Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 April 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-30 April 2020

UGC

  • UGC releases guidelines for examinations and academic calendar for universities in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • New academic session for freshers may begin in universities from September and for already enrolled students in August
  • Exams for final semester students be conducted in July

CWMA

  • Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) brought under Jal Shakti Ministry
  • It was earlier under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • CWMA was set up in 2018 by the Centre to address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry

HCARD

  • CSIR-CMERI in Durgapur (West Bengal) develops low-cost robotic device HCARD for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 affected while maintaining social distancing
  • CMERI: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
  • HCARD: Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device

INDIA

  • Chhattisgarh tops the list of states in providing employment to over 18 lakh unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
  • IFS Officer T. S. Tirumurti appointed as India’s next Permanent Representative to the UN
  • J&K: Tata Technologies to set up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIITs) at Baramulla and Jammu
  • Actor Irrfan Khan dies in Mumbai aged 54; won National Film Award for best actor for ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ (2012) and Padma Shri in 2011
  • Freedom fighter Hema Bharali dies in Guwahati aged 101; won Padma Shri in 2005 and National Communal Harmony Award in 2006

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) presents its Final Report to Finance Minister
  • ADB approves USD 346 million loan for enabling reliable power connection in rural areas of Maharashtra
  • Amazon India sets up ‘Partner Support Fund for small and medium businesses in logistics’

WORLD

  • USCIRF (US Commission for International Religious Freedom) names India among ‘countries of particular concern’ over condition of religious minorities

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