Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 15 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 15 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019
  • Railways Minister Piyush Goyal launches CORAS (Commando for Railway Security)
  • Trinamool Congress MLA and former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee joins BJP
  • Odisha abolishes practice of according ‘Guard of Honour’ to CM, Ministers
  • Harshad Pandurang Thakur appointed as the Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  • West Bengal govt. celebrates Kanyashree Diwas on August 14, Kanyashree scheme launched on 14 August 2013
  • Punjab CM inaugurates in in Jalandhar the 3rd phase of ‘Jung-E-Azadi’ memorial of victims of Jallianwala Bagh massacre
  • Panchamirtham ‘prasadam’ at the Murugan temple in Palani (Tamil Nadu) granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag
  • 132 personnel from armed forces and paramilitary forces win gallantry awards including 2 Kirti Chakras, 1 Vir Chakra and, 14 Shaurya Chakras, 8 Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 90 Sena Medals (Gallantry), 5 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry), 7 Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 5 Yudh Seva Medals.
  • CRPF Deputy Commandant Harshpal Singh and Sapper Prakash Jadhav (Rashtriya Rifles) posthumously awarded Kirit Chakra
  • Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman awarded Vir Chakra

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,287.93 (+329.77), NSE Nifty: 11,029.85 (+103.55)
  • Annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), dips to 1.08% for July 2019 (over July 2018)
  • RBI asks banks not to count failed transactions, balance enquiry as ‘free ATM transactions’
  • 16 states sign MoUs with Textiles Ministry to implement Samarth – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)

International Current Affairs

  • India contributes USD one million to the UN Special Purpose Trust Fund for the Resident Coordinator System

Sports Current Affairs

  • Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Odisha inaugurated in Bhubaneswar
  • Footballer Jose Luis Brown, who scored a goal in Argentina’s 3-2 win in 1986 FIFA World Cup final against West Germany, dies at the age of 62


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