Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 23 September 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

INDIA

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) to be ready by January 2020

The NATGRID – a robust intelligence gathering mechanism related to immigration, banking, individual tax payers, air and train travels – is likely to be operational by January 2020. NATGRID is being set up to track any terror suspect and prevent terrorist attacks with real time data.

Business & Economy

CBDT issues order to set up a National e-Assessment centre (NeAC) in New Delhi 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), that frames policy for the Income-tax department, issued an order for the creation of a National e-Assessment centre (NeAC) in New Delhi for faceless and nameless assessment for income tax payers.

WORLD

Iran to release British-flagged tanker Stena Impero seized in the Strait of Hormuz waterway on July 19

Iran has decided to release British-flagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized by its Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway on July 19 for alleged marine violations.

SPORTS

China Open Badminton: Carolina Marin (women’s) and Kento Momota (men’s) win singles titles

Spain’s Carolina Marin defeated Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying in final 14-21, 21-17, 21-18 to win women’s singles title. Japan’s Kento Momota won men’s singles title by defeating Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting in the final 19-21, 21-17, 21-19. Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo won men’s doubles title. China’s Chen Qingchen & Jia Yifan won women’s doubles title. China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong won mixed doubles title.

 

World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan: Rahul Aware wins bronze, Deepak Punia wins silver 

Rahul Aware defeated Tyler Lee Graff of US 11-4 in the play-off between losing semifinalists to win bronze medal in men’s 61 kg freestyle at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan). Deepak Punia won silver in men’s 86 kg freestyle after pulling out of the final against Iran’s Hassan Yazdani due to an injury. India ended the tournament with 1 silver and four bronze medals.

 

India’s Divij Sharan and Igor Zelenay of Slovakia win men’s doubles title at St Petersburg Open tennis

India’s Divij Sharan and Igor Zelenay of Slovakia won the men’s doubles title at St Petersburg Open tennis by defeating the Italian pair of Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli in the final 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore. He was followed by Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in second and third places respectively.

South Africa beat India by 9 wickets in 3rd T20I in Bengaluru, 3-match series ends 1-1 

South Africa (140/1 in 16.5) beat India (134/9) by 9 wickets in 3rd T20I at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The 3-match series ends 1-1. Quinton de Kock (79 no off 52 balls) was Player of the Match.

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