Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 30 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 30 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • ‘Angikaar campaign’ launched to enrol PMAY (urban) beneficiaries in other central welfare schemes
  • Centre approves setting up of Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur district of Maharashtra
  • 26th Mela of Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-Vigyan Mela inaugurated in Leh by Defence Minister
  • Delhi govt. to provide free rides for women in city buses; availing women govt. employees will have to forego transport allowance
  • Uttarakhand to set up Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve
  • Tokyo first, Mumbai 45th on the Safe Cities Index (SCI) of Economist Intelligence Unit

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • S&P BSE Sensex: 37,107.16 (–344.68), NSE Nifty: 10,958.95 (–87.15)
  • RBI asks banks to extend PoS (point of sale) cash withdrawal facility
  • Gross NPA ratio of banks declines to 9.1% in FY19 from 11.2 percent a year before: RBI
  • Bank notes in circulation in the economy increased 17% in FY19 to Rs 21.1 trillion: RBI
  • Bank frauds rose 15% in 2018-19, pegs amount at Rs 71,543 crore: RBI
  • Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao meets PM Modi in New Delhi
  • Govt extends tenure of CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody by 1 year
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank MD & CEO Parthasarathi Mukherjee announces resignation
  • ICRA terminates employment of MD and Group CEO Naresh Takkar
  • Board of fraud-hit CG Power & Industrial Solutions sacks founder Gautam Thapar as Chairman
  • Total horticulture production estimated to be over 313 million tonnes in 2018-19

International Current Affairs

  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ with a range of up to 290 kms
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed on August 29

Sports Current Affairs

  • Saidan Secondary School of Mizoram wins Under-14 boys Subroto Cup football tournament
  • PM launches ‘Fit India’ Movement’ on National Sports Day August 29 — the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand
  • Elavenil Valarivan wins gold medal in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Cup
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS
  • Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2018 won by Aparna Kumar, Manikandan K. and Late Dipankar Ghosh for Land Adventure; Prabhat Raju Koli for Water Adventure; Rameshwer Jangra for Air Adventure and Wangchuk Sherpa for Life Time Achievement
  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar for 2019: 1. Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation and GoSports Foundation for ‘Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent’ 2. Rayalaseema Development Trust for ‘Sports for Development’

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