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Today Current Affairs Headlines
- J&K: Three CRPF personnel killed in a militant attack in the Kupwara district.
Himachal Pradesh government to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna ‘ for urban employment
The Himachal Pradesh (HP) state government has decided that to launch an employment guarantee scheme called “’ Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna” that will provide 120 days of employment to those living in urban areas. A decision was taken during the cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
- Himachal Pradesh state government has given Rs 2,000 to about one lakh workers registered under the Building and Other Construction Workers Board, on which 20 Cr have been spent so far. Now the state government has decided to provide another Rs 2000 per worker.
- The cabinet sub-committee headed by Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh will be formed to start economic activities in the state.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, collaborated with New Frontier Capital Management, a financial firm based in Hong Kong with offices in Tokyo & Singapore, establishing a global network of ventures as well to creating a venture ecosystem.
Most flights to bring back Indians headed to Gulf, South-East Asia
Indians in Gulf and South-east Asian countries are likely to benefit the most from the first phase of repatriation exercise beginning May 7, as 80 percent of the flights planned by the government to bring back nationals stranded around the world will be sent to these regions.
Liquor outlets will not be reopened on May 7 within Chennai city limits
The State government announced on Tuesday that Tasmac outlets in Chennai will not be opened on May 7 as announced earlier. The date of the reopening will be announced later.
Taking into consideration the prevailing situation, the government had earlier decided to reopen Tasmac outlets, which have been closed for more than a month since the COVID-19 lockdown was enforced. On Monday, the government had announced that all outlets except those located in containment areas will be reopened from May 7. On Tuesday morning, however, the government issued a release announcing that Tasmac outlets would not be opened on May 7 in Chennai. Over 700 shops fall under this zone.
International Current Affairs
Pakistan’s number of COVID-19 cases surges past 21,000
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 21,501 after 1,315 new infections were recorded, while 24 people died due to the disease, taking the death toll in the country to 486, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
The Ministry of NHS, Punjab has reported that 8,103 cases, Sindh 7,882, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 3,288, Balochistan 1,321, Islamabad 464, Gilgit-Baltistan 372 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 71 cases.
So far 222,404 tests were conducted, including 9,857 in the last 24 hours.