Doha: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Mirabai Chanu bags Gold in 6th Qatar International Cup in Doha

Published: December 22, 2019

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (24), the Former world champion weightlifter won the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at 6th Qatar International Cup being held in Doha. Chanu lifted 83kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk to finish on top of podium. However, her performance was way below her personal best ..

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Ieoh Ming Pei, Chinese-American architect behind buildings including glass pyramid outside Louvre in Paris passes away

Published: May 20, 2019

Ieoh Ming Pei (102), the Chinese-American architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has passed away in Manhattan, United States on May 16, 2019. His designs are renowned for their emphasis on precision geometry, plain surfaces and natural light. He carried on working well into old age, creating one of ..

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Pankaj Advani wins IBSF World Billiards Championship

Published: November 13, 2017

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won 2017 IBSF World Billiards Championship held at Doha. In the final match, he defeated Mike Russell of England 6-2 to defend the 150-up format title which he had won in Bengaluru in 2016. In the semi-finals, he had defeated fellow Indian Rupesh Shah by 5-2 score, while Mike Russell ..

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Long jumper Prem Kumar wins silver medal in Asian Indoor Athletics

Published: February 23, 2016

India’s Kumaravel Prem Kumar has won a silver medal in long jump event on the final day of Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held in Doha. To win the silver medal, Prem Kumar cleared a creditable 7.92 m in his final attempt. In this event, Zhang Yaoguang of China won the gold with a best effort ..

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Kyoto Protocol extended till 2020: Doha Climate Conference

Published: December 17, 2012

Kyoto Protocol which was signed in 1997 to oblige industrialized nations to reduce emission of greenhouse gases to fight global warming has been extended till 2020. The protocol was due to expire at the end of 2012. It was decided in the 18th session of the CoP (Conference of the Parties) to the United Nation ..

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