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News in Short - 16-September-2019

Argentina’s 'shirtless ones' protest.

Date: 16 September 2019 Tags: World Economy
  • The ‘shirtless ones’ or the ‘excluded’ are a key constituency that have been part of a struggle in Argentina against the IMF and the oligarchy.
  • Argentina sits on a $101 billion debt with central bank reserves that are now around a mere $10 billion. 
  • The protesters are protesting against President Mauricio Macri's policies, that have brought economic slowdown in Argentina.

Pankaj Advani wins title at IBSF world Billiards championship

Date: 16 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Pankaj Advanihas increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship
  • This is Pankaj's fifth title in the last six years and also Pankaj's fourth consecutive year being victorious at the world level.

IAF pilot Nikhil Rath shortlisted for Gaganyaan mission

Date: 16 September 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Wing Commander Nikhil Rath of Balangir, Odisha has cleared the preliminary round of selection of astronauts to undertake training for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s first manned mission to space in 2021.
  • All the 25 shortlisted pilots will undergo training in Russia for one year for the space mission under the ambitious Gaganyaan mission. 
  • Under Gaganyaan Mission, a spacecraft of ISRO carrying three astronauts from the Armed forces will take off in 2021.

Sourabh Verma wins Vietnam open

Date: 16 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • India's Sourabh Verma registered thrilling three-game win over China's Sun Fei Xiang to claim the men's singles title at theVietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 badminton tournament.
  • He had earlier won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year

Haryana to implement NRC

Date: 16 September 2019 Tags: Bills & Laws
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented in Haryana.
  • The state government is currently in process of issuing family id-cards to people of Haryana. The same database shall also be used for the implementation of NRC in the state.