Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 9, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 9, 2021

INDIA

– 79th anniversary of Quit India movement observed on August 8
– Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy inaugurates Exhibition on ‘Quit India Movement’ organised by National Archives of India in New Delhi as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav being celebrated to mark 75th years of Independence
– Indo-Tibetan Border Police inducts its first women officers in combat at the ITBP officers’ training academy located in Mussoorie
– India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant successfully completes five-day maiden sea voyage
– CJI releases National Legal Services Authority’s legal services app and vision statement
– Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba given one-year extension by the government
– Covishield-Covaxin combination works better than 2 doses of same vaccine: ICMR

WORLD

– Indonesia: 2,968-meter Mount Merapi volcano erupts with bursts of lava, ash
– Navies of India & UAE conduct exercise ‘Zayed Talwar 2021’ off the coast of Abu Dhabi
– Afghanistan: Taliban seize government buildings in provincial capitals Kunduz, Sar-e Pul

SPORTS

– Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games conclude; USA tops medals tally with 39 gold medals followed by China (38), Japan (27), Great Britain (22) and Russia (20); India 48th

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