Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 8 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 8 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

India Current Affairs

  • Healthy Ministry launches eDantseva website and mobile app for oral health information
  • Indian Forest Service officer Ramesh Pandey wins UNEP’s Asia Environmental Enforcement Award
  • India launches e-VidyaBharti tele-education and e-ArogyaBharti tele-medicine project for African countries

Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan

  • National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is organising ‘Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan’ river rafting expedition on Ganga from October 10 to November 11
  • The Abhiyan would comprise of members primarily from the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The Abhiyan will start at Devprayag and culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire 2500 km stretch of Ganga River

Economy & Corporate Current Affairs

  • E-Assessment Centers launched to implement the faceless assessment system for Income Tax Returns
  • India gets first tranche of Swiss bank account details under Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) framework
  • Vedanta wins Golden Peacock GLOBAL award of Institute of Directors, Delhi for excellence in Corporate Governance

World Current Affairs

  • World Habitat Day celebrated on October 7 (first Monday in October) with its theme as ‘Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to transform waste to wealth’
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) hosts the first World Cotton Day celebrations in Geneva on October 7
  • William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of US, Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe win 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability
  • Socialist Party of Portugal’s incumbent PM Antonio Costa wins general election
  • Anumula Gitesh Sarma appointed India’s High Commissioner to Australia

World Athletics Championships

  • IAAF World Athletics Championships concludes
  • United States tops medals tally with 29 medals (14 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze)
  • In men’s 1,500m, Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya won gold in 3 min, 29.26 sec
  • In men’s 10,000m, Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei won gold in 26 min 48.36 sec
  • In men’s 4x400m, US quartet of Fred Kerley, Michael Cherry, Wil London and Rai Benjamin won gold in 2 min 56.69 sec
  • In men’s Javelin throw, Anderson Peters of Grenada won with a throw of 86.89m
  • In women’s 100m hurdles, Nia Ali (USA) won gold in 12.34 sec
  • In women’s 4x100m, Jamaica’s quartet of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Natalliah Whyte and Jonielle Smith won gold in 41.44 sec
  • – In women’s 4x400m, US quartet of Phyllis Francis, Dalilah Muhammad, Sydney McLaughlin and Wadeline Jonathas won gold in 3 min 18.92 sec
  • In women’s triple jump, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela won gold in 15.37 metres
  • In women’s long jump, Malaika Mihambo of Germany won gold in 7.30 metres

Sports Current Affairs

  • Austria’s Christine Wolf wins the Hero Women’s Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club course in Gurugram
  • Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai wins Mercuries Taiwan Masters golf tournament at Tamsui in Chinese Taipei


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