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News in Short - 10-October-2019

Mithali Raj becomes first woman cricketer to complete two decades in cricket

Date: 10 October 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj has become the first woman cricketer to have an international career lasting more than 20 years.
  • holds the record for playing the maximum number of ODIs in women's cricket (204 ODI).She has also represented India in 10 tests and 89 T20I.
  • Mithali made her ODI debut against Ireland on June 26, 1999, has completed 20 years and 105 days of her career in the 50-over format. She is also the only female cricketer to have played ODI cricket for over two decades.

Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for doping

Date: 10 October 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran has been banned for four years for doping and stripped of two titles from the 2017 Asian Championships.
  • Nirmala had won gold medals in the 400 meters and 4x400 relay at the 2017 Asian Championships held in India.

Kerala scientists discover new fish species

Date: 10 October 2019 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Researchers in Kerala have discovered a new eel like fish species and named it as Pangio bhujia.
  • The new species is a native of deep ponds and is rarely found away from their habitats.
  • Pangio bhujia lives in deep laterite channels of aquifers inside the earth and feeds mainly on plankton and small worms. 

NASA discovers ancient oasis on Mars

Date: 10 October 2019 Tags: Space
  • NASA scientists believe to have discovered proof of ancient oasis, as evidence of ponds scattered across a 100-mile-wide basin called the Gale Crater was found by the Curiosity rover.
  • The scientists have identified rocks enriched by mineral salts that are evidence of briny ponds that went through periods of drying out and overflowing. 
  • The Gale Crater is the leftover geological formation from an impact that changed the surface of Mars.

Nobel prize for chemistry

Date: 10 October 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been jointly awarded to John B Goodenough of the US, Britain’s M Stanley Whittingham and Japan’s Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.
  • Their contribution of lithium-ion batteries have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices in an increasingly portable and electronic world.