Top GKToday’s News Headlines-26 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 26 April, 2020

INDIA

  • BRO (Border Roads Organization) opens Rohtang Pass connecting Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh with the rest of the country
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan launches Jeevan Shakti Yojana in MP; women in urban areas to get Rs. 11 for each mask made by them at home
  • AP Govt. launches mobile app ‘Covid Pharma’ to keep a track of people purchasing medicines over-the-counter (OTC) for cough, cold and fever

OPENING OF SHOPS

  • The government has allowed opening of certain categories of shops during COVID-19 lockdown.
  • In rural areas, all shops, except those in shopping malls are allowed to open.
  • In urban areas, all standalone shops, neighbourhood shops & shops in residential complexes are allowed to open.  Shops in markets/market complexes and shopping malls are not allowed to open.
  • Sale by e-commerce companies will continue to be permitted for essential goods only.
  • Sale of liquor continues to be prohibited.

WORLD

  • Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as a punishment
  • UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) releases report ‘From the Great Lockdown to the Great Meltdown’
  • International Delegate’s Day observed by the UN on April 25
  • World Malaria Day observed on April 25 with the theme ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’

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