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.

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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.