israelis landed in Tel Aviv last evening with many relieved passengers holding the flags of India and Israel thanking the Indian national carrier and its crew for flying them back home in difficult circumstances.

Chinese President calls for international macro-economic policy coordination against Covid-19:Chinese President Xi Jinping called for countries to leverage and coordinate their macro policies to counteract the negative impact of the coronavirus outbreak and prevent the world economy from falling into recession in his address to the G20 virtual summit Thursday

Wuhan set to reopen six subway lines as epidemic situation subsides:Wuhan City is preparing to re-open six key subway lines to the public on Saturday as travel bans are lifted across central China’s Hubei province, with the epidemic situation in China’s worst hit area continuing to improve.

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