Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 21 SEPTEMBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 21 September 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga meets President Kovind and PM Modi in New Delhi
  • PM Modi, Mongolian President jointly unveil statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar via videoconferencing from Delhi
  • Home Minister Amit Shah launches Chandigarh Police’s e-BEAT system, Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and the ‘E-Saathi App
  • Bhagat Ram Vats, a former PTI senior correspondent who covered the first Lok Sabha polls, dies at 97

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • Effective corporate tax rate for existing companies cut to 25.17% from 34.94% now. For new companies, it will be 17.01% as against 29.12% now
  • BSE Sensex; 38,014.62. 50 (+1,921.15), NSE Nifty: 11,274.20 (+569.40)
  • Country’s foreign exchange reserves decline by USD 649 million to USD 428.96 billion in the week to September 14
  • Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri orders setting up a mechanism to regularly monitor airfares in the country.
  • Madhukar Kamath elected chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20
  • Tata Motors unveils electric vehicle (EV) technology ‘Ziptron’ that will power its electric cars

International Current Affairs

  • Pacific island nation Kiribati ends diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China
  • Two killed as Tropical Storm Imelda hits Texas (USA)
  • Singer Sonu Nigam wins Magnificent Performing Arts Award at 21st Century Icon Awards in London

Sports Current Affairs

  • Manish Kaushik wins bronze medal in 63 kg in World Men’s Boxing Championship in Ekaterinburg (Russia)
  • Bajrang Punia wins bronze in Men’s 65 kg freestyle at World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan
  • Ravi Dahiya wins bronze in Men’s 57 kg freestyle at World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan

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