'Green Book' wins Toronto film festival audience prize [17 Sep 2018]
Peter Farrelly's dramatic comedy buddy movie "Green Book", starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize, making it a surprise Oscar contender.
Mary Kom clinches gold [17 Sep 2018]
Five-time World champion M.C. Mary Kom (48kg) clinched her third gold medal of the year, while Jyoti Gulia (51kg) picked up the country’s lone gold in the youth category of the Silesian Open boxing tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.
Kento Momota wins Japan badminton title [16 Sep 2018]
Japan's Kento Momota outgunned Thai rival Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in a one-sided final to capture the Japan Open badminton title. Olympic champion Carolina Marin retained her Japan Open women's singles title by beating local favourite Nozomi Okuhara.
Kochi-based company develops India's first underwater robotic drone [14 Sep 2018]
India’s first underwater robotic drone developed at Maker Village here, which can send real-time video of ships and other underwater structures to help with their repair and maintenance, was launched on 14th September 2018. The first commercial remotedly operated vehicle (ROV)/ underwater drone, Eyerovtuna, was developed by EyeROV Technologies, a company incubating at Maker Village which is the largest hardware incubator in the country. NPOL, a laboratory of Delhi-headquartered defence research and development organisation (DRDO), made the first order of the product.
L K Advani renominated as chairman of Lok Sabha ethics panel [13 Sep 2018]
Veteran BJP leader L K Advani has been renominated as the chairman of the Lok Sabha Ethics Committee by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Committee examines complaints relating to unethical conduct by members of Parliament.
Ranjan Gogoi appointed as new Chief Justice of India [13 Sep 2018]
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. Taking the baton from CJI Dipak Misra, Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3, 2018, as the 46th CJI. His tenure will end in November 2019.
Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open, picks up 14th Grand Slam title [10 Sep 2018]
Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 at the U.S Open championship, picking up his third title at Flushing Meadows. It is the Serb’s 14th Grand Slam singles title - tying with Pete Sampras for third all time - and his second consecutive Major win, following his Wimbledon triumph earlier this year.
Naomi Osaka become the first Japanese woman who win US Open Womens Single Title [09 Sep 2018]
Naomi Osaka beat six-time champion Serena Williams to become the latest US Open champion at Flushing Meadows. She become Japan’s first Grand Slam champion and only the second Asian to win a major after China’s Li Na.
India retains WHO Regional Director position [05 Sep 2018]
India today retained the top WHO position in South-East Asia Region with Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh unanimously re-elected as Regional Director for another five-year term beginning February 2019.The elections were held at the ongoing Regional Committee meeting of WHO South-East Asia.
Arif Alvi elected new Pakistan president [04 Sep 2018]
Arif Alvi defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a three-way contest to become the 13th president.