Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 10 SEPTEMBER 2019
Here are the top News Headlines of 10 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.
National Current Affairs
PM raises India’s target for restoring degraded land
PM Modi announced that India would raise its target for restoring degraded land from 21 million hectare to 26 million hectares by 2030. He was speaking at the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida
Recipients of Visitor’s Awards 2019 for research in various fields announced
Recipients of Visitor’s Awards 2019 for research in Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Technology Development have been announced. The Visitor’s Awards had been instituted in 2014 to promote competition amongst Central Universities.
Sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue held in New Delhi on September 7-9
Sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, led by NITI Aayog and China’s NDRC (National Development and Reforms Commission), concluded in New Delhi. The two countries agreed to cooperate in R&D for developing new tech for manufacturing solar cell
Academic institutions can retain patents if they fund research: Govt.’s draft IPR policy
Govt. released draft guidelines on the implementation of IPR policy for academic institutions. Patent right will rest with the academic institution if a student, researcher or faculty member has used its resources and funds for developing a product.
Govt sets up 3-member committee to look into assets, liabilities of J&K to be given to 2 UTs
The Centre has constituted a three-member committee to look into distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir between two successor Union territories, which will come into existence on October 31. Committee comprises former bureaucrats Sanjay Mitra, Arun Goyal and Giriraj Prasad Gupta.
UP’s ex-CM Kalyan Singh rejoins BJP after completing his term as Rajasthan governor
87-year-old former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh rejoined the BJP after completing his 5-year term as Governor of Rajasthan.
Economy & Business Current Affairs
S&P BSE Sensex: 37,145.45 (+164), NSE Nifty: 11,003.05 (+57)
S&P BSE Sensex added 164 points or 0.44 per cent to settle at 37,145.45. On NSE, the Nifty50 index settled at 11,003.05, up 57 points or 0.52 per cent.
RBI Committee suggests standardisation of loan documents to develop home loan securitisation market
RBI Committee headed by Harsh Vardhan of Bain & Co. suggested standardisation of loan documents and setting up of a government-sponsored intermediary under the National Housing Bank (NHB) for development of the home loan securitisation market.
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) rolls out Aadhaar-enabled payment services
The government announced the rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System Services by India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
Agriculture ministry launches mobile app “CHC Farm Machinery”
Agriculture ministry has launched “CHC Farm Machinery” to enable farmers to avail custom hiring services of CHCs located in a radius of 50 km.
ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat) Conference in Delhi on September 9-11
ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat) Conference focussed on Energy Efficiency in Building Sector is being held in New Delhi on September 9-11. Co-organised by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and GIZ under the Indo German Technical Cooperation.
India, ADB sign 200-million-dollar loan agreement for upgrading rural roads in Maharashtra
India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed 200-million-dollar loan agreement for upgrading rural roads in 34 districts of Maharashtra to improve road safety.
Samsung unveils mobile apps Good Vibes for deaf-blind and Relumino for visually impaired
Samsung unveiled mobile apps Good Vibes for deaf-blind to improve communication and Relumino for people with low vision tom improve vision
Gemopai Electric launches e-scooter Astrid Lite at Rs 79,999
Gemopai Electric, a joint venture between Goreen E-Mobility and Opai Electric, launched an electric scooter Astrid Lite, priced at Rs 79,999 (ex-showroom).
International Current Affairs
World Energy Congress being organised in Abu Dhabi from September 9 to 12
24th World Energy Congress is being organised in Abu Dhabi from September 9 to 12 with its theme as ‘Energy for Prosperity’.
Sports Current Affairs
Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeats Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to win Men’s Singles title at US Open Tennis
Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeats Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in final 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win Men’s Singles title at US Open Tennis. Men’s Doubles title won by Colombia’s Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah. Women’s Doubles title won by Belgium’s Elise Mertens & Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. Mixed Doubles title won by Bethanie Mattek-Sands of US & UK’s Jamie Murray
Australia defeat hosts England in 4th test at Old Trafford by 185 runs, retain Ashes series
Australia (497/8 d, 186/6 d) retained the Ashes series after beating hosts England (301 & 197) in the fourth Test at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester by 185 runs. The visitors lead 5-test series 2-1.
Afghanistan defeat hosts Bangladesh by 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong
Rashid Khan claimed 6-49 and completed his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as Afghanistan (342, 260) hosts Bangladesh (205, 173) by 224 runs in the one-off Test in Chittagong.
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