Portugal won the UEFA European football championship for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France,
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- Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2016
British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has won the 2016 British Grand Prix title of Formula One.
It was his third successive victory at Silverstone and the fourth overall after winning it in 2008, 2014 and 2015.
Prior to this he has won Monaco Grand Prix (May 2016), Canadian Grand Prix (June 2016) and Austrian Grand Prix (July 2016).
Latest ranking after 2016 Austrian Grand Prix :
Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes : 1st position
Max Verstappen (Netherlands) of Red Bull : 2nd position
Nico Rosberg (Germany) of Mercedes : 3rd position
Daniel Ricardo (Australia) of Red Bull : 4th position
Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) of Ferrari : 5th position
Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India : 6th position
Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) of Force India : 7th position
Top Teams: Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari and Force India.
- Tathagata Roy sworn-in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has been sworn in as acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
He has been given the additional charge of Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during the leave of absence of incumbent Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.
Roy was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh as per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India. He is the 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of this Himalayan State.
About Tathagata Roy :
Tathagata Roy born on 14 September 1945 in Kolkata, West Bengal is politician, engineer and author. He studied Civil Engineering in Bengal Engineering College Sibpur and joined Indian Railways Service of Engineers.
He took voluntary retirement in 1990 and Jadavpur University as professor and founder head of the Department of Construction Engineering. He was attracted towards Hindutva and became a Swayamsevak in 1986. After leaving government service he joined the BJP in 1990.
He has authored two books :
- The Life and Times of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
- My People, Uprooted: A Saga of the Hindus of Eastern Bengal.
Constitutional provisions of Governor :
- Article 153: There shall be a Governor for each State. The 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 provides that nothing in this article shall prevent the appointment of the same person as Governor for two or more States.
- Article 156: The Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President. The Governor may, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office. Governor is appointed by President and hold office during the pleasure of President.
- DRDO inks pact with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IIT-Bombay and Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ (CoPT) at the two institutions.
The initiative is aimed at achieving synergy between DRDO and Indian Institutes of Technology for channelising the research efforts towards developing products and related critical aerospace technologies.
CoPT will evolve mechanisms to facilitate execution of programs related to propulsion technology and will engage the primary Research Nodes (IIT Bombay and IIT Madras) and other research institutions.
It will facilitate and undertake multidisciplinary directed research in the focused areas of futuristic aero engines, hypersonic propulsion for long duration flight.
- Captain Radhika Menon: First woman to receive Exceptional Bravery award at Sea
Captain Radhika Menon, first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy recently became the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for the year 2016 from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
The award was bestowed upon her for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas in the Bay of Bengal in June last year.
She rescued all seven fishermen from the fishing boat Durgamma, which was adrift following engine failure and loss of anchor in severe weather. For this bravery she was nominated for the award by the Government of India.
Facts about Radhika Menon :
- She is the first Indian women captain of a merchant navy ship. She joined the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) as a trainee radio officer in 1991. Her job in navy was to look after the communication system of the ship.
- She continued appearing for exams and kept excelling in her career. She cleared her master's certificate exam in 2010 and sailed in MT Suvarna Swarajya twice before she took charge of the ship as captain.
- It is very difficult to find successful women in merchant navy as despite being good in their jobs women usually have to quit their jobs as they need to take of their families but Radhika Menon is an exception.