1. Pakistan defeated the world XII by 20 runs in the first Twnety20 match.
  2. Garbine Muhuruza became World No. 1 for the first time. Muguruza the wimbledon champion takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top.


  1. Dassault Systems, the French maker of computer assisted design programes, to establish a data centre in India by 2018
  2. Rating agency Fitch said, Indian banks will need about $65billion (earlier estimate was $90 billion) additional capital to meet the new Basel-III norms that will be fully implemented by March 2019.
    The gross NPA ratio has reached 9.7% in FY2017, up from 7.8% in FY2016. The government is committed to invest only another $3 billion in fresh equity for 21 state banks over FY2018 and FY 2019.


  1. 86 years after the revolutionary Bhgat Singh was hanged for the murder of a British police officer, a Pakistani lawyer, Imtiaz Rashid Quershi, is fighting to prove the legendary Indian freedom fighter’s innocence in a Lahore court.
    In 2014 the Lahore police searched through records of Anarkali police station to find the First Information Report on Saunders’ killing in 1928. Written in Urdu, the FIR was registered with the Anarkali police station on December 17, 1928 at 4.30 p.m. against two unknown gunmen.
    The case was registered under Sections 302, 1201 and 109 of the Indian Penal Code. Singh’s name was not mentioned in the FIR, though he was eventually handed down the death sentence for the murder.
  2. Zoological Survey of India’s publication titled- Fauna of Sundarban Bioshpere Reserve, reported that region hosts 2487 species that come under the zoological kingdom of Animalia and 140 under the more primitive Protista. ZSI has published an compendium of the animal species in the Indian Sunderbans, estimating that there are 2626 of them in fragile island ecosystem.
    ZSI Director– Kailash Chandra
  3. The Finance Ministry has notified the minting of commemorative Rs. 100 and R. 5 coin to mark the birth centenary of popular politician and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR).

Emerging Terms, News and Others:

  1. DREAM– Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, is a act.
  2. Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest from Kottayam in Kerala who was kidnapped by Yemeni militants from a charity home in Aden, has been released
  3. Balzan Prize– This award is given for recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements.

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