Top GKToday’s News Headlines-27 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 27 April, 2020

BUREAUCRATIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Health Secretary Preeti Sudan: 3-month extension
  • Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare given additional charge of the I&B Ministry
  • Tarun Bajaj: Secretary in the Economic Affairs Department
  • Ravi Mittal: Sports Secretary
  • Nagendra Nath Sinha: Secretary of the Rural Development Department
  • Arvind Kumar Sharma: Secretary in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry
  • Leena Nandan: Consumer Affairs Secretary.
  • Sudhanshu Panday: Food and Public Distribution Secretary
  • Sanjeev Ranjan: Shipping Secretary
  • Aramane Giridhar: Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Anita Karwal: Secretary in the Department of Education and Literacy
  • Rameshwar Prasad Gupta: Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Pradip Kumar Tripathi: Secretary, Ministry of Steel
  • Tarun Kapoor: Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Rajesh Verma: Secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Anand Kumar: Culture Secretary
  • Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi: Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Ram Mohan Mishra: Secretary, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  • Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi: Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
  • Ajay Tirkey: Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

INDIA

  • Blocking burial or cremation of victims of notified disease to attract jail term up to 3-years in Tamil Nadu
  • Former Governor of Bihar and Tripura and veteran Congress leader Devanand Konwar dies aged 86 in Guwahati
  • Odia dramatist, lyricist and screenwriter Bijay Mishra dies aged 83 in Bhubaneswar; was winner of Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • India’s holding of US government securities at record high of USD 177.5 billion at the end of February; India 13th in the world, Japan 1st
  • NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam) invites Global Expression of Interest (EoI) for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric buses and cars

WORLD

  • There is no evidence that recovered patients are immune to COVID-19 infection: WHO
  • World Intellectual Property Day observed on April 26; theme: ‘Innovate for a Green Future’
  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day observed by UN on April 26
  • Indian artist Zarina Hashmi dies aged 83 in London; won President’s Award for Printmaking in India in 1969

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