9-13 September 2018 Current Affairs

US Open 2018 | Naomi Osaka | James Anderson | Unlisted companies |

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 11:02 IST in Current Affairs.

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1) Who became the first Japanese to win a tennis Grand Slam title by winning the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open on 8 September 2018? - Naomi Osaka

Explanation: 20-year old Naomi Osaka created history as she defeated women’s tennis legend Serena Williams (United States) in the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open on 8 September 2018. She won quite easily by 6-2, 6-4.

- Osaka, playing in her first Grand Slam final and against her idol, showed no fear as her aggressive approach led to multiple Williams’ errors.

- The match was marked by intense drama as an angry Serena Williams accused the umpire Carlos Ramos of being a ‘thief’ after he judged a gesture from coach Patrick Mouratoglou to be coaching. Williams received her first code violation after this. She then received another for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set.

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2) Novak Djokovic defeated which player for the men’s singles title of U.S. Open on 9 September 2018 to win his 14th Grand Slam title and thus equaling Pete Sampras’ record? – Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)

Explanation: Novak Djokovic (Serbia) equaled Pete Sampras’ record of 14 men’s singles Grand Slam titles as he defeated Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro by 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men’s singles title of U.S. Open on 9 September 2018.

- This was Djokovic’s second major of the year, and his 14th overall. del Potro had won the US Open singles title in 2009.

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3) On 11 September 2018 who overtook Glenn McGrath to become the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket? - James Anderson (England)

Explanation: England's James Anderson took the final wicket of the Indian innings in the final test match at the oval on 11 September 2018 to become the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket. It also secured a convincing 4-1 series victory for England

- He bowled Mohammed Shami to claim his 564th wicket, surpassing the record of Australia's Glenn McGrath. Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 800 wickets in 133 Test matches. He is followed by Shane Warne (Australia) with 708 wickets in 145 Test matches and India’s Anil Kumble 619 wickets in 132 Test matches. All the three were spinners.

- James Anderson is now at fourth place in this all-time great list with 564 wickets in 143 Test matches.

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4) The Union Government on 10 September 2018 came out with which new regulation for unlisted companies? – It made it mandatory for unlisted companies to issue and transfer their shares in dematerialised form from 2 October 2018

Explanation: The Corporate Affairs Ministry on 10 September 2018 made it mandatory for unlisted companies to issue and transfer their shares in dematerialised (demat) form from 2 October 2018. This step was taken as a measure for further enhancing transparency, investor protection and governance in the corporate sector.

- This new rule eliminates risks associated with physical certificates such as loss, theft, mutilation and fraud. It will also improve the corporate governance system by increasing transparency and preventing malpractice such as benami shareholding and back-dated issuance of shares.

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