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News in Short - 04-September-2019

Israeli PM cancels one day India visit on September 9

Date: 04 September 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned day-long visit to India on September 9 citing repeat polls to be held in Israel.
  • This is the second time this year that the Israeli leader has cancelled a planned visit to India, doing so earlier before the April 2019 elections.
  • Netanyahu’s planned visit was widely seen in Israel as an effort by him to project his acceptance worldwide and prop up his campaign.

Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win gold at ISSF world cup

Date: 04 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary staged a remarkable comeback from behind to claim the mixed 10m air pistol gold, in the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Representing the other Indian team in the same event, Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma won the silver.
  • World number one in women's 10m air rifle, Apurvi Chandela, had earlier partnered Deepak Kumar to win India their fourth gold.
  • India finished the tournament at the top of the medals tally with five gold, two silver and two bronze.

Virat Kohli becomes India’s most successful test captain

Date: 04 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Virat Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most successful captain for India in Test cricket after India defeated West Indies in the second test.
  • The victory saw Virat Kohli surpass MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins. With 28 wins, Virat Kohli ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most victories after 48 Tests behind Steve Waugh (36) and Ricky Ponting (33).

Mithali Raj announces T20 retirement

Date: 04 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20 Internationals. Mithali, 36, has played 89 T20Is, scoring a record 2,364 runs with 17 fifties at an average of 37.52.
  • Mitali had started playing T20I from 2006 and has scored more than 2000 runs, being the first Indian to do so.

Indian Airforce inducts Apache helicopters

Date: 04 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters into service at the Pathankot Air Force Station. Apache is the most advanced multi-role heavy attack helicopter in the world.
  • These helicopters had been modified specifically to suit the exacting standards demanded by the IAF.
  • The helicopter is capable of delivering a variety of weapons which include air-to-ground Hellfire missiles, 70 mm Hydra rockets and air-to-air Stinger missiles.
  • The helicopters are built by Boeing. They are day/night, all weather capable and have high agility and survivability against battle damage.