Current Affairs Date: 17 April 2020

Date: 17 April 2020 [Today is Hemophilia Day]

April 17, 2020 is World Hemophilia Day. It’s a very important day for the World Federation of Hemophila (WFH) and the bleeding disorders community—but nothing is more important to us than your health and wellbeing. The WFH wants to ensure that everyone celebrates the big day in a way that is sensitive to the risks of the current global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Q.1. Which books the partnership with BSNL to launches BHARAT Instapay?

Answer: State Bank of India (SBI)

BSNL stands for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Its a state-owned telecommunication company, headquartered in New Delhi, Delhi, India. The Chairman and MD (Managing Director) of BSNL is MR. Pravin Kumar Purwar

Q.2. Which state CM (Chief Minister) recommended on implementation of a “Helicopter Money”?

Answer: Telangana

CM (Chief Minister) of Telangana is Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.

Helicopter money is the term used for printing and distribution of large amounts of new money. And this is money distributed among the public to stimulate the economy. This happens during a recession or when interest rates fall to zero. It is also referred to as a helicopter drop, in reference to helicopter scattering supplies from the sky.

Q.3. Which company wins the Edison award 2020 for social innovation?

Answer: Tata Power Company

Q.4. Who is appointed as new OSD (Officer on Special Duty) in Union Bank of India and Canara Bank?

Answer: Union Bank of India is Packirisamy w.e.f April 1,2020 and OSD of Canara bank is Mrutyunjay Mahapatra.

An OSD (Officer on Special Duty) is an officer, in the India civil services, considered of the status between a Secretary and an Under Secretary in the Government of India.

Q.5. Can you name the first railway station to setup the sensitize tunnel?

Answer: Ahmadabad Railway Station, Gujarat.

Q.6. Which former RBI (Reserve Bank of India) governor has been appointed to a 12 member advisory to IMF (International Monetary Fund)?

Answer: Raghuram Rajan

The Full form of IMF is International Monetary Fund. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, facilitates international trade, secure financial stability, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945.

Q.7. Which country will host Asian boxing championship 2020?

Answer: India

Q.8. Which state government started the Food Bank initiative to help the needy?

Answer: Manipur

food bank is a non-profit and charitable organization that aims to distribute food to those people who’ve difficulty buying enough to avoid hunger.

Q.9. Name the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) vice-president who resign from post?

Answer: Mahim Verma

Board of Control for Cricket in India – is a national governing body for cricket in India. BCCI was formed in December 1928.

Q.10. Which state started poll testing of COVID-19?

Answer: U.P. (Utter Pradesh, India)

Q.11. Recently, the Ministry of Tourism has launched a webinar series. So, what is the title for that?

Answer: Dekho Apna Desh. #DekhoApnaDesh

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