CURRENT AFFAIRS 16TH JULY

Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic on Sunday became the first player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final after being down match point since 1948 to clinch his fifth title at The Championships and take his Grand Slams tally to 16. Djokovic played out the longest Wimbledon men’s singles final in history against the legendary Roger Federer and prevailed 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a marathon encounter on Centre Court.

Rohit Sharma won the Golden Bat of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Rohit Sharma won the Golden Bat of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson failed to score the required runs to beat him to the trophy, as they faced off in the final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Sunday.Before the start of the men’s cricket final, Rohit Sharma was the leading run-scorer at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The Indian vice-captain has 648 runs from nine matches, while Root has 549 runs (10 matches) and Williamson has 548 runs (9 matches), in fourth and fifth places on the list of most runs of the tournament.

Amir Khan clinched the WBC international welterweight title

Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan clinched the WBC international welterweight title after knocking out Australian Billy Dib in the fourth round of his bout in the inaugural Super Boxing League.

Salil Gewali pens “Great Minds on India”

Salil Gewali is an Indian researcher, writer and journalist. He is a writer of 19 books, including school textbooks. He is best known for the publication of the book Great Minds on India. It is translated into eleven languages. He has also written school textbooks which are recommended by Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) as well as other private schools in Northeast India.

Hussain Muhammad Ershad passes away

Bangladesh’s former military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died on Sunday due to complications from old age at a hospital in Dhaka, officials said. He was 91. Ershad, the Jatiya Party chief and also the leader of the opposition in Parliament, was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on June 22 after his condition deteriorated.

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh beat Mike Snider

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh remained an unstoppable force, clinching a Technical Knockout over the more experienced Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit here. In what was to be a super middleweight eight-rounder on Saturday night (early Sunday morning in India), the 33-year-old from Haryana prevailed in four rounds for his 11th consecutive victory in the circuit.

Lewis Hamilton claimed sixth British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed a thrilling victory at Silverstone on Sunday to win a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix. It looked as though teammate Valtteri Bottas would spoil the party for the 141,000 visiting fans, but a timely safety car intervention gifted Hamilton first place

Hima Das won the women’s 200m event

Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in less than two weeks at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic. Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her third international gold in 11 days. In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the 19-year-old Assam runner had clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds.

Barry, a storm delivered torrential rain to Louisiana and Mississippi

Barry, a storm that briefly became the first hurricane of the season, delivered torrential rain to Louisiana and Mississippi on Sunday as it migrated at a lazy pace northward toward Arkansas. This has been a big, soggy tropical storm, but it underperformed most forecasts. New Orleans, Baton Rouge and other waterlogged communities seem to have dodged the kind of full-blown natural disaster that seemed possible just a few days earlier.

Mitchell Starc highest wicket-taker of the World Cup

For Mitchell Starc it was all about being in his usual self and hitting the right part of the deck with fiery pace. With 27 wickets from 10 innings, he became the highest wicket-taker of the World Cup for the second time running. In the ICC World Cup 2015 too, he had finished at the pole position of the wicket-takers list. Also his tally of 27 wickets is the highest ever by any bowler in a single edition of the World Cup.


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