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The Indian pair won the first game quite comprehensively and they carried on with their winning momentum to wrap up the match in about 39 minutes.

Addressing the citizen of the country during the 57th episode of 'Mann ki Baat', Modi announced starting this campaign during Diwali and called on citizens to outline the achievements of 'daughters' of the country using BharatKiLaxmi hashtag.

Shuttler Sai Praneeth was thrashed 6-21, 14-21 in his second-round match against Japan's Kento Momota.

Kashyap had registered an easy 21-16, 21-16 win over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in the second round of the tournament. He is the lone Indian to stay alive in the competition.

The world-ranked 11 won the second and the third game 22-24, 15-21 to enter the second round of the tournament.

The Indian pair managed to win the first game which was a closely fought affair. Both the pairs went back and forth but in the end, Rankireddy and Ponnappa won the first game 22-20.

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, table tennis player Manika Batra, cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, hockey captain Rani Rampal, former shooter Suma Shirur, and mountaineering twin sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik are the others whose names have been sent for the civilian awards.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu met PV Sindhu, who recently became the first Indian shuttler to win gold in the World Championships, at his residence on Saturday.

While Sindhu and Okuhara battled for 110 minutes during the final match of the 2017 World Championships, the duration of this match was just 38 minutes.

While Sindhu and Okuhara battled for 110 minutes during the 2017 World Championships final match, the duration of Sunday's match was just 38 minute.