Wednesday, September 18, 2019


1.       Asia Society Game Changers Award
ü  Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Chhaya Sharma who led the investigation of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape was selected for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award along with six others by Asia Society, which is a leading educational organization.
2.       IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019
ü  India’s top billiards and snooker player, Pankaj Advani has won the 22nd world title of his career with the fourth consecutive IBSF (International Billiards & Snooker Federation) World Billiards title 2019  in Mandalay, Myanmar.
ü  Advani won the final with 6–2 scores against Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar.

3.       Western Asia Youth and Junior Chess Championship 2019
ü Western Asian Youth and Junior Chess Championships 2019 was held at Tivoli Grand Resort Hotel, New Delhi. It was organized by Delhi Chess Association (DCA).
4.       World Basketball Championship 2019
ü  Spain defeated Argentina to win the18th Men’s FIBA (Federation Internationale de Basketball ) World Basketball Championship 2019 in the final played Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China.
5.       World record at the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2019
ü  Kenya‘s Geoffrey Kamworor, finished the Copenhagen Half Marathon 2019 in men’s category at 58min 01sec, 17 seconds created a new world record.
6.       International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer-16 Sept
ü  The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed annually on September 16 . This day marks the drafting of the Montreal Protocol  signed by 28 nations in Montreal, Canada on substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in 1987.
ü  The theme for the year 2019 is “32 Years and Healing”. The year 2019 marked the 25th World Ozone Day celebrations.
7.       “Lata Mangeshkar Award” for the year 2019-20
ü  Veteran music director Usha Khanna, aged 78, has been awarded the Maharashtra government’s “Lata Mangeshkar Award” for the year 2019-20.

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