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01 May 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 24162

Discharged: 8372

Deaths: 1075

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • Over 2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June in US: Manasi Vasavada has less than three weeks left before she loses her legal right to be in the country. The dental practice in Passaic County, New Jersey, where Vasavada, 31, has worked for almost two years closed its doors in mid-March due to COVID-19. She has been on an unpaid leave of absence ever since. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away on Thursday in a hospital in Mumbai. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Almost 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy, nearly half of the global workforce, face an immediate danger of losing their livelihoods due to the continued sharp decline in working hours because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the International Labour Organization has said. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • India needs to be cleverer in lifting the lockdown and open up its economy in a “measured way” soon as it does not have the capacity to support people across the spectrum for too long, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • India’s January-March gold jewellery demand fell 41% to an eleven-year low of 73.9 tonnes as COVID-19 compounded the woes of middle-class urban consumers and rural consumers, who turned more cautious in opening their wallets, resulting in a decline in footfall to jewellery stores, the latest research from World Gold Council said Thursday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Migrants hope CMs won’t let them down after MHA guidelines to states to take them back: The inter-state movement of these stranded people will be facilitated by the state/UT governments by road only, the order stated. Anyone willing to be transported back home will have to be medically screened at the source as well as destination and will be kept in a home or institutional quarantine on arrival, the home ministry guidelines said. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami no more: The iconic sportsperson, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital here. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. (Source-Deccan herald)
  • A look at the age distribution among the 1,075 COVID-19 deaths showed that 51.2% of the casualties were in the age group of 60 years and above, while 34.8% deaths were in the age group of 45-60. Those below 45 years of age accounted for 14% of the deaths. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Mobile cinema brings movies to Madrid balconies: People living in Madrid can watch films from their balconies after the local government brought in huge screens to bring people together. (Source-BBC News)
  • South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg dies: He stood trial in South Africa alongside Nelson Mandela and was also imprisoned for his activism. (Source-BBC News)
  • Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway to pass through Amritsar: Harsimrat Kaur Badal. (Source-Economic Times)
  • India set to take aRs 40,000 crore blow on account of oil revenue loss. (Source-Economic Times)
  • 19% COVID-19 recovery rate now, major improvement from 14 days ago when it was 13%, says government. (Source-NDTV)
  • Supreme Court refuses to pause government’s Central Vista project in Delhi: “During COVID-19, nobody is going to do anything”. (Source-NDTV)
  • S. passes 60,000 dead as hopes rise for a promising drug. (The Washington Post)

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