Legendary India Captain Ajit Wadekar Passes Away At 77
The team to path-breaking Test wins in England and the West Indies was led by former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away after prolonged illness. He was 77.
He was a trailblazer In Indian cricket despite a mere 37 Test appearances, leading India to triumphs in England and the West Indies in 1971. His scored 2,113 runs in his Test career, including one hundred, and was also the country’s first ODI captain.
On Independence Day, PM Modi Announces Jan Arogya Abhiyaan For Affordable Health
Government will launch the ambitious Jan Arogya Abhiyaan (Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme) on 25th September 2018, the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya.
The scheme aims at benefiting 50 crore Indians. The scheme aims to provide a coverage of Rs five lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.
Nihal Sarin Becomes 53rd Chess Grandmaster From India
Nihal Sarin, International Master became the 53rd Grandmaster of India despite losing his final round game to Richard Rapport of Hungary in the ninth and final round of Abu Dhabi Masters.He is 14-year-old.
He tallied 5.5 points out of a possible nine and the final GM norm came the Kerala boy’s way with one round to spare.
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has passed away aged 93 in Delhi. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was three times Prime Minister of India. First Term: May 1996, Second Term: 1998-1999 and Third Term: 1999-2004.
A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vajpayee served as the eleventh Prime Minister of India. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was headed by Vajpayee in the Indian Parliament, and became the first Prime Minister unaffiliated with the Indian National Congress to complete a full five-year term in office.