Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 5 SEPTEMBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 5 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

National Conference on ‘India-Africa Partnership’ organized in New Delhi

National Conference on ‘India-Africa Partnership in a Changing Global Order–Priorities, Prospects and Challenges’ organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in New Delhi

National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics in New Delhi on September 4-5

1st National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics being held at CBI HQ in New Delhi on September 4-5. Inaugurated by CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla, the conference attended by DGPs, ADGPs, and SPs dealing with cybercrime.

Centre to take Indian Army’s help to protect, breed Great Indian Bustard in Rajasthan

The Centre will seek the help of the Indian Army to conserve the population of critically endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) found in the Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan.

IIT Kharagpur to set up Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI)

IIT Kharagpur selected for setting up a Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI) by Department of Science and Technology. Aim of SATHI is to extend help to the academic institutes in the neighbouring regions.

Rajasthan HC strikes down law for life-long govt house, 10-member staff to ex-CMs

The Rajasthan High Court struck down a 2017 law that provided government accommodation and a staff of 10 to former full-term chief ministers for their entire lives.

21 killed in firecracker factory blast in Batala, Punjab

21 people were killed while 27 injured in a blast at a firecracker factory in Batala of Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

Use of single-use plastic products banned at Food Ministry and its PSUs from September 15

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan announced a blanket ban on all types of single-use plastic products in his Ministry and its PSUs from September 15.

Economy & Business Current Affairs

BSE Sensex: 36,724.74 (+161.83), NSE Nifty: 10,844.65 (+46.75)

The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, rose 161.83 points or 0.44% to 36,724.74. The Nifty 50 index rose 46.75 points or 0.43% to 10,844.65.

Mandatory for banks to link retail loans with external benchmarks like repo from Oct 1: RBI

The RBI has made it mandatory for banks to link all new floating-rate loans for housing, auto and MSMEs to external benchmark like repo from October 1, a move aimed at ensuring faster transmission of policy rate cuts to borrowers

CRISIL cuts 2019-20 GDP forecast to 6.3% from 6.9% earlier

Describing the slowdown as “deeper and more broad-based than suspected”, domestic rating agency CRISIL sharply slashed its GDP forecast for 2019-20 to 6.3 percent from 6.9 percent earlier.

IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index down to 53.8 in July to 52.4 in August

The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index declined from 53.8 in July to 52.4 in August, pointing to a slower rate of increase in output. In PMI parlance, a print above 50 means expansion, while a score below that denotes contraction

International Current Affairs

20th India-Russia annual summit held in Vladivostok

20th India-Russia annual summit between PM Modi and President Vladimir Putin was held in Vladivostok. Among MoUs signed, both nations inked pact for maritime route between Chennai and Vladivostok. Modi visited Zvezda shipbuilding complex in Vladivostok

India, Pak agree to visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

India and Pakistan agreed to visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims, without any restrictions based on their faith for the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.

4th Indian Ocean Conference 2019 held in Male on September 3-4

Fourth Indian Ocean Conference 2019 was organised in Male on September 3-4 by India Foundation, Government of Maldives and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. Theme of the conference: ‘Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges’

Spain first, India 34th in WEF’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019

India was ranked 34th (40th in 2018) in World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019. Spain topped the ranking index followed by France and Germany.

Vienna (Austria) is world’s most liveable city according to Economist Intelligence Unit

Austria’s capital Vienna was ranked as the world’s most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Delhi is 118th while Mumbai is 119th. Ranking of 140 cities is based on their scores in five broad categories — stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure.

Sports Current Affairs

Srihari Nataraj and Shivani Kataria named best male and female swimmers at National Aquatic Championship

Srihari Nataraj of Karnataka and Shivani Kataria of Haryana were named best male and female swimmers respectively at the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship in Bhopal. Karnataka aquatic team was adjudged the best team.

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