Top Headlines : 14 May 2020

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

Award
– DW Freedom of Speech Award 2020 announced
– Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award

India
– Indian Railways begins restoration of passenger train services; will have only AC classes
– Indian Railways makes Aarogya Setu mobile app compulsory for passengers
– ASSOCHAM organises Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference”
– TDB & CII organises Digital Conference “RE-START”
– Video conference held on “Tribal livelihoods and safety”
– Economic Relief Package announced for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”
– 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

ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– 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 www.Champions.gov.in for assisting Indian MSMEs
– CHAMPIONS: Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength.

State
– Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting & Telangana’s Telia Rumal gets GI-Tag
– Gujarat mandates digital payment for home delivery in Ahmedabad

Sports
– 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
– China team wins FIDE chess.com Online Nations Cup
– French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio banned by UCI for 4 years

Appointment and Resignations
– Manoj Ahuja becomes new chairman of CBSE

Honorable Death
– 1989 men’s national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia dies at 58
– Former TT national champion Manmeet Singh passes away
– TV actor Shafique Ansari passes away
– US comedian Jerry Stiller passes away

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