Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 May 2020

INDIA

  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies into Super Cyclonic Storm; West Bengal and Odisha coasts likely to be affected
  • Government implements Lt. General D. B. Shekatkar Committee’s recommendations related to creating border infrastructure
  • Ministry of Home Affairs drops order that required all employers to pay wages to workers for the period the units were shut during lockdown

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange fell 1,069 points, or 3.44 per cent to 30,029
  • Nifty at National Stock Exchange settled 314 points, 3.43 per cent down, at 8,823
  • WHA
  • World Health Assembly (WHA) being held virtually in Geneva on May 18-19
  • China’s President Xi Jinping announces USD 2 billion fund to help countries fight COVID-19
  • WHA is the decision-making body of the Geneva-based World Health Organisation
  • India backed a European Union resolution seeking a probe into the response of WHO during the worldwide coronavirus crisis

WORLD

  • International Museum Day celebrated on May 18; theme: ‘Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion’
  • World Hypertension Day observed on May 17; theme: “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”

SPORTS

  • COVID-19: Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee recommends banning use of saliva to shine the ball

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