Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 27 April to 2 May 2020

May 2, 2020
Lockdown in India has now been extended up to May 17, 2020 for COVID-19 containment in India. The Ministry of Home Affairs has released new guidelines to be followed during the lockdown for Red, Orange and Green Zones separately.

ICC Rankings: India lose top spot to Australia in test rankings

May 2, 2020
With Australia taking the top spot, India has slipped to the 3rd spot and New Zealand has gained 2nd position in the ICC test rankings.

Coronavirus Lockdown Extended for 2 More Weeks, to be applicable from 4th to 17th May 2020, Get Complete Details Here

May 2, 2020
Coronavirus Lockdown Extended by 2 More Weeks: Home Ministry (MHA) has ordered extension of national lockdown by two more weeks i.e. from 4th May until 17th May 2020, to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease. Get complete details here.

Lockdown Extended: What's open and what's closed? Know activities permitted in Red Zone-Get Full List Here

May 2, 2020
Coronavirus Lockdown Extended: Know what's open and what's closed during the Lockdown 3.0 in India which has been extended till May 17, 2020 for COVID-19 containment, as per MHA Guidelines.

Current Affairs Quiz: 1 May 2020

May 1, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Maharashtra legislative council elections, new Economic Affairs Secretary and New Zealand Cricket Awards 2020 among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 1 May 2020

May 1, 2020
Asian Paints, India’s largest paint maker, will start making hand and surface sanitisers under Viroprotek brand.

First train with stranded migrants leaves from Telangana

May 1, 2020
The Chief Public Relations Officer of Southern Central Railways mentioned that the measures of adequate social distancing have been taken and food has been served to the passengers.

EC grants permission to hold Maharashtra Legislative Council Elections, big relief for Maharashtra CM 

May 1, 2020
Maharashtra CM Udhav Thackeray has time till May 27 to get elected to the state legislature, failing which he will have to step down. 

Study shows sun to be less active than other similar stars

May 1, 2020
The scientists compared the sun with other stars that have similar rotation periods and other fundamental properties. As a result, most of the stars displayed much stronger variations in comparison to our sun.

New Zealand Cricket Awards 2020: Ross Taylor awarded Sir Richard Hadlee Medal, named T20 Player of the Year

May 1, 2020
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has been named as the ODI player of the Year, while Tim Southee has been named Test Player of the Year.

NASA selects Bezos’s Blue Origin and Musk’s SpaceX to build new moon landers

May 1, 2020
The three companies that include SpaceX and Blue Origin will share the amount of $967 million from NASA.

MGNREGA gets sanction of Rs. 33,300 crores by Centre

May 1, 2020
The sanction of Rs. 33,300 crore has been done under MGNREGA, out of it Rs. 20,624 crores have been given to liquidate all the outstanding dues of the previous year towards material and wages.

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries announces largest rights offer of Rs 53,125 crore

May 1, 2020
RIL has approved raising of over Rs 53,000 crore from its shareholders via rights issue, the biggest rights issue ever by an Indian company. 

India ranks 53rd in budget transparency, accountability: IBP survey

May 1, 2020
International Budget Partnership (IBP) has provided a transparency score of 49 out of 100 to India’s Union budget process. The provided score to India is higher than the global average score of 45.

Karnataka may open malls, liquor outlets from May 4: Media sources

May 1, 2020
Karnataka has allowed the functioning of the IT `and ITeS sector, allowing some select industries, government departments, agriculture and allied activities to restart. 

Labour Day 2020 - International Workers’ Day observed across the globe amid COVID-19 crisis

May 1, 2020
Labour Day 2020: Labour organizations across the globe will observe the International Workers’ Day also known as the Labour Day or Workers’ Day on 1st May 2020. The 2020 International Labour Day is being celebrated amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which has threated to put thousands of workers and labourers out of job due to economic concerns.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 April 2020

Apr 30, 2020
TS Tirumurti has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador or Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Current Affairs Quiz: 30 April 2020

Apr 30, 2020
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, GRID 2020 report and COVID-19 cess on petrol among others.

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to over 25 per cent in India Govt

Apr 30, 2020
As per the Health Ministry, the current doubling rate of COVID-19 has improved to 11 days which was 3.4 days before the lockdown was imposed.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 April 2020

Apr 30, 2020
Renowned Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died on April 30, 2020 at the age of 67 following a prolonged illness.
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