Henley Passport Index India slips 5 spots
- Henley Passport Index for the year 2019 released.
- In 2019 the report ranks India at 86th position of 189 countries.
- It secured a score of 58.
- It slipped 79th place in its previous index.
- Japan topped the list for the 2nd consecutive time in a row 189 countries.
In UAE and Bahrain PM received the highest civilian award
- On 24 August Narendra Modi was awarded the King Hamad Order of the Renaissance.
- The award recognizes his efforts to build a strong friendship.
- To visit Bahrain Modi is the first Prime Minister.
In Kishore Biyani-led Future Coupons Ltd Amazon to acquire a 49% stake
- American e-commerce giant Amazon.com is acquiring a 49% stake.
- Kishore Biyani of the existing shareholders forming part.
- They entered into a share subscription agreement.
- In Future Coupons for acquiring Amazon agreed to make an equity investment a 49%.
- The Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
PV Sindhu won gold at the 2019 BWF World Championships
- PV Sindhu won gold at the BWF World Championships 2019.
- At the event, she became the first-ever Indian badminton player to win a gold medal.
- The four Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and secured 21-7, 21-7.
- This is her fifth medal at the world championships.
- With this, she has become only the fourth singles player ever.
Shri Prabhakar Singh to be awarded the 2019 Eminent Engineer Award
- For the year of 2019 India IEI has chosen Shri Prabhakar Singh, Director General of CPWD for Eminent Engineer Award,
- In the field of Engineering and Technology, the award recognizes his distinguished and exemplary service.
- On September 15, 2019, He will be awarded on the Engineers Day in New Delhi.
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