Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 5 November 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 5 November 2019for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • SCO Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue-2019 being held in New Delhi from November 4 to 7
  • IPS officer Aditya Mishra appointed as the chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI)

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex:40,301.96. 50 (+136.93), NSE Nifty: 11,941.30 (+50.70)
  • India opts out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) after its core concerns remained unresolved
  • launches IT initiative ICEDASH for improved monitoring and pace of customs clearance of imported goods
  • launches IT initiative ATITHI to facilitate electronic filing of customs baggage and currency declarations by arriving international passengers
  • ADB to give USD 451 mn loan for Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor power links
  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launches Skills Build platform in Collaboration with IBM

International Current Affairs

  • PM Modi attends 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok
  • US-Bangladesh Navy exercise ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)- 2019’ in Chattogram from Nov 4 to 7
  • Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference being held in Colombo (Nov 4-7) under the theme Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law
  • ‘Quad’ countries (India, US, Japan, Australia) hold consultations on the situation in Indo-Pacific in Bangkok
  • TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres to receive Carol Burnett Award at 2020 Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles

Sports Current Affairs

  • India B defeated India C by 51 runs to win Deodhar Trophy in Ranchi
  • USA’s Wesley So wins World Fischer Random chess championship in Oslo
  • Rory McIlroy wins WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai


  • Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland wins Formula One United States Grand Prix at Austin
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of UK and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen of Belgium finish second and third respectively.
  • Hamilton wins 2019 Drivers world championship title
  • Mercedes also won 2019 Constructors’ title
  • 2 out of 21 races in 2019 season remaining: Brazilian Grand Prix (Nov 17) and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Dec 1)


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