– UGC releases guidelines for examinations and academic calendar for universities in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak
– It was earlier under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
– CSIR-CMERI in Durgapur (West Bengal) develops low-cost robotic device HCARD for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 affected while maintaining social distancing
– CMERI: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute
– HCARD: Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device
🇮🇳 India
– ADB to support Maharashtra with $346 mn loan for power sector
– Task Force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) presents its Final Report to Finance Minister
🗾 State
– Chhattisgarh tops the list of states in providing employment to over 18 lakh unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)
– J&K: Tata Technologies to set up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIITs) at Baramulla and Jammu
😔 Honorable Death
– Actor Irrfan Khan dies in Mumbai aged 54; won National Film Award for best actor for ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ (2012) and Padma Shri in 2011
– Freedom fighter Hema Bharali dies in Guwahati aged 101; won Padma Shri in 2005 and National Communal Harmony Award in 2006
– Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away

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