Current Affairs 09August2020

Today’s Top Current Affairs – India – 09 August 2020

Here are the top current affairs from India on 09-August-2020. Spotlight is on PM Modi, Indian Railways, Sushant Singh Rajput death case, COVID-19 tests and few more.

PM Modi to launch modern A&N Islands-Chennai submarine telecom cable system on 10 August 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the modern submarine telecom cable system connecting Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the mainland at Chennai on 10 August 2020.

PM launches financing facility of Rs. 1 Lakh Crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a financing facility of one lakh crore rupees under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund for agri-entrepreneurs, startups, agri-tech players and farmer groups for post-harvest management and nurturing farm assets. Objective of making farmers self-sufficient is being fulfilled: PM Modi

Railway to observe cleanliness week from 10 August 2020 to mark Independence Day

Railway will observe cleanliness week from 10 August 2020 to mark the Independence Day. A special Cleanliness drive will be launched with special focus till Independence day.

Sushant death case: ED questions Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty for 18 hours

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Showik Chakraborty, brother of actor Rhea Chakraborty, for about 18 hours in connection with a money laundering case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

COVID-19 Tests

India achieves remarkable feat by performing more than seven lakh coronavirus tests in a single day. Union Health Ministry said, continuing the streak of more than six lakh tests in a single day for several days, India’s tests have grown exponentially. The Ministry saidstates have been advised to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation and effective treatment“.

Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative

Central Ministers urged citizens of India to push for Atmanirbhar Bharat. Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has exhorted the traders community to fully contribute towards the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign. Import embargo to be introduced on 101 items in push for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: Rajnath Singh.

President of India

President honours 202 freedom fighters on occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Day. He has requested the states and union territories to honour and felicitate freedom fighters with a shawl and angavastram.

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