PV Sindhu 12th highest-paid female athlete in world.

  • India's badminton star PV Sindhu is the only Indian player in the top 25 in Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid female athletes in the world.
  • Sindhu, the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist, occupies the 12th spot in the list.
  • Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka tops the list.
  • The 27-year-old made 7 million US Dollars of her earnings.
  • For the 3rd straight year, Osaka tops Forbes' annual list of the World's highest-paid female athletes.

England's Sam Curran became the Most Expensive Player in 2023 IPL Auction.

  • England all-rounder Sam Curran emerged as the most expensive player in the IPL’s history as Punjab Kings bought him for Rs 18.50 crore.
  • The most expensive player in IPL so far was South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who received Rs 16.25 crore at the 2021 auction.
  • Australia all-rounder Cameroon Green was the second-highest earner, fetching ₹17.5 crore bid from Mumbai Indians.
  • England test skipper Ben Stokes was the 3rd-highest gainer, fetching ₹16.25 cr from CSK.

India to receive 3rd squadron of S-400 air defence missile from Russia.

  • Russia will begin supplying India with the third squadron of the S-400 air defence missile system in January or February of next year.
  • India has already put its first two missile system squadrons into service.
  • India and Russia have agreed to a three-year, more than ₹35,000 crore deal for India to buy five squadrons of S-400 air defence missiles, and all deliveries are anticipated to be completed by the end of the following fiscal year.

Revamped probity, e-HRMS portal to be launched for central govt employees.

  • Union minister Jitendra Singh is set to launch revamped probity portal and e-HRMS 2.0 portal for central government employees.
  • At the revamped e-HRMS 2.0 portal, employees could avail of limited services and it was not connected with other human resource applications.
  • The revamped portal is the first digital system in the government of India to provide end-to-end HR services.
  • The revamped e-HRMS 2.0 will save several thousand man-hours and tons of printing paper.

Spain, Scotland pass Gender Recognition Reform Bill.

  • Scotland and Spain have recently passed a bill to make it easier for people to change their legally recognized gender.
  • Scotland has now become the first region of the United Kingdom to approve a self-identification process for changing gender.
  • Other countries, including Ireland, Denmark and Argentina have adopted self-ID laws to make it simpler and less invasive to change gender.

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