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Major News and Events of 11 August 2017

What Happened on 11 August 2017


Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as the 13th Vice President of India
After winning the Vice Presidential elections on 5 August, today M Venkaiah Naidu took oath as the 13th Vice President of India. A brilliant orator and former Union Minister, Venkaiah Naidu defeated the former West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi by 272 votes. On Friday morning he was administered as the 13th Vice President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. He will also take oath as the Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament. He had served as the minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the cabinet of Prime Minister Modi.
Davinder Singh Kang becomes the first Indian to qualify for Javelin finals, World Athletics Championship

With a best effort of 84.22m, Davinder Singh Kang becomes the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the World Athletics Championship. Kang, a 26 year old athlete from Punjab, completed his final throw of 84.22m spectacularly. This is the first time ever that an Indian has qualified in the men's javelin throw final round in the World Championship. Despite his shoulder injury, Davinder Singh Kang performed brilliantly, while Neeraj Chopra succumbed at 82.26m in his best effort and could not qualify.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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