Current Affairs 24 Jan, 2019

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Sitanshu Yashaschandra awarded Saraswati Samman 2017

  • Eminent Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra was awarded for his poetry collection, ‘Vakhar,‘ published in 2009.
  • His poetry collection ‘Jatayu’ received Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati in the year 1987.
Saraswati Samman
1. It was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation.
2. It is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.
3. The inaugural award was given to Harivanshrai ‘Bachchan’ for his four volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad KaroonNeeda Ka Nirman PhirBasere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.

Shami becomes the Fastest Indian Bowler to Reach 100 ODI Wickets

  • Mohammed Shami succeeded Irfan Pathan to became the fastest Indian bowler to claim 100 ODI wickets.
  • Shami got this milestone at his 56thmatch where as Irfan got in his 59th match.
  • The world record is currently held by Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who needed only 44 matches to reach the mark. 
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