Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 26 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 26 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

India Current Affairs

September to be celebrated as a month of nutrition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to celebrate September as a month of nutrition. In his Mann Ki Baat programme on August 25, Modi laid emphasis on creating awareness to fight malnutrition among children, particularly the girl child.

CPWD Director General Prabhakar Singh wins ‘Eminent Engineer Award- 2019’

Prabhakar Singh, Director General, Central Public Works Department has been chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2019’ by the Institution of Engineers (India). This award shall be conferred to him on the ‘Engineers Day’ on September 15, 2019 in New Delhi.

Economy & Corporate Current Affairs

CVC constitutes panel to examine bank frauds above Rs. 50 crores

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has constituted Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF) to examine bank frauds over Rs. 50 crore and recommend action. The ABBF will be headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T. M. Bhasin

World Current Affairs

PM Modi launches USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of Sri Krishna temple in Manama, Bahrain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 25 launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Shreenathji (Sri Krishna) temple in the Bahraini capital Manama.

PM Modi conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance in Bahrain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on August 25 conferred the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in capital Manama in recognition of his efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with the Gulf nation.

Chief of Defence Staff to attend Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence Conference in Bangkok

Air Force Chief and Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is visiting Thailand from August 26 to 28 where he will attend the 2019 Indo Pacific Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference in Bangkok. Conference’s theme is “Collaboration in a free and Open Indo – Pacific”.

Sports Current Affairs

PV Sindhu wins women’s singles title at the BWF World Championships

PV Sindhu won women’s singles title at the BWF World Championships in Basel Switzerland on August 25 by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final 21-7, 21-7. Other winners were: Men’s Singles- Japan’s Kento Momota, Men’s Doubles- Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, Women’s Doubles- Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto & Wakana Nagahara and Mixed Doubles- China’s Zheng Siwei & Huang Yaqiong.

Robin Singh and Varsha Namdev Bhawari win ‘IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon’

Robin Singh and Varsha Namdev Bhawari won men’s and women’s races respectively at the ‘IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon’ on August 25. Robin finished the 21-km run in 1:11:43 hrs while Varsha took 1:33:38 hrs.

England defeat Australia by one wicket to win third test at Leeds, Headingley

England defeated Australia by one wicket to win the third test at Leeds, Headingley and level the Ashes series at 1-1.  A heroic 135*(219) from Ben Stokes resulted in an epic win for England.

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