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Tennis Ranking: Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1

In the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings Naomi Osaka of Japan’s and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue to be as World Number 1. Key Highlights The latest ATP and WTA rankings were announced ahead of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships that is scheduled to take place at All England Read More…

33rd Federation Cup Basketball Tournament 2019

At the 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women held over the past week in Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, Punjab Police and Eastern Railway won the men’s and women’s titles respectively. Key Highlights Punjab Police won the match by winning over Indian Army with 91-71. The bulk of scoring was done Read More…

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed: appointed Pakistan’s new ISI chief

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, was appointed by Pakistan military as the new Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the military-led powerful spy agency. Though by convention it is the Prime Minister of country who appoints ISI chief in consultation with Army chief per the Constitution, bout in reality it is the Army who decides who he Read More…

Indian high commissioner visits Indo-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge 1

Riva Ganguli Das, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh visited the ongoing construction of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge 1 (Feni Bridge) and land port (Ramgarh Land Port) in Khagrachhari, Bangladesh. Key Highlights Background: The Feni Bridge also known as Maitree Setu, is a bridge being constructed over Feni River started in 2017, and it is Read More…

World Food India 2019 to be held in New Delhi

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, recently announced that World Food India 2019 will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi from 1st to 4th November 2019. Key Highlights The announcement was made while Smt. Kaur was chairing a meeting with various stakeholders of World Food India Read More…

DCC approves levy of penalty on Airtel, Vodafone Idea

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC), the highest decision-making body of Department of Telecom (DoT), has approved levying of penalty on Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Vodafone Idea Ltd. for denial of interconnection to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. when the latter had entered market in 2016. Key Highlights Despite the approval for imposing penalty, the inter-ministerial panel Read More…

India to host COP-14 of UNCDD in September 2019

For the first time ever India will be hosting the 14th session of Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019, to address the issue of land degradation and desertification. Key Highlights Presidency: India will be taking over the COP presidency from China for the next two years Read More…

Tariff War: India levies retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products

In a tit-for-tat trade battle between the United States (US) and India, latter imposed higher tariffs on 28 American goods including almonds, apples and walnut in retaliation to US tariffs. Key Highlights Among targeted US products imported, the custom duty on walnut is increased from 30% to 120%, and on chickpeas, masur dal and Bengal Read More…