Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

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

National Current Affairs

  • Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria appointed next Chief of the Indian Air Force
  • SITMEX-19 (Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise) held in the Andaman Sea
  • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) hands over 2nd Scorpene class submarine ‘Khanderi’ to Navy
  • Rajnath Singh becomes 1st Defence Minister to fly the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas’ in Bengaluru
  • Govt to set-up state-of-the-art National Police University at Greater Noida
  • Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) crosses milestone of 1 crore beneficiaries, was launched on January 1, 2017
  • Parents with more than 2 children before July 25, 2019 can contest panchayat polls: Uttarakhand HC
  • ‘Himalayan Odyssey’, book written by Mathrubhumi Group CMD & Rajya Sabha MP Veerendrakumar, released
  • Open defecation down by 47% in India between 2000-2017: WHO-UNICEF report
  • Bamboo Forum of India celebrates World Bamboo Day on September 18
  • Filmmaker Shyam Ramsay, known for horror films in Bollywood, dies at 67 in Mumbai

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 36,093.47 (–470.41), NSE Nifty: 10,704.80 (–135.85)
  • Banks asked by govt. not to declare any stressed loan account of MSMEs as NPA till March 2020
  • Centre approves 8.65% interest rate on deposits in Employees Provident Fund for 2018-19
  • Factory investment at 3-year low of Rs 3.31 lakh crore in 2017-18: Annual Survey of Industries
  • NASSCOM’s Data Security Council of India (DSCI), MeitY and Google India join hands for nationwide ‘Digital Payment Abhiyan’
  • 32 companies join hands to launch a packaging waste management venture to tackle plastic waste

International Current Affairs

  • Former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, dies in exile in Saudi Arabia at 83
  • First World Patient Safety Day observed by WHO on September 17

Sports Current Affairs

  • Hopewel Elias HSS (Meghalaya) beat Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Protishthan (BKSP) 1-0 in final to win Subroto Cup boys’ (under-17) football tournament in New Delhi

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