4 May 2020 News

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4 May 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active Cases: 28070

Cured: 10886

Deaths: 1306

  • A Colonel and a Major were among five security personnel killed in an encounter at a village in north Kashmir’s Handwara area, officials said on Sunday. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • On a visit to his home province Shaanxi from April 20-23, President Xi Jinping expressed concern over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on China’s economic growth targets, unemployment, food and energy security, supply chain stability and others and called for accelerating the country’s efforts on 5G, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and others. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Winner of several awards including Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry, Rajyotsava Award, Padma Shri among others, Nissar Ahmed died at the age of 84. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Russia reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases: Russia is now the European country registering the newest infections. But the official fatality rate is low in comparison to countries like Italy, Spain and the United States. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Rise in coronavirus cases expected to stabilise soon: Niti Aayog member VK Paul: He also said the rationale behind the government’s decision to extend the lockdown by two more weeks after May 3 is to consolidate the gains of the first and second phase of restrictions. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Fresh dates for JEE, NEET to be announced on May 5 due to coronavirus lockdown, says HRD ministry. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares. (Source-BBC News)
  • Arvind Kejriwal says weddings with 50 guests allowed, call centres and IT services can remain open in Delhi. (Source-NDTV)
  • North and South Korea exchange fire over heavily guarded border. (Source-The Washington Post)
  • Commerce Ministry working to identify key sectors for making India a manufacturing hub. (Source-Economic Times)

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