Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6(5) in Melbourne, Australia to clinch sixth title of Australian Open. This was 19th career Grand Slam title for Williams who had never faced defeat by Sharapova since 2004.
The model of the sanctuary was designed by the PETA consultant and elephant expert Carol Buckley and it will come up in an area of 49.5 hectare within the Biological Park which is an extension of the Bannerghatta National Park.
Government divested 63.16 crores shares (10 percent) of CIL through offer for sale (OFS) at a floor price of 358 rupees per share and realized an amount of 22557.63 crore rupees through the disinvestment process.
Maharashtra government on the basis of recommendations of Anil Kakodkar committee granted NOCs for open field trials of five genetically modified (GM) crops. The crops are rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton.
The British government was urged to block the technique of creation of babies from three people by Churches of England. The technique involves addition of a donor woman's mitochondria to another woman's egg.
The State Government decided to amend the Section 19(2) of the Act by inserting words Mother Tongue Kannada. This insertion guarantees that Kannada language will become compulsory for children from Class I to V.
The panels was appointed by the Defence Ministry for assessing the marching contingents from three Services, Para-Military Forces and tableaux from various States/ Ministries/Departments and School Children items from Schools of Delhi as well as outside Delhi.
The amount of award money for medal winners in Olympic Games (summer and winter) has been enhanced from existing 50 lakh rupees (gold medal), 30 lakh rupees (silver medal) and 20 lakh rupees (bronze medal) to 75 lakh rupees, 50 lakh rupees and 30 lakh rupees respectively.
Subhash Ghising, the person who gave birth to Gorkhaland movement and raised voice for creation of a separate Gorkhaland state for ethnic Gorkha (Nepali) living in Darjeeling District of West Bengal died.
Earlier, he was Scientist-G and Head of Knowledge Management Centre at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Department of Science and Technology at Hyderabad.