Australia thrashed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test in Perth to reclaim the Ashes with two matches to spare. Australian captain, Steve Smith was named Man-of-the-Match for a second time in the series, his brilliant 239 having left England with an improbable second innings mountain to climb. Fact sheet:
Bulgaria’s world number three tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has been named Balkan Athlete of the Year, the Bulgarian news agency (BTA) said.Dimitrov, who won the biggest title of his career when he captured the season-ending ATP Finals in London last month, became the first Bulgarian to scoop the prize after female wrestler. . . . .
India can achieve an 8% growth rate for the next two decades by promoting investment and improving the living conditions of its people, a senior United Nations (UN) the economic official has said. The country needs to unleash the next set of reforms to achieve its potential. “It needs to think as to how to maintain and consolidate. . . . .
The French finance ministry said it has brought a court case against Amazon for abuse of its dominant position in the marketplace, the retail giant's third-party vendor platform. The ministry said there is "a significant imbalance" in business relations between Amazon and vendors selling products on its platform, saying it was. . . . .
Ekatma Yatra, organised by the Madhya Pradesh government to spread the message of social harmony, flagged off on 19/12/2018. During the yatra that will conclude at Omkareshwar on January 22, soil from every panchayat and ward of the cities will be collected in metal pots. The soil will be used to construct the base of the 108-foot. . . . .
The Drugs Controller General of India has granted permission to an Indian firm to conduct Phase-I clinical trials for a Zika vaccine. Zika is an infection spread by the Aedes egypti mosquito. Infections in pregnant women can cause children to be born with brain deficiencies. “The application was on the Zika virus vaccine,. . . . .
The Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has accorded environmental clearance for the Kaleshwaram irrigation project in Telangana.The project is estimated to cost about Rs 80,499.7 crores and proposed to be completed in three years. While according to clearance, the committee. . . . .