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News in Short - 28-August-2019

Athlete creates history by becoming 1st man paddleboard across Pacific

Date: 28 August 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Spanish athlete Antonio De La Rosa has created history by becoming the first man to paddleboard 2,900 miles solo across the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness about ocean protection and plastic pollution.
  • Antonio completed the solo voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii in 76 days on his 24-foot custom made paddleboard.
  • Rosa started his expedition on June 9 and also documented the entire journey with GoPro camera.

Telangana government to launch DEET to link employers with job seekers

Date: 28 August 2019 Tags: Science, Technology & Innovation
  • The State government of Telangana has launched an exclusive app for unemployed youth living inTelangana.
  • The Digital Employment Exchange of Telangana (DEET) is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country.
  • From this move, the state government intends to solve the unemployment crisis. DEET aims to give more opportunities to job seekers while broadening the horizons of employers by giving them ample options to choose from.

‘ MITRA’- The Moon crater named after Indian scientist

Date: 28 August 2019 Tags: Space
  • Recently Chandrayaan-2 had taken photos of a crater on moon’s south pole named after Sisir Kumar Mitra.
  • The name was given by Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), part of International Astronomical Union (IAU), after a successful review in 1970, seven years after the death of Mitra.
  • Thousands of features discovered on the moon have been named after noted scientists, like US astronomer Daniel Kirkwood, German physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, and Dr Vikram Sarabhai, to honour their unparalleled contribution to science.

Pakistan contemplating full airspace closure for India

Date: 28 August 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Pakistani Prime minister Imran Khan is thinking of full closure of Pakistani airspace for Indian aircrafts.
  • It is also said that country was considering banning India from using Pakistani land routes for Indo-Afghan trade.
  • Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force fighter jets attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot. Pakistan had opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on July 16.

Feroze Shah Kotla cricket stadium to be named after late Arun Jaitley

Date: 28 August 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • The Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) has moved a proposal to rename Feroze Shah Kotla Cricket stadium after former Finance minister and late BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
  • Arun Jaitley was a former president of DDCA and also former vice-president of BCCI.
  • Former cricketer and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir has also requested to name Yamuna sports complex after Arun Jaitley.