Suresh Raina has become first Indian batsman to cross 8000 runs in T20 cricket fomat. He achieved this feat after scoring 12 runs against Puducherry in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Delhi.
In total Raina has now scored 8,001 from 300 T20s which had 284 innings. Overall, he is 6th highest after David Warner (8111 runs), Shoaib Malik (8603), Kieron Pollard (8839), Brendon McCullum (9922) and Chris Gayle (12,298).
Raina is also second Indian after MS Dhoni to have played 300 T20 matches. Other than Raina other batsmen in top 10 list of highest run-getters in T20 cricket are Virat Kohli (7833) and Rohit Sharma (7795).
India was ranked 47th out of 100 countries in Inclusive Internet Index (3i) 2019, prepared by 'Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook.
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The index represented 94% of world’s population and 96% of global GDP.
It revealed stalled progress on closing digital divide and that there are visible benefits from comprehensive female e-inclusion policies, digital skills programmes and targets for women and girls to Study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Author and educationist Govind Prasad Sharma was appointed as new Chairman of National Book Trust (NBT) has appointed
As educationist he has served many posts viz. Principal of Government P.G. College (Madhya Pradesh), Additional Director of Higher Education (Gwalior Chambal Division), Director of Madhya Pradesh Hindi Granth Akademi and is also author of many academic books and research papers.
NBT is an autonomous organisation under Department of Higher Education, Uuion Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
Its activities include publishing, promotion of books and reading, promotion of Indian books abroad, assistance to authors and publishers, and promotion of children’s literature.