19 October Current Affairs Today News Headlines

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’.
  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  1.  Navnita will work with Evan Speechly, the Head Physiotherapist and Basu Shanker, Strength and
    Conditioning Coach.
  2. She will be responsible for performing specialized techniques pertaining to the preparation, motivation, overall supervision and all individual physical ailments relating to the team.

18 October Current Affairs

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