Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 27August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 27 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Community Radio Sammelan will be held in New Delhi on August 27-29, theme: ‘Community Radio for SDGs’
  • Govt reiterates its commitment to provide Wi-Fi in all villages through GramNet on 36th Foundation Day celebrations of C-DOT
  • HRD Ministry launches National Digital Library of India under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT)
  • Tamil Nadu govt. launches “Kalvi Tholaikkatchi” (Education TV) channel for school students
  • Tamil Nadu govt. launches 40 ‘Amma’ Patrol Vehicles for security of women and children in public places.

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • RBI approves the transfer of record Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government
  • RBI announces modalities for 2% interest subvention for farmers engaged in fisheries
  • Tech firm Atos, C-DAC ink pact for collaboration on quantum computing, AI in India
  • Google launches Nest Hub, its smart speaker with screen, in India for Rs 9,999.
  • Amazon India launches Military Veterans Employment programme
  • Hero Electric launches e-scooter Dash at Rs 62,000

International Current Affairs

  • PM Modi addresses the session on ‘Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate’ at the G7 Summit, in Biarritz, France
  • PM Modi meets Senegal President Macky Sall on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit at Biarritz, France
  • EAM S. Jaishankar meets his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto in Budapest
  • Daily bus service launched between Kathmandu in Nepal and Siliguri in West Bengal
  • Pakistan-China aerial exercise codenamed Shaheen taking place in China’s Hotan City
  • G7 to provide USD 22 million for fire-fighting aircraft for Amazon
  • Indonesia to set up its new capital on Borneo island
  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s NGO Earth Alliance pledges USD five million for Amazon rainforest
  • Martin Scorsese selected for Kirk Douglas Award by Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sports Current Affairs

  • India win first Test against West Indies at North Sound, Antigua by 318 runs


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