Current Affairs Update 22 July 2018
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- The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched first of its kind Centre for Climate Change in the South East Asia region in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
- The Centre aims at accelerating concerted climate action by various stakeholders in government, private, financial and non -government sectors.
- It would help NABARD in enhancing its capacity building efforts manifold as well as extend professional support to stakeholders for designing climate related projects and take up collaborative studies and action research projects in area of climate change.
- Besides, it would also support capacity building and project preparation effort in developing countries in the region as also in Africa.
- Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen defeated the reigning world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand to clinch a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championships in Jakarta.
- Lakshya became only the third Indian player to win a Gold Medal in this event. Late Gautam Thakkar (1965) and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu (2012) had won the prestigious title earlier.
- Sunil Chhetri was named as the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year by the national body.
- Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year.
- Chhetri recently became the second Indian footballer to play 100 international games after Baichung Bhutia.
2017 AIFF Award winners:
2017 AIFF Player of the Year
2017 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year
2017 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year (Mens)
2017 AIFF Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year
2017 AIFF Award for Best Referee
C R Srikrishna
2017 AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian Football
2017 AIFF Award for Best Grassroots Development Programme
2017 AIFF Award for Best Assistant Referee
Sumanta Datta (Assam)
Pulitzer Prize-Winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, has died at the age of 57. He also authored the book Counter Intelligence: In 2007, he became the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.