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28th APRIL 2020

  According to the study, the A2a mutation has been highly efficient in entering human lungs in large numbers because of which COVID-19 became prevalent across all the regions.

 Coronavirus has been evolved into newer types during its spread within China and the rest of the world.

 The virus can be classified into O, A2, A2a, A3, B, B1, and many other types. At present, 11 types have been identified that include type O. It was the ancestral type that originated in Wuhan

 As per the details shared by the NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies, a Massive Asteroid 1998 OR2 will zoom past Earth on 29th April 2020.

 However it poses no threat to us or our planet confirmed the space agency.

 According to NASA, the asteroid 52768 (1998 OR2) is expected to be 1.8 to 4.1 kilometres wide and will fly by earth at a distance of 6.2 million kilometres.

 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has also

 National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) on April 26 announced that it has invited global expression of interest (EOI) in order to provide Hydrogen fuel cell-based electric cars for Delhi and Leh.

 As per the official statement, NTPC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has issued the EOI of 10 such buses and cars.

 The move for the procurement of Hydrogen fuel cell-based cars will be one of a kind projects in India for the development of complete solution from green energy to fuel cell vehicles.

 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released a report stating that India has become the third country to spend largely on the military, after the US and China.

 As per the report, this is the first time that India and China are among the top military spenders. India’s rivalry with both Pakistan and China has been projected as the main reason for the increase in military expenditure.

 SIPRO report named ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’ mentioned that

 The Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia announced that the kingdom has ended the death penalty for the crimes committed by the minors.

 The announcement came two days after the country said that it would ban flogging.

 As per the activists, Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s worst human rights records.

 The UN Convention on the Rights of Child, signed by Riyadh stated that capital punishment should not be applied for offenses carried by the minors

 Transcorp cards are highly customizable and, with the approval of RBI, can now be co-branded with a partner organization’s logo; as well as restrict certain merchant categories as per the client’s requirements.

 With this, Transcorp has become one of the first non-bank companies to obtain this authorization from RBI, the company said in a statement.

 Workers’ Memorial Day

 Workers’ Memorial Day, also known as International Workers’ Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured, takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day

of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

 Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organization in the fight for improvements in

workplace safety.

 The slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living

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