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.

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