➤➤Cricket removed from 2018 Asian Games programme
i. One of the sports to miss out from the programme list of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang is cricket.
ii. Apart from cricket, skateboarding, sambo and surfing are among the other sports which have been removed from the programme in order to reduce the burden on Indonesian organisers.
iii. This measure was taken as a part of the series of changes aimed at reducing the total number of events from 493 to 431.
➤➤Moushumi Chatterjee gets BFJA lifetime achievement award
i. Veteran actress Moushumi Chatterjee has received the lifetime achievement award, at the 80th Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (BFJA) awards.
ii. The BFJA, the oldest association of film scribes in the country was founded in 1937. Bengali film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee was given the best actor award for his role in “Sankhachil”, while Rituparna Sengupta was given the best actress crown for her role in “Rajkahini” along with Paoli Dam for “Natoker Moto” (2015).
➤➤‘Newton’ wins best film honor at Hong Kong International Film Festival
i. Bollywood film “Newton” has won the best film honor at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The lead actor of the film is Raj Kumar Rao.
ii. Amit Masurkar-directed “Newton”, is a political satire. It had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin Film Festival where it won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in its Forum segment.
➤➤Monte Carlo Masters: Nadal wins Men’s Singles; Bopanna and Cuevas lift men’s doubles
i. Rafael Nadal has won the Men’s Singles title of Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament 2017. He defeated Albert Vinolas at a summit clash in Monaco. With this Rafael claimed a record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title.
ii. Earlier, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lifted the men’s doubles crown at the Monte Carlo Masters after win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in Monaco.
➧Points to remember-
- Cricket removed from 2018 Asian Games programme
- Director General of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is Husain Al-Musallam
- The total number of events has been reduced from 493 to 431
- The 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang
- It is 18th edition of Asian Games
- Moushumi Chatterjee receives BFJA lifetime achievement award 2017
- Prosenjit Chatterjee was given the best actor award for “Sankhachil”
- Rituparna Sengupta was given the best actress crown for her role in “Rajkahini”.
- “Newton” has won the best film honor at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
- Amit Masurkar is the director of movie “Newton”
- Nadal wins Men’s Singles title at Monte Carlo Masters Tennis tournament 2017
- India’s Rohan Bopanna and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas lifted the men’s doubles crown
- The tournament was held in Monaco
- Rafael Nadal defeated Albert Vinolas
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