Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 2, 2021

INDIA

– India, China establish hotline in north Sikkim, other operational hotlines are at Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldi in Ladakh
– CIC slams Centre’s denial of information related to a committee overseeing medical oxygen supplies; directs the Centre to respond to the Right to Information (RTI) request within ten days
– Ayush Ministry collaborates with U.K.’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Regular freight train service starts between India and Bangladesh on the revived Haldibari (West Bengal)-Chilahati (Bangladesh) rail route for the first time after 1965
– Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
WORLD
– US seizes Singapore-owned oil tanker M/T Courageous used to make illegal oil deliveries to North Korea
– U.S. Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker Mercer Street off Oman, killing two
– Myanmar: Military ruler Gen. Min Aung Hlaing become PM in newly formed caretaker govt.
– Ismail Haniyeh re-elected as leader of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip

TOKYO OLYMPICS

– Athletics: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah wins gold in women’s 100 metres in 10.61 seconds
– Athletics: Italy’s Marcell Jacobs wins gold in men’s 100 metres in 9.80 seconds
– Athletics: Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela creates new world record in women’s triple jump (15.67 meters), wins gold
– Tennis: Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic wins gold in women’s singles; Germany’s Alexander Zverev in men’s singles
– Badminton: India’s P. V. Sindhu wins bronze medal in women’s singles

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