Jakarta Current Affairs, GK & News

Ratchanok Intanon wins Indonesia Masters title

The first badminton title of the year was won by Ratchanok Intanon, the Badminton player of Thailand, defeated the former world number one, Spain’s Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final match of the Indonesia Masters tournament held in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta on Sunday, 20th January 2020. This is her second win ..

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Mohammed Anas to be conferred with GV Raja Award

Last week, the Sports Minister of Kerala, E P Jayarajan announced the names of the recipient of the sports awards of the state. Indian sprinter and national record holder in 400 meters sprint, Mohammed Anas Yahiya was selected as the winner of the GV Raja award (Male) for athletics, which is the highest sporting honor ..

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Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to be ranked World No.1 in U-21 Men’s Singles Category

19-year-old Indian table tennis player Manav Thakkar has jumped nine places to become the world number 1 in the Under-21 Men’s single category rankings released by the International Tennis Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday, 3rd January 2020. The updated ranking was released by ITTF on Friday, in which Manav achieved the feat after winning the ..

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo sworn in for second term

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo popularly known as Jokowi has been sworn into office for his second and final five-year term. The 58-year-old Jokowi took oath at a ceremony in Indonesian capital, Jakarta. The ceremony was attended by politicians and many foreign dignitaries. Key Highlights He was re-elected in presidential election polls that took place in ..

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Kalimantan: Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo Island

Government of Indonesia has announced to move its current capital from Jakarta (on the island of Java) to the sparsely populated East Kalimantan (on Borneo island). Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has announced that his government plans to build smart, green capital city on Borneo island. However, t some environmentalist groups fear $33billion relocation plan of ..

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