Jhulan Goswami 1st woman in the world to take 200 ODI wickets
On 7th February 2018, India’s Jhulan Goswami became the first female cricketer to score 200 ODI (One Day International) wickets.
Jhulan Goswami 1st woman in the world to take 200 ODI wickets:
i. Jhulan Goswami made this record at the second ODI against South Africa in the ICC Women’s Championship at Kimberley, South Africa.
ii. She is 35 years old. She hails from Nadia district of West Bengal. She started her cricketing career in 2002.
iii. It was her 166th ODI. She dismissed opener Laura Wolvaardt and gained her 200th ODI wicket.
iv. She also became the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODIs in May 2017. She has won ICC Women Cricketer of the Year in 2007.
v. The first male cricketer to get 200 ODI wickets was India’s Kapil Dev.
About International Cricket Council (ICC):
♦ Purpose – international governing body of cricket
♦ CEO – David Richardson
Ex-BJP chief of Arunachal Kangir Jamoh passes away
On 7th February 2018, Kangir Jamoh, former president of BJP Arunachal Pradesh unit, died after a long time illness, at a hospital in Guwahati, Assam.
Death of Kangir Jamoh:
i. Kangir Jamoh was also president of Adi Baane Kebang, a high level body of the Adi tribe. He was president of BJP Arunachal Pradesh unit from 1998 to 2003.
ii. He was 67 years old. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
Some wildlife sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh:
♦ Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
♦ Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
♦ Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
Kathakali maestro Madavoor Vasudevan Nair passes away
On 6th February 2018, Kathakali maestro Madavoor Vasudevan Nair died while he was performing on stage, at Agasthyacodu Mahadeva Temple, Anchal, in Kerala.
Death of Madavoor Vasudevan Nair:
i. Madavoor Vasudevan Nair collapsed during a stage performance. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead. He was 89 years old.
ii. He was the principal of the Kalabharathi performing art institute. He had received various awards like Padma Bhushan, Sangeet Nataka akademi award and Kerala Kalamandalam award.
iii. He is a native of Madavoor in Thiruvananthapuram. He is survived by his wife Savithri Amma, son Madhu, and daughters Mini and Ganga.
Some wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala:
♦ Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
♦ Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
♦ Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary