Daily Archive: Monday, June 12, 2017

12 Jun 2017

England beat Venezuela to win FIFA U-20 World Cup for first time

England on 11 June 2017 lifted the FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time ever. England defeated Venezuela 1-0 in the summit clash held in Suwon, South Korea. The only goal of the match, played at
12 Jun 2017

Maharashtra announces blanket loan waiver; farmers call of protest

The Maharashtra government on 11 June 2017 announced a loan waiver for farmers. He also decided to form a committee to decide the criteria for debt relief, after which cultivators called off their protests. The decision was
12 Jun 2017

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win 2017 French Open

Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova on 11 June 2017 won the Women’s Doubles title in the French Open tennis championships. The United States-Czech pair defeated unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in
12 Jun 2017

Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as ‘deputy’

Theresa May on 11 June 2017 appointed her close ally Damian Green as her first secretary of state, effectively her deputy prime minister. The cabinet reshuffle follows the shock results of UK general elections 2017, which saw
12 Jun 2017

GST Council reduces GST Rates of 66 items on 11 June 2017

The GST Council on 11 June 2017 reduced the GST Rates of 66 items including insulin, pickles, printers, agarbattis, school bags, and cashew nuts. However, the GST rates for telecom services, marbles, granite and spectacles were retained.
12 Jun 2017

Ayush Ministry launches yoga awareness drive using attractive mascots

International Yoga Day (IDY) will be marked on June 21. In order to increase popularity of Yoga the central government has initiated Yoga Awareness Drive prior to International Yoga Day, through Mascots and Flash Mobs (which will
12 Jun 2017

Michael Venus-Ryan Harrison clinch French Open men’s doubles title

Michael Venus became New Zealand’s first Grand Slam champion since 1974 on Saturday when he partnered American Ryan Harrison to the French Open men’s doubles title. Michael Venus of New Zealand (L) and Ryan Harris of the
12 Jun 2017

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee to receive Legion d’ Honneur

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 82, has been selected for the highest French civilian honour, the Legion d’Honneur, reported on Sunday. The award will be presented to the Kolkata-based actor by the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, said.“To
12 Jun 2017

Jelena Ostapenko won French Open title 2017 by beating Simona Halep

From the carefree way that Jelena Ostapenko smacks a tennis ball, you would think no one was watching. Yet the unknown Latvian thrilled 15,000 fans on Court Philippe Chatrier, and millions of TV viewers, as Jelena Ostapenko
12 Jun 2017

US actor Adam West, TV series Batman dies at 88

Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West died peacefully in Los Angeles after a “short but brave battle” with leukaemia, a family
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