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April 2018 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of April 2020 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of April 2020 are given below. Hope you like it.


Name the renowned Bollywood actor who passed away on April 30, 2020 at the age of 67? He had acted in films like Bobby, Karz, Chandani, Mera Naam Joker, etc. Rishi Kapoor
Name the renowned Bollywood actor who passed away on April 29, 2020 at the age of 53? Apart from Bollywood, he had acted in Hollywood films like A Mighty Heart, Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, Life of Pi and Inferno. Irfan Khan
Which State has announced the extension of curfew in the State on April 29, 2020 for two more weeks till May 17, 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic? Punjab
Which sector was India’s top exporting sector for the first time during the 2019-2020 fiscal year? Chemical
On which day National Panchayati Raj Day was observed in India? April 24
Which Indian shuttler has been named as the ambassador of Badminton World Federation's (BWF) "I am Badminton" campaign? PV Sindhu
On which day National Civil Services Day was observed in India? April 21
Which country is seeking $400 mn debt swap facility from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? Sri Lanka
Who has been appointed as the new head of the National Shipping Board? Malini Shankar
The Central Government has frozen the hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Government Employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners till _______ July 2021
Which State has launched “Apthamitra" helpline and App to fight COVID-19? Karnataka
What is the maximum punishment for attacking health workers, as per the new proposed amendment to Epidemic Diseases Act, 1987? 7 years Jail Term
Which state has become the first in the country to geo-tag community kitchens? The state geo-tagged around 7,368 community kitchens and community shelters located across 75 districts. Uttar Pradesh
Who has been appointed as the Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund India's Environment Education programme? Viswanathan Anand
On which day in April, Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place? April 13 (1919)
Which android app has become the world’s fastest app to reach 50 million users, within just 13 days? Aarogya Setu
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted how much growth rate for India in 2020? 1.9 per cent
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an advisory last week to all private individuals using the ________ app for meetings and video calls, alerting that it is unsafe. Zoom
What is the name of series of webinars that was launched by India's Ministry of Tourism that allows you to explore the length and breadth of the country highlighting its tourist attractions, history and culture? Dekho Apna Desh
Who was born on April 14, 1891 and is known for campaigning against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits)? Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
The HRD Ministry has launched which portal to monitor and record its efforts to combat COVID-19 related challenges? YUKTI
Who is the top-ranked Indian billionaire on the Forbes’s 2020 list of world’s top billionaires? Mukesh Ambani
ICMR has drafted a proposal to explore which therapy to treat critical COVID-19 cases? Plasma Therapy
Who is the new chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)? Infosys COO Pravin Rao
The centre has deposited how much amount into the accounts of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) held by women for the month of April 2020? Rs 500
SIDBI has offered how much amount as emergency working capital to the MSMEs manufacturing essential items? Rs 1 crore
The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governors and Members of Parliament have voluntarily agreed to how much salary cut for one year to deal with the COVID-19 crisis? 30 percent
What is the name of India’s first comprehensive COVID-19 tracking application? Arogya Setu
Which insurance policy has been approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) of India that will enable more people to get health insurance coverage? It can be avail by anyone above the age of 18 years and up to the age of 65 years. Arogya Sanjeevani
Which fund has been set up for COVID-19 relief? PM-CARES Fund
What is the full form of PM-CARES Fund? Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund
The Chief Executives of which two banks have been designated as ‘Officers on Special Duty’ in Punjab National Bank? OBC, UBI
The Public Sector banks have announced a moratorium of how many months for loan payments? 3 months
Which judge has become the first judge of J&K High Court to take oath under the Indian Constitution? Justice Rajnesh Oswal
Name Secretary to the President of India who has been appointed as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner? Sanjay Kothari
Name the former Attorney General and Solicitor General of India and Padma Bhushan recipient who passed away on 13th April 2020? Ashok Desai
What is the name of new channel launched by Prasar Bharti specifically dedicated to old classics? DD Retro
Name the low cost ventilator developed by Indian Railways at its Kapurthala coach factory? Jeevan
For which financial years the Union Cabinet has decided not to operate the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds? 2020-21 & 2021-22


Which nation hosted the 11th session of "Petersberg Climate Dialogue" on April 28, 2020? Germany
On which day the World Intellectual Property Day was observed to encourage creativity and innovation? April 26
Every year World Immunization Week was observed on? Last week of April
Which telescope celebrated 30 years of its launch on April 24, 2020? Hubble
What was the theme of World Malaria Day 2020? Zero Malaria Starts with me
On which day World Heritage Day is observed? April 18
What is the name of China’s first Mars exploration mission? Tianwen
Which nation has reportedly launched its first-ever military satellite into the orbit? Iran
On which day the Earth Day 2020 was observed with the theme 'Climate Action'? April 22
The oil prices in which country crashed below $0 mark on April 20, 2020? USA
Which country’s president has decided to temporarily suspend immigration amid COVID-19 outbreak? USA
On which day World Heritage Day was observed to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity and the efforts required for its protection and conservation? April 18
Which nation will host the Asian Boxing Championships 2020? India
Who is the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)? Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Which nation has approved the sale of Harpoon missiles and torpedoes to India? USA
On which day International Day of Human Space Flight 2020 was observed? April 12
Which country has halted its funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that a review will be conducted to assess WHO’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus? USA
Which country lifted the temporary ban imposed on the export of essential drugs-Hydroxychloroquine, Paracetamol? India
On which day World Homeopathy Day 2020 was observed? April 10
Who has topped the Forbes list of World’s Billionaires in 2020? Jeff Bezos
Name the CEO of twitter who has pledged to donate $1 billion to fight COVID-19? Jack Dorsey
Which tennis tournament has been cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Wimbledon
Which country will be hosting the 3rd Asian Youth Games in 2021? China
Name the co-inventor of Duckworth-Lewis method who died at the age of 78 years? Tony Lewis
Which nation assumed Presidency of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in April 2020? Dominican Republic
Name the middle-east nation which has become the first Arab country to legalize cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes? Lebanon

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