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  • India rank

     

    1. Asia power index - 4th
    2. Wealthiest country - 6th
    3. Healthcare access & quality index (HAQ) - 145th
    4. World press freedom index - 138th
    5. Commonwealth innovation index - 10th
    6. Energy transition index - 78th

    7. World happiness index - 133rd
    8. Global corruption perception index - 81st
    9. Inclusive internet index - 47th 10. Global manufacturing index - 30th
    11. Environmental performence index - 177th
    12. Global talent competativeness index - 81st 13. Ease of doing business - 100th
    14. Global gender gap index - 108th
    15. Richest country - 126th
    16. Most trust govt.- 3rd
    17. Global hunger index - 100th 18. Global human capital index - 78th
    19. Global cyber security index - 23rd
    20. Renewable energy index - 3rd
    21. Slavery index - 4th
    22. E waste index - 5th
    23. Terrorism index - 8th
    24. Global military index - 4th 25. Crony capitalism - 9th
    26. Global connectivity index - 43rd
    27. Good country - 70th
    28. Energy security index - 90th 29. Global innovation index - 57th
    30. Human development index - 131st
    31. Global peace index - 137th 32. Network rediness index - 91st
    33. Steel production - 2nd
    34. Weathiest country - 6th
    35. Global retail development index - 1st
    36. FDI confidence index - 11th 37. World economic freedom index - 130th
    38. Bank index - 130th
    39. World disaster risk index - 77th
    40. RTI act index - 4th
    41. World bank logistic performance index - 35th
    42. Global wind power install capacity index - 4th
    43. Climate change performance index - 14th
    44. Corruption perception index - 81st
    45. Travel & tourism index - 68th 46. Women in politics index - 148th
    47. Architecture performance index - 127th
    48. Global passport index - 75th
    49. Intelectual property index - 44th
    50. Sustainable development index - 110th
    51. E govt. development index - 96th

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  • ● 17th May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    ● The 2019 theme of WTISD is “Bridging the standardization gap”.

    ● 17 May : International Day Against Homophobia , Transphobia & Biphobia

    ● Theme 2019 : “Justice And Protection For All ”

    ● 17 May : World Hypertension Day

    ● World Hypertension Day 2019 Theme : " Know Your Numbers "

    ● 16 May : International Day Of Light

    ● 16 May : International Day Of Living Together In Peace

    ● 16 May : National Dengue Day

    ● 16th May: Sikkim foundation Day

    ● 16th May: Sri Lanka Declares National Vesak Week

    ● China to host the 2023 Asian Football Cup

    ● Former Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke passes away

    ● Justice A K Sikri appointed NBSA Chairperson

    ● Indian delegation meets Film Commissioners at Cannes Film Festival

    ● 11th Joint Consular Committee meet between India, Iran held in Delhi

    ● Workshop on Artificial Bio Organs held in Visakhapatnam

    ● Indian armed forces conduct ‘Exercise Bull Strike’ at teressa Island

    ● China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

    ● BSE launches a mobile app for its mutual fund platform

    ● RBI imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 1 crore on Nainital Bank

    ● Paytm launches Credit Card in partnership with Citi Bank with Universal Unlimited Cashback

    ● China Blocked All The Language Editions Of Online Wikipedia

    ● India’s Overall Exports Registered Positive Growth Of 1.34% In April 2019

    ● Council Of European Chambers Of Commerce To Honour Anil Kapoor For Promoting Children’s Rights

    ● Ms.Padmaja Appointed As The Next High Commissioner Of India To The Republic Of Nauru

    ● Former 23rd Prime Minister Of Australia Bob Hawke Passed Away

    ● Herbivores Census Conducted In Gujarat’s GIR Forest

    ● 35% Of India’s Graphite Deposits Are Found In Arunachal Pradesh : GSI

    ● RBI Released Vision 2021 For e-Payment Systems For Cash-Lite Society

    ● Annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Will Be Held From 8th June To 8th Of Sept.

    ● India Is Going To Set Up Its Military Space Agency Headquartered At Bengaluru

    ● India International Hospitality Expo 2019 Will Be Held In Greater Noida

    ● Mohammad Amir Included In Pakistan's WC 2019 Squad

    ● Britain's Andy Murray Receives His Knighthood From Prince Charles

    ● US President Trump Terminates Designation Of Turkey As GSP Nation

    ● US President Donald Trump Unveils Merit-Based Immigration System

    ● Jeffrey Rosen Confirmed as US' Next Deputy Attorney General

    ● India's Child Mortality Rate Was World's Highest In 2015 : Study

    ● India Supplies Two Mi-24 Attack Helicopters To Afghanistan

    ● Japan Will Host The G20 Summit In Osaka On June 28-29

    ● Osaka City To Shut Red-Light Zone During G20 Summit

    ● Saudi Arabia Approves Permanent Residency For 1st Time

    ● 2 Indian Climbers Die On Mount Kanchenjunga In Nepal

    ● Sourav Ganguly & Sanjay Manjrekar Have Been Named In The ICC Commentary Panel For WC19

    ● Irfan Pathan Becomes 1st Indian To Sign Up For CPL Players' Draft

    ● Rafael Nadal , Novac Djokovic Enter Italian Open Quarterfinals

    ● Wasim Jaffer Appointed As Bangladesh Cricket Board Batting Academy Coach

    ● Book ' Defining India : Through Their Eyes ' Authored By Sonia Singh Released

    ● South Asian Games Gold Medalist M B Balakrishnan Has Passed Away

    ● Robert Downey Jr. is Now A OnePlus brand Ambassador

    ● Tata Motors Has Launched Its Official Service App " Tata Motors Service Connect "

    ● Taiwan Becomes 1st Country In Asia To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    ● 7th & Final Phase Of General Elections-2019 On 19 May

    ● Israel Proposes India To Be The Focus Country In Jerusalem Film Festival , 2020

    ● Water Storage Level Of 91 Major Reservoirs Of The Country Goes Down By 2%

    ● Indian Coast Guard Ship " Vigraha " Was Decommissioned At Visakhapatnam .

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  • EASE Reforms Index Award

    The Indian Banks Association (IBA) recently organized its conference on 'Reforms Journey for EASE in Public Sector Banks (PSB). Arun Jaitley awarded the 'EASE Reforms Index Award' to Sunil Mehta, MD and CEO, PNB.

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  • world NGO Day

    On 27th January 2019, the human Right activists and all individuals celebrated world NGO Day 2019. It was officially recognized and declared by the 12 member country and first time marked by the rest of the world, UN, EU leaders and international organizations in 2014.The day is for NGOs around the globe to display the efforts and achievements of non-profit and non-governmental organizations from all sectors. It also plays a significant role and is appreciated around the world.

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  • Aviation Conclave 2019

    On 27th February, 2019, Civil Aviation Ministry has organized “Aviation Conclave 2019” in association with Airport Authority of India (AAI), Airport Authority of India – Cargo Logistics & Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The theme of the Aviation Conclave 2019 was “Flying for all”.

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  • CIPET

    Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, D V Sadananda Gowda, inaugurated a centre of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) at Bodhjungnagar in Tripura.

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  • Dharmapada Samvaad

    Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the first-ever, Nua Odisha – Dharmapada Samvaad – Skill Saathi Youth Conclave at Rail Auditorium in Bhubaneswar which was aired live across 427 locations in Odisha.

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  • cycle-sharing system

    The Chennai Corporation on Wednesday launched a cycle-sharing system, in public-private partnership (PPP) mode, at 25 locations in Anna Nagar and along Marina beach, with user charges of 25 for the first hour and 19 for every additional 30 minutes. The civic body will soon expand the SmartBike cycle-sharing system to 400 locations across all 15 zones of the city.

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  • North Korean and U.S meet

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.

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  • Khelo India Mobile App

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Khelo India Mobile App at the Youth Parliament Festival in New Delhi. Developed by the Sports Authority of India, the App helps create awareness about sports and fitness, especially among youngsters.

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  • BioAsia 2019

    The 16th edition of BioAsia 2019 -Asia’s largest biotechnology and life-sciences forum was conducted in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Telangana –S.L Narasimhan. The Partner Country for the event is South Korea. South Africa and Spain are the international partners for the event.The theme of the conference was “Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption”.

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  • Titanwala Museum

    Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated the ‘Titanwala Museum’ in Bagru that showcases the Chhipa community’s hand-block printing.The Union minister was accompanied by Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra who requested for setting up of a sewage treatment plant in Bagru.

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  • ISSF World

    Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.Ranxin Jiang and Bowen Zhang of China won silver while the Republic of Korea pair Minjung Kim and Daehun Park got the bronze.

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  • highest catch of a cricket ball

    Australia's wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy set a new Guinness World Record after achieving the feat for the 'highest catch of a cricket ball' at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG). She caught a ball which was dropped from a drone,80 metres above the cricket ground. The record was previously set by the England's Kristan Baumgartner with a catch from 62 metres and before her, former England captain,Nasser Hussain held it with 49 metres. The record attempt was part of the campaign carried out by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia in collaboration, to set the highest attendance figure for a women's sporting fixture during the final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020, which will be held on 8th March, 2020 at MCG.
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  • Quality, Accreditation and Ranking

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu the book titled ‘Quality, Accreditation and Ranking – A Silent Revolution in the Offing in Indian Higher Education‘ edited by EPSI’s Alternate President, Dr. H Chaturvedi at the book launch function organized by the Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI), BIMTECH and Bloomsbury Pvt Ltd. It presents an analysis of the past and present scenario in the Indian Higher Education and also focuses on how to raise the quality of colleges and universities to enable them compete globally.

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  • Suresh Raina

    Indian batsman Suresh Raina became the first Indian to score 8000 runs in T20 cricket after scoring just 12 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Puducherry. He was playing for Uttar Pradesh.He has scored 8001 runs in 300 Twenty20s at an average of 33.47 and notched 4 centuries and 48 fifties in the shortest format. MS Dhoni is the only other Indian to have played 300 T20s so far.He has scored the 6th most runs in T20s after Chris Gayle (12298 runs), Brendon McCullum (9922), Kieron Pollard (8838 runs), Shoaib Malik (8603 runs) and David Warner (8111 runs).

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  • Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta

    Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the Cannes International Open after taking an easy draw with Pier Luigi Basso of Italy in the ninth and final round.He won the tournament with 7.5 points, a clear point lead over nearest rivals Nikita Maiorov of Belarus, Nasuta Grzegorz of Poland and Yuri Solodovnichecko of Ukraine.He registered 6 wins and 3 draws at the chess tournament

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  • World’s First Ultra-Converged Broadband Product At Mobile World

    Tejas Networks today launched its broadband access product which provides both wireline as well as wireless broadband services from a single integrated platform.It was launched by Mr. Anshu Prakash, Additional Secretary, Department of Telecom, Government of India at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Barcelona.The TJ1400 integrates multiple broadband access technologies: gigabit fiber broadband (GPON/NG-PON), fixed wireless broadband (4G/LTE eNodeB upgradable to 5G) and GE/10GE/100GE Business Ethernet services (CE2.0 certified) in highly compact, modular and energy-efficient platforms.

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  • Rail Drishti Dashboard

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal launched Rail Drishti Dashboard, an online portal containing information related to passenger and freight trains and links to live feeds of IRCTC kitchens.The URL of the dashboard is raildrishti.cris.org.in and it is very well optimized and user friendly so that those in remote villages can also access and know everything about railways.It can be accessed using desktop/laptop or a mobile device such as phone or tablet.It encompasses all the efforts taken by the Indian railways to digitize and brings information from various sources to one platform and also gives access to key statistics and parameters to every citizen of India.

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  • Lifetime Achievement award

    On 25th February 2019, G.R. Karthikeyan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the FMSCI annual awards function held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the father of Narain Karthikeyan– India’s first Formula One racer.Also, Raghul Rangasamy was honoured with the Upcoming Motorsport Person of the Year award for the Raymond Gautam Singhania Trophy.The awards were presented by the chief guest of the event, FIA president Jean Todt.

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  • Gandhi Peace Prize

    President Ram Nath Kovind presented the “Gandhi Peace Prize” for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    ii. Gandhi Peace Prize for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence was instituted in the year 1995 and comprises of an amount of Rs 1 crore along with a citation.
    iii. The following are the awardees:

    • 2015 – Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari
    • 2016 – Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International (jointly)
    • 2017 – Ekal Abhiyan Trust
    • 2018 – Yohei Sasakawa
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  • META Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mahesh Elkunchwar, an eminent Indian Playwright, has been chosen for this 2019’s META Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be conferred upon him at the 14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) festival to be held on 12th March 2019.He is critically-acclaimed and famous for having experimented with a wide range of drama and is considered a powerful force in both Indian and Marathi theatre scene. His 1985 play ‘Wada Chirebandi‘ (Old Stone Mansion) has been staged in Marathi,Hindi and Bengali and also adapted for television.

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  • 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

    Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda, inaugurated the ‘4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit ’, the global intergovernmental meeting on digital health, hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, spoke about the use of technology innovations in transforming healthcare.He said that India is committed to reaching the last man in the line through digital health interventions and digital inclusion.Shri J. P. Nadda announced that after the roll-out of ‘Modicare’, in 155 days, nearly 1.3 million people have availed the benefits of more than Rs.16 Billion under this scheme.

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  • Budget

    On 25th February 2019, Finance Minister of Haryana Capt Abhimanyu presented Rs 1,32,165.99-crore Haryana Budget for fiscal year 2019-20. No changes have been proposed in the existing tax system-no fresh taxes have been imposed and the already existing rates of taxes have not been changed.

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  • Runway to a Billion Opportunities

    Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 12th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, the Aero India 2019 on 24th February 2019 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. The theme of the event was “‘Runway to a Billion Opportunities”

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  • PM-KISAN

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Gorakhpur,Uttar Pradesh. The scheme will provide Rs 6,000 per year to small and marginal farmer families having combined land holding/ownership of upto 2 hectares.The amount will be given in three installments of Rs 2,000 each and will be transferred directly to the bank account of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer, ensuring transparency in the entire process and saving time for the farmers.

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  • 33rd Goods & Services Tax

    Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, chaired the 33rd Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council held in New Delhi which was attended by the Finance Ministers of various States and Union Territories.

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  • National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis

    Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, the goodwill ambassador for hepatitis, WHO South-East Asia Region, launched the “National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis” in Mumbai.

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  • Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched the State Government’s flagship scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ that guarantees 100 days of employment every year to urban youth from economically weaker sections.Under the scheme, Rs 4,000 stipend per month during 100 days of period, would be given to the youth and they will also be given skill development training in order to become independent.Each youth enrolled under the scheme will get total Rs 13,500 for the 100 days period.Only those youths, whose family’s annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh and who are in the age group of 21-30 years, are eligible for the scheme.1.5 lakh urban youths have so far registered themselves for this scheme.

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  • 91st Academy Awards

    The 91st Academy Awards (commonly known as Oscars), presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2018, on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

    • Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards in total with 4, while Roma, Green Book, and Black Panther won 3 awards each.
    • India-set short film, “Period. End of Sentence.”, a short documentary film based on mensuration won the Oscar for “Best Documentary Short” category. It is directed by Iranian-American film director, Rayka Zehtabchi.
    • ”Black Panther”  became the first superhero film to win “Best Original Score”.
    • ”Roma” created history by becoming the first Mexican feature to win “Best Foreign Film” Oscar.
    • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart became the first African-Americans to win Oscar in Product Design category for Black Panther
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  • T20Is

    Afghanistan cricket team’s leg spinner, Rashid Khan, became the first bowler to take out 4 wickets in 4 balls in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the third and final T20I against Ireland in Dehradun.He also became the seventh bowler to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is.Afghanistan won T20I series by a margin of 3-0 against Ireland.

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  • National E-Commerce Policy

    The Government of India released a new 41-page draft National E-Commerce Policy that provides setting up a legal and technological framework for restrictions on cross-border data flow and also laid out conditions for businesses regarding collection or processing of sensitive data locally and storing it abroad.

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  • 40-Acre National War Memorial

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a new National War Memorial, situated in the India Gate complex in New Delhi, to the nation. He lit the flame positioned at the bottom of the stone obelisk to pay homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty. The National War Memorial, spread over 40 acres in the India Gate complex behind the canopy, is dedicated to soldiers killed during the Indo-China War in 1962, Indo-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971, Indian Peace Keeping Force Operations in Sri Lanka and in the Kargil Conflict in 1999, and also those in the UN peacekeeping missions.
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  • World Thinking Day

    Every year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides celebrate the World Thinking Day on 22nd February. The theme of World Thinking Day 2019 is 'Leadership'. The aim is to learn the different ways to be a leader and develop the power to bring the change a person wants to see in the world. The day is significant as it was the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Lord Robert Baden-Powelland of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.
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  • World Thinking Day

    Every year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides celebrate the World Thinking Day on 22nd February. The theme of World Thinking Day 2019 is 'Leadership'. The aim is to learn the different ways to be a leader and develop the power to bring the change a person wants to see in the world. The day is significant as it was the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Lord Robert Baden-Powelland of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.
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  • Women's Livelihood Bonds

    World Bank, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) launched new social impact bonds exclusively for women, called Women's Livelihood Bonds (WLBs), with an initial corpus of Rs 300 crore. It will enable individual women entrepreneurs in sectors like food processing, agriculture, services, and small units to borrow around Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh at an annual interest rate of around 13% to 14% or less and have a tenure of 5 years. They will be unsecured, unlisted bonds and offer a fixed coupon rate of 3% per annum to bond investors.
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  • Player of the Year award

    The Asian Hockey Federation has honored Indian skipper Manpreet Singh with the 2018 Player of the Year award. Women team's striker Lalremsiami has bagged the Rising Player of The Year prize. Manpreet led the Indian team to an unbeaten streak at the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat where the team was declared joint winners with Pakistan. He also contributed to the team's silver medal win at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda.
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  • first female ambassador

    Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar, a former business executive and philanthropist, as its first female ambassador to the United States. She replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, amid fallout over journalist Khashoggi's murder. She has been a leading advocate of female empowerment in the kingdom.
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  • ISSF

    The 16-year-old Indian Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary claimed gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol event with a world record score of 245.0 in the final at the season-opening International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) event. In addition, he sealed a berth for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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  • boat ambulance

    Odisha govt launched boat ambulance service for remote areas. The project, which costs around ₹5.40 crore, reportedly includes six boat ambulances and 60 jetties with walkway. This new facility is hope for residents who live in far-flung areas, river-locked pockets of the state, making it easier for them to reach the hospitals.
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