Azerbaijan Current Affairs - 2019
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Russia has awarded PM Narendra Modi with ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ to PM Narendra Modi for promoting the bilateral special and privileged strategic partnership.
The statement by the Russian Government has stated that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was decorated with the Order of St Andrew the Apostle – the highest state decoration of Russia – for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples.
Order of St Andrew the Apostle
Order of St Andrew the Apostle is awarded to prominent statesmen and public figures and representatives of science, culture, the arts and various industries for their exceptional services in promoting the prosperity, greatness and glory of Russia. It is both the highest and the oldest state decoration of Russia established in the 17th century by Peter the Great around 1699.
Russia also bestows Order of St Andrew the Apostle to foreign heads of state for outstanding services to Russia. The list of the foreign awardees includes President of China Xi Jinping, the former President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the former President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Geydar Aliev.
PM Modi was previously been awarded the United Arab Emirates’s top honour as well as from countries including South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Afghanistan.
Young Indian shooter Subhankar Pramanick has won the gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun in Gabala, Azerbaijan.
He won the gold medal in 50-metre rifle prone event with overall 205.5 score to finish top of the podium.Czech Republic’s Filip Nepejchal (205.2) followed in second position, while Romania’s Dragomir Iordache (185.1) was placed third at the end of the finals.
India’s Sambhaji Patil also had won second gold medal when he won the junior men’s 25-metre standard pistol event by shooting 562 score. He also has added the team gold medal in the event along with compatriots Gurmeet and Rituraj Singh.