Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 1 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 1 November 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel celebrated as National Unity Day on October 31
  • Delhi Police and ITBP awarded Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal for 2019.
  • Excavation by ASI in Gottiprolu (AP) indicate it as a Trade Centre of Early Historic Period
  • Bamboo Technology Parks to be set up in the two new UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
  • Over 80% adolescents in India suffer from hidden hunger says UNICEF’s report, ‘Adolescents, Diets and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World’
  • Eritrea and Saint Kitts & Nevis ink International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) Framework Agreement; membership rises to 83
  • ICCR to organised three-day ‘Takhat Darshan Yatra’ for Sikh youths from 10 nations in November
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Sansthan (KVS) organising ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat Parv’ at India Gate from Oct 31 to Nov 3
  • Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi among winners of Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019 of Harmony Foundation
  • ISRO: Chandrayaan-2 orbiter detects Argon-40 on lunar exosphere
  • Kanpur is the most polluted city in the world: Guinness World Records 2020
  • Gurudas Dasgupta, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and former parliamentarian, dies in Kolkata at 83
  • Film producer Champak Jain passes away
  • Veteran Telugu actor Geetanjali dies in Hyderabad at 72
  • Cyclone Maha batters Lakshadweep and Kerala coast

National Health Profile (NHP)

  • The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence’s (CBHI) National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 released.
  • Sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) in the country has improved from 933 in 2001 to 943 in 2011.
  • In rural areas the sex ratio has increased from 946 to 949.
  • In urban areas the sex ratio has increased from 900 to 929
  • Kerala has recorded the highest sex ratio in respect of total population (1,084), rural population (1,078) and urban (1,091)
  • Birth rate reduced from 25.8 in 2000 to 20.4 in 2016
  • Death rate declined from 8.5 to 6.4 per 1,000 population over the same period

Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai International Film Festival

  • Deepika Padukone is the Chairperson of the trust
  • Golden Gateway Award in the International Competition section won by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s ‘Honeyland’
  • Golden Gateway Award in the Indian Gold section won by ‘Eeb Allay Ooo!’ directed by Prateek Vats

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 40,129.05 (+77), NSE Nifty: 11,877.45 (+33.35)
  • India loses case filed by the US at the WTO against domestic export incentive schemes; WTO says these schemes are inconsistent with the international trade norms
  • InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which runs IndiGo, places an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft worth over $33 billion
  • India among four nations with most conducive environment for financial inclusion: The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion report
  • MG Motor India opens its first digital studio — a showroom with no car on display — in Bengaluru

CORE SECTOR GROWTH

  • Output of eight core infrastructure industries contracted by 5.2% in September
  • During the April-September period, the growth of core industries slowed to 1.3%, against 5.5% in the year-earlier period

International Current Affairs

  • World Cities Day celebrated on October 31 with its theme as ‘Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations’
  • Twitter bans political advertisements to ‘curb misinformation’
  • Pakistan violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ President Judge Abduylqawi Yusuf
  • Federal Reserve cuts US’ benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%-1.75%
  • S. House of Representatives recognises killing of 1.5 mn Armenians by Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in 1915-23 as ‘genocide’
  • WhatsApp sues Israeli cyber-surveillance firm NSO Group for using its messaging service for spying

UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES

  • 66 cities around the world have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay
  • Cities were selected for their tangible contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through innovative thinking and action.
  • Hyderabad (Gastronomy) and Mumbai (Film) are the two cities selected from India

Sports Current Affairs

  • Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) clinch gold medals at Olympic Boxing Test event in Tokyo
  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer wins men’s singles title at Swiss Indoor tennis at Basel
  • Austria’s Dominic Thiem wins men’s singles title at Vienna ATP tennis
  • Tiger Woods won Zozo Championship golf in Japan for his 82nd US PGA Tour victory, equalling the 54-year-old record held by Sam Snead

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