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Today's Top News Headlines And News Updates: Morning Must-Know On Friday, March 9

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Published:

Here are a few top stories this Friday morning (March 9, 2018) to keep you updated on your Current Affairs:

Palghar Chemical Factory Fire: Rescue Operation Underway

  • The rescue operation is underway at the chemical factory in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Tarapur town of Palghar district
  • As per reports, one person have been killed and seven workers sustained burn injuries
  • Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire, which started from a chemical factory

 US President Donald Trump Accepts Invitation, Says Will Meet Kim Jong Un By May

  • US President Donald Trump has accepted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation
  • Trump said that he might meet him by May
  • US President Trump also took to Twitter to share his views on the recent breakthroughs

 French President Emmanuel Macron To Arrive In India On March 9

  • French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive for a four-day-visit (March 9 to 12) to India on Friday
  • Macron will be accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, and a delegation of businessmen and ministry officials
  • Both sides will continue to enhance and cooperate in the defence, maritime, space, security, and energy-related sectors

 Farhan Akhtar Dedicates Song To End Violence Against Women, Girls

  • On the occasion of International Women's Day, Farhan Akhtar dedicated a song 'Chulein Aasman' for the digital campaign 'Bas Ab Bahut Ho Gaya'
  • The song aims at ending violence against women and girls
  • Sung by Farhan and Salim Merchant, the song is written by Farhan along with Shraddha Pandit, and composed by Salim-Suleiman

 Sanitary Pad Dispenser Installed In Rajdhani Express

  • For the first time in the country a sanitary pad dispensing machine was installed in a coach of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express
  • Western Railways Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar said it has been installed on a trial basis and the move would be extended to other trains as well
  • The decision has been well received by the women passengers

 Dantewada: Nurse Sails Across Crocodile-Infested River To Treat Villagers

  • A female employee of Chhattisgarh Health Department sails on a river full of crocodiles every day to provide healthcare service to villagers
  • Sunita Thakur, who is an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), has been doing this daring act since 2012
  • She rows a canoe all by herself each day to cross crocodile-infested Indravati River to provide medical service to the people of Cherpal village

 Uttar Pradesh Bypolls: PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah Lookalikes Campaign In Gorakhpur

  • Lookalikes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah have hit the streets of Gorakhpur to gather support for the BJP
  • The pair interacted with people on the busy market streets and also offered prayers at a temple
  • Two constituencies of Uttar Pradesh -Gorakhpur and Phulpur- will go to polls on March 11

 US President Donald Trump Increases Tariffs On Metal Imports; Trade War On Anvil?

  • Donald Trump has signed a proclamation that imposes new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports
  • Trump claimed the revised tariff plans have been introduced to stop assault on his country


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