? The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched ‘Project Isaac’ to engage students in creative projects during the COVID-19 lockdown. The project aims to enhance the student’s skills while they are confined in their homes.
? Rajasthan police launches RajCop citizens mobile app for people to take permission for venturing out during coronavirus lockdown.
? Moody’s now expects real GDP in the global economy to contract by 0.5 percent in 2020, followed by a pickup to 3.2 percent in 2021.
? ‘The Hindu Prize 2019’ in Non-Fiction awarded to Santanu Das for ‘India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images and Songs’.
? Moody’s Investors Service reduced India’s GDP growth in 2020 to 2.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 5.3 per cent. The Coronavirus pandemic will cause unprecedented shock to the global economy.
? Coronavirus pandemic: US announces financial assistance of $174 million to 64 countries including $2.9 million to India.
? Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has launched ‘Operation Namaste’ to extend assistance to the govt in containing the spread of coronavirus and insulate the force from the pandemic.
? The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital in Jaipur is conducting the series of trials on a humanoid robot to provide services to the COVID-19 patients.
? Mirza Waheed wins ‘The Hindu Prize 2019’ in Fiction for ‘Tell Her Everything’.