1. Sports Journalist Federation of India will award, P. V Sindhu (Rio Olympics silver medalist) with Best Sportsperson of the Year. Also Indian Junior Hockey Team would be given the Best team of the year award.
  2. K Srikanth clinched Australian Open title by defeating Olympic and World champion Chen Lon of China. Earlier he won Indonesian Open and remains runner up in Singapore open.

Emerging Terms, News and Other:

  1. U.S. India — In trade and investment, the U.S. is India’s second largest trading partner and the fifth largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The U.S. is India’s second largest source of import’s behind China.
  2. BEE– Bureau of Energy Efficiency Director general Abhay Bakre.
  3. USIBC- U.S. India Business Council president Mukesh Aghi.
  4. President of Syria- Bashar al-Assad.
  5. FGM– Female Genital Mutilation
  6. Narendra Modi called June 25, 1975- when emergency was proclaimed late at night- “a dark night that no devotee of democracy can forget”.
  7. NISAR- (NASA- ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite)– World’s most expensive satellite till date being made by NASA and ISRO.
  8. Convenient Action – Continuity for Change – A book by PM Narendra Modi- contains initiatives taken by his government post May 2014 at the national level.
  9. Kenneth Juster appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to India.

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