July 20, 2017 Top 5 trending news: Kovind is President, India’s Olympic hopes

On expected lines, Ram Nath Kovind won the Indian Presidential elections 2017. Meanwhile, India is pondering upon hosting the 2032 Olympics. A look at the top 5 trending stories of the day.

The counting of votes for Indian Presidential Election 2017 is over and BJP-led NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind – the former governor of Bihar – is the country’s new President. The value of votes received by Kovind is over 7 lakh. Kovind received more than 65% votes and Meira Kumar received votes whose value were over three-and-a-half lakh. Kovind will take oath on July 25.

July 20, 2017 Top 5 trending news: Kovind is President, India’s Olympic hopes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that all the countries, including Bhutan, are with India on the issue of the Dokhlam stand-off. Sushma’s response came after Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal’s questioned the Centre on the Doklam stand-off. Sushma said the issue is due to the “tri-junction point that is between India, China and Bhutan” and that if Beijing unilaterally tries to change the status quo at the tri-junction, then it will pose a threat to New Delhi’s security. “India wants that troops are removed from the tri-junction point to discuss the issue together.

July 20, 2017 Top 5 trending news: Kovind is President, India’s Olympic hopes

Six persons were killed and 11 injured after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today, inundating vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses. While 11 persons have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said. Four of a family were among those killed in the cloudburst that damaged six houses, two shops and a school.

July 20, 2017 Top 5 trending news: Kovind is President, India’s Olympic hopes

Even as United States President Donald Trump is trying hard to bring Olympics to Los Angeles, India also seems to be interested in hosting the quadrennial global sporting event. But the question arises, is India ready to host 2032 Olympics? India has not even taken the first step towards it but we can see indications that an effort to bid for it might be in place.

July 20, 2017 Top 5 trending news: Kovind is President, India’s Olympic hopes

A 38-year-old brain dead man’s organs have saved four lives after his family decided to donate them, a hospital has said.The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. He was rushed to the Jupiter Hospital in Thane where he was declared brain dead at 7.30 PM on Tuesday, said a release issued yesterday by Mumbai’s Fortis Hospital. Subsequently, the man’s organs were retrieved.

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