Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as Brazil beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium. Peru, which last won the tournament in 1975, got an equaliser a minute before half-time when Paolo Guerrero scored from the penalty spot after Thiago Silva handled the ball.
Puducherry smart city development plan launched a bicycle sharing scheme. It is to be introduced in Puducherry in a couple of months. The registered customers can use bicycles to hop from one place to another The bicycles can be left at any of the docking stations .Around 100 spots have been identified for cycle docking stations.
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday. Hima clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06. National record holder Muhammed Anas also won the gold in men’s 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds.
Microsoft-owned social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn, has appointed Ashutosh Gupta as the new country manager for India operations. Ashutosh Gupta will replace Mahesh Narayanan, who was the country manager for India for brief period from January-June 2019. Gupta will report to Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn’s managing director for Asia Pacific.
Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap’s impressive run at the Canada Open Super 100 tournament came to an end after he lost a three-game thriller to China’s Li Shi Feng in the men’s singles summit clash in Calgary. Sixth seed Kashyap, who has produced some gritty performances this week, fell short against Feng, going down 22-20, 14-21, 17-21 in the finals that clocked an hour and 16 minutes.
India football team captain Sunil Chhetri, for the second time this year, overtook Lionel Messi to become the second-highest international goalscorer among active players when he scored a fourth-minute penalty against Tajikistan in the Intercontinental Cup on Sunday. The skipper scored his 69th international goal with a clever panenka to go second on the list, only below Cristiano Ronaldo who has 88 international goals for Portugal.
World’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute named Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute. It started functioning in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Outpatient Department (OPD) inaugurated by the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Bangladesh Zahid Maleque.
After China and Ukraine, India will host the 3rd International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference (ISSOC) 2019 on July 19 and 20 in Mumbai, hosted by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA). The conference will see participation from industry leaders, experts, researchers, and government representatives from across the world. Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to be the Chief Guest and Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, will preside over the Inaugural function.