Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 9 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 9 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 (NCeG) being held in Shillong, Meghalaya on August 8-9
  • Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel disqualifies rebel AAP MLAs Devinder Sehrawat and Anil Bajpai under the anti-defection law
  • Manipur tops rankings in Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in the country; UP, Rajasthan Bihar at the bottom
  • Pakistan closes Samjhauta Express train service; runs from Delhi to Attari on the Indian side and from Lahore to Wagah on the Pakistan side
  • Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of indigenous SDR, Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries for Indian Navy
  • Assam: Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of IAF crashes in Tezpur, both pilots eject safely

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 37,327.36 (+636.86), NSE Nifty: 11,032.45 (+176.95)
  • National Electronic Funds Transfer(NEFT) facility will be available round-the-clock for the customers: RBI
  • sanctions 5595 electric buses in 64 cities for intracity and intercity operations under 2nd phase of FAME India scheme
  • CBDT raises monetary limits for filing of appeals by the Income Tax Department at various tribunals in order to reduce litigation
  • Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launches e-version of ‘Rozgar Samachar’
  • Tenure of SBI MD Dinesh Kumar Khara extended by two years from August 9
  • ADB to provide USD 200 million loan for improving road infrastructure in 34 districts of Maharashtra

International Current Affairs

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples observed on August 9 with its theme as ‘Indigenous Languages’
  • UN observing 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • Shah Rukh Khan honoured with the Excellence in Cinema award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)

Sports Current Affairs

  • South Africa’s Hashim Amla retires from cricket at 36; made 9,282 runs in 124 Test matches & 8,113 runs in 181 ODIs
  • World Archery suspends the Archery Association of India for defying its guidelines by electing two parallel bodies


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