Satya Pal Malik appointed Meghalaya Governor
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UP CM gives nod to set up property damage claim tribunals in Meerut, Lucknow
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Trump has elevated ties with India in ways not seen under any other US prez: White House
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WHO sounds virus alarm for Western Pacific
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Virus clusters erupt at US universities as semester begins
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Strong earthquake jolts central Philippines, houses damaged
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Rupee surges 11 paise to 74.77 against US dollar in early trade
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Sensex rises over 200 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,300
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Pakistan cricket fraternity salutes Dhoni for an impactful career
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Slams, not dunks: WWE replaces the NBA at one Florida arena
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National Sports Awards likely to be held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Barcelona fires coach Seti n 3 days after 8-2 loss to Bayern
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GK snap shot on 18 August 2020
1 PM Narendra Modi delivered its 7th consecutive speech on 74th Independence Day; Announced Launch of New Projects
2 MP CM: Gwalior Chambal Expressway will be Named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway
3 Indian Railways Constructing World’s Tallest Pier Bridge Across River Ijai in Manipur
4 M/o SJ&E R Launched ‘Nasha-Mukt Bharat’ Campaign; National Institute of Social Defence Building Inaugurated in New Delhi
5 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone for 13 highway projects in Manipur among other measures for the NE states
6 UK Launched £1.5 million Fund for India to Tackle Covid-19 Challenges & Climate Change
7 India Post Issued 5 Commemorative Postage Stamps and 1 Miniature Sheet on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India-III
8 Piyush Goyal Virtually Inaugurated 4th edition of NPPC 2020: Digital Exhibitions and Conferences
9 PNB Launched ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, a Campaign to Promote Digital Banking
10 Google Partners with CWC of India for Flood Forecasting Initiatives
11 AAIB forms 5 Member Panel Headed by Captain S S Chahar to Investigate the Kozhikode Plane Crash
12 AIFF and SAI Jointly Launched “E-pathshala” a Web Platform to Promote Football
13 Astronomers Found SPT0418-47, a Look-alike of the Milky Way at 12 Billion Light Years Away
14 Indian Cricketers MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retire from international cricket
15 Lewis Hamilton Claims Record 156th Podium Finish with Win at Spanish GP
16 Arjuna awardee, UP Cabinet Minister and Former Indian Cricketer Chetan Chauhan Passed Away at 73 Due to COVID-19
17 Actor Sharon Stone’s Memoir “The Beauty of Living Twice” to Release in March 2021
18 Ex-Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam Authored a New book titled, “Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020″
19 Chhattisgarh Govt Launched ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students
20 Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches ‘Yellow Chain’ e-commerce platform on Independence day 2020
21 Meghalaya CM Launched Restart Meghalaya Mission Worth Rs. 14,515 Crore to Revive Activities Stalled due to COVID-19
22 Fit India Freedom Run launched : Kiren Rijiju
23 AYUSH Ministry launches campaign “Ayush for Immunity”
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