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Pratul Joshi wins Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament

Indian shuttler Pratul Joshi has won the Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament in the men’s singles category. It was his maiden international title.

In the final match played at Segayya in Bahrain, Pratul defeated his brother Aditya Joshi by 21-17, 12-21 and 21-15 score.

Other Category winners

  • Women’s singles title: It was won by Sri fatmawati of Indonesia. She defeated her compatriot Asty Dwi Widyaningru.
  • Men’s doubles title: It was won by Russian pair of Evgenij Dremin and Denis Grachev. They defeated Indian pair of Vighnesh Devlekar and Rohan Kapoor by 18-21, 17-21 score.
  • Women’s doubles title: It was won by Tanisha Crasto (Bahrain) and Aprilsasi Lejarsar Variella (Indonesia). They defeated Indian pair of Farha Mather and Ashna Roy by 12-21 18-21 score.

Bahrain International Challenge: It is an open international badminton tournament in Bahrain. It was established in 2013.

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Nico Roseberg wins 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix 

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany has won the 2016 Gulf Air Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix held at Bahrain International Circuit in Manama.

Bahrain Grand Prix title race was the second race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

It was Rosberg’s overall sixteenth championship title of F1 in his career and the second win in the 2016.

Result of 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix 

  • First Position: Nico Rosberg (Germany) of Mercedes team.
  • Second Position: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) of Ferrari Team
  • Third Position: Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain) of Mercedes team.
  • Fourth Position: Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) of Red Bull team.
  • Fifth Position: Romain Grosjean (Switzerland) of Haas team.
  • Fifteenth Position: Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) of Force India team.
  • Sixteenth Position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India team.

Top 3 teams are: Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

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First Ministerial Meeting of Arab-India Cooperation Forum held Manama

The first Ministerial Meeting of Arab-India Cooperation Forum was held Manama, capital city of Bahrain.

The meeting was inaugurated by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and was attended by representatives of 22 Arab League nations.

Indian side was represented by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and also Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

Key Highlights

  • The forum seeks to provide platform for India’s bid to reach out to West Asian nations (22 Arab League nations) to further strengthen the economic, trade and financial cooperation.
  • Manama Declaration: Both sides also issued a joint statement called the Manama Declaration.
  • Terrorism: The two sides condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and rejected associating it with any religion.
  • They vowed to combat terrorism and called for developing a collective strategy to eliminate its sources and its funding.
  • Islamic State: Strongly condemned crimes committed by all terror organisations, especially those committed by the IS.
  • Both sides affirmed their respect to the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and non-interference in its internal affairs in tackling with IS.
  • The two sides discussed regional and global issues of mutual concern, including developments in the Arab region and in South Asia, counter-terrorism, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, Palestinian issue and nuclear disarmament.

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