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8 June Current Affairs

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1966 Indira Gandhi becomes India's first female prime minister
  • 1915 Georges Claude patents his neon discharge tube
  • 1983 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia

NATIONAL

Commerce minister Piyush Goyal to lead Indian delegation to WEF 2020 in Davos. Goyal will also participate in an informal WTO Ministerial gathering being held in Davos during this period.

Hyderabad regains crown of World’s Most Dynamic Cities. The ranking identifies the cities that have the strongest positive momentum in their economies and real estate markets over the short to medium term.

ECONOMY

Toshiba appoints Nobuaki Kurumatani as president in addition to CEO. In a new twist, Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan's best-known activist investor, announced a tender offer for Toshiba Machine late on Friday

In relief for homebuyers, govt to take over Unitech. Scandal engulfed Hyderabad-based Satyam after its chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted its books were cooked to the tune of of Rs 7,000-odd crore

DEFENSE

Lt Gen SK Saini to take over as Vice Chief of Army Staff. This is also the first order of a senior military appointment issued through the Department of Military Affairs headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.

SPORTS

  • Sania clinches Hobart International doubles title. It is Sania’s 42nd WTA doubles title and first since Brisbane International trophy in 2007 with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
  • Vinesh Phogatnwins gold at Rome Ranking Series event. Vinesh downed two tough Chinese rivals on her way to the 53kg gold medal bout in which she overpowered Ecudor’s Luisa Elizabeth Valverde.

 

 

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