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News in Short - 24-September-2019

Travel company Thomas Cook collapses

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Britain- based Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm collapsed, stranding hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers around the globe.
  • The company went out of business after it failed to secure a rescue package from its lenders.
  • Thomas Cook has been hit by online competition, a changing travel market and geopolitical events that impacted its summer season. 

Divij Sharan and Zelenay win ATP title at St Petersburg

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Divij Sharan and partner Igor Zelenay of Slovakia beat Matteo Berrettini and Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 3-6, [10-8] to clinch the doubles title in the ATP Tour tennis tournament in St Petersburg, Russia.
  • This is the fifth doubles tour title for Divij and his third in this season.

Single multipurpose ID card

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Home Minister Amit Shah suggested one card that incorporates multiple cards for all utilities in the future.
  • The proposed the idea of a multipurpose identity card for citizens will include all utilities like passport, Aadhaar, driving licence and bank accounts.

No engineering degree for students below 5 CGPA in Karnataka

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Education
  • Engineering students who gave their final exams and are about to graduate will not get their degrees unless they have secured a Cumulative Grade Point Achievement (CGPA) of 5 or more accordingto a circular, issued by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).
  • For benefit of those who are unable to fulfil the criteria, the university has made a provision of allowing them to appear again for the semester end examination either completely or in part.

Former Indian cricketer Madhav Apte passes away

Date: 24 September 2019 Tags: Obituaries
  • Former Indian cricketer Madhav Apte passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 86 years old. 
  • Apte had represented India in seven Test matches and led Mumbai to two Ranji Trophy titles back in 1958-59 and 1961-62.
  • He made his debut against Pakistan in 1952 and went on to score 542 international runs, which includes one century and three half-centuries in 13 innings.
  • He was also the first Indian opener to aggregate over 400 runs in a Test series.