Top GKToday’s News Headlines-8 March 2020

Here are Top GKToday’s News Headlines for 8 March, 2020


  • PM launches She Inspires Us campaign., to hand over his social media accounts “to women whose life, work inspire us”
  • Coronavirus: Civilian visitors prohibited at BSF, BGB (Border Guards Bangladesh) Joint Retreat Ceremony at Fulbari ICP (Integrated Check Post) in West Bengal
  • EC approves the merger of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) party, led by Babulal Marandi with the BJP
  • Indian Army unveils the renovated Animal Memorial at Agram Grounds in ASC Centre and College in Bengaluru
  • Kerala government launches digital literacy programme titled ‘I am also digital’
  • Veteran DMK leader K. Anbazhagan dies in Chennai at the age of 97
  • Comic book on former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik (1916-97) titled ‘Adventures of a Daredevil Democrat’ released


  • SBI to pick up a 49% stake in Yes Bank for Rs 2,450 crore and clarified that all the deposits and liabilities of the reconstructed bank will continue in the “same manner”
  • The crisis-hit Yes Bank was on March 5 superseded by a RBI appointed administrator Prashant Kumar
  • Customers have been restricted with a withdrawal cap of Rs 50,000 only till April 3


  • Govt. sets up 12-member high-level panel chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas to prepare an investigation manual for probe agency SFIO (Serious Fraud Investigation Office)
  • ‘Conference on Empowering Women Entrepreneurs 2020’ being organised in New Delhi from March 7 to 9 by the MSME Ministry in collaboration with FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization), CII and India SME Forum
  • Economic Times Global Business Summit organised in New Delhi; theme: ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’


  • First ever Khelo India Winter Games begin at Gulmarg in J&K
  • 42-year old former India opener Wasim Jaffer retires after scoring 1,944 runs in 31 Tests; first cricketer to play in 150 Ranji Trophy matches



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