Daily News and GK – March 13, 2020

  • Covid-19 cases in India jumps to 8356, After Maharastra, Delhi crosses 1000 positive cases.
  • 10 foreigners made to write ‘sorry’ 500 times for violating lockdown in Rishikesh,  India.
  • Italy reports lowest COVID19 death toll in over three weeks.
  • The United States records Highest Global COVID19 deaths as count crosses 20,000.
  • People’s Bank of china pick up 1% stake in HDFC (1.75 crore shares)
  • Sir Stirling Moss, one of greatest British F1 racer dies aged 90.
  • New Ozone Hole above Arctic Sparks Fresh Concern.
  • Covid-19 crisis led to Rs 4,000-cr fresh NPAs: PNB MD CEO Mallikarjuna Rao.

March 13 in History

  • 1204 Crusaders occupy Constantinople
  • 1241 Battle of Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King Béla IV
  • 1517 Ottoman army occupies Cairo
  • 1868 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II commits suicide
  • 1943 Nazis discover the mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn
  • 1948 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
  • 1970 Apollo 13 announces “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here”, as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
  • 1941 Annie Jump Cannon, American female astronomer who invented the stellar classification system, dies at 77.