Kohli scored a total of 610 runs in three-match series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
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After registering his career-best 243 runs in the third and final test match against Sri Lanka, Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday moved three places up to grab the second spot in the ICC Test rankings. Kohli's first innings knock was followed by another half century, 50 runs, in the second innings taking his total to 610 in the three-match series against Sri Lanka which India won 1-0. The first and third test ended in draws in Kolkata and New Delhi respectively.
The United States and South Korea have begun their combined combat drills as a part of their five-day exercise called 'Vigilant Ace'. The move came soon after North Korea test-fired its intercontinental ballistic missile which sparked a global outcry. The United States was one of the nations to have severely condemned North Korea's action and called for stringent sanctions on the Kim Jong-un regime.
The world was shocked by the news that Iranian teenager Sahar Tabar had undergone 50 cosmetic surgeries to look like her idol Angelina Jolie till recently. But now the teenager has admitted that she was lying. Tabar's Instagram post had left everyone shocked as the young girl, in an attempt to look like Jolie, looked 'zombie-like' according to many of her fans.
The National Green Tribunal(NGT) ordered the Delhi Development Authority(DDA) to construct biodiversity park near Yamuna with the compensatory amount of Rs 5 crores deposited by AoL (Art of Living) for "causing damage to Yamuna floodplains" in Delhi in 2016. The green tribunal said further amount would be recovered from AoL if 5 crores fell short.
Pakistan today joined the international chorus against US decision to name Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump in a speech in the White House said today that it is "time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", adding that "new approach" was needed to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.