‘Forbes’ magazine releases latest list of world’s richest people, Jeff Bezos tops
The prestigious magazine Forbes released the annual list of world’s richest people on 9 April. This list has been released at a time when there has been a huge decline in the stock market worldwide due to the corona virus epidemic.
Richest in the world
Amazon’s founder and CEO (CEO) Jeff Bezos ranks first on this list. His current wealth is estimated at $ 113 billion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates is second only to Jeff Bezos with $ 98 billion in assets, and LVVH (LVMHF) President and CEO Bernard Arnault with $ 76 billion in total.
Richest Indian in the world
According to this list of ‘Forbes’, Shiv Nadar of HCL, Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank and Gautam Adani of Adani Group are now out of Forbes’ list of 100 billionaires.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), ranked 17th in the list of world’s richest individuals. Ambani currently has total assets of $ 44.3 billion. With this, he remains the richest Indian. Mukesh Ambani is the owner of Reliance Industries.
The second richest Indian in this list is Mumbai’s biggest investor Radhakrishna Damani, who is ranked 34th in the world rankings. Famous as ‘Retail King of India’, Damani has total assets of $ 16.6 billion. Damani owns the supermarket chain D-Mart.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2020 awards announced
The Wisden Cricketers book announced the Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2020 Awards on 8 April.
Leading cricketer of the world
This year, England cricket team all-rounder Ben Stokes was named the leading cricketer in the world. For the last three consecutive years (2016, 2017 and 2018), Indian team captain Virat Kohli was selected as the ‘Leading Cricketer of the World’ which is a record. This time no Indian man or woman player could make a place in the list of cricketers of Wisden.
Stokes has achieved this honor for the first time. The Wisden Cricketer of the Year award was instituted in 2003, after which Stokes is only the second England cricketer to receive it. Before him, Andrew Flintoff received this honor in 2005.
Wisden Women’s Cricketer of the Year
Wisden selected Australian all-rounder Alice Perry as the ‘Women’s Cricketer of the Year’. Perry is also among the five players who have been chosen as Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year. He is one of the three Australian cricketers included in this list. Perry was earlier named ‘Women’s Cricketer of the Year’ in 2016.
Wisden Leading T20 Cricketer of the Year
Andre Russell T20 of West Indies has been chosen as ‘Leading T20 Cricketer of the Year’.
Five other players selected
The other five players selected by Wisden for Cricketers of the Year are Joffra Archer (England), Pat Cummins (Australia), Simon Hammer (South Africa), Maranus Labuschgane (Australia) and Elise Perry (Australia- Women).
Wisden Cricketers: A Vision
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac (Bible of Cricket) is a reference book of cricket which is published every year in the United Kingdom. It is considered to be the world’s most famous sports reference book.
Hollywood veteran Honor Blackman dies
Hollywood veteran actress Honor Blackman died on 6 April. She was 94. Blackman has shown his strong acting in several films, although his superhit characters include a large part of the film ‘Goldfinger’ and the TV show ‘Avengers’.
Honor Blackman was known for playing the role of ‘Pussy Galore’ in the 1964 James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ alongside Sean Connery. She played ‘Kathy Gayle’ in the popular 1960s TV show ‘Avengers’.
9 April: Central Reserve Police Force celebrated 55th gallantry day
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) celebrates ‘Shaurya Divas’ on 9 April every year. In this year i.e. 2020, 55th Shaurya Day was celebrated.
History of Shaurya Divas
On this day in April 1965, the Pakistan Army carried out a ‘Desert Hawk’ operation to capture Indian territory bordering the Pakistani border. Two companies of CRPF’s Second Corps were stationed at Sardar and Talk posts in Kutch Karan area of Gujarat, bordering Pakistan.
A CRPF contingent had bravely fought the Pakistani brigade’s attack on Sardar Post in Kutch Karan in Gujarat. CRPF personnel killed 34 Pakistani soldiers and captured four alive. In this war, 6 CRPF jawans sacrificed their lives while fighting fearlessly and became immortal in history.
It was the only one of many wars in the history of the world in which a small contingent of police forces forced the enemy’s huge brigade to return to their knees. To commemorate this bravery shown by CRPF personnel, April 9 is celebrated as Shaurya Divas.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): A sight
The CRPF is the largest centrally armed paramilitary force in India. It works under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
It came into existence on 27 July 1939 as the Crown Representative Police. After Indian independence, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on 28 December 1949 when the CRPF Act came into force.
The main function of CRPF is to assist the State / UTs in police action, law and order and to take action against terrorism.
Indian Air Force runs ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ to help Maldives
To help Maldives, the Indian Air Force recently operated ‘Operation Sanjeevani’. Through this operation, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army together sent 6.2 tons of goods of Maldives trapped in India to them. The goods were lifted in the Air Force C-130 aircraft and transported to Male.
What was the matter?
Actually, these goods were to go to Maldives from different suppliers of India, but due to the 21-day lockdown, these medicines and goods could not be sent to Maldives in any other way.
On the request of the Maldives Government, the Indian Air Force started Operation Sanjeevani. Indian Air Force aircraft picked up this baggage from the airport of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai and then flew to Male. These goods were in the warehouse of 8 different suppliers.
The items that have been sent range from BP, diabetes, medicines for kidney patients to anti-viral and influenza vaccines. It had essential medicines and essential items for Astpal. There are also medicines used to treat patients ranging from cancer to Korana virus.
Main operations conducted between India and Maldives
In 2014, Operation Neer: Maldives capital Male had to face severe drinking water crisis. The Indian Air Force had supplied 374 tonnes of drinking water.
Operation Cactus in 1988: Operation Cactus was run by the Indian Air Force to help neutralize the Maldives government’s coup attempt.
Maldives: A Sight
Maldives (Republic of Maldives) is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. Its spread is in the north-south direction of India’s Lakshadweep, which is located in the Lakshadweep Sea. It is about 700 kilometers (435 mi) from the southwestern direction of Sri Lanka. The capital of Maldives is Male. Maldives is the smallest country in Asia by both population and area.