13th MAY 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS

🌍 International
– Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s biography to be published in August
✔  RAILWAY SERVICES
– Passenger services on Indian Railways to be partially restored from May 12
– These will be addition to the Shramik specials Special trains already running
– They will have only airconditioned classes i.e. First, Second & Third AC
– Tickets can be booked online only through IRCTC website
– Passengers will be required to reach the station at-least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening
– Only packaged food and hand-sanitisers will be made available
– All passengers will be required to wear face masks during the journey.
✔  AROGYA SETU RULES
– Govt. issued guidelines to be followed for data processing of Aarogya Setu app users
🇮🇳 India
– Centre extends deadline to complete seeding of Aadhaar numbers with ration cards till September 30
– HRD Minister launches Central Univ. of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa”
– CSIR-NAL develops BiPAP Non Invasive Ventilator “SwasthVayu”
– Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike launches “Pranavayu” programme
– Ministry of MSME launches CHAMPIONS Portal
📈 ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– e-NAM platform provides a distant bidding facility for wholesale produce in APMC (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee) mandis without physical presence of buyer/trader near the auction site for bidding.
🗾 State
– Chandigarh-based Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory of DRDO develops contactless sanitizer dispenser
– National Technology Day celebrated on May 11; the day 3 nuclear tests were conducted at Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998
– MP government launches country’s first ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana; people can lodge FIR by calling at Dial 100 vehicle
– Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launches Central University of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa” on Cognitive Emotional Rehabilitation Services for University Students of Odisha
⛹🏻 Sports
– China wins inaugural FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup; India fifth
– Para-athlete Deepa Malik retires; takes charge as President of the Paralympic Committee of India
😔 Honorable Death
– Grammy winning-singer Betty Wright dies at 66 in US

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