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07 October, 2019 Current Affairs

India's Avinash Sable qualified for Tokyo Olympics in men's 3000m steeplechase event by shattering his own national record for the second time in three days. He finished 13th in the final of the World Championships in Doha.

India spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up his 200th Test wicket in 44th game and became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach the milestone.
He eclipsed the feat of Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who had reached the landmark in his 47th Test match.

Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian to play 100 T20 International matches.
Harmanpreet, who captains India in the shortest format of the game, turned up for the team in their sixth T20I against South Africa in Surat.

The National Basketball Association brought to India the first-ever Floating Basketball Court in the Arabian Sea near Bandra Worli Sealink in Mumbai.
NBA India on December 20, 2018, had announced that the first-ever NBA game in the country would be organized in October in Mumbai.
The NBA India Games 2019 will feature the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.

The international organisation for the defence of children’s rights KidsRights awarded it's International Children’s Peace Prize to the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (16) and Divina Maloum (14) from Cameroon.

Vijay Patil and Sanjay Naik were elected unopposed as President and Secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
The President, Vice-President and Secretary were elected unopposed while polls were held for the posts of Treasurer, Joint Secretary and nine members of the Apex Council.
Mr Amol Kale was elected as the Vice-President.
Mr Vijay Patil is the son of former Governor and Congress Politician Dr DY Patil.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given in-principle approval to the enhancement of monetary assistance to Next of Kin of all categories of Battle Casualty from two lakh rupees to eight lakh rupees.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has come up with new and improved formulations in the manufacture of sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks keeping in view the pollution hazard and health risks.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan displayed some of the popular products like flower pots, pencils, chakkar and sparklers, developed by CSIR.
He announced that the products developed by CSIR are available in the market for consumers and for the sellers.

In Nepal, the festival of Fulpati is being celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour.
Fulpati is observed on the seventh day of Dashain festival.
In Nepali, "Ful" means flower and "Pati" means leaves and plants.