Top GKToday’s News Headlines-22 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 22 April, 2020


  • Civil Services Day celebrated on April 21
  • Caregivers of senior citizens residing with them, food processing units exempted from lockdown: Govt
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan launches ‘COVID India Seva’, an interactive platform on Twitter to answer queries on COVID-19
  • Gujarat Govt. starts 3rd edition of its ‘Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan’, a conservation plan to deepen water bodies in the state before monsoon
  • Pune Municipal Corporation launches Saiyam mobile app to track home-quarantined citizens
  • COVID-19 lockdown: ‘Jharkhand Bazar’ mobile app launched to help people of the state get their essential commodities
  • ICMR asks states to stop using rapid antibody test kits procured from China for next 2 days; to examine their quality


  • Coronavirus impact on economy to last well beyond the first quarter: Assocham-Primus Partners’ joint survey
  • Dun & Bradstreet Composite Business Optimism Index at 49.40% for Q2 2020 (April-June); down 37% as compared to the year-ago period
  • Narendra Singh Tomar participated in the G-20 Extraordinary Agriculture Ministers Meeting through Video Conferencing on the issue of COVID-19 impacts on food security, safety and nutrition


  • Israel: PM Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud Party and his main rival Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party agree on setting up coalition govt.
  • Adam Higginbotham wins William E. Colby Award for his book ‘Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster’
  • Laisenia Qarase, who was Fiji’s PM from 2000 to 2006, dies in capital Suva aged 79
  • UN’s World Food Programme releases its fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day celebrated by UN on April 21



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