- Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose to be the First Lokpal
The name of former Supreme Court Judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose has been cleared by the Lokpal Selection Committee headed by the Prime Minister. The notification for the appointment is expected to be released soon. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose would be the first Lokpal of India.
- ‘Vijit’ becomes the first Indian Coast Guard ship to visit Indonesia
Highlighting the close maritime proximity between India and Indonesia, Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vijit’ became the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia. This visit of the coast guard ship follows from the first-ever-visit of Naval Ship INS Sumitra to Sabang in July 2018.
- Fashion designer Ritu Beri appointed a cultural ambassador of Uzbekistan in India
Indian fashion designer Ritu Beri has been appointed as the Cultural and Tourism Ambassador of Uzbekistan in India by the Ministry of Tourism of Uzbekistan. The designer has been working towards bringing the two countries closer by using the cultures from both the nations in her clothing collections.
- Asian Youth Championship 2019 Concludes
In Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong, boys medley relay team won a gold medal for India on the final day to help Indian youth team finish second in the overall medals tally with a total of 26 medals including 8 gold, 9 silver, and 9 bronze medals.
- Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes List of World’s Richest Sports Team Owners
The chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani tops with a net worth of around $50 billion. Ambani bought the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians for over $100 million through RIL’s 100 percent subsidiary India Win Sports.
- Raghu Karnad wins Windham-Campbell Prize
Indian Writer Raghu Karnad has won the Windham-Campbell Prize $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize in the non-fiction category for his debut book, The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War Karnad is one of the eight winners chosen across four categories—fiction, non-fiction, drama, and Poetry.
- India bags 188 medals at Special Olympics World Games
India won a total of 188 medals at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. The medals include 50 gold, 63 silver, and 75 bronze medals. In table tennis, India won four gold and one silver medal. In Judo, Sonu Kumar from Rohtak, Haryana won the gold medal by winning all three bouts. Muskan bagged silver.
- Veteran Bengali Actor Chinmoy Roy passes away
Veteran Bengali actor Chinmoy Roy has passed away. He was 79. Born in Kumilla district in present-day Bangladesh in 1940, Roy had started his career in Bengali films in the 60s and became indispensable to the filmmakers for his portrayal of comic characters retaining the very essence of Bengaliness and a certain culture.
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