Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 7 SEPTEMBER 2019
Here are the top News Headlines of 7 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.
National Current Affairs
NGT asks centre to prepare plan for protection of the Great Indian Bustard
Noting the high mortality rate of the Great Indian Bustard, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to prepare a time-bound action plan within two months for protection of the birds.
Karnataka: IAS officer S. Sasikanth Senthil resigns
In Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada district Deputy Commissioner (DC) S. Sasikanth Senthil tendered his resignation from the IAS claiming that the fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.
Books on President’s speeches released
Books – ‘Loktantra Ke Swar’ in Hindi and ‘The Republican Ethic’ in English, which are the compilations of speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind from his second year in office, released in New Delhi
Swachh Bharat Mission’s Book on Behavior Change Communication released
Swachh Bharat Mission’s Book on Behavior Change Communication was released by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, in New Delhi.
IAF to start 4,500 km ultra-marathon from Kargil to Kohima commemorating 20 years of ‘Vijay Diwas’
IAF will start ultra-marathon on September 21 covering over 4,500 km from Kargil War Memorial to Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland commemorating 20 years of ‘Vijay Diwas’. Target is 100 km/day.
Swachh Bharat Mission awards: Railways Ministry wins Award in Swachhta Action Plan category
Swachh Bharat Mission awards presented by President in New Delhi. Ministry of Railways was given Swachh Award in Swachhta Action Plan category.
States and districts awarded for improved sex ratio and awareness generation under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
Union WCD Minister Smriti Irani presented awards to states and districts for improved sex ratio and awareness generation under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign in New Delhi.
Union Culture Ministry rolls out 25 new mobile science museums, including one for Ladakh.
The Union Culture Ministry rolled out 25 new mobile science museums, including one for Ladakh. These museums-on-wheels will travel to schools in the 115 “aspirational districts”, as named by the Centre.
Kiran Nagarkar, who won 2001 Sahitya Akademi Award, dies in Mumbai at 77
Kiran Nagarkar, who won 2001 Sahitya Akademi Award for his English novel Cuckold (1997), died in Mumbai at the age of 77. His other novels were Ravan and Eddie (1994), The Extras (2012), Rest in Peace (2015) and The Arsonist (2019).
Economy & Business Current Affairs
BSE Sensex: 36,982 (+337), NSE Nifty: 10,946 (+98)
The BSE S&P Sensex closed 337 points higher at 36,982 while the Nifty 50 edged up by 98 points to 10,946 with auto stocks and select private banks ranking among top outperformers.
India’s foreign exchange reserves at USD 428.604 billion in the week to August 30
The country’s foreign exchange reserves fell by USD 446 million to USD 428.604 billion in the week to August 30, mainly on account of a drop in foreign currency assets, RBI data showed.
Sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in New Delhi from September 7 to 9
The Sixth India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue will be held in New Delhi from September 7 to 9. The Indian side will be led by Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and the Chinese side by Chairman of National Development and Reforms Commission.
Telangana’s 1st mega food park inaugurated at Lakkampally village in Nizamabad district
Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Telangana’s first mega food park, which is promoted by Smart Agro Food Park at village Lakkampally, Nandipet Mandal of Nizamabad district.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena given three-year extension
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena was given three-year extension from September 5
Union Minister Piyush Goyal to attend 7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on September 8-10
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal, will attend the 7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting, 16th ASEAN India Economic Ministers (AEM) meeting and the 7th East Asia Economic Ministers Summit in Bangkok from 8-10 September
International Current Affairs
India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) being held in Bangkok
India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) is being organised by navies of the two nations in Bangkok from Sept 5 to 15.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Seoul
India and South Korea agree to enhance cooperation between defence firms of the two countries and extending logistical support to each other’s navies following talks between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo in Seoul
India-USA holding joint military exercise, Yudh Abhyas in Washington from September 5 to 18
India and the US are holding joint military exercise titled Yudh Abhyas 2019 at the Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington from September 5 to 18.
Zimbabwe’s former PM and President Robert Mugabe dies at the age of 95 in Singapore
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s dictator who served as PM from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017, died at the age of 97 in Singapore.
Sports Current Affairs
Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) retain U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football title
Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) thrashed Nilmani English School, Manipur 4-0 to successfully defend their U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football title in New Delhi
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir dies at the age of 63 in Lahore
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, who played in 64 tests and 104 ODIs, died at the age of 63 in Lahore. He had a total 368 wickets in his international career.
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