Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 May 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-13 May 2020


  • Indian Railways begins restoration of passenger train services; will have only AC classes
  • Indian Railways makes Aarogya Setu mobile app compulsory for passengers
  • Child and maternal malnutrition were behind 68% of the under-five fatalities in India: India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative
  • TVS Group, Sundaram Medical Foundation and IIT-Madras develop automated respiratory assist device named ‘Sundaram Ventago’
  • US govt.’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) commits USD 3.6 million to assist India in COVID-19 fight
  • COVID-19: ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) releases song ‘United We Fight’; written and composed by Joe Alvares


  • PM Modi announces Rs 20 lakh cr special economic package to deal with COVID-19; details to come from Finance Minister
  • Country’s industrial output, measured in terms of IIP (Industrial Production), declines 16.5% in March 2020
  • Union Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPION portal for assisting Indian MSMEs
  • CHAMPIONS: Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.


  • International Nurses Day celebrated on May 12 with the theme ‘Nursing the World to Health’; was 200th Birth Anniversary of Florence Nightingale


  • 1989 men’s national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia dies at 58
  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India postponed from 2-21, November, 2020 to February 17-March 7, 2021
  • Sports Authority of India (SAI) forms committee to prepare SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to resume training post lockdown

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