Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 13 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 13 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Bar Council of India imposes 3-year moratorium on the opening of new institutions barring national law universities
  • Chandrima Shaha elected as the first woman president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria returns to India, days after Islamabad expelled him
  • Year-long birth centenary celebration of ISRO founder Dr. Vikram Sarabhai started in Ahmedabad
  • Exhibition ‘Space on Wheels’ held at Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Center, in Ahmedabad
  • Coffee Table book and a photo album of on life and work of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai unveiled by ISRO
  • Centenary celebration to conclude at Thiruvananthapuram on August 12, 2020
  • Awards conferred by Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi
  • 20 individuals (aged between 15-29 years) and 3 organizations awarded
  • Given for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Reliance Jio enters into a long-term alliance with Microsoft to launch cloud data centres

International Current Affairs

  • Hong Kong: Anti-China protests enter tenth week
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing
  • Alejandro Giammattei elected new President of Guatemala

Sports Current Affairs

  • Indian women’s football team given special third-placed trophy at the COTIF Cup in Valencia, Spain
  • Wrestler and Commonwealth gold medallist Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Singh Phogat join the BJP
  • Virat Kohli (11,406 runs in 238 ODIs) becomes 2nd highest run-getter for India in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs)
  • Aishwarya Pissay is 1st Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, wins FIM World Cup in the women’s category at Varpalota (Hungary)


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