Top GKToday’s News Headlines-14 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 14 April, 2020

INDIA

  • Senior advocate and Padma Bhushan awardee Ashok Desai, who served as Attorney General of India in 1996-98, dies aged 77
  • Veteran Army officer Lt Gen (retd) K P Dhal Samanta, who had played a valiant role in 1971 and Kargil wars, dies aged 70 in New Delhi
  • Veteran Congress leader and former union minister M V Rajasekharan died aged 91 in Bengaluru
  • COVID-19: SC says only persons covered under ‘Ayushman Yojana’ can be tested for free in private labs
  • COVID-19: Chief Information Commissioner Bimal Julka, all 6 Information Commissioners to take voluntary 30% cut in their basic salary for one year starting April 1, 2020
  • COVID-19: CEC Sunil Arora, ECs Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra to take voluntary 30% cut in their basic salary for one year starting April 1, 2020
  • AIM (Atal Innovation Mission), NITI Aayog & NIC (National Informatics Centre) jointly launch CollabCAD in Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) schools
  • Centre launches All India Agri Transport Call Centre for addressing transportation problems being faced in inter-state movement of perishable and non-perishable agricultural commodities.
  • Google Pay launches ‘Nearby Spot’ to help users find local stores selling essentials
  • Tamil, Nadu: CM K. Palaniswami announces extension of the COVID-19 lockdown till April 30
  • IIT Bombay researchers get patent for ‘Smart Stethoscope’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  •  Retail inflation, based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), declines to 4-month low of 5.91% in March
  •  RBI to slap 200 bps penal interest on banks if failed to invest TLTRO (targeted long-term repo operations) funds within 30 days
  •  CII recommends phase-wise lifting in report titled ‘Exit from the Lockdown’
  •  GMR Airports Limited gets approval to build greenfield International airport at Bhogapuram in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh

WORLD

  •  ADB increases size of its Covid-19 response package for its member nations from $6.5 billion to $ 20 billion

SPORTS

  • Former US golf player Doug Sanders dies aged 86

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