Top Headlines : 01 June 2020

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International
– Donald Trump announces US is terminating its relationship with WHO over its handling of coronavirus pandemic
– Google launches app ‘Sodar’ to help people maintain social distancing

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
– Nationwide lockdown in COVID-19 containment zones extended till June 30
– Guidelines for phased re-opening of activities outside containment zones till June 30 issued
– Movement of individuals prohibited between 9 pm to 5 am throughout the country
– No restriction on inter-state, intra-state movement of people, goods

India
– Next phase of Operation ‘Samudra Setu’ to repatriate Indian citizens from abroad overseas will commence from June 1

ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– India’s foreign exchange reserves rise by US$ 3.01 billion to US$ 490.04 billion in the week ended May 22.
– 3 Indian companies get licences from NASA to manufacture its ventilators: Alpha Design Technologies, Bharat Forge & Medha Servo Drives
– UP inks pacts with 4 industry bodies — NAREDCO, FICCI, IIA and Laghu Udyog Bharati — to employ migrants in the state
– Forbes’ top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released; Virat Kohli (66th, $26 mn), Roger Federer (1st, $106.3 million)

State
– 32nd statehood day of Goa celebrated on May 30
– Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) project to provide free internet access to the poor in the state by December

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