Top GKToday’s News Headlines-9 August 2020

Top GKToday’s News Headlines-9 August 2020

INDIA

  • PM inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra – an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat, New Delhi
  • PM launches ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’, a special week-long campaign to free India of garbage, till August 15
  • 18 dead as Boeing Co 737 plane of Air India Express coming from Dubai breaks apart while attempting to land at airport in Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Kerala: 18 killed in landslide in Rajamalai in Idukki district; people living in tea estate houses were hit
  • Telangana: Congress leader and six-time Lok sabha MP Nandi Yellaiah dies at 85 in Hyderabad

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

  • Centre approves construction of 10.28 lakh houses under PMAY (Urban)

WORLD

  • Russia: India to participate in multi-nation Kavkaz 2020 (Caucasus-2020) military exercise in Astrakhan
  • US sanctions Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam over curtailing political freedom
  • Somalia: 8 soldiers killed in blast outside army base in capital Mogadishu
  • Mauritius declares emergency as stranded Japanese-owned ship MV Wakashio spills fuel

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