Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 2 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 2 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • SC recalls directions of its March 2018 verdict diluting provisions on arrest under SC/ST Act
  • Book ‘The RSS: Roadmaps for the 21st Century’, written by Sunil Ambekar of RSS student wing, launched
  • IAS officer Abhishek Singh appointed CEO of MyGov India, government’s citizen-centric online platform
  • AIM (Atal Innovation Mission), NITI Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India launch ‘The Gandhian Challenge’ for school children
  • IRCTC to compensate Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express passengers for delay

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex 38,305 (–362), NSE Nifty: 11,360 (–115)
  • India crosses one-crore LED street light mark, installed under the Street Light National Programme (SLNP)
  • Ch S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao appointed new MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank
  • Govt appoints economist Surjit S Bhalla as Executive Director for India at IMF
  • Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launches ‘Consumer App’ for registering consumer grievances
  • TRAI prescribes rate of Rs 6.46 for mobile number portability service
  • Elgi Equipments wins 2019 Deming Prize for Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) acquires 51% stake in Indian business of Ford Motor Company of US
  • Book by Indian Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony titled ‘India and the Netherlands – Past, Present and Future’ released

International Current Affairs

  • PM Imran Khan appoints Munir Akram as Pakistan’s new Permanent Representative to the UN
  • WTO cuts global trade growth forecasts for 2019 to 1.2% amid slowdown
  • International Day of Older Persons observed on October 1, theme: ‘The Journey to Age Equality’

Sports Current Affairs

  • In Men’s 5000 metres, Muktar Edris of Ethiopia won gold medal in 12 min 58.85 sec.
  • In Men’s 400 metres hurdles, Karsten Warholm of Norway won gold medal in 47.42 sec
  • In Men’s Triple jump, Christian Taylor of US won gold in 17.92 metres
  • In Men’s Discus throw, Daniel Ståhl of Sweden won with a throw of 67.59 m
  • In women’s 100 m, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica won gold medal in 10.71 sec
  • In women’s 800 m, Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda won gold medal in in 1 min 58.04 sec
  • In women’s 3000 metres steeplechase, Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya won gold in 8 min 57.84 sec
  • In women’s 20 kilometres walk, China’s Liu Hong won gold in 1 hr 32 min 53 sec
  • In women’s High jump, Russia’s Mariya Lasitskene won in 2.04 metres
  • In women’s Pole vault, Russia’s Anzhelika Sidorova won in 4.95 metres
  • In Mixed 4 × 400 metres relay, United States won gold in 3 min 9.34 sec


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