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Daily News Digest:13 July 2019

Anshula Kant appointed as the MD and CFO of World Bank

Anshula Kant, Managing director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI), has been appointed as the MD and Chief Financial Officer of World Bank. World Bank President David Malpass announced her appointment.

Weightlifter Jeremy breaks 3 records at Commonwealth c’ships 2019

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Indian weightlifter, broke three world records in a scintillating display of action-packed performance on day three of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship 2019 on July 11. However, the Mizoram athlete failed to deliver a clean and jerk lift. In an astounding performance, the teenager Jeremy, who competed in the 67 kg category, smashed the Youth World, Asian and Commonwealth records within the snatch category with a lift of 136 Kilogram.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates a 3-lane underpass at Parade Road junction on NH-8 in New Delhi

To decongest traffic to IGI Airport, Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a three-lane underpass at Parade Road junction near Manekshaw Centre on NH-8 in Delhi on July 12, 2019.

National Highway No. 8 (New NH-48) is the prime link providing connectivity to IGI Airport from Delhi and NCR.

Piyush Goyal to address JETCO and attend India Day Conclave in UK

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will participate in the India Day Conclave on July 16 in London (United Kingdom) with an objective to show investment opportunities in India. During his three-day visit to the UK, He will also address India-UK Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO) in London.

Former England striker Peter Crouch retires from football at 38

A former England, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs striker, Peter Crouch announced his retirement from football at the age of 38 on July 12, 2019. 38-year-old Crouch represented England in Two World Cups, in 2006 and 2010. Crouch was able to score 22 goals for England in 42 matches and the player also got his hands on the FA Cup. He represented England between 2005-2010.

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs. Swarup has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry with effect from August 1, 2019, the order said which is issued by the Personnel Ministry on July 12.

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