Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 28 September 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

2017-18 National Tourism Awards conferred

National Tourism Awards for 2017-18 presented by Vice President in New Delhi on September 27, 2019. Andhra Pradesh won the first prize for Best State/Union Territory for Comprehensive Development of Tourism. Uttarakhand was the Best Film Production Friendly State/UT.

India was the host country for celebration of World Tourism Day

India was selected as the host country by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for celebration of World Tourism Day 2019 on September 27.

World Tourism Day celebrated on September 27

World Tourism Day was celebrated on September 27, 2019 with the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs — A Better Future For All’. According to the UN, the tourism sector represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally.

India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND-2019 in Pithoragarh in October

A joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan named KAZIND-2019 will be held in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from Oct 3 to 15 with focus on counter terrorism operation in mountainous terrain.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat takes charge as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC)

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on September 27, 2019 took charge as Chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) from outgoing IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa.

Air Marshal HS Arora appointed the Vice Chief of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal HS Arora has been appointed the Vice Chief of Indian Air Force. He will succeed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria who will take over as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30.

2 pilots from Indian Army and Royal Bhutan Army die in crash of Cheetah helicopter in Bhutan

Two pilots one from Indian Army and the other from Royal Bhutan Army died in crash of Cheetah helicopter in Bhutan on September 27, 2019. The Helicopter was on duty en-route from Khirmu (Arunachal Pradesh) to Yongphulla (Bhutan) where it crashed.

Academically weak students in IITs will now have an option to take a three-year BSc degree

Academically weak students in IITs will now have an option to take a three-year BSc degree after second semester, without leaving the institution. The council for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, approved the proposal on September 27, 2019.

BJP’s Yuvraj Singh wins bypoll to the Hamirpur Assembly seat in UP

BJP candidate Yuvraj Singh won the bypoll to the Hamirpur Assembly seat by a margin of over 17,846 votes in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress candidate Devti Karma wins Dantewada (ST) Assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh

Congress candidate Devti Karma won the Dantewada (ST) Assembly by-election in Chhattisgarh by a margin of over 11,000 votes.

BJP candidate Mimi Majumder wins Badharghat (SC) Assembly bypoll in Tripura

BJP candidate Mimi Majumder won the by-election to the Badharghat (SC) Assembly seat in Tripura by a margin of 5,200 votes.

Mani C. Kappan of Nationalist Congress Party wins Pala assembly bypoll in Kerala

Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C. Kappan of Nationalist Congress Party won byelection to the Pala Assembly seat in Kerala by a margin of over 2,900 votes.

Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada UDAY Express AC Double Decker Train flagged off from Visakhapatnam

The Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada UDAY Express AC Double Decker Train was flagged off from Visakhapatnam on September 26, 2019. The UDAY (Utkrisht Double Decker Air Conditioned Yatri) service would cover a distance of 351 kilometers between the cities within five hours.

MASCRADE 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade), organised by FICCI in Delhi

The sixth Edition of MASCRADE 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade) was organised by the FICCI, in New Delhi on September 26, 2019.

Punyabhushan Award presented to archaeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar in Pune

Punyabhushan Award of Pune-based Punyabhushan Foundation presented to eminent archaeologist Dr. G.B. Deglurkar in Pune by Vice President on September 26, 2019

Economy & Business Current Affairs

BSE Sensex: 38,822.57 (–167.17), NSE Nifty: 11,512.40 (–59)

50-share BSE Sensex lost 167.17 points or 0.43 per cent to settle at 38,822.57 while the 50-share NSE Nifty closed the day at 11,512.40, down 59 points or 0.51 per cent.

World Hindu Economic Forum in Mumbai from September 27 to 29

The World Hindu Economic Forum is being organised in Mumbai from September 27 to 29. According to the forum’s website, it brings together “financially successful elements within Hindu society such as traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists, business persons, professionals, along with economists and thinkers”.

Suresh Chitturi appointed Chairman of the International Egg Commission

Suresh Chitturi, MD of Indian poultry firm Srinivasa Farms, has been appointed as chairman of the International Egg Commission (IEC) for the next two years. The appointment was made at the IEC Global Leadership Conference in Copenhagen in Denmark on September 26, 2019.

International Current Affairs

PM Modi addresses 74th session of UN General Assembly in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 27, 2019. He highlighted the huge transformation brought about by the pro–people initiatives of the Government like Swachh Bharat, Ayushman Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojana and Digital identification (Aadhar).

Foreign Ministers of BRICS nations hold their annual meeting on the margins of UNGA in New York

The Foreign Ministers of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations on September 26, 2019 stressed on the need for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) during their annual meeting on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, freed

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail on September 27, 2019. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized the vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19

Pacific island of Bougainville to referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea

Pacific island of Bougainville will hold a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea from November 23 to -December 7. Former Ireland prime minister Bertie Ahern is the chairperson of Bougainville Referendum Commission.

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for the first time

Saudi Arabia said on September 27, 2019 it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil.

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