Melbourne Current Affairs - 2019

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Australian Open 2019

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.

Month: Categories: Sports


Melbourne tops in 2017 EIU Liveability index

According to the 2017 Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Australian city Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world.

The EIU Liveability index scores 140 major cities of the world on the scale ranging from 0 (least liveable city) to 100 (most liveable city) based on healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure parameters. No Indian city was ranked in the top ten or bottom ten.

Key Facts

10 most liveable cities’ list includes Vienna (2nd), Vancouver (3rd), Toronto (4th), Calgary (5th), Adelaide (6th), Perth (7th), Auckland (8th), Helsinki (9th) and Hamburg (10th). The rankings of top five cities remain unchanged as compare to previous year.

For the seventh consecutive year, Melbourne has topped the list. Three Canadian cities made it into the top five: Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary.

The survey lists Damascus (140th) as the least liveable city, followed by Lagos (139th), Tripoli (138th), Dhaka (137th), Port Moresby (136th), Algiers (135th), Karachi (134th), Harare (133rd), Douala (132nd) and Kiev (131st). Iraq, Libya, Syria and Turkey remain the subject of high-profile civil unrest and armed conflicts.

Month: Categories: InternationalReports & Indices