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News in Short - 17-August-2019

Ravi Shastri appointed coach of Indian cricket men’s team

Date: 17 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Former India cricketer and current team coach Ravi Shastri has been reappointed as the head coach of Men’s cricket team for a period of 2 year until 2022.
  • The coach was selected bya three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by Kapil Dev.

Latest GI tags

Date: 17 August 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Tamil Nadu’s panchamirtham prasadam of Palani temple has got the GI tag.
  • The Tirur Betel leaf of Mallapuram district of Kerala has also got a GI tag.
  • Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei from Mizoram have obtained the GI tag.
  • The Geographical Indication tag is a tag bestowed upon an Indian product that establishes that product as belonging exclusively to a particular region or territory.
  • The GI tag ensures that the product can only be made within the particular territory, which increases the success of indigenous products, by providing a geographical identity.

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in Indian Grand prix

Date: 17 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold in 100m category of Indian grand prix held in Patiala.
  • Tamil Nadu’s Archana won the silver while Punjab’s Manvir Kaur bagged the bronze medal.

Bhajrang Punia nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

Date: 17 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • Bajrang competes in 65 kg freestyle category and one of medal hopeful for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
  • He is the 4th wrestler to win this award after Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sakshi Malik.