Top GKToday’s News Headlines-5 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 5 April, 2020

INDIA

  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik conferred with the ‘Hero to Animals Award’ by animal rights body PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India
  • IIT Hyderabad incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations develops low-cost ventilator ‘Jeevan Lite’
  • DRDO’s VRDE (Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra) develops full-body disinfection chamber called ‘Personnel Sanitization Enclosure’ for healthcare workers dealing with coronavirus cases
  • DRDO’s RCI (Research Centre IMARAT, Hyderabad) and TBRL (Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh) develop face protection mask for health care professionals handling COVID-19 patients

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • PSB Indian Overseas Bank nominated by Govt. for collection of donations for PM-CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund) Fund
  • Govt. puts curbs on exports of diagnostic kits with a view to discourage shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak

WORLD

  • Famed Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84 from novel coronavirus
  • IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential drugs to Maldives under Operation Sanjeevani
  • Singer Bill Withers, known for the song ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, dies in US at 81
  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action observed by UN on April 4

SPORTS

  • Mascots of the 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou, China in September 2022 unveiled; are 3 robots named — Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen

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