1. Maeen Abdulmalik sworn in as Yemen’s new PM
The economy, humanitarian work and services topped the priorities of the new Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdulmalik, as announced in a tweet after taking the oath in front of Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday.
- “We are aware of the magnitude of the current difficulties and challenges resulting from the Houthi coup and its repercussions; but that does not exempt anyone from assuming full responsibilities and finding all possible ways to strengthen the tasks and implement the duties,” he stated.
- Hadi stressed that the prime minister “will receive all forms of support and help so that he and members of the government can carry out their duties to serve the citizens and achieve their aspirations for security, stability and a decent life.”
2. Piyush Goyal received Carnot prize
Union Minister for Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal received the prestigious Carnot prize for his contribution towards sustainable energy solutions.
- The former power minister will be awarded by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
- The Carnot Prize is the Kleinman Center’s annual recognition of distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice.
- The award in the energy sector is named after French physicist Nicolas Sadi Carnot who recognised that the power of the steam engine would “produce a great revolution“ in human development.
3. Indian-American awarded at White House for combating human trafficking
An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combating human trafficking in Houston.
- Appointed in July 2015, Ms. Davis has made a local impact on human trafficking in America’s fourth largest city from a policy-level perspective.
- Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking’.
4. Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018 Bagged By Marsel van Oosten
The powerful image of a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys seated in contemplation amid iridescent foliage has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in photography, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.
- Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten won the grand title with his photo of critically endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys in China.
- With this photo titled “The Golden Couple,” Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won Wildlife Photographer of the Year, awarded by London’s Natural History Museum.
5. India won five more gold medals in Asian Para Games 2018
India won five gold medals in the sixth day of Asian Para Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- K. Jennitha Anto clinched the gold in women’s individual rapid P1 chess event after beating Manurung Roslinda of Indonesia 1-0 in the final round.
- Kishan Gangolli, in the men’s individual rapid VI-B2/B3 event, to claim the top spot.
- In para-badminton, Parul Parmar won the women’s singles SL3 event.
- Neeraj Yadav and Amit Balyan clinched gold and silver medals respectively in spear throwing event.
- Amit Kumar and Dharambir bagged gold and silver respectively in the men’s club throw F51 event.
6. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa To Form New Government in Bhutan
The party has won 30 seats in 47 member National Assembly, the lower house of the parliament.
- The Election Commission of Bhutan has formally announced the results of the parliamentary elections.
- According to the commission, 71.46% polling was recorded in the third general election.
- The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) got remaining 17 seats.
7. Indian-Origin Woman Won Top US Honour For Combatting Sex Slavery
JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal was elected as the Treasurer of the World Steel Association (worldsteel).
- The association has also appointed Tata Steel MD TV Narendran and ArcelorMittal Chief LN Mittal as its members.
- A past speaker at the UN World Humanitarian Summit, Davis recently traveled to India and Canada to discuss municipal leadership in human trafficking. Davis did her MBA from the University of Connecticut and BA from New York University.
8. Adith won AITA championship series tennis tournament
Second seed Adith Amarnath of Karnataka won the boys’ under-14 title in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) championship series tennis tournament in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Adith defeated fourth seed Kandhavel Mahalingam of Tamil Nadu 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
The results (finals):
- Under-14: Adith Amarnath bt Kandhavel Mahalingam 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
- Under-12: Jason Michael David bt Kandhvel Mahalingam 5-7, 6-2, 6-0.
- Under-14: Shrijana Thapa bt Soha Singh 7-5, 0-6, 6-2.
- Under-12: Soha Singh bt Sanjana Devineni 7-5, 6-0 .
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