Today News Headlines 26th August 2019

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Today News Headlines 26th August 2019

  • India and Thailand have traded up nearly 60% in the last two years as compared to the time period from 2014-16.
  • In the Amrapali Case, Supreme Court has directed to release an amount of Rs 7 crores to National Buildings Construction Corporation to complete remaining construction of two of their projects in Noida and Greater Noida.

today news headlines 26th august

  • Amit Shah, Union Home Minister held an inter-state council meeting on anti-Maoist operations.
  • A bridge near ‘Bharngala Nala’ that connects Hadsar to Bharmour get washed away due to heavy rains in the Chamba district. The Yamunotri Highway is also closed due to a landslide near Hanuman Chatti in Uttarkashi.
  • Manmohan Singh has been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. The Centre has also withdrawn Special Protection Group cover which is provided to ex-prime ministers and their immediate family for threat perception. He was under SPG protection for 5 years after he stepped down as Prime Minister of India.
  • The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs is finalizing ways to speed up refunds of nearly Rs 4000-5000 crores to micro, small and medium enterprises. This is because Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman got down to make the entire GST refund process seamless for businesses.
  • The polluted water of Tanneries in Pakistan after being released into Sutlej has damaged the embankment along the water body near Tendiwala village which is located in Ferozepur District.

Today News Headlines 26th August 2019

  • The State-Run, IRCTC which bagged rights to run 2 Tejas trains has finalized plans to start their first ride from Delhi to Lucknow in October. They have ensured that their base fares compete with Shatabdi and will be including second meals and will also set up vending machines to serve free tea and coffee.
  • The CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) has completed their audit of the offset deal in the Rafale fighter contract with France. This is likely to be on the table in their report in the winter session of the Parliament.
  • In a recent report by NASA, they mentioned 49 debris from India’s A-Sat Test after which Ravi Gupta, Missile Expert, and former DRDO scientist mentioned that he “smells of malicious propaganda against the country.”
  • The RBI board will be meeting today to discuss reserve levels of the country. They will be taking up annual accounts. They have also decided to transfer the surplus to governments.

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Today News Headlines 26th August 2019 – Sports

  • PV Sindhu made a historic win and was awarded the gold medal at the Badminton World Championships which took place in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Indian Cricket Team won the test match against West Indies and set a new record of the biggest overseas Test win by 318 runs. Virat Kohli also equalized Dhoni’s record by winning the 27th test win out of 47 tests as Indian Captain.
  • Bengaluru Bulls won the Pro Kabaddi League match against Jaipur Pink Panthers scoring 41-30.
  • Dabang Delhi won the Pro Kabaddi League Match against UP Yoddha scoring 36-27.

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Today News Headlines 26th August 2019 – Entertainment

  • The release date for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’ with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt has been postponed from Eid in 2020 to Christmas in 2020.
  • After ‘Andhadhun’, Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen in another film by Sriram Raghavan. Though Ayushmann’s schedule is too tight for now, he will do this film post his busy schedule.

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