Top GKToday’s News Headlines-11 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-11 May 2020

INDIA

  • COVID-19 pandemic: Indian Naval Ship Kesari departs for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, to provide food and medical supplies under ‘Mission Sagar’
  • National Institute of Virology, Pune develops first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19
  • DRDO’s RCI (Research Centre Imarat) lab in Hyderabad develops DRUVS (Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser) to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers and currency notes
  • ICMR to test for community transmission in the worst-affected 75 hotspot districts
  • Health Ministry to send central teams to 10 States witnessing high case load and spurt in cases
  • BPRD (Bureau of Police Research and Development) publishes step-by-step guide for law enforcement agencies to identify “fake news” and videos
  • Number of tigers in the Indian Sunderbans in 2019-20 rose to 96, from 88 in 2018-19: West Bengal Forest Department
  • Eminent historian Hari Shankar Vasudevan dies aged 68 in Kolkata
  • ‘Matka King’ Ratan Khatri dies at the age of 88 in Mumbai
  • Matka involved betting on the opening and closing rates of cotton released by New York Cotton Exchange

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • ICMR, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL) tie up to develop COVID-19 vaccine
  • Pharmaceutical exports from India grew 7.57% to $20.58 billion in 2019-20: Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil)
  • Factory working hours increased from 8 to 12 in M.P.

WORLD

  • Mother’s Day celebrated on May 10 (2nd Sunday of May every year)
  • Little Richard, US singer known for songs such as ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’, dies aged 87

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