16 December 2018 Current Affairs:
Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma progressed to the semi-finals stage of the BWF Tour Finals. Sindhu and Sameer are the only Indians at the BWF Tour Finals this year.
Sindhu, who won all of her group matches, reached the semi-finals stage by beating USA's Beiwen Zhang 21-9, 21-15 in the women's singles.
Sameer Verma too is on the verge of securing a semi-final berth after his 21-9, 21-18 win over Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand in the men's singles.