The 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is being played nowadays in Australia . It will be the 7th edition of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup .10 teams will feature in 23 matches to be played. India and Australia play the finals on 08 Mar 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The State-owned Swiss Mint has minted the World’s Smallest Gold Coin featuring Albert Einstein who was granted Swiss Citizenship in 1901 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. A magnifying glass is being given along with the coin to see Einstein sticking out his tongue in the coin. It is a 2.96 mm gold coin weighing 0.063 grams and has a nominal value of 1/4 Franc ($0.26). Only 999 coins have been minted and are being offered at 199 Francs or 205 US Dollars
Great Britain Launches 50 pence Brexit Coin on 31 Jan 2020.
The Royal Mint will issue a 50 pence coin on 31 Jan 2020 to mark Britain’s exit from EU. This will be the third time that these will finally be put into circulation when Britain finally exits the EU at 11 PM on Friday. The Brexit coins are inscribed with date 31 Jan 2020 and words “Peace , Prosperity, and Friendship with All Nations”. Around 3 Million coins are likely to be put into Circulation initially and 7 Million later in the year.
Stamps on Yachting Events – New Zealand – Sydney Hobart Race 2019
New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Yachting Events on 02 Feb 1987.
40c- Southern Cross Cup -Cruising Yacht Club of Australia introduced this Yacht race off Sydney’s coast from 1967 to 2001.In 2001 conducted from Sydney to Hobart (Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 628 Nautical Miles).
2019 Sydney Hobart Race -Re-introduced in 2013 as Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and other races. The 2019 race starts on 26 Dec 2019 and it is the 75th Sydney Hobart Race. A wooden 10-metre yacht built in 1904 will be among the 164 Yachts that will take part in 2019 race and this Yacht named Katwinchar is the oldest vessel ever to take part in this race.
Painting of Football match by Nicolas de Stael fetches 20 Million Euros at Auction
A Painting “Parc des Princes” by Nicolas de Stael, a French artist of Russian origin was sold for 20 Million Euros at Christies’s auction in Nov 2019. The painting, in a rich array of colours painted in 1952 depicts an international friendly football match between France and Sweden during the Golden period of French football players. Parc des Princes was the name of the stadium and now hosts the Paris Saint-Germain Club.
South Africa is 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions – Japan 2019
The Rugby World Cup is played every Four Years. The Inaugural World Cup was played in 1987 and was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Eight editions of World Cup have been held till now. The last World Cup was played in England in 2015 and next world Cup which will be Ninth World Cup is scheduled to be held in Japan from 20 September 2019 to 02 November 2019. There will twenty teams participating in 2019 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand is current World Champions and has won the Webb Ellis Trophy thrice, Australia and South Africa have won it twice and England have won it once.
Japan issued a miniature sheet containing ten stamps on 2019 Rugby World Cup on 06 Sep 2019. Each stamp features Flags of participating countries.
Springboks defeated England 32-12 to become the 2019 World Cup Champion and lifted the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time to equal New Zealand’s record. Six penalties by Handre Pollard put them in the driver’s seat, wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe scored first ever tries for SA in a final to seal England loss. A Far more representative South African team saw Siya Kolisi become the first Black South African to lift the Rugby World Cup.