Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 17 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 17 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences inaugurated at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi
  • 9-Day National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ to be organised at Leh-Ladakh from August 17
  • SC clears Chardham highway project, connecting four holy places in Uttarakhand through 900-km all-weather roads
  • India suspends weekly Thar Link Express which connects Jodhpur in Rajasthan to Karachi in Pakistan
  • UP Govt. to open residential schools in the name of ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in all 18 divisions of the state
  • The Hindu Playwright Award 2019 awarded in Chennai to V. Balakrishnan for his play ‘Sordid’

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,350.33. (+38.80), NSE Nifty: 11,047.80 (18.40)
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves at new life-time high of $430.57 bn in the week to August 9
  • Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS): RBI allows banks to accept gold deposits from customers
  • WTO’s dispute settlement to set up panel to review India’s support measures for the sugar sector
  • Tirur betel leaf from Kerala, Tawlhlohpuan fabric and Mizo Puanchei shawl/textile from Mizoram granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag
  • Norms for shares with differential voting rights relaxed to enable promoters of Indian companies to retain control of their companies

International Current Affairs

  • The U.N. Security Council holds a behind-the-doors meeting to discuss the situation in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Instagram now allows users to flag false content to stop misinformation
  • Japan’s new emperor Naruhito expresses ‘deep remorse’ for his country’s aggression during Second World War

Sports Current Affairs

  • Ravi Shastri re-appointed head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team till 2021
  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • India’s Anjum Moudgil wins women’s air rifle gold in the World Police and Fire Games in Chengdu, China
  • Former batsman VB Chandrasekhar, who played 7 ODIs for India, dies at the age of 57 in Chennai
  • Liverpool defeat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties in final to win the UEFA Super Cup football tournament in Istanbul


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