19 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines –
National News :
- NITI Aayog with Institute for Competitiveness as the knowledge partner released the India Innovation Index (III) 2019.
- The Hurun Research Institute has released the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019.India ranked third in 2019 ‘Hurun Global Unicorn List’.
- A special commemorative postal stamp of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad was released by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan.
- Kerala is extending maternity leave benefits to teachers and other staff of private educational institutions. Employees covered under the law can avail 26 weeks’ maternity leave with salary.
- Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’, walked home with the best film from India award in the regional finals at the Asian Academy Creative Awards ceremony.
- Two-time National Film Award (India) winner Pradip Kurbah won the prestigious Kim Ji-seok award at the Busan International Film Festival 2019 for his Khasi film ‘Market’.
International news :
- A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands.
- The US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council (USIBC) on hosted the second edition of the India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property (IP) in New Delhi.
Economy News :
- The Andhra Pradesh Government has launched a scheme called ‘YSR Navodayam’.
- The scheme aims to bail out micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the State and provide them financial relief by restructuring their bank loans before March 31, 2020.
- Under the scheme, about 80,0000 MSMEs in the State would be benefited as their bank loans, that are subject to a ceiling of Rs 25 crores, would be restructured.
- They would get more financial support and more time to pay back the loan.
Sports News :
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) appointed Navnita Gautam as their Sports Massage Therapist and became the first Indian Premier League team to have a woman in the support staff.
- Navnita will work with Evan Speechly, the Head Physiotherapist and Basu Shanker, Strength and
- She will be responsible for performing specialized techniques pertaining to the preparation, motivation, overall supervision and all individual physical ailments relating to the team.