Top GKToday’s News Headlines-21 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 21 April, 2020

INDIA

  • Central government departments asked to include “transgender” as a separate category of gender for recruitment in civil services and other posts
  • Central Government constitutes 6 Inter-Ministerial Teams to make assessment of situation and augment State efforts to fight and contain spread of COVID-19 effectively
  • Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu inaugurates revamped “strategic bridge” over Subansiri river in Upper Subansiri district
  • Road Transport & Highways Ministry launches dashboard containing list of dhabas and truck repair shops on its website
  • COVID 19: Rajasthan govt. partners with healthcare startup MedCords for consultation and medicine delivery through Aayu & Sehat Sathi apps
  • Goa becomes first zero COVID-19 state in the country: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
  • Reliance Foundation’s ‘Mission Anna Seva’ aiming to provide over 3 crore meals amid COVID-19 lockdown
  • Former IAS officer Kapil Dev Tripathi appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Fish gills used to develop efficient low-cost electro-catalysts for energy conversion devices by scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • RBI asks banks and NBFCs to carry out money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risk assessment exercise periodically
  • RBI announces extension of Ways & Means Advances limit from Rs 1.2 lakh crore to Rs 2 lakh crore for the remaining part of first half of the financial year 2020-21 (April 2020 to September 2020)
  • China calls new norms requiring prior clearance by the government mandatory for foreign investments from countries that share land border with India as violative of WTO’s principles
  • COVID-19: Fitch Solutions cuts India’s economic growth forecast for 2020-21 to 1.8% from 4.6% earlier

WORLD

  • Nirmala Sitharaman attends Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Shanghai-based New Development Bank through video-conference

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