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Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI chief

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Mumbai, 23 Oct (live24india) : Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday was formally elected as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “It’s official – Sourav Ganguly formally elected as the President of BCCI,” the BCCI tweeted.

The appointment of Ganguly, who has donned many hats, including presiding over the administration of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) became the only contender for the top job that was finalised last week. Alongwith Ganguly, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah was made the secretary. Kerala’s Jayesh George was appointed as BCCI Joint Secretary, while Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand became the new vice-president.

Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal became the treasurer. The appointment of the new BCCI team brings an end to the 33-month reign of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) who were tasked for running the administration of world’s richest cricket body.

Ganguly’s appointment will, however, be a short one as he will have to go in for a cooling off period from September 2020, under the new rules. The 47-year-old has already stated that taking care of first-class cricketers and setting the house in order will be among his top priorities during the next few months he will serve as the BCCI chief.

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IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron, equips it with LCA Tejas

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New Delhi, 27 May : The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday operationalised its no.18 Squadron, the “Flying Bullets”, at Sulur near here, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas.

The indigenous tailless compound delta-wing aircraft was inducted at an official ceremony in the presence of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at the Sulur Air Force Station.

The No.18 Squadron will be the second one to have the home-made Tejas, after the 45 Squadron based here.

An all-faith prayer was held and a coconut broken to mark the induction of Tejas today.

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto “Teevra aur Nirbhaya” meaning “Swift and Fearless,” was earlier flying MiG 27 aircraft.

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Salman wishes fans ‘Eid Mubarak’ with releasing his latest song Bhai Bhai

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Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

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San Francisco, 30 April : Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms will help the social networking giant build similar products for the other key markets around the world, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook, which has long been striving to enter the big club of the ecommerce world, has chosen India in a significant move to begin its global ecommerce journey with investing $5.7 billion (approx. Rs 43,574 crore) in Reliance Jio, sounding the bugle to take on ecommerce behemoth Amazon and Walmart in the long run.

“Certainly all the products and technology that we’re building to enable that (Jio) partnership are going to be things that we want to do around the world. So we’re very excited about working with them to drive this vision forward and then extending it everywhere over the coming months and years,” Zuckerberg told the analysts during an earnings call late Wednesday.

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