Current Affairs - April, 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-26 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 26 April, 2020 INDIA BRO (Border Roads Organization) opens Rohtang Pass connecting Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh with the rest of the country CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan launches Jeevan Shakti Yojana in MP; women in urban areas to get Rs. 11 for each mask made by ..

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What are Immunity Passports that are warned against by WHO?

The World Health Organization has recently warned against issuance of immunity passports. The organization is against the concept as there is no evidence till now that people who have recovered from COVID-19 or developed antibodies will not get infected again. What are Immunity Passports? Immunity passports are provided to persons that have been recovered from ..

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Retired IAS Officer Sanjay Kothari appointed as Central Vigilance Commissioner

On April 25, 2020, retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind. Highlights Mr Kothari acted as the secretary to the President of India. He was replaced by Mr Kapil Dev Tripathi on April 20, 2020. Mr ..

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Scientific Disposal of COVID-19 waste by National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal has directed the states and the union territories to closely monitor the transport, handling, storage and disposal of COVID-19 waste. Highlights The Biomedical waste rules deal with waste generated by the infectious diseases. However, special waste management rules have been issued by GoI to handle wastes of COVID-19 waste. Significance An ..

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Banking Services made Public Utility Services

The Government of India has declared banking industry as public utility service till October 21. The order has been issued under provisions of Industrial Disputes Act. Highlights The banking services have been brought under the Industrial Disputed Act in order to prevent strikes by the employees of banking sector. The order has been passed by ..

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