Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 20 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 20 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Former PM Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan
  • Veteran music composer Khayyam (Mohammed Zahur Hashmi) passes away at 92 in Mumbai; was recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan
  • Bihar: 3-time Congress Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra dies in New Delhi at the age of 82
  • Railways’ 2nd double-decker UDAY Express to run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada
  • First UDAY (Utkrisht Double Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) Express started between Coimbatore and Bangalore in June 2018
  • All personnel working in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will now retire at a uniform age of 60 years

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex:37,402.49 (+52.16), NSE Nifty: 11,053.90 (+6.10)
  • India’s foodgrains production at 284.95 million tonnes (MT) in 2018-19 crop year (July-June).
  • Hero Electric launches 2 new e-scooters — Optima ER and Nyx ER (extended range) priced at Rs 68000 plus

International Current Affairs

  • Pakistan: Term of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa extended for another 3 years from November
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu meets Lithuanian PM Saulius Skvernelis in Vilnius
  • World Photography Day celebrated on August 19
  • World Humanitarian Day observed on August 19 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service; 2019 WHD campaign: #WomenHumanitarians

Sports Current Affairs

  • Russia’s Daniil Medvedev beats David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in final to win men’s singles title at ATP Cincinnati Masters tennis
  • Madison Keys of US beats Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in final to win women’s singles title at WTA Cincinnati tennis


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