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News in Short - 24-November-2019

Fouaad Mirza qualifies for Olympics in Equestrian

Date: 24 November 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Double Asian Games medallist equestrian Fouaad Mirza secured an Olympic quota, ending a wait spanning nearly two decades.
  • Mirza qualified after he was the highest ranked rider in Group G for the South East Asia, Oceania in the individual eventing category after the end of the Europe stage.
  • Imtiaz Anees (2000 Sydney) and Late Wing Commander IJ Lamba (1996 Atlanta) are the only Indians to have represented the country in Equestrian at the Olympics.

Actor and writer comrade Shaukat Kaifi passes away

Date: 24 November 2019 Tags: Obituaries
  • Veteran theatre and film actor and writer Shaukat Kaif passed away in Mumbai.
  • She was the mother of veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi.
  • She was part of Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and the Progressive Writers Association, the cultural wings of the Communist Party of India.

Sub Lt Shivangi, the first woman pilot for Navy

Date: 24 November 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • In a major stride, the Indian Navy is set to get its first ever woman pilot as Sub-Lieutenant (Sub-Lt) Shivangi completes her training and joins navy.
  • Ms Shivangi hails from Muzaffarpur in Bihar and has completed her training from Naval school, Ezhimala.
  • Upon completion of her operational training, Sub-Lt Shivangi will receive the authorisation to fly the Indian Navy's Dornier aircraft, making her the first woman pilot from the naval cadre to get into the cockpit.

Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra CM

Date: 24 November 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  • NCP leader Ajit Pawar was also sworn in as Deputy CM by the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra has been under the presidential rule due to failure to have a government formation after elections.
  • The brewing alliance between Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP had failed to arrive at the consensus for government formation.