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Daily Current Affairs Headlines 13th May 2020

National Current Affairs Headlines

PM Modi announces special economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crore to pull back the economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a special economic package worth 20 lakh crore rupees for an ‘Atma-Nirbhar Bharat’ or self-reliant India, saying that self-reliance is the only way to ensure that 21st Century belongs to India.

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Economic Relief Package declared for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

Union Finance Minister of India Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman has declared the details of the Economic Relief Package for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” to help the economy due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore has been announced with the prime objective of making India self-reliant.

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Govt of J&K has launched portal for J&K people stranded

Government of Jammu & Kashmir has launched a web portal http://jkmonitoring.nic.in/ to help its homeowners stranded in other parts of the country.

Maharashtra govt launches online OPD services for people during the lockdown

Govt of Maharashtra launched online OPD called e-Sanjivani OPD to resolve difficulties faced by citizens in getting health check-ups and counselling as many private clinics are closed due to the lockdown. To use of e-Sanjivani’s services, people should visit the website esanjeevaniopd.in.


Banking and Business Headlines

India gets USD 1 billion loan from BRICS’ New Development Bank to fight COVID-19 

The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has fully disbursed 1Billion USD emergency assistance loan to India.

The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) was established by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries in 2014 and is headed by veteran Indian banker K V Kamath.


Appointment Headlines

Manoj Ahuja becomes new chairman of CBSE

Odisha cadre IAS, Manoj Ahuja has been selected as the new chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He is currently served as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training. Previously Anita Karwal was working as a chairman of the CBSE.

USeful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of CBSE: New Delhi.
  • CBSE was established on 3 November 1962.

Sports Headlines

FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup India to 2021

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 has been delayed to 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

USeful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • President of FIFA: Gianni Infantino; Founded: 21 May 1904.
  • Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland.

China team wins FIDE chess.com Online Nations Cup

1st edition of FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup has been won by the China which was played against the USA. In the finals, China faced the USA which ended in a draw with 2-2. China was adjudged the winner on the basis of its topping the points table in the round-robin stage.

French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio banned by UCI for 4 years

French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio has been banned for 4 years by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for using a form of banned blood-boosting hormone EPO (Erythropoietin).

Useful Notes for all competitive exams:

  • International Cycling Union (UCI) Headquarters: Aigle, Switzerland.
  • International Cycling Union (UCI) President: David Lappartient.

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