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News in Short - 18-October-2021

MS Dhoni becomes first player to captain 300 T20 matches

Date: 18 October 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first player in world cricket to captain a team in 300 T20 games across various competitions.
  • The 40-year-old former India captain, playing his 10th IPL final, has led the ‘Yellow Brigade’ in 214 games across 12 editions that they have taken part out of the 14 IPL seasons.
  • He has also led Rising Pune Supergiants during one IPL season apart from leading India in six T20 World Cups.
  • Second in the list is Darren Sammy, who has led a team in 208 games for West Indies and various franchises.

Saurashtra cricketer AviBarot passes away

Date: 18 October 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • In a shocking development, Saurashtra keeper-batsman AviBarot, who played for the India Under-19 team too, passed away at 29 due to a massive heart attack.
  • In a bright career so far, Barot had played 21 Ranji Trophy matches, 17 List A games and 11 T20 ties for Saurashtra.
  • Overall, he had played 38 first-class matches 38 List A games and 20 T20s for three domestic teams-Gujarat, Saurashtra and Haryana.

Bhutan and China sign deal to expedite boundary dispute

Date: 18 October 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • In a step towards resolving their boundary disputes, Bhutan and China signed an agreement on a three-step roadmap to help speed up talks, at a meeting of Foreign Ministers held via video conference.
  • The roadmap “for Expediting the Bhutan-China Boundary Negotiations”, is expected to kickstart the progress on the boundary talks process that has been delayed for five years, first due to the Doklam standoff in 2017 and then by the pandemic.
  • The timing of the agreement is particularly significant for New Delhi, given the border talks on their 17-month old standoff at the Line of Actual Control appear to have hit an impasse this week.
  • The roadmap had been finalised during the 10th expert group meeting in Kunming in April 2021, and presented for approval to their Governments in Thimphu and Beijing respectively.

ASEAN excludes Myanmar Junta leader from summit

Date: 18 October 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A Southeast Asia summit this month will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar, sidelining the leader of the military junta in an unprecedented move for the group.
  • The decision by foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)marks a shift for the bloc, which has traditionally favoured a policy of engagement and non-interference.
  • International pressure has been building on ASEAN to take a tougher position on Myanmar’s failure to take the agreed steps to end the violence, allow humanitarian access and start dialogue with its opponents.

GulaboSitabo actor FarrukhJafar passes away

Date: 18 October 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Veteran actor FarrukhJafar, known for her performance in films “GulaboSitabo” and “Sultan”, died on October 15. She was 89.
  • Jaffer, who was one of the first radio announcers of Vividh Bharti Lucknow in 1963, began her on screen journey with the 1981 classic “UmraoJaan”, in which she played Rekha’s mother.
  • She later appeared in some TV shows but found further acclaim with the 2004 Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Swades”.