Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 4 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 4 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • President presents Vayoshreshtha Sammans to eminent senior citizens & institutions
  • Ambassadors of five nations present credentials to President of India: Freddy Svane: Denmark, Emannuel Lenain: France, Ugo Astuto: European Union, Federico Salas Lotfe: Mexico and Yerlan Alimbayev: Kazakhstan
  • India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND-2019 being held in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from October 3 to 15
  • National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority Medical Devices and Health Technology Policy
  • Ministry of Tourism launches Audio Guide facility App ‘Audio Odigos’ for 12 sites of India (including Iconic Sites)
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah flags off the New Delhi-Katra ‘Vande Bharat’ Express
  • Railways rename the New Delhi – Lohian Khas – New Delhi Intercity Express as ‘Sarbat da Bhala Express’
  • PM Modi, Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurate metro express service, hospital in Mauritius

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 38,106.87 (–198.54), NSE Nifty: 11,313.10 (–46.80)
  • Interest rate on house building advance (BA) for central govt employees cut to 7.9% for 1 year from Oct 1
  • RBI increases scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank depositors’ withdrawal limit to Rs 25,000
  • launches PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony) portal for transparency and better coordination in coal supplies to power plants
  • Rs 645-crore IPO of (IRCTC got subscribed 111.91 times on the final day of bidding
  • IT Ministry launches ‘automated real time performance smart-board’ for monitoring its key programmes
  • An inter-State portability for ration cards launched for Rajasthan and Haryana for distribution of foodgrains to beneficiaries of the National Food Security scheme

International Current Affairs

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington
  • World Space Week being celebrated from October 4 to 10, 2019, theme: ‘The Moon: Gateway to the Stars’
  • 7 killed as Typhoon Mitag hits South Korea

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