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Sachin Tendulkar’s name to be used in Kerala Government’s Anti-Drug Campaign:
- Former Mumbai Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has agreed to feature a campaign against drug and liquor abuse in the state after a request of CPI-M LDF government in Kerala.
- This was stated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after Tendulkar has given consent to use his name to strengthen the campaign against liquor and drug abuse in the state.
- The CM also said that the KBFC has agreed to set up a residential Football Academy to train young talents in the state.
India gifts 2,000 bicycles to poor dalit girls in Nepal:
- India has gifted 2,000 bicycles to poor dalit girls in various govt schools of Nepal to encourage them to registered in schools and enhance the literacy rate among them.
- The bicycles gifting programme received a total financial assistance of NRs 13.65 million by the govt of India under its Small development project scheme.
Indian-origin women in Forbes self-made American women list:
- In the Forbes’ final list of America’s 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs list two Indian origin women have featured who have articulated invention innovation.
- India-born Neerja Sethi, who is a co-founder of IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai ranked 16th on ‘America’s Richest Self-made Women’ list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th position.
- The richest self-made woman in America is topped by ABC Supply owner Diane Hendricks is worth 4.9 billion US dollars and the company is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and siding in the country.
Union Govt approved setting up of India Post Payments Bank:
- The Union Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi approved setting up of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100 per cent Government of India (GOI) equity.
Navin Agarwal appointed as NADA chief:
- Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was appointed chief of national Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), working for dope-free sports for five years.
- Navin Agarwal is currently working in his cadre Jammu and Kashmir Cadre.
- He is a 1986 batch IPS officer.
- NADA is the national nodal agency responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control program in sports in all its forms in India.
Former Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away:
- Eden Garden’s renowned curator Prabir Mukherjee has passed away in Kolkata. He was 86 year old. He was suffering from liver problems for quite some time.
- Mukherjee was in charge of the Eden Gardens for over two decades and also served as the manager of Bengal and East Zone teams.
- His association with Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) began in 1979.
- His last assignment at the Eden Gardens was for a Twenty 20 International between India and South Africa in October last year.
League system for test matches to start by 2019:
- Dave Richardson, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council has stated that a league system for Test Cricket will be in place by the end of 2019.
- Richardson also stated that this system will provide more meaning to the bilateral Test Series. Currently, the only way Test teams are regulated is by the virtue of the Test Rankings.
The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur released:
- A new book titled The Unseen Indira Gandhi authored by Dr KP Mathur was in the news as this was released this month. The Book was published by Konark Publishers.
- The book also talks about several milestone moments in Indira’s life, the Bangladesh War of 1971, Pokhran Nuclear tests of 1974, imposition of Emergency, death of Sanjay Gandhi and circumstances in Maneka’s walk out of the family.
- The book also covers former PM’s relations with foreign counterparts including Margaret Thatcher who was former PM of the United Kingdom.