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  • BAFTA Awards 2018: Complete List Of Winners

    Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won maximum prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2018, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. S. No.    Category    Winners 1.    Best Film    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2.    Outstanding British Film    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 3.    Best Director    Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water 4.    Best Actress    Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 5.    Best Actor    Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour 6.    Best Supporting Actress    Allison Janney, I, Tonya 7.    Best Supporting Actor    Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 8.    Best Cinematography    Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049 9.    Original Screenplay    Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 10.    Adapted Screenplay    James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name 11.    British Short Film    Cowboy Dave British Short Animation: Poles Apart 12.    Special Visual Effects    Blade Runner 2049Best Animated Film: Coco 13.    Best Film Not In The English Language    The HandmaidenBest Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro 14.    Best Production Design    Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water 15.    Best Editing    Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss Baby Driver 16.    Best Sound    Dunkirk 17    Best Original Music    The Shape of Water 18.    Best Costume Design    Phantom Thread 19.    Best Makeup & Hair    Darkest Hour 20.    The Ee Rising Star Award (Voted For By Public)    Daniel Kaluuya.

    Indian Engineer Awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

    Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person honored with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California. Sathaye and his team received the award for his contribution towards conceptualization, designing, engineering, and the implementation of the 'Shotover K1 Camera System' during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown, New Zealand.

    Over 2000 people play Shankh at Rajim Kumbh Mela to create world record

    A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew 'shankh' (conch shells) together. Golden Book of World Records certified the record. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband's Rajim.

    Eight Year Old Indian origin girl enters UK Math Hall of Fame

    Sohini Roy Chowdhury, eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolgirl has entered the UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame, an online mathematics-based competitive tool aimed at primary school pupils. She made it into the top 100 World Hall of Fame after solving mathematical puzzles with speed and accuracy. New Delhi born Sohini joined the competition this year as a student of Nelson Primary School in Birmingham.  

    India Open 2018- Complete List Of Winners

    India Open is a badminton event held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi. In women's singles Defending champion P V Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen Zhang to finish runner-up at the India Open Super 500 tournament. 1.    Men's Singles    Shi Yuqi (China) 2.    Women's Singles    Beiwen Zhang (America) 3.    Men's Doubles    Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (Indonesia)  4.    Women's Doubles    Greysia Polii (Indonesia) Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia)    Jongkolphan Kititharakul (Thailand) and Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand) 5.    Mixed Doubles    Mathias Christiansen (Denmark) Christinna Pedersen (Denmark).

    Shyam Benegal Awarded V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) committee decided to bestow V. Shantaram lifetime achievement Award to veteran film producer and director Shyam Benegal. The award will be presented at concluding ceremony of MIFF in Mumbai. He will be awarded a trophy, cash price of 10 lakh rupees, a certificate and a shawl by Governor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao. Benegal has been selected for his contribution to the promotion of the documentary movement.

    India Open Boxing: Mary Kom Clinches Gold India Bag 10 Medals

    The five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal in the India Open International Boxing tournament at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. She defeated Josie Gabuco from the Philippines in a split 4-1 decision to grab the gold in the women's 48kg weight category. The 12th seeded boxer had earlier booked her place in the finals after defeating Mongolian Altansetseg Lutsaikhan in the semi-final clash. Pinki Rani also fetched gold for India after defeating Mongolia’s Jargalan Ochirbat in the final of fly (48-51 kg) category.

    Shesh Anand Madhukar honoured with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award

    Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar honored with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award. He is a second writer of Magahi language to be given this award. Magahi language also known as Magadhi is the language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India. It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi is the language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India. It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi Prakrit, spoken in the ancient kingdom.

    Sharath Kamal Wins Table Tennis Nationals Championship

    Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Anthony Amalraj to win the men singles title for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta in the 79th edition of the 11Even Sports Senior Nationals in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged the new women champion, beating Hyderabad Nationals winner Manika Batra.

    Grammy Awards 2018- Complete List Of Winners

    The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 2016 to September 2017 were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the USA. James Corden was the host of the ceremony for the second year in a row. It was Bruno Mars' night at the Grammy Awards held in New York, with the three biggest wins - Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year for 24K Magic and Song Of The Year for 'That's What I Like'. Album Of The Year: Bruno Mars Song of the Year: Bruno Mars', That's What I Like Record Of The Year: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, Shape of You Best Pop Vocal Album: Ed Sheeran, Divide Best Dance Recording: LCD Soundsystem, Tonite Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones Best Children's Album: Feel What U Feel, Lisa Loeb Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

    Padma Awards 2018 announced Full List Of Recipients

    The President approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan, and 73 Padma Shri. The Fourteen of the awardees are women and 3 persons have been awarded posthumously. In sports personalities, former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple world champion cueist Pankaj Advani have been conferred with the third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan. The 2017 World Weightlifting Champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu and former Asian Games gold medallist tennis player Somdev Devvarman have been conferred with the Padma Shri. The awards are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year. 1.    Ilayaraja    Art (Music) 2.    Ghulam Mustafa Khan    Art (Music) 3.    Parameswaran Literature & Education Padma Bhushan (3rd highest civilian award): S. No.    Winner    Category 1.    Pankaj Advani    Sport (Billiards/Snooker) 2.    Mahendra Singh Dhoni    Sports (Cricket) 3.    Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous)    Public Affairs 4.    Ved Prakash Nanda    Literature and Education 5.    Laxman Pai    Art (Painting) 6.    Arvind Parikh    Art (Painting) 7.    Sharda Sinha    Art (Painting) 8.    Philipose Mar Chrysostom    Others (Spiritualism) 9.    Ramachandran Nagaswamy    Others (Archaeology).

    Sixty Third Filmfare Awards 2018: Complete List of Winners

    Bollywood came together to celebrate the industry's talent at 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018, held in Mumbai. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar hosted the show. ' Hindi Medium' bagged honors in the categories of Best Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Irrfan Khan's impeccable performance. Vidya Balan won her career's sixth Filmfare award for her passionate portrayal of a middle-aged homemaker who turns into a radio jockey in 'Tumhari Sulu' as she claimed the Black Lady for the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female). Best Film  -  'Hindi Medium' Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) - Vidya Balan for 'Tumhari Sulu' Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) -  Irrfan Khan for 'Hindi Medium' Critics' Award for Best Film - 'Newton' Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male)  -  Rajkummar Rao for 'Trapped' Critics' Award for Best Actor (Female) - Zaira Wasim for 'Secret Superstar' Best Director  -  Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Best Debut Director -  Konkona Sensharma for 'A Death in the Gunj' Best Dialogue  -  Hitesh Kewalya for 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan' Best Screenplay    Shubhashish Bhutiani for 'Mukti Bhavan'  Best Original Story    Amit Masurkar for 'Newton' Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film    Jackie Shroff for 'Khujli' Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film    Shefali Shah for 'Juice' People's Choice Award for Best Short Film    'Anahut' Best Short Film (Fiction)    'Juice' Best Short Film (Non-Fiction)    'Invisible Wings' Best Music Album    Pritam for 'Jagga Jasoos' Best Playback Singer (Male) -   Arijit Singh for 'Roke na ruke naina' - 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'.

    Actor Sudhir Dalvi Gets Janakavi P Sawlaram Award

    Actor Sudhir Dalvi honored with the Janakavi P Sawlaram award at a function held in Mumbai. The award is jointly given by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Janakavi P Savlaram Kala Samiti. Well-known dancer Jaishree T was bestowed with the Ganga Jamuna award, which is instituted in memory of a popular song written by Sawlaram. Mr. Dalvi featured on the famous TV show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and other Hindi serials.

    Gallup International Survey ranked Indian PM Narendra Modi as the No. 3 world leader

    Gallup International Association (GIA) has ranked Indian PM Narendra Modi as the No. 3 world leader in its annual survey. This is the highest ever rank bagged by any Indian PM in the GIA global polls. The first rank went to French President Emmanuel Macron (net score 21), followed by German chancellor Angela Merkel (net score of 20). US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were ranked at the eleventh and sixth position respectively in the survey.

    Golden Globe Awards 2018: The Complete List of Winners

    The 75th Golden Globe Award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, the USA.   “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” dominated the 2018 Golden Globes, taking home four statues, including best drama, best screenplay, and acting awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in the drama category. Seth Meyers hosted the star-studded show. Here is the Complete List of Winners of Golden Globe Awards 2018- 1. Best motion picture, drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 2. Best motion picture, musical or comedy: Lady Bird. 3. Best director, motion picture: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”. 4. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand. 5. Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama: Gary Oldman. 6. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Saoirse Ronan. 7. Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: James Franco. 8. Best motion picture, animated: Coco 9. Best motion picture, foreign language: In the Fade 10. Best television series, drama: The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu 11. Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama: Elisabeth Moss. 12. Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama: Sterling K. Brown.

    Indian Boxers won 5 Medals at Galym Boxing Tournament

    Indian boxers have claimed three gold, a silver, and a bronze medal at the Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. In the event, the country’s Gold Medal winners were K Shyam Kumar in 49kg, Naman Tanwar in 91kg and Satish Kumar in the 91kg category claimed gold medals. The19-year-old Naman Tanwar was also adjudged the best boxer of the tournament.

    Mamang Dai and Ramesh Kuntal Megh Win Sahitya Akademi Award 2017

    Authors Mamang Dai and Ramesh Kuntal Megh have won this year's Sahitya Akademi award for their work.  The Black Hill, a novel, and Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar, a literary criticism, in English and Hindi respectively. The Sahitya Akademi announced its annual Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 in 24 languages. Seven novels, five collections each of poetry and short stories, five works of literary criticism, a play and a book of essays have won the awards. The award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh will be presented to the authors at a special function to be held on February 12, 2018.

    Bengali Poet Joy Goswami to Get 31st Moortidevi Award

    Eminent Bengali poet Joy Goswami will be given the 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017. The committee, headed by poet and scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, unanimously decided to confer the award upon Goswami for his poetry collection titled Du Dondo Phowara Matro. It is the first time the award will be given to a Bengali poet. Du Dondo Phowara Matro is an autobiographical account of the poet's life featuring his close ones including a pet cat. The award consists of a Saraswati Statue, a Citation Plaque and cash award of Rupees 4 lakh.

    Satheesh Reddy Conferred with National Design Award

    G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been conferred with the prestigious National Design Award. He has bagged this award for his significant national contribution towards indigenous design and development of diversified missile systems, guided weapons, avionics technologies and for his sustained efforts leading to the advancement of aerospace technologies and industries in India.

    FIFA bans head of Brazilian football federation

    FIFA suspended the head of the Brazilian football federation Marco Polo Del Nero for 90 days over a breach of its rules. FIFA ethics committee, in a statement, said the decision bans Del Nero from any football-related activities during this period. The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. The 76-year-old Del Nero was accused of accepting a 6.5 million euro commission. In the wake of these accusations, the ethics committee opened an inquiry that led to his suspension.

    Official Emblems for Beijing 2022 Winter Games Unveiled

    The emblems of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have been named “Winter Dream” and “Flight,” respectively. The emblem launching ceremony was held at the National Aquatic Center, which staged the swimming events during the Beijing 2008 Games. In 2022, this venue will be transformed into an ice rink for curling games.

    Michael Jordan is World's Highest-Paid Athlete of All Time

    In the latest list released by Forbes, Michael Jordan named as the highest-paid athletes of all time. The 54-year-old has a whopping $1.7 billion in the bank. Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods is standing at the second spot. Late America golfer Arnold Palmer is at No.3 with incredible $1.4 billion to his name.

    BCCI Lifts Ban On Rajasthan Cricket Association

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to lift the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) provided former IPL chief Lalit Modi stays away from its functioning, the Board decided in its Special General Meeting (SGM). The RCA was suspended by the Indian cricket board in May 2014 when ex-Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Modi was re-elected its president.

    India Becomes 1st Ever Team to Register Hundred 300+ ODI Totals

    India become the first-ever team to register 300+ totals 100 times in ODIs, after posting 392/4 against Sri Lanka in Mohali. This was also the 25th instance of India scoring 350+ in an ODI innings, second-most by a team after South Africa (26). India was driven by captain Rohit Sharma's 208*, his third ODI double hundred which is also a record in ODIs.

    Shubhankar Sharma Wins Joburg Open

    21-year-old Indian Golfer Shubhankar Sharma claimed European Tour victory in the Joburg Open, in South Africa. He has defeated South Africa’s Erik Van Rooyen. This was a maiden European Tour win for Shubhankar Sharma. He has five victories on the professional tour of India and he now has a European Tour title to add to his list of achievements. England’s Marcus Armitage was the top British finisher in Joburg.

    India bags rich haul of 21 medals including six gold at Asian Airgun Shooting Championships

    Sports affair: India bagged a rich haul of 21 medals including six gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals at the 10th Asian Airgun Shooting Championships which was concluded on Monday in Wako City, Japan. On the last of a championship, Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Baker booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by winning a gold and a silver each. Saurabh Chaudhary won both the individual as well as the Team gold in the men's 10m Air Pistol Youth event, while Baker clinched a silver in the women's 10m Air Pistol Youth. India claimed another silver in junior women's 10m Air Pistol. India added four medals to their kitty on the final day of the competition to finish with a total haul of 21 medals over four days, including six gold, eight silver and seven bronze, besides four Youth Olympic Games quotas.

    Australia Beat Argentina to Win Gold in Hockey World League Final

    Australia beat Argentina 2-1 in the final of the Hockey World League Final (HWLF) to win gold at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Argentina beat India (who won bronze earlier) in the semifinals. Blake Govers scored the winner from a penalty corner with just three minutes left in the game. Earlier, Australia scored first through Jeremy Hayward in the 17th minute. Australia thus became champions for the second time in a row and will go down in international hockey history as the last team ever to win Hockey World League Final.

    Saurabh Chaudhary Claims Youth Olympics Games Spot with Gold

    India's Saurabh Chaudhary qualified for the Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal and a junior world record in 10m air pistol at the ongoing Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification tournament in Wako City, Japan. He became the third Indian to bag quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the 10th Asian Airgun Championship. The 15-year-old shot a record score of 243.1 in the final to storm to the top of the podium, after finishing third in the qualification round with a score of 573.

    Vice President Confers Yeraringan Award to M.S. Swaminathan

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred 'Yeraringan' Award to Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, in Chennai. Prof. M.S. Swaminathan was a transformative leader who has inspired many scientists to focus on the problem of Indian agriculture. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit was present on the occasion.   He has shown to the entire world how research can reach the farms and transform farmers’ lives.

    India Beat Germany Win Bronze at Hockey World League Final

    India defeated Germany 2-1 in the Hockey World League Final to grab the bronze medal at the event, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. SV Sunil and Harmanpreet Singh scored for the world number six Indian side. The world's fifth-ranked side Germany was without any substitutes as seven of their players were unavailable for the match either due to injury or high fever. For India’s success, Odisha government presented each player a cheque of Rs 10 lakh.

    Indonesia Open Aquatic Indian Diving Team wins 6 Medals

    Indian Diving Team won 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals in Indonesia Open Aquatic Championship 2017. The five-day championship concluded recently in Indonesia's Jakarta. More than 1,500 athletes from eight countries, participated in the 5-day event. At the championships, the diving category featured athletes from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

    Khelo India programme to be launched at cost of 1,756 crore rupees for period 2017-18 to 2019-20

    Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore confirmed union government will launch a 'Khelo India' programme at a cost of 1,756 crore rupees for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The initiative marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. The main aims to promote 150 select schools in as many districts, and 20 universities across the country, as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sportspersons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports. 

    Google Doodle honours Indias first woman photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla

    Google Doodle celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of India's first woman photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Vyarawalla was born in Gujarat and picked up photography from her husband. Her pictures include the first tricolour-hoisting after the Independence, Lord Mountbatten departing from India and Jawaharlal Nehru addressing the crowd after the Independence.

    Facebook Co founder Saverin becomes richest man in Singapore

    Facebook Co-founder Eduardo Saverin has become Singapore's richest person with a net worth of $10.4 billion. Saverin became a Singapore resident after giving up his US citizenship in 2012.

    Diddy Tops Forbes Highest Paid Musicians of 2017 List

    Forbes has revealed its annual list of the highest-paid musicians. Diddy [Sean Combs] was named the highest earner. ranked in $130 million. The top 3 in the list are: 1) Diddy ($130m) 2) Beyonce ($105m) 3) Drake ($94m)

    Shah Rukh Khan named top Indian actor of 2017 by IMDb

    Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been named the top Indian actor of 2017 by Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb). Aamir Khan and Salman Khan occupied the second and third spots respectively.

    Former supermarket worker Dan Middleton named Worlds richest YouTuber

    The Forbes Magazine has named former Tesco supermarket worker Dan Middleton as the world's richest YouTuber after he made a fortune of $16.5 million this year. The 26-year-old shares videos of himself playing video games and describes gameplay and strategies on his YouTube channel, DanTDM. He has earned popularity around the world, with his live tour most recently including a stopover at the Sydney Opera House in Australia – with the show the second-fastest show in the venue’s history.

    Star Screen Awards 2017 Held in Mumbai

    Star Screen Awards, the annual film awards recognises the best of talent in Hindi films. Vidya Balan bagged the award for Best Actress (Critics) for Tumhari Sulu, Irrfan won the Best Actor Award for his performance in Hindi Medium. Rajkummar Rao won the Best Actor Award (Critics) for Newton & Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award for Bareilly Ki Barfi as well. The complete list of winners are as follows: Best Film (Critics): Newton Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal) Best Actress (Critics): Vidya Balan (Tumhari Sulu) Best Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma (Lipstick Under My Burkha) Best Actor (Critics): Rajkummar Rao (Newton) Best Actor: Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium) Best Supporting Actor: Rajkummar Rao (Bareilly Ki Barfi) Best Supporting Actor (Female): Neha Dhupia (Tumhari Sulu) Best Dialogues: Nitesh Tiwari and Shreyas Jain (Bareilly Ki Barfi) Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya (Dangal) Best Music Debut DirecDirector: Pritam (Dangal) Best Debut Director: Suresh Triveni (Tumhari Sulu) Best Playback Singer: Arijit Singh (Raees - Zaalima and Jagga Jasoos) Best Playback Singer: Shashaa Tirupati (Kanha - Shubh Mangal Savdhaan).

    Kanchanmala Pande Wins Indias 1st World Para Swimming Championship Gold

    Nagpur’s Kanchanmala Pande created history as she became the first Indian to secure pole position at the World Para-Swimming Championship in Mexico. The 26-year-old Reserve Bank of India employee won gold in the 200-metre medley event in the S-11 category and was also the only Indian to qualify for the women’s category. Unfortunately, she missed a podium finish in the 100 metres freestyle and came fifth in the breaststroke and backstroke category.

    India Wins First-Ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship

    India won the first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship. In the title clash played in Guwahati, India defeated Nepal, 3-0. In the boys’ singles competition Aryaman Tandon defeated Dipesh Dhami 21-9, 21-15 while Ashmita Chaliha defeated Rashila Maharjan 21-9, 21-6  in the Girls’ singles event. In Boys’ Doubles, the pair of Arintap Dasgupta and Krishna Prasad came back from a game behind to beat the duo of Dipesh Dhami and Nabin Shrestha 19-21, 21-14, 21-11.

    Syrian Boy Wins Children's Peace Prize

    Sixteen-year-old Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for his efforts to ensure the rights of Syrian refugee children. Al Jounde, a refugee of the Syrian civil war, set up a school together with his family in a Lebanese refugee camp that currently provides 200 children with education. Al Jounde received the prize from Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her work for children's rights.

    Prithvi Shaw Named India's Captain for 2018 U-19 World Cup

    Mumbai's 18-year-old batsman Prithvi Shaw has been named the captain of the Indian Under-19 team for the 2018 U-19 World Cup  The tournament is scheduled to be held in New Zealand starting January 13, 2018. This comes after Shaw slammed three tons and two fifties in five Ranji Trophy matches this season. Punjab's Shubman Gill has been named as Shaw's deputy.

    Deepika Kumari Wins Bronze at Indoor Archery World Cup

    India’s Deepika Kumari won a bronze medal at the Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 2 that concluded in Bangkok, Thailand. Deepika seeded third, defeated 13th seeded Sayana Tsyrempilova of Russia 7-3 in the women’s recurve bronze play-off.

    Final Draw for 2018 World Cup Held in Moscow

    The national football teams from 32 countries found out their fates as the final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was held in the Russian capital of Moscow. The ceremony was held at the State Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia. Russia, the host country for the World Cup was placed in Group A with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay. Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament on June 14, 2018.

    India Wins 9 Medals in Asian Archery Championships

    Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbed three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Two Indian boys and girls also booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

    Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani grabbed the title of IBSF World Snooker Championship at Al-Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. He defeated Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh in the finals and secured his 18th World Championship title.

    Shiva Keshavan Wins Gold in Asian Luge Championships

    The sole Indian participant and defending Asian champion Shiva Keshavan retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds. India's veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany. Due to technical reasons, the Asian Luge Championships took place at Altenberg in Germany.

    Seventh World Military Games to be Held at Wuhan in China

    Current affairs The 7th international military games will be held in Wuhan city in the central China's Hubei Province. The International Military Sports Council (CISM)’s  Military World Games is a top sports event for military personnel. It comprises 329 competitions in 27 categories and is expected to attract around 8,000 participants from more than 100 countries and regions.

    Indian Mens and Womens Teams Win 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships

    The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams were both crowned the champions of Asia after beating Pakistan and South Korea in Gorgan, Iran. Star raider Ajay Thakur led from the front in the men’s final, as India beat their arch-rivals Pakistan 36-22. The Indian women’s team beat South Korea 42-20 in their final.

    India Win 10 Medals in Para Badminton World Championships

    Indian contingent to BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Ulsan, South Korea clinched 10 medals, including two golds. India’s Parul Parmar defeated Thailand’s Wannaphatdee Kamtam in the finals of the women’s singles Standing Lower (SL3). Other gold was also won by Parul Parmar, who paired with Japan’s Akiko Sugino in women’s doubles (SL 3-4) final.

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