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News in Short - 17-May-2022

Adani buys Ambuja and ACC cement

Date: 17 May 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Adani family has entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of Switzerland-based Holcim Limited’s entire stake in Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited.
  • Holcim, through its subsidiaries, holds 63.19% in Ambuja Cements and 54.53% in ACC (of which 50.05% is held through Ambuja Cements).
  • This deal makes the Adanis the second largest cement player, after UltraTech Cement of the Aditya Birla Group.

Dr ManikSaha takes charge as Tripura Chief Minister

Date: 17 May 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajya Sabha MP Dr.ManikSaha was sworn in as the chief minister of Tripuraa.
  • Governor SatyadeoNarain Arya administered the oath of secrecy to Saha. He replaces Biplab Kumar Deb.
  • A popular dentist, Saha joined the BJP in 2015 and was made the chief of the party in 2020. He became Tripura’s first Rajya Sabha MP from the BJP.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan appointed UAE President

Date: 17 May 2022 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Rulers in the United Arab Emirates announced that they unanimously appointed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the President of the nation.
  • The transition of power marks only the third time the nation of seven sheikhdoms has selected a President since becoming an independent nation in 1971.
  • Abu Dhabihas held the presidency since the founding of the UAE federation by Sheikh Khalifa’s father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in 1971.

India wins Thomas Cup for the first time

Date: 17 May 2022 Tags: Sports
  • Indian Men’s badminton team won their maiden Thomas cup title, defeating fourteen time champions Indonesia.
  • India became only the 6th nation after China, Indonesia, Japan, Denmark, and Malaysia to win the Thomas Cup title.
  • World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, KidambiSrikanth and doubles players Chirag Shetty and SatwiksairajRankireddy delivered the wins.

Former cricketer Andrew Symonds passes away

Date: 17 May 2022 Tags: Obituaries
  • Former Australia cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds died in a car crash near Townsville, Australia.
  • Symonds featured in 198 ODIs — scoring six centuries and 30 half-centuries — while also contributing 133 wickets with his off-spin and medium pace.
  • Symonds’ career went into a downward spiral after the “monkeygate scandal” in 2008. He accused Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh of calling him a “monkey” during the Sydney Test.