Czech Republic Current Affairs - 2019

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Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet: Mohammad Anas, Hima Das wins gold

India’s Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m with an effort of 45.21 seconds and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in 11 days.

Key Highlight

Mohammad Anas: He bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race. His earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018. The 24-year-old Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.

Hima Das: clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her 3rd international gold within 2 weeks. She won other two gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.

V K Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race in women’s 400m.

Other Winners:

Indian trio Vipin Kasana (82.51m), Abhishek Singh (77.32m) and Davinder Singh Kang (76.58m) took top 3 spots in men’s javelin final respectively.

In Men’s Shot Put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed best throw of 20.36m to win bronze. He holds national record of 20.75m.

Saritaben stood 3rd with 53.37.

Other Gold Winners:

Archana in 100m (11.74 sec)

Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec)

Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05)

Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m)

Women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).

In XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning long jump event with a creditable 7.97m.

Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

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.

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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.