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 The 2019 French Open (also known as Roland Garros) was a Grand Slam tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 123rd edition of the French Open. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Rafael Nadal was the defending champion in the Men’s Singles and won his 12th French Open title. Ashleigh Barty of Australia won the Women’s Singles Category after defeating Marketa Vondrousova.  
  • Here is the Complete List of Winners of French Open 2019 (with their Respective Countries):
Sl. No. Category Winner Runner Up
1. Men’s Singles Rafael Nadal (Spain) Austria Dominic Thiem
2. Women’s Singles Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic)
3. Men’s Doubles Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Andreas Mies (Germany) Jeremy Chardy (France) and Fabrice Martin (France)
4. Women’s Doubles Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) Duan Yingying (China) and Zheng Saisai (China)
5. Mixed Doubles Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia) Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Source- Roland-Garros

 In the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey Series Finals match played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Japan defeated Mexico by a goal margin of 3-1.
Source- DD News

  In French Open Tennis, Australian Ashleigh Barty won her first Grand Slam singlestitle after easing past Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets in thewomen’s final. In the women’s final, No. 8 seed Barty outclassed Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 10 minutes.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)

  The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first ever project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. It has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur. The waste-to-energy plant set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) is based on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) involving the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), besides the EDWPCL. Currently, DMRC is producing 28 MW of solar power from the various rooftop solar power plants.
Source- The Economic Times

  The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019. The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event, the first time the country will host the tournament, and the third time a European nation will.
Source- FIFA

  In a bid to spur investment and create new employment opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up two Cabinet committees to deal with the two crucial issues. Both the panels, respectively on Investment and Growth and on Employment and Skill Development, will be headed by the prime minister. The Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth will have Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithataman, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal as its members.
The Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development will include, besides Shah, Sithataman and Goyal, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development M N Pandey, Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardip Puri.
Source- DD News

  Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s 107 international matches. In his milestone match of the King’s Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand, he scored the lone goal for his side for his 69th goal.
Source- News On AIR

 The Indian junior women’s hockey team clinched the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland 1-0 in the final at Dublin, Ireland.The win meant India ended the tournament with an unblemished record. With three goals in four games, Mumtaz Khan finished as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.
Source- News on AIR

  Third seed Sidharth Rawat defeated Rio Noguchi of Japan to clinch his maiden title in the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament. The tournament was held in Thailand.
Source- The Hindu

  In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha. Odisha has a total of seven women MPs, making it the first state ever to have 33 percent or the largest share of women MPs of its total of 21 seats. Chandrani Murmu, who has replaced Dushyant Chautala, was elected as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate from the Keonjhar seat, as the youngest parliamentarian in the country. She represents the tribal-dominated Keonjhar.
Source- India Today



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