Latest Current Affairs 28th March 2020

PM Modi interacts with the nation today: Mann Ki Baat:In his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode, PM Modi talked about coronavirus, how India as well as the world are fighting against the virus and much more. Read to know in detail.

States to set up relief camps for migrant workers: Home Ministry:Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that as per the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government has committed all support to Migrant Workers during lockdown period. Home Minister Amit Shah made the statement while reviewing the country’s preparedness to contain COVID-19.

Government exempts farming and allied activities from lockdown: COVID-19:Agriculture, farming and allied activities have been exempted from the lockdown, that has been imposed throughout the country in order to control the spread of COVID-19.

PM Modi shares his thoughts in 63rd ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode:Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the people in the country and abroad, for the first time after the countrywide lockdown, in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on public broadcasters at 11 am on Sunday.

Nation responds to PM CARES Fund:With an aim to fight coronavirus outbreak, PM Modi has set up PM CARES Fund in which citizens can make donations. The fund will be a public charitable trust for distressing situations. People from all walks of life have responded to the fund through their contribution.

COVID- 19 : Sri Lanka registers its first death:Sri Lanka registered its first death due to COVID- 9 today while four more persons were tested positive bringing the total to 110 in the country.

Nepal reported fifth case of COVID-19:Nepal has reported fifth case of COVID-19. A girl who had returned from Belgium via Qatar has been tested positive.

World Entered Recession:IMF:International Monetary Fund, IMF, has said that the world is in the face of a devastating impact due to the Corona virus pandemic and has clearly entered a recession.

PM Modi wishes British PM early recovery from COVID19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished British Prime Minister Boris Johnson early recovery from COVID-19.

Steps announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman are critical for vulnerable sections: FICCI:Industry body group, FICCI has said that the steps announced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are critical and substantial to help the most vulnerable sections of the society through the immediate crisis.

World entered recession:IMF:International Monetary Fund, IMF, has said that the world is in the face of a devastating impact due to the Corona virus pandemic and has clearly entered a recession. However, it projected a recovery next year.

SBI to cut repo rate by 75 basis points:Loans and EMIs to be cheaper as SBI to cut repo rate by 75 basis points.

Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to fight COVID-19:Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated 50 lakh rupees to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doordarshan brings back Ramayan & Mahabharat on TV:Amidst the lockdown, fans have been demanding to bring back 90’s popular shows like Ramayan and Mahabharata. To their surprise, the shows will be broadcast on Doordarshan network from Saturday.

Lack of protective gear for health workers, most pressing threat in fight against corona: WHO:The World Health Organization has warned that a dire lack of protective gear for health workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most pressing threats in the fight to prevent deaths.

DRDO developing 5 layer N99 masks for medical staff: COVID-19:DRDO is developing body suits for medical staff, five layer N99 masks, hand sanitizer and ventilators to help fight the virus.

130 crore Indians should act as national volunteers against coronavirus: PM:Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges 130 crore Indians to act as national volunteers in fighting the Corona virus pandemic, says public should cooperate with police and help in enforcing discipline.

Coronavirus: Order placed for 10,000 ventilators, says Health ministry:For an effective combat of coronavirus, the global menace, Union Health Ministry has announced that it has ordered 10,000 ventilators, to be procured by BEL to ensure adequate availability of everything required.

Barcelona resident happy his serenade helped people forget coronavirus:Barcelona resident Alberto Gestoso, whose video of himself playing piano for neighbours from his balcony has been viewed nearly a million times on Instagram, is just happy he could help people forget the coronavirus, if only for a few minutes.

Facebook lowers video quality in Latin America, following Europe:Facebook Inc will lower video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Latin America, replicating measures adopted in Europe, to ease network congestion in a region that is starting to feel the grip of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus forces cancellation of Paris fashion weeks: statement:Organizers have canceled the men’s and haute couture fashion weeks in Paris because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said.

Beating lockdown inertia: French city-dwellers keep fit on balconies:As dusk fell over Nantes in western France, dozens of residents of an apartment block came out onto their balconies for a half-hour fitness session to beat the inertia of life under lockdown while the coronavirus sweeps across the country.

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