Latest Current Affairs 08th August 2019

PM expresses confidence, youth will lead development process bringing to an end decades of dynasty rule: Prime Minister said, decades of dynastic politics in Jammu and Kashmir deprived the youth from the opportunity to lead from the front. He said, now the youth of Jammu and Kashmir will lead the development and take it to a new height. He urged the youth, the sisters and daughters of the region, to take charge of the development of their area. Mr. Modi said the government had to take certain steps in Jammu and Kashmir for precaution and people have been understanding.

Flood situation remains grim in many parts of the country: In Maharashtra, flood situation remains grim in Sangali, Satara and Kolhapur districts. One rescue boat overturned today near Brahmanal in Sangali district.

India-Bangladesh home minister-level talks held in Delhi: The Seventh meeting of the India-Bangladesh Home Minister Level Talks was held in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Situation remains peaceful in Jammu & Kashmir: In Jammu and Kashmir, the situation in all the three regions is by and large peaceful for the fourth consecutive day today.

Article 370: Supreme Court declines urgent hearing: The Supreme Court today refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea challenging the Presidential Order on Article 370 which revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

Pak downgrading ties attempt to present alarming pic to world, Art 370 India’s internal affair: MEA: India on Thursday termed Pakistan’s announcement to downgrade diplomatic ties with it as an attempt to present an alarming picture to the world about relations between the two countries.

Veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash dies in Mumbai: Veteran director and actor Hritik Roshan’s maternal grandfather, J Om Prakash, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was 93.

J&K: Pakistan troops resort to unprovoked firing in Rajouri district: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani troops on Wednesday evening resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts and civilian areas in the border district of Rajouri in Jammu Division.

Nation observes 77th anniversary of Quit India movement: The 77th anniversary of the August Kranti Din, which is considered as one of the important milestones in the history of freedom struggle of our country, is being observed today.

Reconstruction of 380 earthquake affected cultural and heritage sites completes in Nepal: In Nepal reconstruction of 380 earthquake affected cultural and heritage sites have been completed.

President and PM of Nepal expressed condolences on sad demise of Sushma Swaraj: The President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli have expressed condolences on sad demise of senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and former External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj

Maryam Nawaz arrested in Lahore: Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, was arrested in Lahore on Thursday in a money laundering case while she was visiting her jailed father, an official said.

US, Britain back rapid trade deal post-Brexit: The top American and British diplomats today said that they are prepared to move “as soon as possible” on a trade deal after Britain’s planned withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31 October this year.

Afghanistan: At least 18 killed, over 100 injured in powerful blast: In Afghanistan, at least 18 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a huge explosion in the capital, yesterday.

Dengue Infection rises, govt braces up to contain spread during upcoming holidays in Bangladesh: Dengue cases continue to rise in Bangladesh with 2348 more infections reported on Wednesday taking the total number of people infected with dengue above 32,000 since January.

US, Britain back rapid trade deal post-Brexit: The top American and British diplomats today said that they are prepared to move “as soon as possible” on a trade deal after Britain’s planned withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31st October this year.

Tiffany to enter India; open stores in Delhi, Mumbai in partnership with Reliance: Iconic American jeweller Tiffany & Co said it will enter the Indian market in partnership with billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries and plans to open its first store in Delhi this year and one in Mumbai next year.

PNB scam: CBI seeks polygraph, narco-analysis tests on accused Gokulnath Shetty: The CBI has sought permission to conduct polygraph and narco-analysis tests on Gokulnath Shetty, a key conspirator in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank fraud.

Mary Kom, Bhaichung in 12-member selection panel for national sports awards: In a departure from convention, the national sports awards for athletes and coaches this year will be decided by a single 12-member panel, featuring the likes of six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom and former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia.

Bangladesh to host Zimbabwe despite ICC ban: Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe for a tri-nation Twenty20 tournament in September despite the African nation being suspended by the International Cricket Council.

India should focus on full value chain of solar manufacturing: TERI: To achieve India’s solar energy target of 100 GW by 2022, India should take up full value chain of solar manufacturing from polysilicon to modules in a phased manner, says a report.

Special postage stamp to be released to commemorate golden jubilee of IFFI: A special Postage Stamp and First Day Cover will be released to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India, IFFI.

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