1. National Affairs
GoI creates 11 empowered groups to deal with coronavirus
These 11 empowered groups are tasked to ensure a comprehensive and integrated response to COVID-19 These groups have been set up by the GoI under the Disaster Management Act Eech group has a senior representative from PMO and the Cabinet Secretariat to ensure smooth coordination
2. National Schemes
24×7 National Teleconsultation Centre launched
As part of the centre, expert doctors will be available 24×7 to answer COVID 19 related questions. It has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare The centre is being integrated with the National Medical College Network
Quick Facts: Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister
3. Science and Technology
GoI launches app “Corona Kavach” to track coronavirus
Corona Kavach is coronavirus risk-tracking app. The app uses a person’s location to assess whether they are in the high-risk geographical zone or not It has been jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Quick Facts: Ravi Shankar Prasad is the Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology
PNB get s a new logo ahead of merger!
Punjab National Bank has launched a new logo ahead of its merger with the Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United Bank of India. The new logo bears the distinct signages of all the three PSU banks. Post amalgamation, Punjab National Bank will be the transferee while the Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United Bank of India will be the transferor banks.
Quick Facts: S.S. Mallikarjuna Rao is the MD & CEO Of Punjab National Bank
5. Science and Technology
Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins NASA award for planned lunar space station
NASA has selected a new space capsule from SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station SpaceX will use its biggest rocket, Falcon Heavy, to send spacecraft named as “Dragon XL” to the Lunar Gateway
Quick Facts: The headquarter of NASA is in Washington DC.