1. Chandrayaan 2 lander was located in the moon
Chandrayaan-2’s Lander module Vikram was located on the lunar surface. The Lander was designated by the image sent captured by the on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter. The image also showed that rover Pragyan is housed inside it. The Indian space agency also said the data that was received is being analyzed.
The camera of the orbiter has the highest resolution camera of 0.3m in any lunar mission so far. It is expected that it will provide high-resolution images which will be immensely useful to the global scientific community.
The orbiter has 8 payloads to map the lunar surface and study the outer atmosphere of the Moon. The payloads of the Orbiter will conduct remote-sensing observations from a 100 km orbit.
2. Heartland International Film Festival and the USA to examine Special Focus on India
The representatives from the International Film Fraternity of Toronto International Film Festival 2019. The important discussions include the participation at the Golden Jubilee Edition of IFFI with the Ease of filming in India recent initiatives to promote film facilitation in the form of single window clearance and the growth potential of different verticals under the M&E Sector of India.
India has a special focus for the festival starting from 10 October 2019 under the Foreign Language category.
3. Anil Agarwal conferred a lifetime achievement award at 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards 2019 held in London
The Chairman of Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal has honored with the lifetime achievement award at the 19th Annual Asian Achievers Awards.
- BBC News Economics Editor Faisal Islam chose for the media achievement award. The Deputy Mayor of London Rajesh Agrawal received the editor’s award for public service.
- The Novelist Jeffrey Archer helped raise GBP 150,000 for India-based charity group Yuva Unstoppable in an auction at the awards.
- The editor of Asian Business Publication C B Patel. This year our theme was inclusivity.
4. Vijay Kumar Chopra and Vineet Jain appointed as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of PTI
The Board of Directors (BoD) of Press Trust of India (PTI), India’s premier news agency 71st annual general meeting Vijay Kumar Chopra & Vineet Jain elected as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of PTI.
- He served as the Chairman of PTI in 2001-02 and 2009-10 & as the President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS).
- He was the recipient of Padma Shri award (Literature & Education: 1990), Munshi Prem Chand award (1991) and his name was also entered in Limca Book of Records in 1997 as the writer of the longest travelogue.
- Vineet Jain, Managing Director (MD) of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL), the publisher of Times of India, was elected as Vice-Chairman of PTI.
5. Rafael secured the 2019 US Open title
World number two Rafael Nadal won the 2019 US Open title. He defeated world number five Daniil Medvedev. This is Nadal’s fourth US Open title. He secured 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the title. He received a top prize of $3.85 million.
The Spanish player stands second, only after Roger Federer, by winning 19 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. Nadal has won the title previously in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Till date, Nadal has won 4 U.S. Opens, 12 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, and one Australian Open Grand slam titles.
6. PM originated AURIC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC), India’s first industrial smart city, in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The program aims to boost the Government of India’s Smart Cities programme.
PM Modi inaugurated Auric hall. The six-storey building will act as the nerve center for the smart city and monitor the developments across the region. He also launched the Auric chatbot. It will help individuals get their problems addressed by the city administration, all online.
7. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei runs fastest-ever women’s half-marathon
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei ran the fastest half-marathon ever by a woman, winning the Great North Run in a time of one hour, four minutes and 28 seconds.
- Her time was 23 seconds quicker than the world record set in 2017 by fellow Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei.
- Kosgei, who won this year’s London Marathon, led a Kenyan sweep of the top four places, with Magdalyne Masai second (1:07.36) and Linet Masai third (1:07:44).
- Mo Farah won the men’s elite race for a record sixth successive year.
8. US Open Final: Bianca defeats Serena
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu hit Serena Williams in a gripping US Open Women’s final to seaze her first Grand Slam title.
- Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to get her first Grand Slam title in US Open women’s final.
- In a matchup between tennis’ Canadian teenage newcomer and one of the greatest superstars in the history of tennis, the youngster took home the crown.