The Egyptian government resigned amid corruption investigation.
- Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb resignations offered a meeting with the president today.
- Ismail Sharif, the country’s oil minister has been asked to form a new cabinet within a week
- President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi
The government plans to provide LED bulbs to Rs 44, which is well below the current sales price of around Rs 300, under its DELP regime to discourage the use of inefficient incandescent bulbs.
- DELP – efficient domestic lighting program
- Note: At present, these bulbs are sold for Rs 275-300 per unit on the market.
- Minister Power: Piyush Goyal
- Marathon held today in Ladakh Leh.
This is the fourth edition of Ladakh Marathon, an annual event after it was launched in 2012 following devastating flash floods that have claimed 200 lives and made hundreds homeless in the Leh district in August 2010.
- The initiative was launched to convey to the world that Ladakh is back and functioning.
- It aims to encourage young people of Ladakh to live a healthy life by running (in adverse weather conditions) and becoming more aware of the need to protect the ecologically fragile region.
- 3,900 people participated in this event.
- Important note: This is the only marathon in the world takes place at 11,500 feet above the level of the sea.
Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to submit the state’s annual action plan under Amrut for a water supply connections material universal coverage and sanitation connections to all urban households in the state.
- Amrut – Atal Mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation
- Rajasthan Chief Minister – Vasundhara Raje
The first bilateral maritime exercise between Australia and India – AUSINDEX-15 – began to Vizag (Andhra Pradesh).
- It was jointly inaugurated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Capacity against chief Admiral Jonathan Mead and General Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet Admiral Singh Bahadur Ajendra board INS Shivilak.
Australian fleet tanker HMAS Sirius, Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sheehan Collins class submarines participating in the exercise, in which the Indian Navy is represented by frigate INS Shivalik stealth, guided missile destroyer INS Ranvijay and tanker fleet INS Shakti.
Wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav bags bronze in 74 kg freestyle category at the World Wrestling Championship.
- With his third place, Narsingh became the lone Indian to win a medal at the prestigious tournament and book a place for the Rio 2016 Games.
- Note: This is the first time that an Indian wrestler won an Olympic spot with a medal at the World Championships.
US Open 2015
Italian professional tennis player Flavia Pennetta won the US Open singles title by beating compatriot Women Roberta Vinci.
- This is his first Grand Slam title.
- She became the first Italian champion of the US Open
- After winning that title, she announced her retirement.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer clash in the final of the Men evening.
Pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis to play doubles trophy wife.
- Note: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted the trophy last mixed doubles.
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