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What Happened on 08 August 2018


08 August 2018 Current Events Fire erupts at Mahul's Bharat Petroleum plant in Mumbai, no casualties reported

A big fire occurred at the Bharat Petroleum plant in the Mahul area near Chembur in Mumbai today afternoon. The fire led to the explosions in the petroleum plant and the fire brigade has reached the spot to extinguish the fire. No casualties have been reported so far.


India to witness partial solar eclipse on August 11

India is again going to witness its third eclipse of this year. A partial solar eclipse will be witnessed on August 11 during the early morning hours in India. This eclipse is coming exactly after 15 days of the last eclipse in the country.


M Karunanidhi passes away at 94, Indians pay homage to the deceased leader

The Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi passed away at the age of 94 yesterday evening. He was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital after his health conditions became critical. His mortal remains have been kept at the Chennai's Rajaji Hall for the people to pay their respect. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be paying his homage to the deceased leader. A state funeral has been declared by the Central government in respect of his departed soul.


Fire erupts at Mahul's Bharat Petroleum plant in Mumbai, no casualties reported

A big fire occurred at the Bharat Petroleum plant in the Mahul area near Chembur in Mumbai today afternoon. The fire led to the explosions in the petroleum plant and the fire brigade has reached the spot to extinguish the fire. No casualties have been reported so far.

India to witness partial solar eclipse on August 11

India is again going to witness its third eclipse of this year. A partial solar eclipse will be witnessed on August 11 during the early morning hours in India. This eclipse is coming exactly after 15 days of the last eclipse in the country.

M Karunanidhi passes away at 94, Indians pay homage to the deceased leader

The Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi passed away at the age of 94 yesterday evening. He was admitted to the Kauvery Hospital after his health conditions became critical. His mortal remains have been kept at the Chennai's Rajaji Hall for the people to pay their respect. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be paying his homage to the deceased leader. A state funeral has been declared by the Central government in respect of his departed soul.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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