Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch unveiled.
News Digest

News Digest: March 17–23, 2019

Round-up
of Top 10 Important News Events

March 17

  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away in Panaji, after a prolonged illness.

March 18

  • Afghanistan beat Ireland to record their maiden cricket Test win.
  • Three dead, nine injured in Netherlands tram shooting.

March 19

  • Pramod Sawant took over as new Goa Chief Minister.
  • Ex-Supreme Court judge PC Ghose appointed India’s first Lokpal.

March 20

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch unveiled.
  • Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, accused in PNB scam case, arrested by London police.
  • All accused in Samjhauta Express blast case acquitted.

March 23

  • Cricket extravaganza Indian Premier League (IPL) began with its 12th edition, when defending champions Chennai Super Kings took on Royal Challengers, Bangalore at Chennai in the opening game.
  • Probe concludes into whether Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to try to influence the 2016 US election.