Top News Headlines by GKToday – 15 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • Defence Minister lights Victory Flame at National War Memorial in New Delhi to begin celebrations of 20th Anniversary of the victory in Operation Vijay at Kargil
  • Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa on November 20-28
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet Minister

INTERNATIONAL

  • Bangladesh: Former military dictator Muhammad Ershad (1982-1990) dies at 91
  • France: President Emmanuel Macron announces creation of a national military space force command
  • National Day of France, also known as Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14
  • S. govt. fines Facebook $5 billion for the social network’s privacy and data protection lapses
  • Fernando Corbató, known for his work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s, dies at 93 in US

PAK PENALTY

  • International arbitration court imposes $5 billion penalty on Pakistan for unlawful denial of a mining lease to a company in 2011
  • The Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) was unlawfully denied a mining lease for the Reko Diq project in 2011 in Balochistan

SPORTS

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone followed by Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) in 2nd and 3rd places respectively
  • Yasar Dogu International Wrestling tournament in Istanbul: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women’s 53kg freestyle
  • Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet in Czech Republic: Hima Das wing gold medal in women’s 200m in 23.43 seconds
  • Tatyana Kolpakova international athletics meet in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan): M. Sreeshankar wins gold medal in men’s long jump (7.97m)

WIMBLEDON TENNIS

  • Men’s Doubles title won by Colombian pair of Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah who beat French pair of Nicolas Mahut & Édouard Roger-Vasselin in final 6−7(5−7), 7−6(7−5), 7−6(8−6), 6−7(5−7), 6−3
  • Mixed Doubles title won by Ivan Dodig (Croatia) & Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) who defeated Robert Lindstedt (Sweden) & Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia) in the final 6–2, 6–3

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