Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 16 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 16 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Air Forces of India and Japan to conduct joint military exercise ‘Shinyuu Maitri’ in Panagarh, West Bengal from October 17 to 23
  • Indian railways start 9 Sewa Service trains to connect small towns with closest major cities

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 38,506.09 (+291.62), NSE Nifty:11,428.30 (+87.15)
  • to set up 14 Authorized World Skills India Training Centres across 9 cities for media and entertainment sector


  • Exports fell 2.6% to US$ 159.57 billion
  • Imports declined 6.6% to US$ 243.28 billion
  • Trade deficit eased to US$ 83.70 billion from US$ 96.45 billion in April-September 2018


  • IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) was released on October 15, 2019
  • World economy is projected to grow 3% in 2019 and 3.4% in 2020
  • India’s GDP growth forecast for 2019-20 cut to 6.1% from 7.3% in April
  • India’s economy to pick up and grow by 7% in 2020-21

International Current Affairs

  • India hands over second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to Afghan forces in Kabul
  • Global Handwashing Day observed on October 15, theme for 2019 ‘Clean Hands for All’
  • International Day of Rural Women observed on October 15; 2019 Theme: Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience


  • Awarded jointly to two writers for the 1st time
  • Canadian writer Margaret Atwood chosen for her novel ‘The Testament’
  • British writer Bernardine Evaristo chosen for her novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’
  • Both authors to share 50,000 pounds prize

Sports Current Affairs

  • ICC scraps boundary count rule; in case of a super over tie there will be a repeated super over until one team has more runs than the other
  • FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between India, Bangladesh at Kolkata ends in 1-1 draw


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