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Today Current Affairs Headlines
- The Government has suspended all visas, bars travel by OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card-holders till ban on air services.
- The Jharkhand government has launched three schemes to generate 25 Cr man-days for MGNREGA to help returnee migrant workers
- The Indian Navy launches Operation “Samudra Setu” (“Sea Bridge”) to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
- NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation launch ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ campaign focussed on ensuring the wellbeing of senior citizens.
Researchers to culture novel coronavirus in human lung epithelial cell
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad has partnered with a Bengaluru-based company, Eye stem Research Private Limited, to take up research activities on COVID-19.
- The collaboration aims to grow novel coronavirus in human cell lines, which will enable in vitro testing of potential drugs and vaccines against the COVID-19.
- Eye stem’s human lung epithelial cell culture system will be used as part of its Anti-COVID Screening (ACS) platform to understand the molecular and pathological characteristics of the novel coronavirus.
- The research will overcome the issues faced to culture the virus outside the human host.
- CSIR-CCMB is known for its cutting-edge research work on cellular and molecular biology. Eye stem Research Private Limited is a cell therapy start-up incubated at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bengaluru.
- Eye stem is working to democratize access to cell therapy and disease modeling platforms and bring their benefit to a large section of humanity.
Indian Navy launched Operation Samudra Setu
Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu, meaning Sea Bridge, as a part of a national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
Samudra Setu Operation:
- The operation aims to evacuate personnel who repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
- GoI is monitoring the situation with respect to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the citizens abroad.
- The ships are provisioned for the evacuation operation. The evacuated personnel will be provided the basic amenities and medical facilities during the sea-passage.
- Stringent protocols have been stipulated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brazil’s coffee harvest brews trouble for Indian exporters
KOCHI: Onset of the harvest season in Brazil, the largest producer of coffee, may hamper the efforts of Indian exporters to step up shipments as several European countries ease the curbs of Covid-19 lockdown. Italy, the largest buyer of Indian coffee, started relaxing the restrictions from Monday much to the relief of the Indian coffee industry.
However, the exporters fear intense price pressure from Brazil which is expecting a normal crop.
“Our exports may start looking up from June. But we may not be able to compete with cheaper Brazilian coffee as our costs are higher,’’ said Ramesh Rajah, president of Coffee Exporters Association.
International Current Affairs
Russia awarded Kim Jong Un on its 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. The medal was awarded to recognize the North Korean leader’s role in preserving the memory of Soviet soldiers who died on North Korean territory.
Russia and North Korea:
In 1948, diplomatic relations were established between the Soviet Union and North Korea. The Soviet military forces supported the Korean People’s Army during the Korean War. N. Korea was established as communist bloc gaining maximum support from Russia.
Sports ministry is inviting nominations for national sports awards through e-mail
New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Tuesday told competitors for this year’s national sports awards to e-mail their nominations in view of the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic as it began the process for selecting the multiple honors, including the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Usually, the process begins in April, was pushed to this month because of the lockdown, which is into its third phase and will end on May 17.
Coronavirus hits the global sporting world hard
- In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, industries across the world have been impacted. The global sporting community not only faces a financial challenge ahead but also an existential one.
- Cricket boards across the world will be hit by a financial crunch as matches will be delayed, and television rights stopped. While richer countries may be able to tide over, countries placed lower in ICC rankings will be severely hit. The cancellation of the IPL or the other cricketing tournaments will impact nations’ GDP.
- The Indian Super League was called off midway, and remaining matches canceled. The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to be held in India in November 2020, has also been indefinitely postponed.