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Important Current Affairs 10th April 2020


SCTIMST design super absorbent material for safe management of infected respiratory secretions

• The scientists of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) have designed and developed an highly efficient superabsorbent material titled “Chitra Acrylosorb Secretion Solidification System”.

• Chitra Acrylosorb Secretion Solidification System is an highly efficient superabsorbent material for liquid respiratory and other body fluid solidification and disinfection for the safe management of infected respiratory secretions.

• Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India.

Govt extends 7th Economic Census data collection period by six months till Sept 30, 2020
• The government has extended the data collection period for the Seventh Economic Census by six months till 30th September 2020.
• Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation made this announcement. 


Joe Biden to take on Donald Trump in US Presidential race

• Former US Vice President Joe Biden has become the Democratic nominee in the US Presidential race after Bernie Sanders dropped out.

• US Senator Bernie Sanders called off his presidential campaign on April 8, 2020, paving way for Biden to win the Democratic nomination. Sanders made the announcement through a live telecast.

• This will pit Biden against incumbent US President Donald Trump in the US Presidential Elections 2020, which are scheduled to be held in November 2020. Trump will be seeking a second term.


Senior Politician Hazarilal Raghuwanshi passes away
• Senior politician Hazarilal Raghuwanshi passed away at the age of 93 years following a prolonged illness.
• He was a former Madhya Pradesh minister and a senior Congress leader.


World Homoeopathy Day
• World Homoeopathy Day observed globally on 10 April every year to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr Samuel Hahnemann. 
• Samuel Hahnemann was a physician born in Germany, who was a great researcher, linguist and applauded scientist.
• The theme of 2020 is “Linking research with education and clinical practice: Advancing scientific collaborations”.

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