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News in Short - 09-September-2019

Rafael Nadal wins US open

Date: 09 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Rafael Nadal fought past an inspired Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling final consisting of 5 sets to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown.
  • The 33-year-old Nadal became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era.
  • With this victory, Nadal has 19 grand slam wins, one less than his rival Roger Federer who has 20 grand slams.

Madhya Pradesh government to allow cow adoption

Date: 09 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to seek donations from its citizens for its ‘Project Gaushala’ by letting them adopt cows.
  • People can adopt a cow for a minimum of 15 days and can go on supporting it till the animal’s lifetime.
  • A website is also planned to be developed to facilitate easy donation for cow shelters.

India gives $1 million aid to Bahamas

Date: 09 September 2019 Tags: Disaster & Disaster Management
  • India has announced disaster relief aid of $1 million to help people in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
  • Dorianravaged the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and made its landfall in Nova Scotia in Canada.
  • Bahamas is a country made up of group of coral islands located in the Atlantic Ocean near the eastern coast of USA.

China to invest $1 billion in Pakistan development projects

Date: 09 September 2019 Tags: India & World
  • China is planning to invest USD 1 billion in development projects in Pakistan, as they try to further boost bilateral ties.
  • The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is one such investment project under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
  • The second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) will soon be finalised after which 90 per cent of Pakistani exports will attract zero percent duty.

Veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away

Date: 09 September 2019 Tags: Obituaries
  • Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani passed away at the age of 95, in his official residence in New Delhi.
  • Jethmalani was the Union Law Minister and the Urban Development Minister during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government. He also served as the Supreme Court Bar Association president in 2010.
  • Jethmalani has fought many high profile cases such as Nanawati case, Indira Gandhi assassination case, Jessica Lal muder case, Harshad Mehta stock market scam case etc.