Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 15 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 15 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • PM Modi holds talks with King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in New Delhi
  • India and Netherlands launch 2nd phase of LOTUS-HR (Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse) project in Delhi
  • Names of 25 members of National Medical Commission (NMC) finalised by Union Health Ministry; NMC to replace Medical Council of India (MCI)


  • Four sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation announced in Penang, Malaysia on October 14, 2019
  • Award of Distinction: Vikram Sarabhai Library, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
  • Award of Merit: Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue (Mumbai) and Our Lady of Glory Church (Mumbai)
  • Honourable Mention: Flora Fountain (Mumbai)

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex 38,214.47 (+87.39), NSE Nifty: 11,329.80 (+24.75)
  • RBI raises withdrawal limit to Rs 40,000 for account holders of troubled Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank
  • Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation dips to 39-months low of 0.3% in September
  • Consumer Price Index-based inflation climbed to a 14-month high of 3.99 per cent in September
  • World Bank cuts India’s GDP growth forecast to 6% in 2019-20 from 7.5% in April in its South Asia Economic Focus report
  • Third India Energy Forum of CERAWeek organised in New Delhi

International Current Affairs

  • Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of US win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for ‘experimental approach to alleviate global poverty’
  • World Standards Day celebrated on October 14 with its theme as ‘Video Standards Create a Global Stage’
  • Kais Saied elected new President of Tunisia
  • Sri Lanka: Jaffna international airport, built with Indian assistance, to commence its operations from Oct 17
  • WTO gives US final authorisation to impose tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to Airbus

Sports Current Affairs


  • World Artistic Gymnastics Championships was organised in Stuttgart, Germany
  • US topped medals tally with 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze followed by Russia and Great Britain in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively
  • Simone Biles of US won 5 gold medals

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