Kanhaiya Kumar
News Digest

News Digest: January 13-19, 2019

of Top 10 Important News Events

January 13

  • 10-year-old Abhinav Shaw becomes the youngest gold medallist at Khelo India Youth Games.

January 14

  • A picture of a brown speckled egg becomes the most popular picture ever posted to Instagram. The record was made within 10 days after posting the picture by anonymous account @world_record_egg, with 4.5 million followers.

  • Tension erupts between China and Canada over Beijing sentencing a Canadian to death.

January 15

  • Indian football team head coach Stephen Constantine resigns after India crash out of AFC Asian Cup.

January 16

  • British PM Theresa May wins trust vote, even after a defeat in Brexit deal.

  • Vihwa Hindu Parishad ex-president and industrialist VH Dalmia dies at 90 of age-related ailments.

  • The International Gandhi Peace Prize winners 2015-18 announced. (2015- Vivekanand Kendra; 2016- Akshay Patra Foundation and Sulabh International; 2017- Ekal Abhiyan Trust; 2018- Yohei Sasakawa)

January 19

  • Seven confirmed dead in Ladakh avalanche.

  • Pipeline blast in Mexico kills 66 pilferers

  • A Delhi court refuses chargesheet against former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others. The Delhi police had filed the 1,200-page chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar on January 14 for allegedly holding an ‘anti-national’ event at the JNU in Delhi in February 2016.


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