Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 19 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 19 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh appointed new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)
  • Defence Minister approves admission of girls in Sainik schools from next academic session
  • India-UK research collaboration creates robot named Pepe which encourages children to wash their hands
  • Veteran actor Deepti Naval was honoured with the Excellence in Cinema Award at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
  • SC orders transfer of Assam NRC (National Register of Citizens) coordinator, Prateek Hajela, to MP on deputation
  • Declaration of holiday by govt under Negotiable Instruments (NI) Act not applicable to private firms: Madras HC
  • 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave organised in New Delhi with its theme as ‘Economics of Nuclear Power- Innovation towards Safer & Cost-Effective Technologies’

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 39,298.38 (+246.32), NSE Nifty: 11,661.85 (+75.50)
  • Reliance Industries (RIL) becomes first Indian company to hit market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs. 9 lakh crore
  • directs banks to waive Merchant Discount Rate charges on digital payments made to establishments having turnover in excess of Rs 50 crore from November 1
  • Foreign exchange reserves reach a life-time high of USD 439.712 billion, in the week to October 11
  • Common Service Centres that provide digital government services in rural areas can now open Amul Café
  • Govt to bring all medical devices under Drugs and Cosmetics Act for quality check
  • Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019 being held on October 17-19

International Current Affairs

  • President Kovind and Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte hold talks at the Malacanang Palace in Manila
  • International terror financing watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) retains Pakistan on the Grey List
  • US imposes tariffs on USD 7.5 billion worth of EU goods including Airbus aircrafts, French wine and Scottish whiskies
  • NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir went on the first all women spacewalk outside the International Space Station
  • The Interpol will hold its General Assembly in India in 2022.
  • Internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi painter Kalidas Karmakar dies in Dhaka at 73

Sports Current Affairs

  • 7th Military World Games being held in Wuhan (China) from October 18 to 27

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