Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 10 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 10 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Govt. launches Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha drive to promote water conservation among school students
  • Tamil Nadu: DMK’s D M Kathir Anand wins Vellore Lok Sabha by poll by a margin of 8,141 votes
  • Best Feature Film: ‘Hellaro’ (Gujarati)
  • Best Actor: Ayushmann Khurrana (‘Andhadhun’) & Vicky Kaushal (‘Uri’)
  • Best Actress: Keerthy Suresh for ‘Mahanati’ (Telugu)
  • Best Director: Aditya Dhar for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’
  • Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for ‘Badhaai Ho’
  • Best Supporting Actor: Swanand Kirkire for ‘Chumbak’ (Marathi)
  • Best popular film providing wholesome entertainment: ‘Badhaai Ho’
  • Best film on social issues: ‘Padman’
  • Best film on environment conservation and preservation: ‘Paani’ (Marathi)
  • Best children’s film: ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasargodu’ (Kannada)
  • Best Music Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for ‘Padmavaat’
  • Best Choreography: ‘Ghoomer’ in ‘Padmavaat’
  • Best male playback singer: Arijit Singh for ‘Binte Dil’ in ‘Padmavaat’
  • Best female playback singer: Bindhu Malini for ‘Maayavi Manave’ in ‘Nathicharami’ (Kannada)
  • Best Lyrics: ‘Nathicharami’ (Kannada)
  • Best Editing: ‘Nathicharami’ (Kannada)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: ‘Andhadhun’
  • Best Original Screenplay: ‘Chi Arjun La Sow’ (Telugu)
  • Registration opened for PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana
  • Scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years
  • Monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- will be provided to farmers on attaining the age of 60 years
  • Farmers will have to make a monthly contribution of Rs.55 to Rs.200, depending on their age of entry
  • Central Government will also make an equal contribution of the same amount in the pension fund

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,582 (+255), NSE Nifty: 11,110 (+77)
  • Country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 697.2 million to USD 428.952 billion in the week to August 2
  • Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grows 2% in June 2019
  • SC upholds constitutional validity of amendments in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) that conferred ‘financial creditors’ status to homebuyers

International Current Affairs

  • World Biofuel Day on August 10, theme: ‘Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)’
  • Pakistan suspends weekly Thar Express train service running between Jodhpur and Karachi
  • China’s Huawei launches its own operating system called HarmonyOS or HongMeng in Chinese
  • Shah Rukh Khan conferred with an honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, by the La Trobe University in Melbourne

Sports Current Affairs

  • BCCI comes under the ambit of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
  • 1st ODI of 3-match series between India and West Indies called off due to rain at Providence Stadium, Guyana


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