Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 4 SEPTEMBER 2019
Here are the top News Headlines of 4 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.
National Current Affairs
IAF inducts 8 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters made by US company Boeing
The Indian Air Force inducted eight Apache AH-64E attack helicopters made by US company Boeing at Pathankot Air Force station giving a major boost to its combat capabilities.
CEC Sunil Arora becomes new Chairman of the Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB)
Sunil Arora, the Chief Election Commissioner of India, took over as the new Chairman of the Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for a two-year term
India to contribute USD 22 mn to Global Fund for AIDS, TB, malaria for 2020-22
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced India’s contribution of USD 22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFTAM) for 2020-22 as part of its commitment towards eliminating these diseases.
Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in J&K named country’s ‘Best Swachh Iconic Place’
The famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine atop the Trikuta hills in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir has been adjudged ‘Best Swachh Iconic Place’ in the country.
‘Nuakhai’, a harvest festival welcoming the new crop, celebrated in Odisha
PM Modi, Governor Ganeshi Lal and CM Naveen Patnaik greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of ‘Nuakhai’, a harvest festival welcoming the new crop.
OBC, Gen category students to also benefit from Delhi’s ‘Jai Bheem Mukhyamantri Yojana’
Delhi govt. includes OBC, general category students in ‘Jai Bheem Mukhyamantri Yojana’ for financial assistance in coaching for competitive exams
Former Kalahandi king Udit Pratap Deo dies at 71 in Bhubaneswar
Udit Pratap Deo, former king of the erstwhile princely state of Kalahandi, died at the age of 71 in Bhubaneswar
Economy & Business Current Affairs
BSE Sensex: 36,562.91 (–769.88), NSE Nifty: 10,797.90 (–225.35)
BSE Sensex ended 769.88 points, or 2.06 per cent, lower at 36,562.91. NSE Nifty too sank 225.35 points, or 2.04 per cent, to settle at 10,797.90.
Govt hikes ethanol procurement price for fuel blending starting December
Govt. announced an increase in the price of ethanol procured by public sector oil marketing companies from sugar mills for fuel blending for one year starting December.
Govt. approves Rs 9,300 crore capital infusion in IDBI Bank
Govt. approved Rs 9,300 crore capital infusion in IDBI Bank with a view to increasing the lender’s capital base. One-time infusion of funds will come from both the govt. (Rs 4,557 crore) and the LIC (Rs 4,743 crore).
Ashok Leyland is 1st commercial vehicle maker to get BS-VI certification for heavy duty trucks
Ashok Leyland claimed to have become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to meet the Bharat Stage VI emission norms across its full range of heavy-duty trucks with gross vehicle weight of 16.2 tonnes and above.
International Current Affairs
5 killed as Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian which hit archipelago on September 1 has claimed five lives and rendered many homeless, informed Bahamas PM Hubert Minnis in capital Nassau
Nepal: School building constructed with India’s assistance in Jhapa District
Nepal’s Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel and Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly inaugurated a school building constructed with India’s assistance in Jhapa District.
Sports Current Affairs
India beat West Indies by 257 runs in 2nd and final test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, win series 2-0
India (416, 168/4 declared)) beat hosts West Indies (117, 210) by 257 runs in 2nd and final test of the series at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Hanuma Vihari named Player of the Match for making 111 and 53 not out
Virat Kohli becomes India’s most successful Test captain after his 28th win at Kingston, Jamaica
Virat Kohli surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become India’s most successful Test skipper after the team recorded its 28th win under his leadership in the second test at Kingston, Jamaica.
India top medals tally at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup
India topped medals tally with 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the ISSF World Cup ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Gold winners included Manu Bhaker & Saurabh Chaudhary in mixed 10m air pistol and Apurvi Chandela & Deepak Kumar in mixed 10m air rifle.
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