News from July 24,2017

I.Sports

1) Cycling

i)British cyclist Chris Froome of Team Sky claims his 4th Tour de France title,by defeating Rigoberto Urán of team Cannondale–Drapac,who finished second and Romain Bardet of team AG2R La Mondiale,who finished third.                                                                           

2)Cricket

i)England women’s cricket team beat India women’s cricket team by 9 runs to clinch their 4th ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. English medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole – the player of the match – finished with 6/46 from 9.4 overs, the best bowling figures in any World Cup final.                                                             

ii)English Batswoman Tammy Beaumont was named the ‘Player of the Series’ for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup,also finishing with most runs in the tournament (410 runs). South African Dane van Niekerk finished with most number of wickets (15).   

3)Golf

i)American Jordan Spieth wins the 2017 Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport,England  ,narrowly defeating fellow American Matt Kuchar by a margin of 3 strokes.                                                                            

II. Indian News

i)Defence Minister Arun Jaitley innaugrates Sainik Rest House in New Delhi.                       

ii)External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Ja’fari on the issue of 39 Indians being kidnapped by terror group IS from the city of Mosul 3 years back.                                                                                         

iii)Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Baramulla.

iv)Supercomputers to be manufactured in a three-phase programme as a part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.                                    

III. International News

i)Around 47,000 expatriates to return to Sudan from Saudi Arabia

ii)Venezuela’s opposition calls for a 48-hour general strike against the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s plans to rewrite the constitution,giving him more power.       

iii)China’s deepest subway station under construction in Beijing.

                             

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News from July 27,2017

I.Sports

1)Basketball

i)The Sports Ministry of India grants recognition to Basketball Federation of India(BFI).

II.Indian News

i)Nitish Kumar resigns from the post of the Chief Minister of the state of Bihar,only to join hands with BJP to become the Chief Minister once again.

ii)Nifty hits closing record above 10k.

III.International News

i)US House votes to clamp sanctions on Russia,Iran,North Korea

ii)Scientists planning to chase the shadow of the moon during the solar eclipse using NASA jets.

News from July 26,2017

I.Sports

1.Boxing

i)India to host Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships in the year 2021.

2.Hockey

i)Hockey India League 2018 cancelled.

3.Swimming

i)Great Britain’s Adam Peaty also broke his own world record twice in 50 meters breaststroke event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest. He recorded 26.10 seconds in the heats, and in the semi-final, he became to first man to break 26 seconds and won in 25.95 seconds.

4.Tennis

i)India to host its first WTA event after 5 years in Mumbai in the month of November this year.

II.Indian News

i)President-elect Ramnath Kovind takes oath to become the 14th President of India.

ii)Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives Rs 500 Cr aid to flood-hit Gujarat.

iii)Eminent Indian scientist Prof. Yash Pal,noted for his contribution to the study of cosmic rays as well as for being an institution builder,died on Monday night,at the age of 90.

iv)The Madras High Court makes Vande Mataram singing mandatory in schools across Tamil Nadu.

III.International News

i)40 militants killed in military raids on terrorist hideouts in Egypt.

iii)China asks India to withdraw troops from Doka La.

iii)Maldives troops siege Parliament as Opposition tries to impeach speaker.

News from July 25,2017

I.Sports

1.Cricket

i)Indian skipper Mithali Raj chosen as the skipper of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by International Cricket Council.

2.Badminton

i)HS Prannoy beat Parupalli Kashyap 15–21, 22–20, 12–21 to clinch the U.S. Open Badminton Championships. This was Prannoy’s 3rd BWF Grand Prix Gold title.

II.Indian News

i)Prof. U R Rao, who was the brain behind India’s first space satellite, Aryabhata and guided the country’s key space programmes no more.

ii) Amitabh Bachchan’s ambassadorship for UNICEF has been increased for another two years.

iii)Uttarakhand ropes in Airport Authority of India(AAI) for the development of civil aviation in the state

III.International News

i)Three new toad species discovered in Nevada’s Great Basin in the US.

ii)Trump envoy to visit Israel for Jerusalem holy site crisis talks.

iii)New species of elusive sunfish discovered in Australia,named Hoodwinker Sunfish.

iv)36 killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul.

v)Explosion in Syria kills 50 millitants.