1. In the ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany, India won 2 gold medals
India won two gold and one silver medal in the 10-meter air rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
- In the Individual section of the category, Elavenil Valarivan claimed the top fame with a total score of 251.6, while another Indian Mehuli Ghosh settled for a Silver with 250.2 points.
- India also won gold in the team section by making a junior world record.
2. Indian young boxers won 4 silver medals in Serbian Tourney
Indian youth boxers clinched four Silver and a bronze medal at the 37th Golden Glove of Vojvodina International Tournament held in Serbia.
- Seloy Soy, Bilotson L Singh, Ajay Kumar, and Vijaydeep retrieved silver medals after going down in their respective final bouts.
- The tournament featured 22 countries, including India, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan.
3. India will host ISSF World Cup 2020
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) approved India’s application to host ISSF World Cup stages.
- The last edition of the ISSF World Cup was held in Munich, Germany.
- The ISSF World Cup 2020 will be held in New Delhi from March 15 to 26 next year.
4. Shah Rukh Khan got with an Honorary Doctorate by Melbournes La Trobe University
Shah Rukh Khan conferred with a Doctor of Honor (Honorary Degree) from La Trobe University, Melbourne at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) at Bundoora, Australia.
- He is recognized for contributions to underprivileged children, women’s empowerment.
- They meet through Miri Foundation and for the achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.
- The function held on August 9, 2019
- Mr. Khan is the chief guest.
- He got the first Australian University Award
5. PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign in Indonesia Open Badminton
PV Sindhu won the Indian campaign at the beginning of the Indonesian Open badminton tournament.
- The tournament was held in Jakarta.
- Sindhu will play its initial game against Japan’s Aya Ohori tomorrow.
- Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament.
- Kidambi Srikanth has been placed at the 8th position.
- B. Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy are the other Indians seen in action in singles.
- Srikanth faces Japan’s Kanta Nishimoto, Praneeth with Wong Wing of Hong Kong.
- Prannoy meets second-seeded Chinese Shi Yuki.
- Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be One of those guys in doubles.
About PV Sindhu
- Awards: Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, MORE
- Olympic medals: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics Women’s singles
6. Kiran More elected as USA cricket teams interim coach
Kiran More elected as the Director of Cricket USA in June 2019
- India’s former wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More took over as the interim coach of the United States cricket team.
- He replaced the main coach, Pabudu Dasanayake.
- He served as the chairman of the Indian selection committee and the wicketkeeping consultant of Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
- USA Cricket selected former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling consultant and Praveen Amre and Kieran Powell as an adviser to the batting department.
7. FanMojo selected Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador
FanMojo named Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador. FanMojo is a fantasy sports platform and it is owned by mobile tech company U2opia Global.
A lot of former as well as current cricketers including Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Virat Kholi and Murali Karthik have associated themselves with various Fantasy cricket league.
Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is the captain of an Indian cricketer and former Indian national under-19 cricket team. His first international appearance was on 4 October 2018. He is the youngest Indian cricketer after the youngest Indian cricketer Tendulkar to score Test centuries and test debut.
8. Amir Khan wins WBC International Welterweight 2019 in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Olympic silver medallist defeated the Australian boxer, Billy Dib. The event was organized by Khan’s Super Boxing League in association with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.
The General Sports Authority (GSA):
GSA is a government organization responsible for sports in Saudi Arabia. It was made in 1974. GSA was previously known as the General Presidency of Young Welfare (GPYW). Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors
Super Boxing League:
The first professional boxing league in India is the Super Boxing League. After the first season of the Super Fighting League, the Super Boxing League was created in 2017. The founder of the league is British-Asian businessman Bill Dosanjh and British-Pakistani boxing champion Aamir Khan. The League is organized and supported by the World Boxing Council and the Professional Boxing Organization India.
9. Around 30 lakh persons registered under PM Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme
Central Government notified Eligibility Criteria for its Mega Pension Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan
- They announced the budget for workers in the unorganized sector in 2019.
- People who are of the age of 40 years or have already been covered under the pension with a contribution by the government are not eligible for the scheme.
- In the case of pensioner’s death, only one spouse will be eligible for Family Pension.
- Through notification of February 7, 2019, the Government notified the rules and other norms of Mega Pension Scheme announced by the Finance Minister.
- The Mega Pension Scheme is known as Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan.
10. International drug dealer behind Easter Sunday: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena said that there was an international drug dealer behind the Easter Sunday attack.
- Mr. Sirisena said that the drug barons carried out the attack to defame him and discourage his campaign against drug addiction.
- The illegal drug trafficking is the simplest and easiest way to destroy a country.
About Sri Lanka
- Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
- Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
- Prime minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe