Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6(5) in Melbourne, Australia to clinch sixth title of Australian Open. This was 19th career Grand Slam title for Williams who had never faced defeat by Sharapova since 2004.
The model of the sanctuary was designed by the PETA consultant and elephant expert Carol Buckley and it will come up in an area of 49.5 hectare within the Biological Park which is an extension of the Bannerghatta National Park.
Government divested 63.16 crores shares (10 percent) of CIL through offer for sale (OFS) at a floor price of 358 rupees per share and realized an amount of 22557.63 crore rupees through the disinvestment process.
Maharashtra government on the basis of recommendations of Anil Kakodkar committee granted NOCs for open field trials of five genetically modified (GM) crops. The crops are rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton.
The British government was urged to block the technique of creation of babies from three people by Churches of England. The technique involves addition of a donor woman's mitochondria to another woman's egg.