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30 April 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 22982

Discharged: 7796

Deaths: 1008

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday slashed India’s growth forecast to 0.2 per cent for the 2020 calendar year from the earlier projection of 2.5 per cent released in March. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • British Airways is to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring forced on the carrier by the fallout from the coronavirus, its parent company IAG said on Tuesday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • An estimated six crore Indians out of 60 crore who go to work (or one in 10) are at the risk of losing their jobs before autumn breaks in India, with businesses under the lockdown facing severe challenges to resume. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Shaheen, Gulab, Tej, Aag are among the 169 names selected by 13 countries for christening future cyclones in the north Indian Ocean, The Arabian  Sea and the Indian Ocean, the India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • The Serum Institute of India said on Tuesday it plans this year to produce up to 60 million doses of a potential vaccine against the new coronavirus that is under clinical trail in Britain. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Irrfan Khan, one of the finest Bollywood actors, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. The 53- year old actor was admitted in the intensive care unit of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • New rumors about Kim Jong Un pour in daily. The North Korean leader is dead. Or he’s very ill. Or maybe he’s just recuperating in his luxury compound. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • White House unfollows President Kovind, PM Modi on Twitter. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Punjab CM Amarinder writes to PM to seek withdrawal of value cut on shrivelled wheat. (Source-Economic Times)
  • Empty manufacturing plants may lose property cover: Large manufacturing plants that have fallen silent due to the lockdown risk losing their insurance cover if the Covid-19 induced restrictions get extended beyond May 3. (Source-Economic Times)
  • Nagaland levies cess of Rs 6 on petrol and Rs 5 on diesel amid coronavirus crisis, first state to do so. (Source-NDTV)
  • Bengal is likely to allow factories, buses, taxis in areas least affected by COVID-19, or “green zones”, from May 4. (Source-NDTV)
  • Colleges to reopen from September for new students and in August for current students, says University Grants Commission. (Source-NDTV)
  • Australia marks Cook anniversary under lockdown: The 250th anniversary celebrations of Captain Cook’s voyage are going to be a muted affair. (Source-BBC News)
  • Pentagon releases UFO videos for the record: The hovering objects seen in the footage are still classified as “unidentified”. (Source-BBC News)
  • Face masks will be compulsory on public transport and in secondary schools when France lifts curbs. (Source-BBC News)
  • Syria war: Dozens killed in truck bomb attack at Afrin market: Turkey blames the attack in the opposition-controlled city of Afrin on a Kurdish militia group. (Source-BBC News)
  • Spain plans return to ‘new normal’ by end of June: Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez aims to lift Spain’s strict virus lockdown in four phases from 4 May. (Source-BBC News)

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