The Union Commerce Minister, Suresh Prabhu, has approved the constitution of a High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) to make recommendations for identifying opportunities and addressing challenges in order to find a way forward for India in the contemporary global trade scenario.
Alastair Cook, former captain of England’s national cricket team has decided to retire from international cricket after the fifth and final match against India at the Oval, starting September 7, 2018.Announcing his retirement, the cricketer said, “Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank.
India with a haul of 69 medals including 15 gold recorded its best-ever performance in the history of Asian Games at the 2018 edition held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.
Overall, India maintained its top-10 rank by finishing eighth yet again. The previous highest medal tally for India was at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China where they had finished 6th with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals.
The 18th Asian Games concluded on September 2, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia with a grand closing ceremony that saw live performances by some of the world’s best artists including iKon, GIGI, IsyanaSarasvati and Denada. The 2018 edition of the Games saw participation from more than 10,000 athletes. Among the total medals won, 465 gold medals were won by the athletes of 28 countries. China topped the medal tally with 132 gold medals, followed by Japan at the second place with 75 gold medals.
Day 14 Highlights: India’s medal tally stood at its highest-ever at the end of Day 14 of the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta, Indonesia with a total medal haul of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. The previous highest medal tally for India was at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China where they had finished sixth with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze.