Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 7 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 7 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

India Current Affairs
  • 39th World Congress of Poets 2019 organised in Bhubaneswar on Oct 2-6 with its theme as ‘Compassion through Poetry’
  • India-Mongolia joint military training Exercise Nomadic Elephant–XIV in Himachal Pradesh from Oct 5 to 18
  • India, Bangladesh sign MoU for setting up Coastal Surveillance Radar System in Bangladesh
  • Indian Navy organises Goa Maritime Conclave on October 4-5; attended by 10 Indian Ocean littoral states
World Current Affairs
  • USAID presents ‘Inclusive Health Access Award’ to Indian NGO Piramal Swasthya
Sports Current Affairs
  • India (502/7 d, 323/4 d) beat South Africa (431, 191) by 203 runs in the first test at Visakhapatnam
  • Rohit Sharma hits 13 sixes in Visakhapatnam test against South Africa, breaks record of most sixes in a test match (12) held by Pakistan’s Wasim Akram
  • Indian-South Africa match at Visakhapatnam saw most sixes (36) hit in a Test match
  • Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wins men’s singles title at Japan Open tennis
  • Japan’s Naomi Osaka (women’s), Austria’s Dominic Thiem (men’s) win singles titles at China Open tennis
World Athletics Championships In Doha Winners
  • In men’s marathon, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won gold in a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 40 seconds
  • In men’s 4X100 metres relay, the US team of Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles and Michael Rodgers won gold in 37.10 seconds
  • In men’s 3000m steeplechase, Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) won gold in 8 min, 1.35 sec
  • In men’s shot put, Joe Kovacs (USA) won gold with a throw of 22.91 metres
  • In women’s 1500m, Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) won gold in 3 min, 51.95 sec
  • In women’s 5000m, Hellen Obiri of Kenya won gold in 14 min, 26.72 sec
  • In women’s discus throw, Yaime Perez of Cuba won gold with a throw of 69.17 metres

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