Didi to face first test after post poll violence; World aids India in fight against COVID | Top news

Here are the top headlines: 1. India's COVID cases drop significantly after the deadliest pandemic week. Over 3.57 Lakh fresh cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Experts say the peak of active caseloads to touch 40L by Mid-May. 2. Government has now highlighted signs of COVID slowdown in Delhi & 4 other states, says continued containment measures by the state governments required to sustain. 3. Experts push for nationwide lockdown and cite it as the only answer to help infrastructure but the Central government is still cautious. 4. After Delhi, a nationwide oxygen emergency deepens. 5 Bengaluru Hospitals raise SOS alarms after 24 people died due to lack of oxygen in Chamrajnagar. Centre rushes to ramp up supply. 5.Ahead of the virtual summit with PM Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson announces huge UK -India trade investment worth Euro 1Bn. Serum Institute to invest 240Mn pounds for its vaccine business in Britain. 6. World rushes to aid India in its fight against COVID. Medical supplies pour in from several countries. 7. Centre steps in the political violence in Bengal, seeks report on 11 killed in West Bengal in post-poll violence. BJP calls for a nationwide Dharna tomorrow.