Top GKToday’s News Headlines-23 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 23 April, 2020

INDIA

  • Union HRD Minister launches VidyaDaan 2.0 for inviting e-learning Content contributions in both school and higher education
  • COVID-19: Ordinance to punish those attacking, harassing healthcare personnel; up to 7 years in jail and Rs 5 lakh fine
  • Shops selling educational books, electric fans, prepaid phone recharge allowed during lockdown
  • SC quashes order providing 100% reservation for ST candidates in teaching job in scheduled areas in AP
  • Karnataka govt launches “Apthamitra” helpline and mobile app to fight COVID-19
  • IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi) scientists develop low cost COVID-19 test; name it after detective character ‘Feluda’
  • UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes) launches online dialogues with students & educators in India on COVID-19 under its flagship Education for Justice initiative
  • Use rapid test kits for surveillance purpose, RT-PCR tests as the principal diagnostic test for COVID-19: ICMR

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Cabinet approves fixation of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for the year 2020-21
  • Union Cabinet approves Rs. 15,000 crores for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’
  • Facebook picks up 9.99% stake in RIL’s Jio Platforms for Rs 43,574 crore
  • WORLD
  • Remittances sent home by migrants from low and middle-income countries to drop by 20% in 2020: World Bank
  • India co-sponsors resolution calling for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines adopted by UN General Assembly
  • International Mother Earth Day observed on April 20

SPORTS

  • BWF (Badminton World Federation) names P. V. Sindhu as an ambassador for its ‘i am badminton’ campaign

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