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Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Indonesia Open

  • Ace Indian Golfrer Gaganjeet Bhullar has won the US $ 300,000 BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career.
  • He won the title after closing with a four-under-par 68.
  • Earlier, Bhullar has also won the event in 2013.
  • With this year victory, he has sealed his seventh Asian Tour victory.
  • It was his second title 2016 season with a 16-under-par 272 total at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta.
  • With this win, Bhullar became the fifth player after Thaworn Wiratchant (Thailand), Frank Nobilo (New Zealand), Frankie Minoza (Philippines) and Lu Hsi-chuen (Chinese Taipei) to win the event twice
  • Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar on Monday won the $300,000 (₹2 crore) BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open for the second time in his career.
  • Two-time Asian Tour number one Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied-second in the tournament, which was his best result since 2012.
  • It was Bhullar’s overall seventh Asian Tour victory and the second title this season.

    NASA launches most advanced weather satellite into space

  • NASA successfully launched GOES-R, claimed to be the world’s most advanced weather satellite, on Saturday from Florida.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration teamed up with NASA to rocket the spacecraft, which is the first in a series of four high-tech satellites initiative, valued at $11 billion. GOES-R is missioned to provide faster and more accurate weather forecasts for the US.
  • China launches world’s longest quantum communication line

  • China launched a 712-km quantum communication line on Sunday, stated to be the world’s longest secure telecommunications network.
  • Linking Hefei to Shanghai, the line is equipped with ultra-high security systems and is claimed to be hack-proof.
  • It is part of a 2,000-km Beijing-Shanghai communication line, which will be connected to China’s quantum satellite for the space-to-Earth communication network.



India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow inaugurated

  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow on Monday.
  • The 302-km expressway, completed in a record time of 23 months, would reportedly reduce the Lucknow-Delhi journey time by almost half to 5-6 hours.
  • The inaugural event saw Indian Air Force fighter jets perform simulated landings on the expressway, a first for any road launch.