Kristalina Georgieva - Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva has been selected as the new Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. She will succeed Christine Lagarde.
Bipin Rawat - Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat will take over as the new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. He succeeding Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, who retires from service by end of this month. The Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) comprises chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and the senior-most member is appointed its chairperson.
RKS Bhadauria - The central Government has appointed Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the next Chief of Air Staff (CAS). Present IAF Chief and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is set to retire on September 30.
Dadasaheb Phalke award - The country’s highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke award, will be presented this year to Amitabh Bachchan. This award is given for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
Surjit Bhalla - Indian government has appointed economist Surjit Bhalla as the executive director of the International Monetary Fund for a period of three years. The post was lying vacant after the death of Dr. Subir Gokarn in July.
Central Police University - The country’s first central police university will be set up by the Union home ministry off the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida.
Nilesh Shah - Nilesh Shah, Managing Director of Kotak Asset Management Company (AMC), has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
Ramanujan prize - The SASTRA Ramanujan prize for 2019 will be awarded to Adam Harper. Mathematician Adam Harper is an Assistant Professor with the University of Warwick, England.
Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy - Former president Pranab Mukherjee released a book named ‘Reset: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy’. The book was written by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy that tracks the country’s economic development over the years and offers solutions for future growth.
Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards - Rajasthan’s Payal Jangid, aged 17, became the first Indian to receive the Changemaker Award 2019 at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards 2019. The Award was presented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at a ceremony held in New York, United States. She is the President of her village’s Children’s Parliament (Bal Panchayat).
Jai Bhagwan Bhoria - The Reserve Bank of India has superseded the Board of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai and appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the bank’s administrator with all powers of the board. The amount of withdrawal from the bank allowed to depositors has been increased from one thousand to ten thousand rupees. The RBI’s directives will remain in force for a period of six months.
SS Mallikarjuna Rao - SS Mallikarjuna Rao was appointed as the Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive of the Punjab National Bank (PNB).
Dongfeng-41 - China unveiled the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental range ballistic missile, touted to be the most powerful missile on the planet at the National Day parade, as China observed its 70th anniversary of Communist rule. DF-41 has a range of up to 9,320 miles (15,000 kilometres), more than any missile on Earth. The missile capable of carrying 10 independently targeted nuclear warheads and could theoretically, hit the United States in 30 minutes.
GDP Forecast by ADB - The Asian Development Bank has slashed its growth forecast for India for fiscal  year 2019-20 to 6.5% from 7%.The bank lowered the growth rate because of weaker growth in the first quarter due to a slowdown in consumption and investment activities that hit manufacturing and service sectors.
Gully Boy - The Film Federation of India (FFI) has chosen ‘Gully Boy’ as India’s official entry to the Oscars. “Gully Boy”, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and directed by Zoya Akhtar’, featured Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper.
PATA Gold Award - Kerala Tourism has won three prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold awards in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
Biggest Solar Plant - India’s National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) plans to set up a 5-gigawatt solar park in the western state of Gujarat, which would be the biggest in the country.
IIFA Awards - The 20th Edition of NEXA International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) for 2019 was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Best Film – Raazi | Best Actor in a leading role (Female) - Alia Bhatt (Raazi) | Best Actor in a leading role (Male) - Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat).
World Wrestling Championships - Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
AB-PMJAY - Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to issue the highest number of golden cards under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). Over 11 lakh golden cards have been generated within the first 90 days of the launch of the scheme with 60% of families having at least one golden card which is highest in the country.
Chang Thang Exercise - The Indian Army conducted a massive rare exercise ‘Chang Thang’ in Eastern Ladakh bordering China. The exercise involved the use of infantry, mechanised forces, T-72 tanks, with force multipliers such as artillery guns and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
PV Sindhu - Payment technology company Visa announced that it has signed up world badminton champion Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu) as its brand ambassador for two years.
Madhuri Dixit - Actor Madhuri Dixit has been chosen as “goodwill ambassador” by the Chief Electoral Office in Maharashtra to create awareness among people about the importance of voting.
Malabar 2019 - The 23rd edition of the trilateral maritime exercise of India, Japan and the United States (US) named “Malabar 2019” exercise begun at Sasebo, Japan.
Tiger Triumph - India and the United States are set to hold their first tri-services exercise code-named “Tiger Triumph” at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh in November this year. For the first time, the US and India will be holding the tri-service military exercise.
Election in Maharashtra and Haryana - Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election 2019 Date, Scheduled on 21st October, while counting of votes will be held on October 24. With the announcement, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in the two states. Maharashtra, which has a total of 288 assembly seats. Whereas, in Haryana has 90 assembly seats.
Govinda - Madhya Pradesh government will appoint filmstar Govinda as brand ambassador to promote the state’s traditions and tourist places.
150th Birth Anniversary - The Nation pays homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today i.e. 2nd October 2019. The nation is also remembering Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 115th birth anniversary.
Swachchta Ambassador Award - President Ram Nath Kovind presented the most effective Swachchta Ambassador award to Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
International Day of Non-Violence - The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. According to the UN General Assembly
BrahMos - India successfully test-fired a land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic missile from Chandipur coast in Odisha’s Balasore district. DRDO conducted the test-fire successfully. The missile, with a strike range of 290 km, can be fired from land as well as sea-based platforms. BrahMos is a joint venture between the DRDO and the NPOM of Russia.
School Education Quality Index - Kerala has topped the “School Education Quality Index” launched by NITI AayogUttar Pradesh was ranked at the bottom of the list. Chandigarh has topped the list of Union Territories. Tamil Nadu was the top performer in access and equity outcomes, while Karnataka led in learning outcomes. Haryana had the best infrastructure and facilities.
Postage Stamp on Mahatma Gandhi - Palestine has released a commemorative postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi, honouring his legacy and values, to mark the 150 birth anniversary of the world leader.
India’s Largest ‘Charkha’- Union Minister Smriti Irani Inaugurates India’s Largest ‘Charkha’ made of Waste Plastic in Noida. This ‘charkha’ (spinning wheel) made of used plastic waste was inaugurated the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
Education Excellence Award - Super 30 founder and noted mathematician Anand Kumar has been felicitated in the US with a prestigious Education Excellence Award 2019.
Takehiko Nakao - Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has announced his resignation. He became the president of ADB on April 28, 2013.
Vinesh Phogat - Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal at the Wrestling World Championships held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Mascots For Olympics Games - A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing, China. The mascot, named Bing Dwen Dwen, is a chubby giant panda wearing a suit of ice was revealed as the official mascot for Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. Chinese lantern Shuey Rhon Rhon was declared as the official mascot for Winter Paralympics 2022.
Anjali Singh - Wing Commander Anjali Singh has joined the Indian Embassy in Russia as India’s first female military diplomat to be posted in any of the Indian missions abroad.
Sukhoi Su-30 MKI - Indian Air Force has successfully flight-tested air-to-air missile Astra off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat aircraft.
Moti Bagh - Moti Bagh, a documentary film based on the struggle of a farmer in a remote Uttarakhand village, has been nominated for the Oscars. The film, based on the life of Vidyadutt Sharma, a farmer living in Pauri Garhwal region, also won the 1st prize at the International short film festival in Kerala. This documentary film was directed by Nirmal Chandra Dandriyal.
Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express - Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express from the New Delhi Railway Station. The first commercial run of the train will start from 5th October. This is the second Vande Bharat Express. The first one runs in between Delhi and Varanasi.
SITMEX Exercise - A maiden trilateral exercise SITMEX, involving Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) and Indian Navy (IN) started at Port Blair. The exercise aims to bolster the maritime inter-relationships among the Singapore Thailand and India, and contribute significantly to enhance the overall maritime security in the region.
Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka.
Neena Gupta - Bollywood actor Neena Gupta has won 2 awards at Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The actress won the Best Actress award for ‘Badhaai Ho‘ and her film ‘The Last Color‘ emerged victorious in Best Feature Film category.
International Solar Alliance - Saint Vincent and Grenadines became the 79th country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative by India aimed at combating the threats of climate change and global warming. The International Solar Alliance is a group of 121 solar resource-rich countries with headquarters in Gurugram, India.
Abhijit Guha - United Nations Secretary-General appointed Lieutenant General (Retired) Abhijit Guha as the head of the UN mission in Hodeidah, Yemen.
List of 100 Best Films - Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur has become the only Indian film to feature in “The Guardian” list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century. The film has bagged the 59th position.
BAFTA Awards - A documentary on Srinagar-based football club Real Kashmir FC has nominated in the prestigious British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. 
KAZIND-2019 - Joint Military Exercise KAZIND-2019 between India and Kazakhstan will be conducted at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. Exercise KAZIND-2019 is the 4th edition of an annual event which is conducted alternatively in Kazakhstan and India.
Coins of Guru Nanak - Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) released three coins (100, 1000 and 2500 Nepali rupees) bearing the Sikh symbol to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
Raja Bhoj - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced that the metro rail in Bhopal will be named for Raja Bhoj. Raja Bhoj was an 11th-century ruler from the Parmar dynasty which once ruled the area.
Cochin International Airport Limited - Airport Council International has recognised Cochin International Airport Limited as the best airport in terms of services offered to passengers.The award was presented to the authorities of Cochin International Airport at the second Annual ACI Customer Experience Global Summit held at Bali, Indonesia.
United Nations Global Climate Action Award - IT major Infosys has received the United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category. Infosys is the only corporate from India to earn the recognition for its efforts to combat climate change. The award will be presented to Infosys at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago, Chile (December 2019).
World Digital Competitiveness Ranking - India was ranked 44th in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2019 produced by the IMD World Competitiveness Center. The US was ranked as the world’s most digitally competitive economy, followed by Singapore in the second place.
International Day of Democracy - United Nations observes 15 September every year as International Day of Democracy. Theme of International Day of Democracy 2019: Participation.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - The United Nations observes 16 September every year as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Theme of the day for 2019: 32 Years and Healing.
Guru Nanak Dev - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in world languages to mark his 550th birth anniversary. The Government of India is also holding a series of events and has initiated projects to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
Hindi Diwas - Hindi Diwas is observed every year on 14 September to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India. On the occasion, International Hindi Conference was also organised by World Hindi Council in New Delhi.
Pandit Jasraj - The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. The asteroid formally known as a minor planet, is located between Mars and Jupiter.
Ban on Pan Masala - Rajasthan became the third state in India after Maharashtra and Bihar to ban certain categories of pan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine, tobacco, mineral oil and flavoured ‘supari’. All such products will now be banned in the State under the Food Safety Act.
Express FD - Axis Bank, India’s third-largest private sector bank has launched the  ‘Express FD’, a digital fixed deposit (FD) product that allows a customer to open an FD account in 3 minutes through the digital mode without opening a savings account with the bank.
International Day of Older Persons - United Nations observes 1 October every year as International Day of Older Persons. 2019 Theme: The Journey to Age Equality.
Gandhi Film Festival - Film Division in association with India Tourism will organise a “Gandhi Film Festival” in Mumbai from 2nd to 6th October, 2019. This film festival is a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebration and will focus on Gandhiji’s message of non-violence and Swachh Bharat.
Mosquito Diseases Protection Policy - Airtel Payments Bank has joined hands with India’s leading private sector general insurance company, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company to offer unique Mosquito Diseases Protection Policy (MDPP) to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. The product, which is a part of the ‘Wallet Insurance Portfolio’ of HDFC ERGO, will be offered to the remittance customers of Airtel Payments Bank at a nominal cost of Rs 99 per annum.
Jacques Chirac - Former French President Jacques Chirac passed away. He was two-term French president (1995-2007).
World Tourism Day - The United Nations observes 27 September every year as World Tourism Day. UN World Tourism Organization organizes the special event every year on the occasion of World Tourism Day, and this year it will be held in New Delhi, India. Theme for 2019: Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All.
Adille Sumariwalla - Adille Sumariwalla has been elected as the member of the International Association of Athletics Federations council. Britain’s Sebastian Coe was also re-elected unopposed as president of the IAAF for a 2nd term.
India International Science Festival - The 5th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held in Kolkata from November 5-8. IISF is the largest science festival in the world. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘RISEN India – Research, Innovation, and Science Empowering the Nation’.
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - The United Nations observes 26 September every year as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
World Maritime Day - The United Nations observes 26 September every year as the World Maritime Day. This year the theme for the day is: Empowering women in the maritime community.
Gandhi Solar Park - Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 50 kilowatt ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ at the UN headquarters. PM Modi and other leaders also released a commemorative postage stamp of Mahatma Gandhi, at the programme ”Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World” at the UN headquarters.
India Water Week - President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the sixth ”India Water Week-2019” being organised with the theme of ”Water cooperation-coping with 21st-century challenge’ at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
National e-Assessment Centre - Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT) has newly set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) in Delhi. The initiative is a part of government efforts to reduce human discretion in assessments and scrutiny, which in turn will eliminate possibilities of corruption.
International Day of Peace - Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for International Day of Peace 2019 is “Climate Action for Peace”.
Google Research India - Google has announced that it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) based research lab “Google Research India“.The lab will be opened in Bengaluru.
Loan Melas - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that Public Sector Banks will organise ‘loan melas’ or “Shamiana meetings” in 400 districts. The meetings will be organised to provide loans to NBFCs and retail borrowers, including homebuyers and farmers. PSBs will focus on giving loans to the ‘RAM‘ category: retail, agriculture and MSMEs.
Akila Dananjaya - The International Cricket Council has banned Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya from bowling in international matches for 1 year. The ban was imposed after his bowling action was found to be illegal after.
Artificial Intelligence year - The Telangana government has decided to declare 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year by organising various activities related to the emerging technology.
Report on Migration - The International Migrant Stock 2019 was released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). As per the report, India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora.
Cricket And Sports Academy - Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur announced that a cricket and sports academy will be set up in Leh, Ladakh.
South Asia’s tallest tower - Sri Lanka unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower, costing over $100 million, 80% of which has been funded by China under the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The 350-metre-tall 17-storey Lotus Tower, located in the heart of Colombo city.
Human Space Mission - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined hands with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the development of human-centric systems for the Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities.
Dinesh Mongia - Former Indian Cricket all-rounder Dinesh Mongia announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Aadhaar Authentication - The Goods and Services Tax Network has decided to make Aadhaar authentication or physical verification mandatory for new dealers from January 2020.
Jaldoot Vehicle - Union Minister for Environment and Forest and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar flagged off a Jaldoot vehicle a travelling exhibition in Pune, Maharashtra. The van carrying the ‘SAVE WATER’ message will travel to different parts of the state.
National Tourism Award - Odisha’s Tapan Kumar Mishra has been honoured with the National Tourism Award for the Category of “Best Tourist Guide” for the year 2017-18 during celebration of the World Tourism Day.
India’s Most Powerful Women in Media - India’s Kallie Puri has been awarded with “India’s Most Powerful Women in Media” award at the famed Confluence Excellence Awards. She received the prestigious award at the British Parliament. She is the Vice-Chairperson of the India Today Group.
World Sindhi Congress - The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) hosted a 31st international conference on Sindh in London.
World Hindu Economic Forum - 7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The theme of (WHEF) 2019 “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society”
Viju Khote - Veteran Bollywood actor Viju Khote passed away. The actor best is remembered for his role as Kalia in the cult classic Sholay. 
International Day for Universal Access to Information - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) observes International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on 28 September every year.
World Rabies Day - The World Health Organization observes World Rabies Day on 28 September every year.
World Heart Day - World Heart Day (WHD) was observed annually on 29 September across the world.