2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament has started in Guwahati. India will field a strong contingent of 38 men and 37 women in the tournament including Mary Kom in 51-kilogram category. In this 5-day event, 200 players from 16 countries will take part. The competition will be held in a total of 18 categories, 10 in men and 8 in women. The gold medalist will get 2500 US dollar and Silver medalist will earn 1000 US dollar.
Source- DD News

  The 2019 Italian Open was a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts in Rome, Italy. It was the 76th edition of the Italian Open. Rafael Nadal was the winner in Men’s singles category while Karolina Pliskova won the Women’s singles title. 
Here is the complete list of winners of 2019 Italian Open: 
Sl No Event Winner Runner-Up
1. Men’s singles  Rafael Nadal(Spain) Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
2. Women’s singles Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) JohannaKonta (United Kingdom)
3. Men’s doubles Juan Sebastián Cabal and Colombia Robert Farah (Colombia) Raven Klaasen (South Africa) and Michael Venus (New Zealand)
4. Women’s doubles Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) and Australia Ashleigh Barty Anna-Lena Grönefeld (Germany) and Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)
Source- The Hindu

  The world body governing Badminton, BFA, has launched two new formats of the game AirBadminton and Triples with new dimensions of the court and an innovative shuttlecock called Airshuttle. Traditional competitive badminton has been an indoor game. AirBadmintion will be outdoor sports. In Triples format, the match will be played between a team of three players each with the presence of at least one female. India’s top shuttlers have endorsed AirBadminton.
Source- News on AIR

  Anil Kapoor was felicitated by Council of European Chambers of Commerce in Indiaand a European Union delegation in Mumbai. He was awarded because of his continuous support in promoting the cause of children’s rights. The event also marked the celebration of EU Day 2019 on 17th May. Anil Kapoor, who has been working in collaboration with Plan India, a child rights organisation, was the guest of honour at the event.
Source- Business Standard

  Indian filmmaker, Achyutanand Dwivedi’s film, “Seed Mother”, won the third prize in the international section of Nespresso Talents 2019 in Cannes. The three-minute film celebrates the exceptional spirit of Rahibai Soma Popere, a woman who champions the use of local seeds and traditional methods of farming in villages of Maharashtra. This year’s theme was ‘We Are What We Eat’, aimed at exploring the world, experiencing diversity, and sharing experiences and knowledge through food.
Source- News on AIR

  Ten million US Dollars or a little more than 70 crore rupees are on offer in the upcoming ICC men’s cricket World Cup 2019. The 46-day tournament will be played across 11 venues in the United Kingdom from 30th of May. Besides a trophy, the World Cup winner will earn a cash award of 4 million US dollars (about 28 crore rupees) which is the highest prize money on offer in the history of the tournament. The runners-up take home 2 million US Dollars or about 14 crore rupees.
Source- News on AIR

  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conferred Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India. The award was announced at the Award Ceremony during the ongoing 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2019 at Geneva.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

  US President Donald Trump has rolled out a merit-based immigration system from which foreigners, including hundreds and thousands of Indian professionals and skilled workers, waiting to get Green Cards or permanent legal residency stand to benefit. He made the announcement in his Rose Garden speech. As per the proposed system, permanent legal residency would be given based on points for their age, knowledge, job opportunities and civic sense. The proposals significantly increase the quota for skilled workers from the existing nearly 12% to 57%.
Source- AIR World Service

  The Saudi government has approved for the first time a scheme that gives permanent residency to certain expatriates, allowing them to own real estate in the kingdom and reside with their families without a Saudi sponsor. The “Privileged Iqama” system will offer a permanent residence scheme and one that can be renewed annually to highly skilled expatriates and owners of capital funds.
Source: Livemint

  Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited has appointed Nitin Chugh as its next Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from December 1, 2019. Bank’s current MD and CEO, Samit Ghosh is retiring on November 30, 2019. The bank has received the approval of its application for Chugh’s appointment, from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Source: The Hindu Business Lines



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