13th May 2020 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the daily GK update of 13th May 2020 covering the following news headlines: Economic Package, Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, GI-Tag, CBSE.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 13th May 2020 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. Prime Minister announces Economic Package of Rs 20 Lakh Crore

As the whole world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed his countrymen and announced an Economic Package of Rs 20 Lakh crore, giving stress on land, labour, liquidity and law. Details of the Economic Package will be revealed very shortly by the Ministry of Finance. This package will intend to support farmers, labourers, fishermen, migrants and the industry of the country. Through this package, PM announced to ensure the rural India from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2. Economic Relief Package announced for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the details of the Economic Relief Package for “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” amid 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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State News

3. Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting & Telangana’s Telia Rumal gets GI-Tag

The Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand and Telia Rumal of Telangana have received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Geographical Indications Registry. For the Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand, application of GI-tag was made by Sohrai Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited. For the Telia Rumal of Telangana, application of GI-tag was made by Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster-IHDS.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Jharkhand: Hemant Soren; Governor: Shrimati Droupadi Murmu.
  • Chief Minister of Telangana: K Chandrasekhar Rao; Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan.

4. Gujarat mandates digital payment for home delivery in Ahmedabad

The Gujarat government has mandated the digital payment for all home delivery services in Ahmedabad. This step has been taken by the state government in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through currency notes. Therefore, the payment of all the home delivery services in the city would be cashless i.e. via digital mode of payment. Hence the Cash On delivery (COD) option will not be available to the customers.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Gujarat: Vijaybhai R. Rupani; Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat.


5. Manoj Ahuja becomes new chairman of CBSE

Odisha cadre IAS, Manoj Ahuja has been appointed 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. He will replace Anita Karwal as the chairman of the CBSE.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

Awards News

6. Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone. She beats Indonesia’s 16-year-old Priska Madelyn Nugroho for this category & received the award for her successful return to the court after becoming a mother.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Tennis FederationHeadquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • International Tennis Federation President: David Haggerty.

7. DW Freedom of Speech Award 2020 announced

17 journalists from 14 countries have been named for Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award 2020 for showing “outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media”. Indian journalist Siddharth Varadarajan is among the 17 recipients.

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Summits and Conference

8. Video conference held on “Tribal livelihoods and safety”

A video conference was held by the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda on “Tribal livelihoods and safety”. The conference was held with States/UTs in New Delhi. The conference featured the participation of Chief Ministers, Deputy Chief Ministers, State Ministers for Tribal Affairs and state ministers for Forests from more than 20 states/UTs.

9. TDB & CII organises Digital Conference “RE-START”

Technology Development Board (TDB) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have jointly organised a Digital Conference “RE-START”. The digital conference “RE-START (Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology and Research Translations)” was addressed by Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan. The conference was organised on the occasion of National Technology Day.

10. ASSOCHAM organises Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference”

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has organised the Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference”. Union DoNER Minister of State (I/C) Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the virtual conference. The conference featured the participation of Minister of Commerce Bangladesh Tipu Munshi, Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma and Riva Ganguli Das High commissioner to Bangladesh.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.

Sports News

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

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic. FIFA-Confederations Covid-19 Working Group has taken the decision to hold the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India from February 17-March 7, 2021. Japan and North Korea have qualified from the two available slots for Asian teams, with India qualifying for the main tournament as hosts.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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

12. China team wins FIDE chess.com Online Nations Cup

China has won the 1st edition of FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup 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.

13. 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).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

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


14. US comedian Jerry Stiller passes away

US comedian Jerry Stiller passed away recently. He was renowned for his recurring role as George Costanza’s father on TV’s Seinfeld for which he was also nominated for Emmy Awards in 1997. His other popular roles includes that of Arthur Spooner in TV sitcom “The King of Queens”. He received joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along with his wife Meara in year 2007.

15. TV actor Shafique Ansari passes away

TV actor Shafique Ansari passed away. He was best-known for his appearance in TV series ‘Crime Patrol’. He was a member of the Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) since 2008. Apart from being an actor, he was a screenwriter and an assistant director too. He is one of the screenwriters of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini’s 2003 film ‘Baghban’.

16. Former TT national champion Manmeet Singh passes away

Former India national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia passed away. He became the national champion in 1989 when he beat S. Sriram in the men singles final at Hyderabad. He had represented the nation at multiple international events after making his debut at the Asian Championships in 1980.

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