Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

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

National Current Affairs

  • 2772 gifts to PM on auction from Sept 14 to Oct 3 to fund Namami Gange Project
  • Govt to offer 1,000 PhD Fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs
  • Hindi Diwas celebrated on September 14. On this day in 1950, Hindi adopted by the Constituent Assembly as one of the official languages of the Republic of India
  • Union Minister Prakash Javadekar flags off ‘Jaldoot’ water conservation initiative in Pune
  • Final NRC (National Register of Citizens) list of Assam published online
  • Tamil Nadu govt announces winners of Anna Medals for personnel from police, fire and forensic departments
CHAIRPERSONS OF NEW HOUSE COMMITTEES
  • Finance: BJP MP Jayant Sinha
  • External Affairs, BJP Lok Sabha MP PP Chaudhary
  • Commerce: YSR Congress Party MP V Vijayasai Reddy
  • Defence: BJP MP Jual Oram
  • Home Affairs: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma
  • Information Technology: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
INCENTIVES FOR EXPORTERS
  • The government relaxed priority sector lending norms to provide additional export credit of up to Rs 68,000 crore
  • Rs 50,000 crore scheme unveiled to reimburse taxes and duties paid by exporters
  • Insurance cover under the Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) enhanced to improve lending by banks to SMEs

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020: GSTN
  • Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to head govt’s committee to study issues related to non-personal data

International Current Affairs

  • President Ram Nath Kovind unveils the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve in Switzerland
  • Drone attacks by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group hit two oil facilities run by the Saudi Arabian govt. owned company Aramco
  • Russia: World-first floating nuclear plant arrives at Pevek port in country’s far east after completing 5000 km journey that began on August 23 from Murmansk
  • Arcadia School Education project of Bangladesh wins Aga Khan Architecture Award
  • Hungarian writer and dissident Gyorgy Konrad dies at 86 in Budapest
  • Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ photographer Charlie Cole dies in Indonesia at the age of 64

Sports Current Affairs

  • India beat Bangladesh by five runs to lift U-19 Asia Cup cricket title in Colombo
  • Ex-cricketer Kapil Dev appointed Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district

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