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Top Current Affairs Today’s News Headlines – 14 August 2019

Here are the top current affairs Today’s News Headlines of 14 August 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Sikkim: 10 out of 13 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP
  • Organ Donation Day celebrated on August 13
  • PM inaugurates Dynamic Facade Lighting of the Parliament House Estate
WATAN SONG
  • Union Minister Prakash Javadekar releases patriotic song “Watan” produced by DD for Independence Day
  • Sung by Javed Ali, penned by lyricist Alok Shrivastav and musically composed by Dushyant
STUBBLE BURNING
  • 41% reduction in stubble burning incidents in 2018 over 2016: Director General ICAR Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra
  • Over 4500 villages of Haryana & Punjab declared as Zero Stubble Burning Villages

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 36,958.16 (–623.75), NSE Nifty 10,925.85 (–183.80)
  • Consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation eased marginally to 3.15 per cent in July
  • On-lending by registered NBFCs (other than MFIs) towards agriculture, MSEs and housing sector up to prescribed limits will be treated as priority sector loans: RBI
  • Housing finance companies (HFCs) will be treated as one of the categories of NBFCs for regulatory purposes and it will come under RBI’s direct oversight
  • High-speed locomotive, achieving a top speed of 180 km per hour, manufactured in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, West Bengal
  • Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal led a high-power delegation of CMs of Haryana, Gujarat, UP and Goa to Vladivostok, Russia from August 11 to 13
  • Bajaj Auto launches its new bike Pulsar 125 Neon with price starting at Rs 64,000
  • Assam’s Dikom Tea Estate brand fetches ‘record’ Rs 75,000 per kg
FINANCING NBFCs
  • Centre has issued guidelines on operationalising Rs 1-lakh crore partial guarantee scheme
  • PSBs can purchase high-rated pooled assets of financially sound non-banking finance companies NBFCs
  • NBFCs came under stress following series of defaults by the group companies of IL&FS in September 2018

International Current Affairs

  • August 13 observed as International Left-Handers Day

Sports Current Affairs

  • 55th All India Basketball tournament for men: Indian Bank lifts the PSG Trophy defeating Indian Army 79-61 in the final at Coimbatore
  • Women’s T20 cricket to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Legendary Indian sprinter P T Usha made a member of the Athletes Commission of the Asian Athletics Association
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