Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 14 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 14 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • India-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ being held in Seattle (US) from October 13 to 28
  • Ministry of Culture of the central government organising Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav in Jabalpur (MP) from October 14 to 21
  • Malayalam and Hindi film producer Priyadarshan awarded MP’s National Kishore Kumar Samman for 2018-19; actor Waheeda Rehman wins the award for 2017-18

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • India International Cooperative Trade Fair organised at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from Oct 11 to 13

International Current Affairs

  • PM Modi crosses 30 million follower-mark on Instagram, becomes most followed world leader
  • Indian nun Mariam Thresia (1876-1926) declared Saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican City
  • Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent charge) Prahlad Singh Patel attends BRICS Culture Ministers’ meeting in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu announces opening of a High Commission in Sierra Leone in capital Freetown
  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observed on October 13 with its theme as ‘Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services’

Sports Current Affairs

  • Women’s World Boxing Championship at Ulan-Ude (Russia): India’s Manju Rani wins silver medal in 48 kg
  • Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka
  • Russia’s Daniil Medvedev wins men’s singles title at Shanghai Masters tennis
  • India’s Lakshya Sen wins men’s singles title at Dutch Open Badminton at Almere
  • India (601/5 d) beat South Africa (275, 189) by an innings and 137 runs in second Test at Pune, clinch series
  • All national and state sports federations, leagues and clubs allowed to organise sports events in all sporting facilities owned by the government from November 1


  • Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record, winning in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds.
  • Men’s race won by Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono in 2:05:45.


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