Asia’s biggest defence expo at Yelahanka, Bengaluru
India is hosting the 12th edition of “Aero India 2019” Asia’s biggest defence exhibition show at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, from 20 to 24 February, 2019. Over 350 companies from across the world wil participate in the event. This five-day event will combine a major trade exhibition of the aerospace and defence industries with public air shows.
Telangana gets two new districts
Two new districts, Narayanpet and Mulugu were created in Telangana taking the total number of districts in the state to 33. Narayanpet has been carved out of Mahabubnagar district while Mulugu from Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. Telangana earlier had 31 districts.
BJP, AIADMK announce alliance in Tamil Nadu for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
The BJP announced that it is joining hands with the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. According to the agreement reached, BJP has been allocated fiveseats. For the bypolls in 21 seats, BJP will support the AIADMK candidates.
Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards
Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award.
ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli at top, Pujara secures 3rd position
India captain Virat Kohli remained on top while teammate Cheteshwar Pujara managed to hold on to his third position in the latest ICC Test Cricket rankings. Kohli is leading the chart with 992 rating points ahead of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson with 897 points and Pujara with 881. Besides Kohli and Pujara, no other Indian feature in the top 10 list.
West Indies’ Chris Gayle announces retirement after World Cup 2019
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle will retire from One-Day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is to be held in England and Wales. 39-year old Gayle is the second most capped Windies player with 284 matches as well as the second highest run-scorer with 9,727 runs. He is behind only West Indies legend Brian Lara who has 10,405 runs from 299 matches.