ISRO launches 37th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched its 37th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying 8 satellites from its Sriharikota base.
ii. Out Of the eight satellites, three each are from India and Algeria, and the remaining are from Canada and the United States.
Anurag Srivastava appoints Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti
i. Shri Anurag Srivastava, presently Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti, with residence in Addis Ababa.
The Hindu wins reader engagement awards
i. The Hindu has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the ‘Best Reader Engagement’ category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata.
Ajay Singh elected BFI president
ii. The Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed.
Alexander Zverev stuns Stan Wawrinka to claim St Petersburg Open title
i. Alexander Zverev clinched his first ATP Tour title with a three-set victory over world number three Stan Wawrinka in the final of the St Petersburg Open.
ii. Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen has won the 2016 St Petersburg Open Men’s Doubles title.
Japan to host 2026 Asian Games: Olympic Council of Asia
i. Japan’s Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya were confirmed as co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games.
ii. South Korea is already hosting the Winter Olympics at Pyeonchang in 2018, while Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics before the winter games go to Beijing in 2022.
Velavan wins Asian junior squash title
i. India’s Squash player Velavan Senthilkumar defeat Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj to won the U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ii. Velavan is the second Indian to win the title after Ravi Dixit, who won it in 2010.
Indian shuttler Rituparna Das wins Polish Open
i. Indian shuttler Rituparna Das won the Polish Open after defeating compatriot Rasika Raje, in the women's singles final of the International challenge badminton event.
ii. The women's doubles pair of Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil also clinched the doubles title after defeating top seeds Natalya Voytsekh and Yelyzaveta Zharka.
FCAT chairman Mahajan dies
i. The chairman of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), Justice (retd) S K Mahajan has passed away.
ii. He was the Former Delhi High Court judge.
ii. The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) is a statutory body, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Arnold Palmer Dies In Pittsburgh At 87
i. Arnold Palmer, who is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time has died at the age of 87 in Pittsburgh from complications of heart problems.
ii. From 1958 through 1964, Palmer was the charismatic face of professional golf and one of its dominant players.