Top GKToday’s News Headlines-4 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 4 April, 2020

INDIA

  • MHRD AICTE COVID-19 Student Helpline Portal launched to help students facing difficulties due to closure of colleges and hostels
  • MoS HRD and IT, Sanjay Dhotre launches ‘Hack the Crisis-India’ hackathon to find working solutions for overcoming COVID-19 pandemic
  • Indian NGO ARMMAN wins USD 1.5 million Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • BSE Sensex ends 674.36 points or 2.39 per cent lower at 27,590.95
  • NSE Nifty sheds 170 points, or 2.06 per cent, to finish at 8,083.80
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves up by US$ 5.65 billion to US$ 475.56 billion in the week ended March 27
  • COVID-19: Fitch Ratings cuts India’s growth forecast for 2020-21 to 2% from 5.1% projected earlier
  • COVID-19: ADB forecasts Indian economy’s growth to slow to 4.0% in 2020-21 before improving to 6.2% in 2021-22
  • Bond and currency markets will operate between 10 am to 2 pm, instead of the usual 9 am to 5 pm, effective April 7 to 17: RBI
  • World Bank approves USD 1-billion emergency funds for India to tackle coronavirus outbreak

WORLD

  • Virus causing COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through “respiratory droplets and close contacts”, not through air: WHO
  • UNGA adopts resolution on COVID-19, calls for global cooperation to fight pandemic

SPORTS

  • IOC sets June 29, 2021 as new deadline for qualification period of Tokyo Olympics

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