Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

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Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

  • ISRO has invited Indian companies to build five Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs) by a push from PM Modi’s Make-in-India initiative. The value of this deal is rumored to be around 1,000 crores.
  • According to a study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi out of 60 major Indian cities is producing the maximum amount of daily plastic waste which is 690 tonnes daily. India produces a total of 4,059 tonnes of daily plastic waste.

today news headlines 17th august

Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

  • Pakistan and China’s effort in making the revocation of special status of J&K an international agenda went in vain after UNSC members rejected Pakistan’s demand for a formal meeting on the sunject of J&K. The UNSC did not even opt to give out any informal statement on the matter.
  • While allegations of ‘Tax Terrorism’ keep popping in as an issue for the Government, Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister sought out a mindset change in tax officials by advocating them in a technology-driven approach.
  • Some of the biggest Automakers have cut down on investments and have declared no-production days.
  • Muslim claims for ownership of the Ayodhya disputed land was rebuffed by advocate C S Vaidyanathan. He referred to the findings from the Archaeological Survey of India which clearly show evidence that the Babri Masjid was built in replacement to the Ram Temple.
  • PM Narendra Modi has planned for a two-day visit to Bhutan to aim at strenghtening India’s bilateral ties with the Himalayan nation in different fields of interest.

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Today Sports News Headlines – Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

  • Ravi Shastri has been reappointed as the head coach of the senior men’s national cricket team by BCCI.
  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia was recommended for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award which is our country’s highest honour in sports. He believes that he would only consider himself worthy of the award after he qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

  • Shubham Gill is the youngest Indian player to score a double hundred in a first-class game. He scored an unbeaten 204 runs against West Indies ‘A’ which has been a huge confidence booster for him.
  • Indian cyclists are winning historic medals for their country by making moves at the Junior World Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt.
  • U Mumba won the Pro Kabaddi League match against the three time champions, Patna Pirates.
  • Minty Agarwal is the first women in the Indian Military Army to have been awarded with the ‘Yudh Seva Medal’.

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Today Entertainment News Headlines – Today News Headlines 17th August 2019

  • On Day 2 of releases of Mission Mangal and Batala House, Batla House collected 8.84 crores while Mission Mangal collected 17.28 crores.
  • Hrithik Roshan beat Chris Evans, Robin Pattinson, David Beckham and Omar Borkan Al Gala in becoming the Most Handsome Man in the World by a US based agency.

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