Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 25 September 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

India Current Affairs

Govt. launches web portal to help private security agencies get licenses

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched a government web portal at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi to help private security agencies get licenses to operate. The ‘Private Security Agency Licensing Portal’ will help private agencies in police verification of security guards.

India International Science Festival (IISF) to be held in Kolkata from November 5 to 8

The fifth edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held in Kolkata from November 5-8, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan announced in New Delhi.

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, completes 5 years of orbiting Mars

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, which was initially meant to last six months, completed five years of orbiting Mars on September 24 and is likely to continue for some more time, ISRO chief K Sivan said.

Amitabh Bachchan wins Dada Saheb Phalke award 2019

76-year old Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke award 2019, for his immeasurable contribution to Indian cinema.

India Water Week-2019 being organised from September 24 to 28 in New Delhi

6th India Water Week-2019 is being organised from September 24 to 28 at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi with the theme of ‘Water Cooperation-Coping with 21st Century Challenge’. The event was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind.

President Ram Nath Kovind presents National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for 2017-18

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday felicitated 41 people with the prestigious National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for 2017-18 in recognition of their exemplary and commendable social service.

AYUSH Ministry launches ‘Professor Ayushman’ comics

A comic book series with ‘Professor Ayushman’ as the central character has been unveiled by AYUSH Ministry to make children aware of the importance of medicinal plants and their use for home remedies.

Economy & Corporate Current Affairs

BSE Sensex: 39,097.14 (+7.11), NSE Nifty: 11,588.20 (+12)

BSE Sensex ended 7.11 points or 0.02 per cent higher, at 39,097.14. NSE Nifty settled with a marginal gain of 12 points, or 0.10 per cent, at 11,588.20.

Govt. launches ‘CHC-Farm Machinery’ mobile app for farmers

Farmers across the country can now hire tractor and other farm machineries through a multi-lingual mobile app called ‘CHC-Farm Machinery’. The app was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi.

Govt. launches mobile app ‘Krishi Kisan’ for farmers

The government launched mobile app ‘Krishi Kisan’ to help farmers take benefit of field demonstration of new farm technologies, seed hubs and weather advisories. The app was launched by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi.

Global SME Business Summit 2019 in New Delhi on September 24-25

16th Global SME Business Summit 2019 being organised in New Delhi on September 24-25 by the Ministry of MSME and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Theme is: ‘Making Indian MSMEs Globally Competitive’.

NASSCOM signs agreement with China’s I-Campus for healthcare innovation

Apex software industry body NASSCOM said it has entered into a strategic collaboration with China’s I-Campus to accelerate healthcare innovation and cooperation in life sciences and healthcare sector.

17 Indian companies in Forbes’ list of World’s Best Regarded Companies

As many as 17 Indian companies, including Infosys, TCS and HDFC, have been named in the list of World’s Best Regarded Companies compiled by Forbes. Ranking is based on trustworthiness, social conduct, the strength of their products and services and how they fare as employers.

World Current Affairs

UN Climate Summit: New leadership group led by India, Sweden to transit into low-carbon economy

A new leadership group, to be led by India and Sweden, was announced at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York to help guide the world’s heaviest greenhouse gas emitting industries towards low-carbon economy.

64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala from September 22 to 29

An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will attend the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Uganda’s capital Kampala from September 22 to 29.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wins ‘Vaccine Hero’ award of GAVI

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred with the ‘Vaccine Hero’ award of the Geneva-based Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisations (GAVI) in UNGA at New York.

UK Supreme Court rules PM Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament till Oct 14 ‘unlawful’

The UK Supreme Court on September 24 ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament until October 14 was “unlawful.” The ruling suggests that Johnson lied to the Queen when he asked her to suspend or “prorogue” Parliament.

19 killed as 5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Mirpur

At least nineteen people were killed after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir’s Mirpur.

FIFA Awards for men

Best Men’s Player: Lionel Messi of Barcelona & Argentina; Best Men’s Goalkeeper: Alisson of Liverpool & Brazil; Best Men’s Coach: Jürgen Klopp of Liverpool; FIFA Fair Play Award: Marcelo Bielsa and the Leeds United squad; FIFA Puskás Award for Best Goal of the Year: Daniel Zsori of Hungary who scored for Debrecen against Ferencvaros in Hungarian league

FIFA Awards for women

Best Women’s Player: Megan Rapinoe of Reign FC & United States; Best Women’s Goalkeeper: Sari van Veenendaal of Arsenal & Atlético Madrid and Netherlands; Best Women’s Coach: Jill Ellis of United States

Sports Current Affairs

Manipur clinch 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship

Manipur clinched the 25th Senior Women’s National Football Championship at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh by defeating Railways in the final 1-0.

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