- On September 26, 2019 the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched first Indigenous High Temperature Fuel Cell System developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under flagship programme named “New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)”. This system was launched in partnership with Indian industries on the 78th foundation day of CSIR in New Delhi.
- According to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a second interstellar object named 2I/Borisov has been discovered in the solar system. It was discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov from MARGO observatory, Crimea on August 30, 2019, which looked like a comet from a 0.65-metre telescope built on his own. The first interstellar object was 1I/Oumuamua.
- A new species of snake called Thackeray’s Cat Snake (scientific name Boiga Thackeray) named after Tejas Thackeray, younger son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, has been found in Sahyadri tiger reserve in Koyna area of Satara district in Maharashtra after 125 years.
- Indian wrestler Deepak Punia, aged 20, clinched the top spot in the rankings released by United World Wrestling (UWW), an international federation for wrestling, in the 86 kg category with 82 points. He had recently won silver in the World Wrestling Championships 2019 held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Iran’s Hassan Aliazam Yazdanicharati was ranked second.
- The World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated annually on September 27. The theme for the year 2019 is “Tourism and jobs: a better future for all”. The day aims to promote social, cultural, political and economic values through tourism.
- The World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated annually on September 27. The theme for the year 2019 is “Tourism and jobs: a better future for all”. The host nation for this 2019 WTD is India, selected by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) where the main event will be held at New Delhi. The day aims to promote social, cultural, political and economic values through tourism.
- Andhra Pradesh was conferred with Best state award in World Tourism Day (WTD) 2019.
|Best state award||Andhra Pradesh|
|Adventure tourism award||Goa and Madhya Pradesh|
|Best film production-friendly state||Uttarakhand|
|Best state in innovative use of Information Technology(IT)||Telangana|
- Kerala has received a total of seven awards in different categories, the key one being, national award for the Best Tourism Film Come Out and Play for 2017-18.