Monthly : August 2017

India tour of Sri Lanka, 2017

Indian cricket team tour of Sri Lanka, 2017 (Test series)

Question: Who was selected as the ‘Player of the Series’ in the recently concluded India-Sri Lanka Test Series?
(a) Ravichandran Ashwin
(b) Virat Kohli
(c) Shikhar Dhawan
(d) Ravindra Jadeja
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • Indian cricket team tour of Sri Lanka (July 20 – September 6, 2017).
  • 3 Tests, 5 ODIs, and one 20-20 matches will be played.
  • India won the Test series 3-0 with a clean sweep.
  • India, for the first time in their Test history, wins 3 Test matches on oversea (foreign), with a clean sweep series 3-0.
  • Player of the Series, Shikhar Dhawan (India), Most Runs (358) in the series.
  • ’Most Wicket in the series’ taken by Ravichandran Ashwin (17 wickets).
  • India won the first Test match by 304 runs.
  • In terms of runs, it is India’s biggest victory in the overseas.
  • Ravindra Jadeja became the first left-handed bowler (sixth in the world) to take the fastest 150 wickets in Test matches (32nd Test) in the second Test match of the series.
  • Australia Mitchell Johnson had achieved the feat in 34th Test.
  • During the series, Ashwin became the fastest player in Test matches by scoring his 2000 runs and 275 wickets (52 Test matches).
  • New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee had achieved this feat in 58th Test.
  • In the third match of the Series, Harder Pandya scored 108 runs became the fifth Indian player to post a maiden first-class hundred in a Test match.
  • Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain to win 8 Test series.
  • Out of 29 matches played under the Virat Kohli’s captaincy, 19 were won, 3 lost and 7 draws.
  • Sri Lankan team captain was Dinesh Chandimal.

Reference:
http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-series/2597/india-tour-of-sri-lanka-2017/matches
http://www.bcci.tv/sri-lanka-v-india-2017/results

First national youth fest of Ayurveda

First National Youth Fest of Ayurveda

Question-From September 14th-16th, where will the first National Ayurveda Youth Festival be held?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Jaipur
(c) Agra
(d) Bhopal
Ans- (b)
Related facts:

  • The first National Ayurveda Youth Festival will be organized at the National Ayurveda Institute in Jaipur from September 14 to 16.
  • The festival is being organized in collaboration with the National Ayurveda Institute, Jaipur and the National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association (Nausea), a unit of Jaipur and Science Bharti, with the help of Union Ministry of AYUSH.
  • This festival will comprise more than 3000 participants from 21 states.
  • This event will help the common people to be aware of the health benefits of the ancient system of medicine in the country and will encourage all students of Ayurveda and for running a campaign at the national level.

Reference:
http://dipr.rajasthan.gov.in/content/dipr/en/news-detail.52635.html
http://www.univarta.com/news/states/story/965491.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/first-national-youth-fest-of-ayurveda-to-be-held-in-september/articleshow/60154491.cms

The 100 Richest Tech Billionaires In The World 2017

The 100 Richest Tech Billionaires in the World 2017

Question: On August 23rd, 2017, the list of the 100 richest tech billionaires-2017 is released by ‘Forbes’. Who amongst the following is at the top on this list this year?
(a) Mark Zuckerberg
(b) Bill Gates
(c) Jeff Bezos
(d) Larry Page
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On August 23rd, 2017, the prestigious American magazine ‘Forbes’ released the list of ‘The 100 Richest Tech Billionaires in the World 2017’.
  • For the first time on Forbes’ third annual Richest In Tech list, the 100 richest self-made tech billionaires are worth more than $1 trillion.
  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates maintains his spot as the richest person in tech (and the richest person in the world) this year with a net worth estimated at $85.4 billion.
  • Gates is followed by Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos with $ 81.7 billion worth of assets.
  • Co-founder, President and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg got the 3rd position this year with a net worth of $ 69.6 billion.
  • Larry Ellison, founder, and CEO of Oracle secured the fourth position with net worth of $ 59.3 billion.
  • Larry Page, CEO Alphabet (Parent Company of Google), ranked 5th with a net worth of $ 43.9 billion.
  • This list includes two Indian Tech Billionaires.
  • Chairman of Wipro Ltd. Azim Premji ranked 15th with an asset of $ 18.2 billion US dollars in the list.
  • HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar got the 18th position in the list with net worth of $ 13.5 billion.
  • 6 women Tech billionaires have been included in this list in which Zhou Qunfei, Head of the Lens Technology, (a flat-glass screen supplier whose customers include Apple) is at the top (overall at 26th).
  • It is noteworthy that there are seven male newcomers and one female (Wang Laichun Head of electronics manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry) newcomer on the list this year.
  • The United States continues to dominate the Richest ion Tech list, followed by China.

Reference:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2017/08/23/100-richest-tech-billionaires-2017/#2642b3722d51
https://www.forbes.com/richest-in-tech/#4ed330797316
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5997308731358e60d7766b1c/2017-richest-in-tech-top-/#209347c93f85

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