Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to claim record-extending 11th French title [11 Jun 2018]
Rafael Nadal crushed Austrian Dominic Thiem to snatch a record-extending 11th French Open title with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory in French Open Mens Single event.
Sunil Chhetri helps India beat Kenya 2-0 to clinch Intercontinental Cup title [11 Jun 2018]
Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri helps India beat Kenya 2-0 to clinch four nation Hero Intercontinental Cup final match held at Mumbai Sporting.
Simona Halep has won the French Open Tennis Women Single Title [10 Jun 2018]
Simona Halep (ROU) won her first Grand Slam title as she beat American Sloane Stephens (USA) 3-6 6-4 6-1 in the French Open Women Single final.
ISRO’s PRL scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet [10 Jun 2018]
A team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC. "With this discovery India has joined a handful of countries which have discovered planets around stars," PRL's parent Indian Space Research Organisation has announced. Significantly, the discovery was made using a PRL-designed spectrograph, PARAS, to measure and confirm the mass of the new planet. EPIC 211945201b (or K2-236b) is the name given to the planet by the discovery team led by PRL's Abhijit Chakraborty. The host star is named EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.
COAI appoints Vodafone CEO Sunil Sood as Chairman [07 Jun 2018]
Telecom industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has appointed Vodafone MD and Chief Executive Officer Sunil Sood as its new Chairman and Bharti Airtel COO Ajai Puri as vice-chairman.
The World's Most Powerful People 2018 [04 Jun 2018]
Like every year Forbes has published World's most powerful person's list for 2018. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China has spot on the top the list followed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in second position, US President Donald Trump falls to the No. 3 spot. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spot the 9th place in that list.
Justice Krishna Murari appointed Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana [03 Jun 2018]
The Central Government has notified the appointment of Allahabad High Court judge, Justice Krishna Murari as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Murari has been serving as a judge of the Allahabad High Court since 2004.
Former Supreme Court Judge Justice RK Agrawal is appointed as NCDRC President [30 May 2018]
Justice RK Agrawal, who recently retired from the Supreme Court, has been appointed as the President of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC). Justice Agrawal will take over from Justice DK Jain who retires on May 31. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has reportedly approved Justice Agrawal’s appointment as the President of the Commission.
Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win five Champion League titles [27 May 2018]
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo created yet another UEFA Champions League record as Real Madrid went on to clinch the trophy by beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final. The Portugal international became the only player to win five titles in the Champions League era.
Kummanam Rajasekharan is appointed as Mizoram Governor and Ganeshi Lal is appointed as Odisha Governor [26 May 2018]
Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan was appointed as the new governor of Mizoram. He will be replacing Lieutenant General (retd) Nirbhay Sharma who is completing his tenure on May 28. Professor Ganeshi Lal has been appointed as the Governor of Odisha with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office. Lal would be replacing Satya Pal Malik.