Top GKToday’s News Headlines-15 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 15 April, 2020

INDIA

  • PM announces extension of lockdown for another 19 days till May 3, indicates easing of some curbs after April 20
  • COVID-19 lockdown: CBSE, Fit India to start live fitness sessions for school students from April 15, 2020 on Facebook and Instagram handles
  • Tourism Ministry launches webinar series DekhoApnaDesh on the many destinations to see in the country
  • MEA announces COVID-19 training program for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries
  • ‘COVID Sample Collection Kiosk’ named ‘COVSACK’ developed by DRDL, Hyderabad; gets automatically disinfected without requiring human involvement
  • Donation platform GiveIndia launches ‘India COVID Response Fund’ (ICRF) with initial donations worth Rs 75 crore
  • Veteran Odisha trade unionist Souribandhu Kar dies at 72

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announces “innovative challenge” to develop video-conferencing solution under the Digital India programme
  • IMF projects India’s growth rate at 1.9% in 2020, 7.4% in 2021
  • GoI Launches Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme 2020-21 in six tranches from April 2020 to September 2020

WORLD

  • US govt. announces plans to sell Harpoon air-launched anti-ship missiles and Mark 54 lightweight torpedoes worth USD 155 million to India
  • PM Modi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discuss COVID-19 pandemic challenges
  • World Chagas Disease Day observed by WHO on April 14

SPORTS

  • Former Pakistani cricketer Zafar Sarfraz dies aged 50 after contracting novel coronavirus

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