Top GKToday’s News Headlines-19 April 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 19 April, 2020


  • National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India launched in New Delhi by Minister for State for Culture (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel
  • COVID-19 mortality rate in India around 3.3%, over 13% patients have recovered so far: Health ministry
  • COVID-19: Door-to-door delivery of newspapers and magazines prohibited in Maharashtra
  • CSIR-CFTRI’s protein-enriched biscuits reach COVID-19 patients
  • CSIR-CFTRI:  CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore
  • CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bengaluru & MAF Clothing develop ‘Personal Protective Coverall Suit’ for healthcare workers combating COVID-19
  • COVID-19: MP Govt starts manufacturing 10,000 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits daily for healthcare workers
  • Govt. approval made mandatory for any company or an individual from a country that shares land border with India to invest in any sector in the country, the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) said
  • Objective is to curb “opportunistic takeovers or acquisitions” of domestic firms due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Currently, government permission mandatory only for investments coming from Bangladesh and Pakistan


  • A large contraction in global economy in first half of 2020 inevitable because of coronavirus outbreak: IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva
  • COVID 19: 4478 m high Matterhorn mountain in Swiss Alps lights up with Indian flag in show of solidarity
  • International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) celebrated on April 18; theme: ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’
  • Spanish language Chilean author Luis Sepulveda dies aged 70 in Spain due to COVID-19


  • COVID-19 pandemic: BCCI creates ‘Team Mask Force’ video to promote wearing masks in public places


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