Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 11 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 11 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning programme-DHRUV launched by HRD Ministry at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru
  • Centre launches Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) initiative aimed at assuring free health care for every woman and newborn and zero tolerance for denial of services
  • Air India training IAF pilots to fly new Boeing 777 aircraft for VVIP fleet
  • President presents Colours to the Army Aviation Corps in Nashik
  • National Postal Week being celebrated in India from October 9 to 15
  • EAM S. Jaishankar holds talks with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai in New Delhi

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,880.40 (–297.55), NSE Nifty: 11,234.55 (–78.75)
  • RBI quashes the proposed merger of Indiabulls Housing Finance with Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  • Moody’s Investors Service cuts 2019-20 GDP growth forecast for India to 5.8% from 6.2% earlier
  • India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) lowers India’s GDP growth forecast in 2019-20 to 6.1% from 6.7% in August

International Current Affairs

  • Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk of Poland for 2018 and Peter Handke of Austria for 2019
  • USD 13.92 billion raised for the next three years at a conference of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria held in Lyon, France
  • Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria
  • Romania: Govt. of PM Viorica Dancila collapses in a no-confidence vote
  • Saudi Arabia to allow women to serve in the armed forces
  • World Post Day celebrated on October 9
  • World Sight Day observed by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IPAB) on October 10
  • World Mental Health Day observed on October 10 with ‘suicide prevention’ as theme

Sports Current Affairs

  • ‘India Sports Summit – Fitness: $10 Billion Opportunity’ organised by CII in New Delhi


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