Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 8, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 8, 2021

INDIA

– Johnson & Johnson’s single dose Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in India; fifth to get approval after Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Moderna
– Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, gets another 3-year term
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Income Tax (I-T) department notifies 3 official email IDs for taxpayers to register grievances under the faceless or e-assessment scheme
CBI registers case against Kanpur-based textile company Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn Limited for allegedly cheating a consortium of 23 banks to the tune of ₹6,833.82 crore

WORLD

– Al-Qahtani, the Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of Qatar for Counter-terrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution, meets External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi

SPORTS

– Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal in men’s javelin throw with a throw of 87.58 metres; only the second Indian to win an individual gold medal after shooter Abhinav Bindra in 2008
– Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65kg category
– Tokyo Olympics: India end campaign with best-ever tally of 7 (1 gold, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes) medals, beating the tally of six at London in 2012
– Tokyo Olympics: Brazil defeat Spain 2-1 to win gold medal in men’s football; Canada defeat Sweden to win women’s gold
– Tokyo Olympics: Norway’s Karsten Warholm breaks his own world record to win gold in men’s 400m hurdles

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