Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 26 October 2019

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

National Current Affairs

  • Lucknow-based City Montessori School entered Guinness Book of World Records for having largest number of students at 55,547
  • Odisha govt. launches social service initiative ‘Odisha Mo Parivar’ (Odisha, my family) aimed at encouraging environment protection, blood donation and the welfare of Odias in distress.
  • CVC to observe vigilance awareness week from Oct 28 to Nov 2 with ‘Integrity – A way of life’ as theme

APPOINTMENTS

  • BJP leader P.S. Sreedharan Pillai appointed Governor of Mizoram
  • Satya Pal Malik appointed new Governor of Goa
  • Girish Chandra Murmu appointed as the first Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Radha Krishna Mathur appointed as the first Lt Governor of Ladakh
  • Former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma appointed as the new Administrator of Lakshadweep

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 39,058.06 (+37.67), NSE Nifty: 11,583.90 (+1.30)
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves rise to a new life-time high of USD 440.751 billion for the week ended October 18
  • Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to fully acquire France-based Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC) for an undisclosed amount

NAM SUMMIT

  • The 18th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was organised in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 24-25, 2019.
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu led the Indian delegation to the Summit.
  • Established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, NAM is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.

International Current Affairs

  • Evo Morales re-elected as President of Bolivia
  • Incumbent Mokgweetsi Masisi wins another five-year term as President of Botswana
  • Britain’s Natural History Museum names blind and wingless beetle after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

Sports Current Affairs

  • Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu to lift the Vijay Hazare trophy in cricket in Bengaluru

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