Daily Current Affairs - 08-08-2021

* Johnson & Johnson’s single dose Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in India; fifth to get approval after Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik V and Moderna

* Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of the National Commission for Women, gets another 3-year term

* Income Tax (I-T) department notifies 3 official email IDs for taxpayers to register grievances under the faceless or e-assessment scheme

* CBI registers case against Kanpur-based textile company Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn Limited for allegedly cheating a consortium of 23 banks to the tune of Rs 6,833.82 crore

* Al-Qahtani, the Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister of Qatar for Counter-terrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution, meets External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi

* Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal in men’s javelin throw with a throw of 87.58 metres; only the second Indian to win an individual gold medal after shooter Abhinav Bindra in 2008

* Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65kg category

* Tokyo Olympics: India end campaign with best-ever tally of 7 (1 gold, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes) medals, beating the tally of six at London in 2012

* Tokyo Olympics: Brazil defeat Spain 2-1 to win gold medal in men’s football; Canada defeat Sweden to win women’s gold

* Tokyo Olympics: Norway’s Karsten Warholm breaks his own world record to win gold in men’s 400m hurdles