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News Digest

News Digest: January 6-12, 2019

Round-up
of Top 10 Important News Events

January 6

  • Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan becomes the first Yang di-PertuanAgong (head of state) to abdicate throne as 15th monarch of Malaysia.

  • 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun gains worldwide attention via Twitter for seeking asylum in Australia and her detention by Thai authorities.

  • India record first AFC Asian Cup win in 55 years; beat Thailand, 4-1 at Abu Dhabi.

January 7

  • Parliament approves Constitution 124th (Amendment) Bill, giving 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to economically backward people among general category.

  • India beat Australia in cricket Test series, becoming the first Asian country to beat the Ausies in their homeland.

  • Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina sworn-in as Bangladesh Prime Minister for third consecutive term.

January 9

  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie announce their divorce.

January 11

  • Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended by BCCI from playing any form of cricket after their sexist comments on an Indian chat show aired on 6th January, 2019.

  • Ex-banker and Aam Aadmi Party leader Meera Sanyal, 57, dies of cancer.

  • Former CBI chief Alok Verma submits his resignation from service.