Czech Republic Current Affairs - 2019
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Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission.
Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It borders Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia is a member of the European Union and NATO.
Slovakia was the “other half” of Czechoslovakia, which split into two countries in 1993.
Slovakia’s which spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi) is mostly mountainous. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second largest city is Košice. The official language is Slovak and Euro is its national currency.
Australian Open which is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis event concluded at Melbourne in Australia. Nicknamed as the happy slam, the Australian Open has grown to become the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Grand Slam tennis events
Apart from Australian Open, Other Grand Slam tennis events are French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Winners of the Australian Open 2019
The Winners of the Australian Open 2019 are:
- Women’s Singles: Naomi Osaka of Japan.
- Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
- Women’s Doubles: Samantha Stosur of Australia and Zhang Shuai of China.
- Men’s Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France.
- Mixed Doubles: Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram of the US.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia become the first man to win seven titles at Australian Open. The victory of Naomi Osaka of Japan cements her place as number one women singles player of the world.
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