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Daily News Digest:22 June 2019

India's first elephant hospital opens in Mathura

India's first elephant hospital, which houses 20 rescued animals in Mathura, has opened its specialised hydrotherapy treatment for the jumbos suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and foot ailments. The jumbo jacuzzi pool, located on the banks of the Yamuna river.

CCI approves Indiabulls Housing Finance and Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the merger of the Indiabulls Housing Finance and Lakshmi Vilas Bank. After the proposed merger, Indiabulls Housing Finance will get access to low-cost deposits, geographical diversification and expanded client-base and cross-selling opportunities.

Javelin thrower Annu Rani won bronze in the ‘Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics meet 2019’

Indian javelin thrower Annu Rani, who has been steady in the 60m range this season, won the women’s javelin bronze in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike athletics meet, an IAAF World Challenge event, at Ostrava (Czech Republic) on June 20. She had a best throw of 60.20m. Croatia’s Sara Kolak, the Olympic champion who has a personal best of 68.43m, took the gold while Slovenia’s Martina Ratej bagged the silver.

Prime Minister Yoga Awards 2019

The AYUSH Ministry of the Government of India has announced the names of winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga -2019. Winners are - Swami Rajarshi Muni, Ms. Antonietta Rozzi (Italy), Bihar School of Yoga (Munger), Japan Yoga Niketan (Japan).

Pankaj Advani won Asian Snooker Championship 2019 in Doha

India's ace snooker player Pankaj Advani has clinched the 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship 2019 in Doha to complete a career grand slam in cue sports.

Telangana’s Kaleshwaram project: World's largest multi-stage, multipurpose lift irrigation project

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao inaugurated the Kaleshwaram irrigation project, termed the "world's largest multi-stage, multipurpose lift irrigation project" on June 21. The Rs 80,000 crore project, built on the Godavari river, will lift the water to a height of half-a-kilometer and is expected It is expected to irrigate 45 lakh acres in 20 of the 31 districts in Telangana for two crops a year and take care of 70% of the drinking water needs of the state.

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