Daily News and GK – March 14, 2020

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  • New York Death Toll Crosses 10,000-Mark, Governor Cuomo Declares the ‘Worst is Over’
  • Demand for Child Pornography in India Spiked Since Coronavirus Lockdown: ICPF
  • Coronavirus 10 times more deadly than swine flu, says WHO
  • More than 10 per cent of the 4,800 crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has tested positive for the coronavirus
  • South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again
  • Gold hits record high of Rs 46,000/10 gm
  • NASA celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, a mission known as “a successful failure”
  • Coronavirus found in air samples up to 4 metres away from patients

March 13 in History

  • 1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington
  • 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40 pm off Newfoundland
  • 1891 Birthday of B.R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, born in Mhow, India (d. 1956)