Top GKToday’s News Headlines-3 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-3 May 2020

LOCKDOWN RULES/EXEMPTIONS FROM MAY 4

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified rules regarding opening of shops/services during lockdown
  • Barber shops and salons located in green and orange zones will be allowed to open. These are not allowed to open in red zones.
  • In green and orange zones, sale of all items by e-commerce platforms permitted. In red zones, the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities.
  • Liquor shops could open in all zones except containment areas. Sales allowed of the shop is a standalone one and is not located in markets or malls.
  • Classifications of districts into ‘Red’, ‘Orange’ and ‘Green’ zones is done based on COVID-19 risk profiling.

INDIA

  • First “Shramik Special” train arrives in Patna from Jaipur carrying 1,187 stranded migrant labourers
  • On the occasion of centenary year of archaeologist Prof B. B. Lal, Culture Minister releases e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal-India Rediscovered”
  • Himachal Pradesh govt. to launch Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna guaranteeing at least 120 days’ employment to the those living in urban areas
  • International Dawn Chorus Day to be celebrated on May 3; is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • All commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till midnight of May 17: DGCA
  • Non-subsidised LPG prices cut by ₹162.50 per cylinder

WORLD

  • World Tuna Day observed on May 2

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