Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 6 SEPTEMBER 2019
Here are the top News Headlines of 6 september 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.
National Current Affairs
President presents national awards to meritorious teachers on Teachers’ Day
President Ram Nath Kovind, presented National Awards to meritorious teachers on Teachers’ Day – the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Govt. kick-starts POSHAN Maah 2019 with year-long campaign on the ‘Eat Right India’ movement
Govt. kick-started POSHAN Maah 2019 with a year-long campaign on the ‘Eat Right India’ movement. Eat Right India logo that represents a healthy plate, an online eat right quiz and online course for frontline health workers launched.
HRD Ministry awards the status of Institute of Eminence to 5 institutes
HRD Ministry awarded the status of Institute of Eminence to the IIT-Madras, the IIT-Kharagpur, Delhi University, Benares Hindu University and the University of Hyderabad. This was based ion UGC recommendations made in August.
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail in INX Media case
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar Jail by a Special CBI court in Delhi in connection with the INX Media corruption case.
Coffee table book ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees released
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a coffee table book titled ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ containing brief profiles of the recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards from 2003 to 2019
74-year old Erramatti Mangayamma becomes the oldest woman ever to give birth
74-year old Erramatti Mangayamma became the oldest woman ever to give birth in Guntur (AP) after conceiving through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) process. Married in 1962, she had remained childless for 57 years.
Economy & Business Current Affairs
BSE Sensex: 36,646.74 (–77.97), NSE Nifty: 10,840.65 (-4.1)
BSE Sensex, fell 77.97 points or 0.21% to 36,646.74. The Nifty 50 index fell 4.1 points or 0.04% to 10,840.65.
Govt. launches updated Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) to allow MSMEs access to capital
The government launched the updated Credit linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) for MSMEs. CLCSS provides an upfront subsidy of 15% on institutional credit up to Rs 1 crore for MSMEs in the specified 51 sub-sectors.
FDI in India jumps 28% to $ 16.33 billion in Q1 of 2019-20: Govt.
India’s FDI inflows increased by 28% over year to $ 16.33 billion in first quarter of 2019-20, according to latest data from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
Mukesh Ambani rolls out JioFiber, offering minimum 100 Mpbs internet speed for Rs 699 a month
Mukesh Ambani’s Jio announced launch of fibre-based broadband services, offering minimum internet speed of 100 Mbps for a monthly rental of Rs 699.
India announces $1 billion line of credit for the development of Russia’s Far East
India announced $1 billion line of credit for the development of Russia’s Far East at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) attended by PM< Modi in Vladivostok
International Current Affairs
Seoul Defence Dialogue 2019 held with the theme, Building Peace Together: Challenges and Vision’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh delivered keynote address at the ‘Seoul Defence Dialogue 2019’ held in South Korea from September 4 to 6 with the theme, Building Peace Together: Challenges and Vision’.
EAM S. Jaishankar meets his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Jakarta
India and Indonesia “unequivocally” condemned terrorism and the “selective approaches” in dealing with the global menace as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Jakarta.
Bangladesh’s Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus gets ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award from Vatican
Nobel Laureate from Bangladesh Professor Muhammad Yunus was conferred the ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award by the Vatican for his contribution towards establishing peace and harmony.
Hong Kong withdraws controversial extradition bill that allowed extradition to mainland China
Embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam formally withdrew a controversial extradition bill which ignited violent mass protests across in the last three months. The Bill would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China for trial.
YouTube to pay USD 170 mn fine for collecting kids’ personal data without their parents’ consent in US
Google will pay USD 170 million to settle allegations its YouTube video service collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent in United States.
FAO rises global cereal output estimate by 22 million tonnes to 2708 million tonnes for 2019
FAO released a new Cereal Supply and Demand Brief, raising its July forecast for global cereal output by 22 million tonnes to 2708 million tonnes, 2.1% above the 2018 outturn.
International Day of Charity observed on September 5
International Day of Charity observed on September 5. The day commemorates the death anniversary of Nobel Peace Laureate Mother Teresa.
Sports Current Affairs
India lose 1-2 to Oman in their opening fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati
Captain Sunil Chhetri’s early strike went in vain as India surrendered a one-goal advantage to lose 1-2 to Oman in their opening fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Guwahati.
At 20 years & 350 days, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan becomes the youngest captain in test cricket
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan became the youngest captain in test cricket at 20 years & 350 days in the one-off Test against hosts Bangladesh at Chattogram. He has now broken Zimbabwe Tatenda Taibu’s 2004 record of 20 years & 358 days.
Rahmat Shah becomes first cricketer from Afghanistan to score a Test century
Rahmat Shah became first cricketer from Afghanistan to score a Test century against hosts Bangladesh on the first day of the one-off test at Chattogram.
Infosys Foundation partners Prakash Padukone Academy to groom talent in small cities
The Infosys Foundation and the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru signed MoU to groom young players in tier-2 and tier-3 cities from across the country