US Open Tennis 2018, Neeraj Chopra winning Gold, Kerala Floods Idukki Dam

US Open Tennis Championship 2018

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World’s Top Seeded Simona Halep (from Romania) got out of US Open Tennis Championship’s first round. She became the first number one seeded woman to lose in first round of US Open against Kaia Kanepi from Estonia.

Nadal, Serena and Murray through first round without any hiccups in US Open 2018. The matches are being played in New York.

US Open Tennis Championship started in USA in 1881 and from 1987 it became fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of a year. Grand Slam Tennis tournament starts chronologically in the order with Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. US open is a hard court tennis tournament.

Asian Games 2018

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Neeraj chopra achieved what once done by Milkha Singh. Winning GOLD in mens javelin throw Neeraj chopra booked seat in the annals of history to be the first Indian javelin-thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal in the Asiad 2018. He also won a Gold in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Neeraj chopra became only the Second athlete in the History of  Indian Sports after Milkha Singh that is of winning successive Gold in the same year at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

More can be read about Asian Games by Clicking here

Spicejet tested biofuel

Spicejet operated country’s first biojet fuel powered flight  between Dehradun & Delhi  took off on 27th August 2018 and landing on Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi . It was a 75 & 25 percent mixed fuel where 25% was Jatropha seeds oil and 75% turbine fuel.

I have written in detail about Biofuel and National Biofuel Policy. I suggest you must read for better understanding of the Topic by clicking here


Kerala Floods – Idukki Dam   

Recently in News idukki dam is an arch dam (a concrete dam curved upstream) built on Periyar River. Two granite hills on which its locaed are named as  Kuravan and Kurathi in Kerala. This dam played a major cause in the recent kerala floods. Also, You must read about Kerala floods, its after effects  way forward by going on this  link.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc buys stake in Paytm

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc buys stake in Paytm owned by One97 communications.
Other company who have invested in India’s leading digital payment service  Paytm are, Japan’s Softbank group, Alibaba group (China), Ant Financial, China.

Some other Players in India’s digital payment market are Amazon Pay, BHIM, Google Pay, Flipkart-owned PhonePe and  Whatsapp’s payments service.



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