Kathy Cross : First Woman Umpire in International Cricket Council (ICC) Panel

  1. Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi was honoured with Amadelkufa in South Africa. She was honoured for her lifetime contribution to the freedom struggle of South Africa. Amdelkufa in Zulu language means Sacrifice.
  2. Dhruva-3 was inaugurated by Avinash Chander, DG DRDO and Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister at Advanced Numerical Research and Analysis Group (ANURAG) in Hyderabad. Dhruva-3 an indigenous High Performance Computing System was designed to solve critical Defence Research and Development applications by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
  3. Dairy major Amul has launched India’s first milk ATM which will sell milk through “Any Time Milk” vending machines. The 24×7 ATM has been installed at the Amul Dairy gate at Anand in Gujarat.
  4. India overtook Japan to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World. As per the data released by Reuters, India imported 3.86 million barrels-per-day of crude oil in the year 2013. Recently, China had overtaken USA to become the world’s largest importer of crude oil.
  5. Infosys executive vice-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan donates Rs 225 crore to develop a centre for brain research at the Indian Institute of Science, Banglore. It is also one of the largest donations the 105-year-old institute has received from an individual.
  6. Rajasthan bans the foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. By this, Rajasthan has joined Delhi in reversing its decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail.
  7. New Zealand won the five ODI Series of 5 matches against India by 4-0 after defeating India in the fifth match by 87 runs at the Westpac Stadium at Wellington.
  8. Churchill Brothers won the 35th Football Federation Cup. In the final held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Cochin, Churchill Brothers beat Sporting Clube de Goa 3-1 to lift their maiden Federation Cup.
  9. International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the introduction of an International Women’s Championship, which is a part of qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup.
  10. Kathy Cross of New Zealand became the first woman to be appointed in an International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires panel. Cross of 56 years in age was named as an Associate and Affiliate panel of International umpires for 2014 following the annual review and selection process.