Current Affairs in Short: 18 October 2019

Sarfraz Ahmed has lost the captaincy of Pakistani Cricket Team. Pakistan Cricket Board has sacked him for the upcoming cricket tour.

Oct 18, 2019 16:20 IST
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PCB sacks Sarfraz Ahmed as captain of Test, T20I teams
• Sarfraz Ahmed has lost the captaincy of Pakistani Cricket Team. Pakistan Cricket Board sacked him as skipper in Tests and T20I format on Friday.
• Pakistan team has recently suffered a defeat against Sri Lanka in T20 series. PCB took it as a humiliating defeat for the country.
• Pakistan team has won 4 out of 13 tests and 29 out of 37 T20s International matches under his captaincy.

Turkey agrees for 5 days ceasefire
• According to information released by United States’ Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to suspend military operation for the next five days.
• Recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence hold a meeting and decided to declare a pause in military operations for 120 hours.
• US President Donald Trump shared a tweet that after millions of lives will be saved now and it’s a welcome step.

RIL becomes first Indian company to cross-market valuation of Rs 9 lakh crore
• Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has become the first Indian firm to cross 9 lakh crore market valuation mark.
• RIL’s market capitalization (m-cap) was Rs 9,01,490.09 crore during late morning trade on BSE.
• Earlier, on August 2018, RIL became the first Indian firm which had crossed 8 lakh crore mark of market valuation. 

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RCB becomes first IPL team to appoint female support staff
• Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has become the first IPL team with female support staff. RCB has appointed Navnita Gautam as a sports massage therapist.
• She will work with head physiotherapist Evan Speechly and strength & conditioning coach Shanker Basu. 
• Navnita Gautam will introduce specialized techniques to motivate, prepare, overall supervision and to take care of individual physical ailments.

Kapurthala-Taran Taaran road declared as National Highway
• A road between Kapurthala and Taran-Taaran has declared a national highway (NH-703 AA). The road connects Kapurthala with Goindwal Sahib.
• The road terminates near Taran-Taaran in Punjab and now named as Guru Nanak Dev Ji Marg.
• This new highway will be inaugurated next time. The decision of new highway has been taken on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. 

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