Current Affairs 16 April 2020

Current Affairs 16 April 2020

✅Current Affairs 16 April 2020

🔶Nationwide lockdown extended till May 3, 2020 to contain COVID-19 spread

🔶Fit India and CBSE organizing first-ever live fitness sessions for school students amid lockdown

🔶Uttar Pradesh became first state to initiate Pool Testing of Covid-19

🔶External affairs ministry announced COVID-19 training program for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries

🔶Jim Corbett National Park of U’khand becomes India’s 1st quarantine centre for animals

🔶BSNL in partnership with SBI launches Bharat InstaPay a UPI-based payment platform

🔶IMF cuts India GDP growth to 1.9%, projects while Barclays forecasted it to 0%

🔶 Telangana CM recommended the implementation of “Helicopter Money”

🔶 Algerian Novelist Abdelouahab Aissaoui wins 13th International Arab fiction prize 2020

🔶Tata Power wins Edison Award 2020 for social innovation

🔶Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank chiefs appointed as OSDs in Union Bank of India and Canara Bank

🔶MS Dhoni appointed as the brand ambassador of PokerStars India

🔶Novelis Inc. of Hindalco acquired US’s Aleris for $2.8 billion deal

🔶GP Global acquires lubricants assets of Nigeria’s Grand Petroleum

🔶DRDO develops COVSACK for COVID-19 sample collection

🔶Pharma majors Sanofi & GlaxoSmithKline joined hands to prepare vaccine for coronavirus

🔶Researchers at NIT-Karnataka develops cost-effective disinfectant chamber called ‘ZERO-COV’

🔶Government launches ‘CovidGyan’ a science communication initiative

🔶Former Pakistani first-class Cricketer Zafar Sarfraz passed away at 50 due to Coronavirus

🔶International Day of Action for Rivers 2020: March 14

🔶Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy launches ‘YSR Nirman’ online platform

🔶UP govt launches Annapurna, Supply Mitra portals for citizens’ food needs

🔶Webinar series “DekhoApnaDesh” launched: Tourism ministry

🔶Multiple short-range anti-ship missiles test fires: North Korea

🔶Over 6300 PM Jan Aushadhi centers: Mansukh Mandaviya

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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PAGE 1: India to receive normal monsoon, forecasts MD
PAGE 8: Monsoon may be late in many States

PAGE 8: Outdated census data keep 10 cr. out of PDS: economists
PAGE 10: 11,077 freed from prisons, says NALSA
PAGE 11: NHRC asks Centre to protect rights

PAGE 1: U.S. freezes WHO funding over coronavirus crisis
PAGE 8: India steers clear of WHO funding row
PAGE 10: Russian firm to donate $2 Mn to PM CARES
PAGE 14: How pandemics have changed the world
PAGE 1: 170 districts identified as hotspots: Health Ministry
PAGE 11: Disinfectant tunnels can cause harm

PAGE 1: Industries operating in rural areas to reopen on April 20
PAGE 10: Concern over automatic processing of EPF claims
PAGE 15: Liquor ban costs States dear
PAGE 15: WPI inflation cools to 4-month low
PAGE 15: Industry gears up to press the restart button

PAGE 11: Army asks personnel to use Aarogya Setu app

PAGE 6: Cease the distractions, seize the moment
PAGE 6: Getting the containment strategy in India right
PAGE 6: Disastrous decision
PAGE 7: End the harassment of farmers now
PAGE 7: In India’s response, a communications failure

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