“SPORTS”

Nattaya Boochatham becomes 1st bowler from associate nation to pick up 100 Wickets in T20s

Thailand women’s cricket team’s star spinner Nattaya Boochatham created history with her three wickets against Kuwait in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier, September 4. Nattaya completed 100 wickets in T20Is to become the first-ever cricketer, male or female, to reach the 100-wicket mark in international cricket. The 36-year-old spin all-rounder now has taken 101 wickets in 73 ODI matches at an average of 9.96 and becomes the first-ever cricketer to take 100 wickets at a bowling average below 10. She becomes the only 11th cricketer in the world with 100 T20I wickets in women’s cricket but possesses the best bowling average in the list. She will join the current world no.1 bowler Sophie Ecclestone’s 102 wickets tally if she picks one wicket in Thailand’s next game against Hong Kong on September 6.

Divya Deshmukh Emerges Winner Of 2023 Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid Tournament

Divya Deshmukh, a 17-year-old Chess Woman Grandmaster hailing from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India clinched victory in the women’s category of the rapid section at the Tata Steel Chess India tournament. She dominated the competition by securing victories in all three rounds of the tournament, which took place at the National Library in Kolkata on September 1, 2023. Deshmukh secured the top position with a remarkable score of 7 points, while the reigning world champion, Ju Wenjun of China, closely followed with 6.5 points. Russia’s Polina Shuvalova finished third with a score of 5.5 points.

“APPOINTMENTS”

Shyam Sunder Gupta Takes Charge As Central Railway’s Principal Chief Operations Manager

Shyam Sunder Gupta took over as the Principal Chief Operations Manager of Central Railway on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. His appointment follows the superannuation of Mukul Jain, who retired from the position on August 31, 2023. Shyam Sunder Gupta’s illustrious career in the railway services and his extensive experience make him a valuable addition to this pivotal role.

Vanuatu parliament elects Sato Kilman as prime minister

Vanuatu’s parliament elected Sato Kilman as the nation’s new prime minister after a court upheld a vote of no-confidence in his predecessor, who had sought closer ties with US allies amid China-US rivalry in the Pacific Islands. Kilman, a former prime minister and leader of the People’s Progressive Party, was elected prime minister 27/23 in a secret ballot by lawmakers. Kilman received a total of 27 votes, while Kalsakau got 23 votes. Kilman, 65, was the deputy PM in Kalsakau’s government before being removed in May. At the time Kalsakau had stated that Kilman’s dismissal was for “stability of the coalition government”.

Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam takes charge as Secretary of MoCA

Senior IAS officer Vumlunmang Vualnam assumed the charge of Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) as incumbent Rajiv Bansal retired on attainment of superannuation. Vualnam is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1992 batch from the Manipur cadre. He has held many important positions in the Union Government, including Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Joint Secretary, Home Affairs, Deputy Secretary, Finance and Company Affairs.

“NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS”

Amul is official sponsor of Indian contingent at Hangzhou Asian Games

Amul is named as the official sponsor of the Indian Contingent for the 19th Asian Games 2022 to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, 2023. As part of this association, Amul will use the integrated logo in its communication to celebrate the efforts of the sportsperson. Amul has partnered with Indian sportspersons through the Indian Olympic Association since the London 2012 Olympics for all Indian contingent to Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and we are pleased to further strengthen our decade long relationship.

India Unveils Worlds First Portable Hospital Arogya Maitri Cube

India has unvieled the world’s first portable disaster hospital, a groundbreaking facility that can be airlifted and consists of 72 cubes. This extraordinary endeavor is a component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Project BHISHM” (Bharat Health Initiative for Sahyog Hita and Maitri), unveiled in February 2022. The project was officially inaugurated during the MedTech Expo in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Kathmandu-Kalinga Literature Festival Concludes In Lalitpur, Nepal

The three-day long Kathmandu-Kalinga Literary Festival, a vibrant and culturally enriching event concluded in Lalitpur, Nepal. The festival, which was inaugurated by Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud, served as a platform for the exchange of culture in South Asia, while promoting literary and cultural activities in the region. This gathering of literary minds and artists from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka showcased the diversity and richness of South Asian literature and arts.

CCI approves merger of Vistara into Air India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the merger of Tata SIA Airlines into Air India, subject to certain conditions. This landmark merger also involves Singapore Airlines (SIA) and entails the acquisition of shares in the merged entity, Air India, subject to certain voluntary commitments. TSAL (Tata SIA Airlines Limited) is a joint venture between the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines with the former holding 51% and the latter 49%. As part of the merger transaction, SIA shall also invest Rs 2,059 crore in Air India. Post the consolidation, SIA shall hold 25.1% shareholding in Air India.

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