Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 16 August 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 16 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • PM announces Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households
  • PM announces the creation of post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for better coordination among Army, Navy and IAF
  • ‘Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified’, book by Iqbal Chand Malhotra and Maroof Raza, to release in September
  • Tamil Nadu: Vellore district to be trifurcated; Ranipet, Tirupattur to become new districts
  • ISRO Chairman K Sivan given Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Award by Tamil Nadu govt.
  • AP launches Village Volunteers system aimed at providing govt. services at doorsteps of people
  • Vidya Sinha, actress known for ‘Rajinigandha’ and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, dies at 71 in Mumbai
  • President awards the certificate of honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for 2019
  • Scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam and Classical Odiya honoured

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • India’s exports rise by 2.25% to 26.33 billion US dollar in July. Imports decline by 10.43% to 39.76 billion US dollar

International Current Affairs

  • Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 that was detained on July 4 for allegedly transporting crude oil to Syria
  • Nepal’s veteran Journalist Madan Mani Dixit passes away at 96

Sports Current Affairs

  • India (255/4 in 32.3) clinch 3-match ODI series against West Indies (240/7 in 35) 2-0 with a six-wicket win in the rain-curtailed final match at Port of Spain
  • Pakistan’s umpire Aleem Dar equals West Indian Steve Bucknor’s world record of officiating in 128 Test matches
  • Indian Army wins 5th International Army Scout Masters competition in Jaisalmer
  • Wrestler Deepak Punia gold in 86-kg men’s freestyle in Junior World Championship at Tallinn, Estonia

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