QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) held at Bangkok
- The fourth Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) meeting was recently held in Bangkok, Thailand.
- It is an informal strategic dialogue between the group of four countries– the United States, India, Japan, and Australia. It was attended by senior officials of QUAD member countries.
- Countries held a consultation on their collaborative efforts to advance a “free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”, maritime security and good governance and also discussed the initiatives taken by each country to encourage transparent, principles-based investment in quality infrastructure.
- Meeting participants assured their support for ASEAN centrality and ASEAN-led regional architecture.
- The grouping is seen by many as a counter to China’s increasing economic and military might.
Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty won French Open 2019
- Not even a spirited challenge by the world No 4, Dominic Thiem, could stop the 33-year-old Spaniard Nadal (Spain) winning the French Open for a 12th time.
- Nadal is the only player to win a dozen grand slam titles on the same court. Nadal moves to 18 majors, two behind Federer, three ahead of Djokovic.
- Ashleigh Barty ended Australia’s 46-year wait for a French Opensingles title. The 23-year-old will rise to second in the world behind only Naomi Osaka when the latest rankings are released next week.
Lewis Hamilton won 2019 Canadian Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) of United Kingdom won 2019 Canadian Grand Prix held in in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari won the second and third position respectively.
|Grand Prix 2018||Winner||Country|
|British Grand Prix||Sebastian Vettel||Germany|
|German Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Singapore Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Russian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Japanese Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|United States Grand Prix||Kimi Raikkonen||Finland|
|Abudhabi Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Grand Prix 2019||Winner||Country|
|Australian Grand Prix||Valtteri Bottas||Finland|
|Chinese Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Spanish Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|
|Canadian Grand Prix||Lewis Hamilton||England|