Imran Khan becomes 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Imran Khan has taken the oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister.
- He becomes the country’s 22nd Prime Minister.
- The swearing-in ceremony was held at the President House in Islamabad.
- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan secured 176 votes; his opponent and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes.
18th Asian Games inaugurated in Jakarta, Indonesia
- The 18th edition of the Asian Games has officially begun in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
- Around 11,000 athletes from 45 countries will compete in 40 sports and 67 disciplines in the 16-day quadrennial event.
- For the first time, eSports (a form of competition using video games) and canoe polo will be contested as demonstration sports.
MD Ranganath resigns as Infosys CFO
- Infosys has announced that Chief Financial Officer M D Ranganath has stepped down from his post.
- His resignation was accepted by the board of the company, but he will stay on as CFO until November 16.
- He leaves to pursue “professional opportunities in new areas”.
- Ranganath has spent 18 years at Infosys, holding many leadership
Teen cyclist Esow Alben claims India’s 1st ever UCI track cycling medal
- Teen cyclist Esow Alben has created history by claiming India’s first ever medal.
- Alben won a silver medal at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland.
- The 17-year-old from Andaman and Nicobar trains in Delhi at the Sports Authority of India’s National Cycling Academy.
- Esow finished just 0.017 seconds behind gold medallist Stastny.
UIDAI announces phased roll-out of facial recognition
- UIDAI, the Aadhaar-issuing body, has announced the phased roll-out of the face recognition feature as an additional mode of authentication.
- The new feature will be rolled out from September 15th, starting with telecom service providers.
- The roll-out face of the facial recognition feature was earlier planned for July 1st, but was pushed August 1st; but that was delayed too.