Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 3 September 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 3 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

PM Modi to receive award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

PM Modi will receive award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan that was launched in 2014. Its objectives include construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management.

PM Modi inaugurates ‘Garvi Gujarat’, the second state bhawan of the Gujarat govt. in New Delhi

PM Modi inaugurated ‘Garvi Gujarat’, the second state bhawan of the Gujarat government built over more than 7,000 sq metres of area at Akbar Road in New Delhi

IAF Chief BS Dhanoa flies MiG-21 sortie with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who piloted a MiG-21 Bison during the airstrike at a terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot in February, flew together in a two-seater version of the Russian-origin legacy jet.

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram Lander successfully separates from orbiter

Vikram Lander successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter, bringing the mission a step closer towards landing on the moon that is scheduled for September 7.

India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Gaurav Ahluwalia meets Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad

India’s Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Gaurav Ahluwalia met Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a military court on the basis of extracted confession of ‘espionage and terrorism’ in April 2017.

14th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) inaugurated

The 11-day long 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) was inaugurated at Greater Noida by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Week-long WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia inaugurated in New Delhi

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a week-long meeting of World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee of South-East Asia in New Delhi.

EC organising ‘A- WEB (Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies) conference, in Bengaluru

Election Commission of India is organising ‘A- WEB (Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies) conference, in Bengaluru from September 2 to 4

KVIC launches ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi to reuse wasted pottery

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.

Tibetan government in exile celebrates its 59th Democracy Day at McLeodganj

Tibetan government in exile celebrated its 59th Democracy Day at the McLeodganj monastery in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The day marks the anniversary of the establishment of the democratic system of the Tibetan people living in exile in India.

Sanjeev Kumar Jha breaks the Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest Full Contact Kick’

Sanjeev Kumar Jha, a resident of Madhubani, Bihar broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest Full Contact Kick’. During his attempt, the fastest speed recorded was 200 milliseconds

Bangladesh TV starts telecast in India

The state-owned TV channel Bangladesh Television (BTV) started telecast for viewers in India on DD free dish.

Economy & Business Current Affairs

Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1% in July

Growth of eight core industries dropped to 2.1% in July compared to 7.3% last year. Eight core sector industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity — comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

International Current Affairs

1st ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) being held in Thailand and Singapore from September 2-6

The first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) is being held from September 2 to 6 in Thailand and Singapore. AUMX will include operations in Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea.

Japan to launch special police unit to patrol disputed isles in East China Sea

Japan will launch a special police unit equipped with submachine guns and helicopters to patrol disputed isles in the East China Sea.

Hurricane Dorian pummels Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian pummelled the Bahamas islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his Japanese counterpart Takeshi Iwaya in Tokyo

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Japanese counterpart Takeshi Iwaya in Tokyo during which both sides resolved to further deepen bilateral defence and strategic ties.

Sports Current Affairs

Rishabh Pant becomes the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket in his 11th test

Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket in his 11th test. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to touch the milestone.

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