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News in Short - 24-August-2019

India assured of medals at Badminton world championship

Date: 24 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Sai Praneeth have managed to reach semi finals of world Badminton championship thereby assuring themselves of medals.
  • This will be Sindhu's 5th World Championship medal. Sai Praneeth will be the second Indian male player after Prakash Padukone to win a medal at World Championship.

PM Modi UAE visit

Date: 24 August 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit UAE for a strategic visit where he is expected to meet crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • UAE's invitation to India for Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit and their backing of India on Kashmir issuemakes UAE India ties significant.
  • PM Modi is also stated to receive UAE’S highest civilian award ' Order of Zayed' during the visit.

Sri Lanka Ends Emergency

Date: 24 August 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Sri Lanka has ended four months of emergency rule imposed after Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed more than 260 people.
  • President of Sri Lanka, Maitripala Sirisena allowed the emergency to lapse by not signing on the order which extended it for a month.
  • The emergency laws give power to military and police to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders.

Fossil offers clue on forest at Kutch

Date: 24 August 2019 Tags: Geography & Environment
  • Hot humid and arid desert of Kutch was once a humid subtropical forest with animals such as Rhinos, giraffes and freshwater fish as found by researchers.
  • Conclusions are based on discovery of vertebrate fossil belonging to Miocene age.
  • The research has potential answers to climate change that led to change in land conditions over a period of time. It also throws light on continent drift theory that separated India from Gondwanaland.

RCB gets new coaching staff

Date: 24 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore have appointed Simon Katich as their head coach and Mike Hesson as the Director Cricket operations.
  • The team has parted ways with previous head coach Gary Kirsten and bowling coach Ashish Nehra.
  • Simon Katich had previously worked as assistant coach of various franchises including KKR. Hesson had previously been the coach of Kings XI Punjab and New Zealand national cricket team.