Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 1 September 2019

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

India Current Affairs

Final list of the Assam National Register of Citizens announced; 19 lakh people left out

Final list of the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been announced. Prateek Hajela, State Coordinator, NRC, said a total of 3,11,21,004 persons were found eligible for inclusion in the final list and 19,06,657 persons including those who did not submit their claims, were left out.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah meets his Singapore counterpart K. Shanmugam met in New Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Minister for Home Affairs and Law of Singapore, met in New Delhi. They discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest during the meeting.

‘Namaste Pacific’ held in New Delhi to showcase the culture of the Pacific countries

The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji jointly organised a cultural event ‘Namaste Pacific’ in New Delhi to showcase in India the culture of the Pacific countries.

Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock calls on Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi

International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) Secretary General Jurgen Stock called on Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. Shah expressed India’s willingness to be a Regional Hub of INTERPOL Global Academy.

Gujarat govt. to start Mumbai-Surat ferry service in November

Gujarat government has announced plans to start a ferry service between Hazira port in Surat and Bandra in Mumbai from November. Cargo ferry service between Dahej in Surat and Ghogha in Bhavnagar district already operational.

New logo and identity of CBFC designed by Rohit Devgun unveiled

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) unveiled its new logo and certificate identity that was created with technical support form National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL).

Economy & Corporate Current Affairs

IRCTC to restore service charges on e-tickets from Sept 1; Rs 15 for non-AC, Rs 30 for AC classes

IRCTC will restore service charges on e-tickets from Sept 1. Rs 15 will be charged for non-AC and Rs 30 for AC classes. GST will be applicable separately.

L&T Construction awarded contract to build Navi Mumbai international airport

GVK’s step-down subsidiary Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the greenfield Navi Mumbai international airport to L&T Construction.

Google and MeitY launch ‘Build for Digital India’ programme for engineering students

Google and Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) have jointly launched ‘Build for Digital India’ programme that will offer a platform to engineering students to develop market-ready, technology-based solutions that address key social problems

IIT Kharagpur, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launch National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP)

IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP) portal to promote learning and development in the artificial intelligence (AI).

World Current Affairs

Saudi Arabia creates new Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources

Saudi Arabian government announced creation of a new Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources separate from the energy ministry that oversees the kingdom’s vast oil resources.

Swedish packaging pioneer Hans Rausing, known for Tetra Pak, dies at 93

Swedish businessman Hans Rausing, credited with turning food packaging company Tetra Pak into a global giant, died in England aged 93.

Sports Current Affairs

Nadubhagam Chundan wins 67th Nehru Trophy boat race at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, Kerala

Nadubhagam Chundan, snake-boat powered by the oarsmen of Pallathuruthi boat club, wins 67th edition of Nehru Trophy boat race at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, Kerala.

Tejinderpal Singh Toor wins silver in men’s shot put in an athletic meet at Decin, Czech Republic

Asian Games gold medallist shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor clinched a silver medal with a best throw of 20.09m in his last attempt during an athletic meet at Decin, Czech Republic.

India beat Nepal in final to win the SAFF under-15 football championship at Kalyani, West Bengal

India routed Nepal 7-0 in the final to win the SAFF under-15 football championship at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal. Coached by Bibiano Fernandes, India scored 28 goals without conceding any in the five matches.

Italian bodybuilder, boxer and actor Franco Columbu, dies aged 78

Italian bodybuilder, boxer and actor Franco Columbu, passed away at the age of 78 in his native Sardinia. He won the title of Mr Olympia in 1976 and 1981.

Sai Deepak Patel from Hyderabad sets Guinness World Record for one leg full contact knee strikes in 3 minutes

23-year-old B. Sai Deepak Patel from Hyderabad set a new Guinness World Record by doing 87 one leg full contact knee strikes in 3 minutes while wearing 5-kilogram ankle weights.

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