Top GKToday’s News Headlines-17 August 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for August 17, 2020


  • Defence Minister approves proposal for expansion of NCC to cover 173 border and coastal districts


  • NTPC develops infrastructure at Rihand project for increased use of fly ash


  • 4th session of BRICS anti-drug working group held under the chairmanship of Russia; India represented by NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) Director General Rakesh Asthana.
  • India dispatches over 30 tonnes of technical equipment to Mauritius to deal with oil spill
  • Tricolour hoisted for first time at New York’s Times Square to celebrate India’s 74th Independence Day
  • Bangladesh observes ‘National Mourning Day’ on August 15 to mark assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • US to set up Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) under the U.S. Navy to investigate UFO sightings


  • Former cricketer & UP minister Chetan Chauhan passes away at 73; played 40 tests (2084 runs) in 1969-1981
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton win Formula One Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona



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