Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 26 SEPTEMBER 2019

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

National Current Affairs

Health and Family Welfare Ministry launches ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ campaign

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on September 25, 2019 launched the new ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega’ Campaign, along with the National TB Prevalence Survey in New Delhi.

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ commissioned at the Chennai Port Trust

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on September 25, 2019 formally commissioned the Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ at the Chennai Port Trust. It has been built by Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd.

Army Chief presents ceremonial ‘President’s Colours’ to 2 battalions of Punjab Regiment

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat presented the ceremonial ‘President’s Colours’ to 29th and 30th battalions of the Punjab regiment on September 25, 2019. The awards were given during Colour Presentation Parade held at the Punjab Regimental Centre, Ramgarh in Jharkhand.

Mukhyamantri Kirayedar Bijli Meter Yojana launched in Delhi

Delhi government on September 25, 2019 announced the launch of ‘Mukhyamantri Kirayedar Bijli Meter Yojana’. People staying on rent in Delhi will now get free electricity up to 200 units. The Yojana will allow them to install prepaid meters.

Economy & Business Current Affairs

BSE Sensex: 38,593.52 (–503.62), NSE Nifty: 11,440.20 (–148)

BSE Sensex ended 503.62 points, or 1.29 per cent, lower at 38,593.52 on September 25, 2019. The broader NSE Nifty plunged 148 points, or 1.28 per cent, to 11,440.20.

ADB lowers India’s growth forecast from 7.2% to 6.5% in 2019-20

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 25, 2019 sharply lowered India’s growth forecast from 7.2% to 6.5% for 2019-20 in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Update for 2019.

Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) reconstituted

The government on September 25, 2019 reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) under existing Chairman Bibek Debroy, for a period of two years. Ratan P Watal will continue as Member Secretary of the EAC-PM.

CPGRAMS (Centralised Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System) reforms launched in Postal Deptt

Union minister Jitendra Singh on September 25, 2019 launched CPGRAMS (Centralised Public Grievances Redress and Monitoring System) reforms in the Department of Posts to reduce the time taken for grievance redressal.

PNB launches Preventive Vigilance portal for its staff members to check procedural lapses

Punjab National Bank (PNB) on September 25, 2019 launched a Preventive Vigilance portal to facilitate its staff members to check procedural lapses and promote good practices.

‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’, book written by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, released

‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’, book written by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, was released in New Delhi on September 25, 2019. The book tracks the country’s economic development over the years and offers solutions for future growth.

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani tops the IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List 2019

With a net worth of Rs 3.8 lakh crore, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest man for the eighth consecutive year as mentioned in the IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List 2019.

9th India-China Financial dialogue held in New Delhi

The 9th India-China Financial dialogue was held in New Delhi on September 25, 2019. Chinese delegation led by Zou Jiayi, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, interacted with the Indian delegation led by Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on wide-ranging issues of mutual interest.

4 winners announced by Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation

4 winners of Right Livelihood Award were announced by Sweden-based Right Livelihood Foundation. The award consists of a cash prize of one million Swedish kronor ($103,000) for each laureate Winners are:  Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, Chinese women’s rights lawyer Guo Jianmei and the Brazilian Hutukara Yanomami Association and its leader Davi Kopenawa.

International Current Affairs

India announces USD 12 million grant for high impact developmental projects in Pacific Islands nations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leaders of the Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York on September 25, 2019 and announced allocation of USD 12 million grant for high impact developmental projects in Pacific Island countries.

Gandhi Solar Park and Gandhi Peace Garden inaugurated at UN HQ in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and other world leaders, inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park and Gandhi Peace Garden at the headquarters of the UN in New York on September 24, 2019.

PM delivers keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on September 25, 2019. This was followed by an interactive session with the founder of Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg.

PM Modi gets ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured with the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the UN in New York on September 24, 2019 for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Payal Jangid gets ‘Changemaker’ award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Indian girl Payal Jangid received the “Changemaker” award here by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the UN in New York on September 24, 2019 for her fight against child marriage in her village in Rajasthan.

India, Japan, US trilateral maritime exercise ‘Malabar’ in Japan from Sept 26 to Oct 4

The 23rd edition of trilateral maritime exercise ‘Malabar’ between navies of India, Japan and the US is being organised off the coast of Japan from September 26 to October 4.

Sports Current Affairs

Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta win IBSF World Snooker Team Championship

The Indian duo of Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta defeated Thailand in final to emerge world champions in the IBSF World Snooker Team event, in Mandalay, Myanmar on September 25, 2019

 

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla re-elected as member of the IAAF Council

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla was re-elected as the member of the IAAF Council for a second four-year term during the 52nd Congress of the sport’s world governing body in Doha on September 25, 2019. Britain’s Sebastian Coe was re-elected unopposed as president of the IAAF for a second term.

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