• Current Affairs , 30 November 2019

    • November 30, 2019
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. FASTag deadline extended to December 15
    2. Rajya Sabha to form group of MPs to discuss social media challenges
    3. Fundamentals of Indian economy strong; Q3 GDP may pick up
    4. Home Minister calls for changes in penal acts to strengthen internal security
    5. AAP govt has not fulfilled 70 commitments
    6. Thirtieth Convocation of Sambalpur University, Odisha
    7. Steps Taken to Popularize AYUSH System of Medicine
    8. PSC on IT invites views, suggestions on Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill
    9. Indian Navy commissions sixth Dornier aircraft squadron
    • PM Modi announces 400 million dollar line of credit to Sri Lanka
    1. India to set up 12 hi-tech parks in Bangladesh
    2. Japan: Former PM Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at 101
    3. Exercise Mitra Shakthi – VII
    4. Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy
    5. Shooting: Angad Bajwa unofficially hits world record score in skeet final

     

     

     

     

    NATIONAL NEWS

     

    • FASTag deadline extended to December 15

     

    • Union Government has extended the date for making FASTag mandatory for toll payments on National Highways to 15th of next month.
    • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had earlier announced that from 1st of December, toll payments on highways would be accepted through FASTags only.
    • The Ministry in a statement said that it has been found that many citizens have still not enabled their vehicles with FASTag due to various reasons.
    • It said,  to provide some more time to citizens to buy and put FASTag on their vehicles, it has now been decided that charging of double User Fee from vehicles which enter FASTag lane without FASTag will start from 15th of December this year. The Ministry also said, NHAI FASTag will continue to be provided free of cost till 15th December.
    • In order to save fuel, time and pollution and to ensure seamless movement of traffic, the government has launched the National Electronic Toll Collection program which provides for the collection of user fee through FASTag.
    • National Highways Authority of India has equipped all Fee Plazas with Electronic Toll Collection System and to ease in availability of FASTag, it has also launched MyFASTag APP whereby all information regarding FASTag can be obtained.

     

     

     

    2.Rajya Sabha to form group of MPs to discuss social media challenges

     

    • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Rajya Sabha will form an informal group of MPs to discuss various challenges posed by social media.
    • Addressing a function in New Delhi, Mr Naidu expressed concern that social media is misleading the children and posing the biggest challenge to Indian values by devaluing our age-old family system.
    • Vice President also said, media should cover substantive work being done by parliament rather than focusing only on sensational remarks or disruptive behaviour.

     

    3.Fundamentals of Indian economy strong; Q3 GDP may pick up

     

    ·     The government has said, the fundamentals of Indian Economy is strong and the GDP growth rate is expected to pick up from the third quarter of Financial Year 2019-20.

    ·     While interacting with media in New Delhi on GDP numbers released today, Chief Economic Adviser K Subramanian said, IMF has projected India’s GDP growth at 6.1 per cent in 2019-20 and 7 per cent in Financial Year 2020-21 in it’s recently released report on World Economic Outlook.

    ·     Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty said, mega steps of reducing government stake in PSUs below 51 per cent has not happened anywhere.

    ·     He further said, Globally India is the fastest growing economy and expects an increase in investment, consumption and sentiment.

    ·     According to official data released today, India’s economic growth slipped to 4.5 per cent in the July-September period of this fiscal.

    ·     The previous low was recorded at 4.3 per cent in the January to March period of 2012-13. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was registered at 7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018-19.

     

    4.Home Minister calls for changes in penal acts to strengthen internal security

     

    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called for major changes in penal acts to strengthen internal security.
    • Addressing the Valedictory Session of 47th All India Police Science Congress at Police Headquarters in Lucknow today, Mr Shah said, major changes in Criminal Procedure Code and Indian Penal Code, along with Arms Act and Narcotics Acts are need of the hour.
    • He called upon Police officers to participate in this process by giving their suggestions as well as seeking suggestions from junior personnel also who are going to implement these rules.
    • The Home Minister heaped praises for the Police Jawans and said that there should be a change of perception for common people regarding police force.

     

     

     

    5.AAP govt has not fulfilled 70 commitments

     

    ·     Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has not fulfilled 70 commitments made to the public during previous Assembly elections, Union Minister for Environment and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar alleged on Friday.

    ·     He said, through huge publicity, Delhi Government is taking the credit for developmental works done by MCDs and has spent crores of money on advertisement.

    ·     Briefing media after releasing an analytical report by Public Policy Research Centre named – Empty Vessel Make More Noise- on Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party’s governance,  Mr Javadekar said, previous and present governments failed to take concrete measures on regularization of unauthorized colonies, but in the time span of 100 days, Modi Government has taken the decision to regularize the unauthorized colonies aiming at giving relief to nearly 40 lakh people living there.

    ·     Directors of Public Policy Research Centre, Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Dr Sumeet Bhasin along with BJP Vice President Shyam Jaju were present during the occasion.

    ·     Mr Javadekar said, 75 per cent of RTI applications filed by this Policy Centre were not answered by the Delhi Government. He said, Kejriwal Government is taking credit for pollution mitigation and prevention of dengue without doing anything on it.

     

    6. Thirtieth Convocation of Sambalpur University, Odisha

     

    ·        His Excellency Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha; Prof. Deepak Behera, Vice Chancellor; members of the Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council; members of faculty and staff; distinguished guests, parents and my dear students.

    • At the outset, I thank Prof. Behera and his team for inviting me to the thirtiethconvocation of Sambalpur University. I am delighted to be amongst all of you today at Jyoti Vihar, in the midst of lush green woodlands and calming serenity.
    • Your university is truly nestledin our country’s history and heritage. The presiding Goddess of the area, Ma Samaleshwari is not very far from here. This is also the land of Veer Surendra Sai, who had stood up against colonial rule much before even the 1857 War of Independence. The Hirakud Dam located nearby, in turn, represents the building of modern India.
    • Your university also holds great significance to me personally, as all three university examinations leading to my graduation were under its aegis.  Interestingly, I was amongst the first batch of students whose results the university published after coming into existence. I have very fond memories of those early days!
    • My dear students, so many of you have received undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, awards and medals today. I congratulate each and every one of you. This is an important milestone in your life, which you must cherish and celebrate. At the same time, however, you must look to the future, to the accomplishment of many more such milestones, building further on this foundational one.
    • Many of you will be leaving the university on completion of your course. When you do so, you take with you much more than your marks or degrees. You take with you years of learning. I am sure, you learnt as much outside your classrooms as you did inside.Interactions with your teachers, non-teaching staff, your peers, and even guests would have left lasting impressions. Cherish these interactions and bonds.
    • Also remember, what you have achieved today is an outcome of not just your own efforts, but also of the contributions of your parents, teachers and the countless more around you. Each one has played a role in your success. You must acknowledge their contributions. Always remember that no person is successful just by herself or himself.
    • Today, as you step into a new phase in your life, you enjoy immense possibilities and opportunities. The nation is witnessing a new sense of dynamism and awakening.
    • Innumerable initiatives are being taken in line with our Prime Minister’s vision of a New India! On the economic front in particular, he has set a goal of becoming a five trillion dollar economyby 2024. While this is an ambitious aspiration, we are on track and fully committed to the same.
    • Our economicfundamentals are strong. During the period 2014 to 2019, our annual average GDP growth of 5 percent was the highest since Independence.  It was also the highest among the G20 countries. Macro-economic stability during the last five years has been the bedrock on which various reforms have been rolled out. We have kept inflation lowfiscal spending disciplined, and current account deficit under control.  If we compare the two periods 2009-14 and 2014-19, inflation has decreased from 10.3 percent to 4.5 percent, fiscal deficit from 5.3 percent to 3.4 percent of GDP, and current account deficit from 3.3 percent to 1.4 percent of GDP.
    • Several fundamental, path-breaking reformshave been undertaken. Introduction of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in 2016 was a landmark step towards cleaning up and strengthening the financial system of the country. No one would have imagined 4 or 5 years ago, that even large corporates would be held accountable if they tried to play the system, that they would lose their assets if they did not pay back their loans. Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax in 2017 also stands out as a critical measure for unifying India economically as one common market. This supports high economic growth, while bringing in transparency and improving the ease of doing business. Continuous opening up and liberalisation of foreign direct investment has resulted in unprecedented inflows of FDI into the country.
    • The list of initiatives taken to bring about social developmentand equity is equally impressive, if not more. These include landmark programs such as Ayushman Bharat to ensure access of the poor to health services; PM-KISAN for income support to farmers; and a new education policy for overhauling our educational system.
    • In recent months India has witnessed a slow-downin GDP. It is important to understand the various factors feeding into the same, especially cyclical ones. There is a slow-down in global growth of output. Intensive efforts to bring about transparencyprevent leakages and improve governance would have also caused some transitory disruptions. The strong corrective action of the past 5 years, of emphasising on rule of law and formalisation of the economy, are bound to have a short-term drag effect.
    • Nevertheless, the government is alertand active. A number of measures have been taken to reform and rejuvenate the financial sector and the real economy. Landmark steps to increase productivity of the factors of production such as landlabour and capital are also being worked out.  On the whole, given the strong fundamentals, landmark clean-up drive and ambitious reform agenda initiated, India is set to grow at a much faster pace in the coming months and years. Immense economic opportunities are unfolding for all of you.
    • Game-changers such as the smartphone revolutionartificial intelligencebig data analyticsaugmented reality3D printingroboticsand blockchain technology, are fundamentally transforming our world and the way we engage in it. The changes are taking place at an unprecedented pace every day. From the way we communicate and connect with one another, to the way we move from one place to another, the way we send and receive money or the way we even get our food. There is disruption everywhere!  It is a different world, if one compares it with what it was even a decade ago, forget when we were in university.
    • These opportunities pose many challenges as well. Unless we are able to keep abreast of the changes, learn new thingsand compete with others, we will fall behind. This is the challenge that all of you need to keep up with. Our age-old scriptures had envisioned the value of knowledge and continuous learning. These are even more relevant in today’s fast-changing technology-driven world.
    • The great sage Bhartriharispelt out the importance of knowledge, saying:
    • विद्या नाम नरस्य रूपमधिकं प्रच्छन्नगुप्तं धनम्विद्या भोगकरी यशः सुखकरी विद्या गुरूणां गुरुः ।

      विद्या बन्धुजनो विदेशगमने विद्या परं दैवतम्

      विद्या राजसु पूज्यते न हि धनं विद्याविहीनः पशुः ॥

    • Bhartrihari explains how Knowledgeis what enhances an individual. It is that secret wealth which no one can take. It gives us happiness and glory, it is the teacher of all teachers, and it is our friend in foreign lands. Knowledge is the supreme divinity, worshipped by Kings (Leaders) more than material wealth. One without knowledge is nothing but an animal.
    • Furthermore, this knowledge is not an end in itself, it leads to even deeper qualities and values. An elegant shlokfrom Hitopadesha captures this beautifully:
    • विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद् याति पात्रताम्।पात्रत्वाद् धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्॥
    • Which means “Knowledge makes one humble, humility begets worthiness, worthiness creates wealth, enrichment leads to right conduct, and right conduct brings contentment.”
    • Thus, it is important to keep in mind the ancient lesson from the Subhashitani:
    • विद्या विवादाय धनं मदाय शक्तिः परेषां परिपीडनाय ।
    • खलस्य साधोर्विपरीतमेतत् ज्ञानाय दानाय च रक्षणाय ॥
    • For crooked people ‘Knowledge’ is meant for arguments, ‘Wealth’ is meant for ego and ‘Power’ is meant to trouble others. The opposite is true in the case of noble persons, for whom ‘Knowledge’is meant for Wisdom‘Wealth’ is meant for Giving and ‘Power’ is meant for Protecting the weak.
    • A few days ago, the nation celebrated Constitution Dayon 26th November 2019. Various programmes are lined up for the next four months, up to April 2020. The theme this year is the concept of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in our Constitution. We always think of our rights. There is a need to create awareness about our duties and responsibilities.
    • Gandhi ji had said that “If we all discharge our duties, rights will not be far to seek. If leaving duties unperformed we run after rights, they will escape us like a will-o’-the-wisp”. He had in fact in 1947 even declined the then UNESCO Director-General, Julian Huxley’s request to contribute an essay on Human Rights, saying: “I learnt from my illiterate but wise mother that all rights to be deserved and preserved came from duty well done. Thus, the very right to live accrues to us only when we do the duty of citizenship of the world.”
    • Friends, what can be a greater tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150thbirth anniversary, than to remind ourselves of this fundamental lesson of his, making us conscious of our Duties. The duty we have to our fellow beings, to our society, to the world at large and to the generations to come. To the environment and our planet as a whole. This understanding itself has the power to be the seed from which can sprout the transformative change, the world has always looked forward to from the fountainhead of India, Vishwa Guru Bharat.
    • To start this off, can I make an appeal to all of you, to students and teachers alike. Furthering this principle of ‘Duty’, can Sambalpur University build up for itself a vision for 2022 and 2047, as Independent India turns 75 and 100 respectively? A vision of what its duties will be, what it will aspire to give and contribute!
    • Dear students, in conclusion let me summarizewhat I have just told you. As you received your degrees and medals today, be proud of what you have accomplished. At the same time, be grateful to the countless people who have made it possible for you to do so.
    • You have been equipped with knowledge, ideas and connections. This is the greatest gift there can ever be. However, always remember the immemorial lesson from Hitopadesha that true knowledge makes one humble, and that humilityleads to enrichment and contentment.  Further, Vidur Niti, says that Knowledge has no meaning without Duty, and Duty has no meaning without Purpose:
    • असम्यगुपयुक्तं हि ज्ञानं सुकुशलैरपि ।
    • उपलभ्यं चाविदितं विदितं चाननुष्ठितम् ॥
    • You are entering a new phase in your life, as we move towards the building of a New India. An India of peaceprogressand prosperity, for one and all. You will have unprecedented opportunities. In all of this, never forget your Duty, your Dharma. This is fundamental to our heritage and our values. It is what makes us who we are, and is more relevant today than ever before.
    • Also keep in mind that you are entering a world which is ever changingand fast shrinking. What you learn today will become obsolete tomorrow. And what you do today, somebody else in some other part of the world will do better tomorrow. So, you must keep learning, keep growing, and keep pushing the frontiers of knowledge!

     

    7. Steps Taken to Popularize AYUSH System of Medicine

     

    ·        People across the country are following traditional Indian medical systems of AYUSH. According to the data available, 17,73,75,226 Patients visited Government Health Care Facilities under AYUSH in OPD and 19,57,921 were admitted as inpatients in   2017-18.

    The measures taken by the Ministry of AYUSH for further propagating the natural medical systems are: –

     

    1. The Ministry of AYUSH regularly observes days dedicated to AYUSH Systems of Medicine Viz. International Day of Yoga, Ayurveda Day, Unani Day, Siddha Day, Naturopathy Day, Homoeopathy Day etc. to create awareness about the benefits of the respective AYUSH system of medicine including natural medical systems.
    2. A Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of Information Education and Communication (IEC) in AYUSH has been devised by the Ministry of AYUSH for this purpose. Under this Scheme, the Ministry of AYUSH takes up initiatives to create awareness about and to promote AYUSH systems of medicine including natural medical systems. These initiatives include organizing Arogya Fairs, Melas, Conferences, Exhibitions, Seminars, Workshops, Symposium, Yoga Fests and Ayurveda Parvs. The IEC Scheme also supports undertaking publicity campaigns through electronic media, print media and social media amongst the citizens in the country.
    • Ministry of AYUSH has established five Research Councils namely CCRAS, CCRUM, CCRS, CCRH & CCRYN for Research in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy, Yoga & Naturopathy respectively. These research councils apart from engaging in clinical/ field research also undertake the following activities: –
    1. Running Mobile health programme catering to backward regions and SC/ST communities
    2. Undertaking health awareness campaigns.
    3. Piloting Innovations like telemedicine with the help of common service centres.

     

    Ministry of AYUSH has already established advanced research institutes in  Indian medical systems through Research Councils.

    1. Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) has 21 Research Centres in different States/UTs for advance research in Homoeopathy.
    2. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) is carrying out its research activities through its 30 Institutes/Centres/Units located all over India and also through collaborative studies with various Universities, Hospitals and Institutes. The research activities of the Council include Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey, Pharmacognosy and Tissue Culture), Drug Standardization, Pharmacological Research, Clinical Research, Literary Research & Documentation and Tribal Health Care Research Programme.
    • Central Council in Research in Siddha (CCRS) had initiated steps to establish advanced research in Siddha medical systems through IMR and EMR projects. Clinical research, Epidemiological research, Drug research, Literary and fundamental research, and Medicinal plants research are being carried out in these units.  Totally there are 25 ongoing IMR projects and 8 completed IMR projects of CCRS.
    1. CCRS is equipped with state of the art infrastructure with sophisticated instruments in the following departments: Department of Clinical Research, Department of Bio-chemistry, Department of Pathology, Radiology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Pharmacognosy etc.,
    2. CCRS had published 32 books publications and 456 scientific research articles in various indexed international / national peer reviewed journals.
    3. CCRS had signed MoU with reputed institutions / organizations for initiating collaborative research works.
    • Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM) has also carried out Advance Research on various diseases in collaboration with other renowned academic/scientific institutes.
    • CCRUM is also authenticating raw drugs as well as compound formulations by implementing Pharmacognostical methods viz., Macroscopy, Microscopy and Powder Microscopy; Physico-chemical methods and instrumental such as TLC fingerprint.

    8.PSC on IT invites views, suggestions on Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill

     

     

    ·     The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology has invited views and suggestions on the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 from public and stakeholders.

    ·     Those who want to submit written memoranda or suggestions may send two copies either in English or Hindi to Director (C & IT) in Lok Sabha Secretariat.

    ·     They could also email their suggestions to comit@sansad.nic.in within 15 days of publication of the communication. Text of The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is available on the Lok Sabha website.

     

    9.Indian Navy commissions sixth Dornier aircraft squadron

     

     

    ·     Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, the sixth Dornier aircraft squadron was commissioned today at Naval Air Enclave- Porbandar on Gujarat coast.

    ·     Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral M S Pawar was the chief guest on this occasion.

    ·     Speaking on this occasion, Vice Admiral Pawar said that commissioning of Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314 – marks yet another milestone in country’s efforts towards enhancing maritime security and surveillance footprint in the North Arabian Sea.

    ·     He said that the squadron owing to its strategic location will act as the first to respond in this crucial region.

    According to Defense Sources, the INAS 314 derives its name Raptors from the Bird of Prey family.

    ·     The insignia of the squadron depicts a Raptor bird searching over the vast blue expanse of the sea. Raptors are large birds of prey known for excellent sensory capabilities, powerful and sharp talons and strong wings symbolizing the capabilities of the aircraft and envisaged roles of the squadron.

    ·     AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that this squadron will operate the Dornier aircraft, a multi-role SRMR aircraft, with twin turboprop engine manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, Kanpur. The aircraft can be used for electronic warfare missions, maritime surveillance, search and rescue and to provide targeting data to weapon platform.

    ·     Contributing towards indigenous development and self-reliance through Make in India, Navy is procuring 12 new Dornier aircraft from HAL with state-of-the-art sensors and equipment including glass cockpit, advanced surveillance radar, optical sensors and networking features.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS

     

     

     

    10.       PM Modi announces 400 million dollar line of credit to Sri Lanka

     

     

    ·     Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a 400 million dollar Line of Credit of to Sri Lanka to boost the island nation’s development.

    ·     In a joint press statement after meeting visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Delhi this afternoon, Mr Modi said that India will also extend a 50 million dollars Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to fight terrorism.

    ·     He said, strengthening mutual cooperation in dealing with terrorism was discussed in detail. He assured the Sri Lankan President of India’s full assistance in taking his country on the path of rapid development.

    ·     Describing the meeting with Mr Rajapaksa as fruitful, the Prime Minister said, a strong and prosperous Sri Lanka is not only in the interest of India but also in the interest of the entire Indian Ocean region.

    ·     Mr Modi said, India gives priority to its relations with Sri Lanka under its Neighbourhood First’ Policy. He expressed confidence that the Sri Lankan Government will carry forward the process of reconciliation to fulfil the aspirations of the Tamils for equality, justice, peace and respect.

    ·     The Sri Lankan President said in his statement that the discussions were cordial and reassuring and a major focus area of the deliberations was on security cooperation. He said, they discussed the fishermen’s issue in length.

    ·     This is Mr Gotabaya’s first overseas visit since assuming office.

     

    11.       India to set up 12 hi-tech parks in Bangladesh

     

     

    ·     India will set up 12 hi-tech parks in Bangladesh at a cost of $193 million.

    ·     Speaking at a business meeting in Rangpur organised by the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das said that these hi-tech parks will provide training to 30,000 youth of Bangladesh as skilled IT professionals.

    ·     Responding to the issue of the trade imbalance between the two countries, Riva Ganguly Das said that diversification of the product basket of Bangladesh will help reduce the gap by increasing exports to India.

     

     

    ·     She also inaugurated Swami Vivekananda Bhawan at Rangpur which houses a Computer Center, Charitable Medical Centre, Coaching centre and student’s home.

     

    12.       Japan: Former PM Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at 101

     

     

    ·     In Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of the longest-reigning Prime Ministers and known for his friendship with Ronald Reagan died at the age of 101. He passed away at a Tokyo hospital.

    ·     Nakasone, Prime Minister from 1982 to 1987, shared the world stage with Reagan and Margaret Thatcher while battling with bureaucrats over domestic reforms.

    ·     He himself said, he failed to achieve a dream of revising the country’s pacifist, post-war constitution to clarify the ambiguous status of the military.

    ·     Nakasone also broke an unwritten rule on limiting the annual defence budget to 1% of Gross National Product Nakasone also broke an unwritten rule on limiting the annual defence budget to 1% of Gross National Product

    ·     In 1983, he became the first Japanese Premier to officially visit South Korea, mending fences with a country that Japan had brutally colonized from 1910 to 1945.

    ·     Prime Minister Narendra Moid has condoled his demise.

    ·     Mr Modi said, his path-breaking visit to India, which was the first by a Japanese Prime Minister after a gap of 23 years will always be remembered.

     

    13.         Exercise Mitra Shakthi – VII

     

     

    ·     A Sri Lankan Army contingent left for India today to participate in the annual joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army.

    ·     The Exercise Mitra Shakthi – VII will commence on Sunday at Kumaon Regiment camp premises in Pune and aims to bolster existing bonds of understanding and close working relationship between the two forces.

    ·     The Sri Lankan contingent consists of 11 officers and 109 other rankers of Gemunu Watch troops with equal participation of Indian Army Jawans from Kumaon Regiment.

    ·     The two-week-long military exercise to be held for the seventh time is designed to enhance capacity among participants and promote interoperability, military cooperation, the conduct of joint tactical operations, sharing of experiences and explore possibilities for any potential security threats in future.

    ·     It is an annual training programme that has been conducted between both organizations since the year 2012. It has so far occurred thrice in India and thrice in Sri Lanka with the objective of promoting bilateral military understanding and bonds of goodwill.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SPORTS NEWS

    14.       Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy

     

     

    ·     Defending champions Karnataka romped into the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy after thrashing Haryana by eight wickets in the first semi-final in Surat .

    ·     The highlight of the match was Abhimanyu Mithun taking five wickets in an over and became the first bowler in the domestic circuit to claim a hat-trick in all the formats.

    ·     He had snared a hat-trick in the Vijay Hazare National ODI Championship final against Tamil Nadu earlier this year.

    ·     Asked to bat first, Haryana piled up 194 for eight wickets on the board but Karnataka chased it in 15 overs with half-centuries by openers Devdutt Padikkal putting up 87 and K L Rahul scoring 66 runs.

     

    15.       Shooting: Angad Bajwa unofficially hits world record score in skeet final

     

     

    ·     In shooting, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa unofficially hit a world record score in the men’s skeet final at the 63rd National Shooting Championships for Shotgun events in New Delhi .

    ·     Angad defeated his senior and fellow Tokyo 2020 quota winner Mairaj Ahmad Khan of Uttar Pradesh, shooting a clean 60. Mairaj scored 58.

    ·     Angad also equalled a record he jointly holds with skeet legend Vincent Hancock and two others.

    ·     Mairaj also had a splendid day, shooting a world record himself, a perfect 125 in qualifying to breeze into the final. However, both Angad and Mairaj will be credited with National records.

    ·     Saniya Sheikh bagged her third national title-winning the women’s skeet event defeating state-mate Areeba Khan 10-8.

    ·     Abhay Singh Sekhon and Parnaaz Dhaliwal of Punjab also won the junior men’s and women’s skeet golds.

     

     

     

     

     

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