Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 8 SEPTEMBER 2019
Here are the top News Headlines of 8 September 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.
National Current Affairs
ISRO loses contact with Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram during its descent to the lunar surface
ISRO’s ground stations lost contact with Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram during its descent to the lunar surface. Contact with rover Pragyan housed inside Vikram also lost.
Madras HC Chief Justice Vijaya K. Tahilramani resigns after being transferred to Meghalaya HC
Days after the Supreme Court Collegium declined her request for reconsideration of transfer to Meghalaya, Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya K Tahilramani has resigned.
Conference of Military Medicine for SCO Member States to be held in New Delhi on September 12-13
The first conference of Military Medicine for Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) Member States will be held in New Delhi on September 12-13.
Local and Regional Governments Day observed on Day 6 of the COP14
Local and Regional Governments Day was observed on Day 6 of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) currently underway in Greater Noida. Theme of conference: ‘Restore land, Sustain future’
Economy & Business Current Affairs
Centre sets up a task force for drawing up the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) of Rs 100 lakh crore
The Centre has set up a task force headed by Economic Affairs Secretary for drawing up the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) of Rs 100 lakh crore from the fiscal year 2019-20 to 2024-25. It will identify technically feasible and economically viable infrastructure projects.
PM launches indigenous coach built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML), Bengaluru for Mumbai metro network
PM Modi launched an indigenous coach built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML), Bengaluru for Mumbai metro network. The coach is the first in the list of 500 to be delivered to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation.
International Current Affairs
Typhoon Lingling kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea
Typhoon Lingling passed along South Korea’s coast, toppling trees, grounding planes and causing at least three deaths before making landfall in North Korea.
Philippines: Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) militants start giving up their arms
Rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the mainly Catholic Philippines began handing over their guns to independent foreign monitors, as part of a peace treaty aimed at ending a decades-long separatist insurgency.
Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal given lifetime achievement award at Asian Achievers Awards
Chairman of Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal was given the lifetime achievement award at the 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards held in London. Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal received the editor’s award for public service.
Sports Current Affairs
India Red beat India Green by an innings and 38 runs to clinch Duleep Trophy title in Bengaluru
India Red (388) beat India Green (231, 119) by an innings and 38 runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy title in Bengaluru. Abhimanyu Easwaran (153 runs) of India Red was named player of the match.