Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines – 16 August 2019


Here are the top current affairs Today’s 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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