A record amount of hydel electricity was supplied to the national grid during the year 2019 by WAPDA. The hydel power stations owned and operated by WAPDA provided 34.678 billion units of hydel electricity – highest-ever – to the system in 2019. This quantum of generation is 6.321 billion units higher compared with last year i.e. 28.357 billion units.
Indian technology startups are having the best year so far as they set a record of raising $11.3 billion after the downfall in 2016 when the startups only accumulated $4.3 billion i.e. $3.6 billion less from the year before. According to the research firm Tracxn, startups with consumer-facing offerings including financial services have attracted most of the venture capital this year with $8.2 billion, followed by retail startups and enterprise service providers.
Umar Akmal made his comeback against Sri Lanka in the first T20I at Gaddafi Stadium only to be dismissed at the first ball. The captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and the chief Misbah-ul-Haq both decided to give Akmal another chance despite being missing from action in T20I for over three years. Akmal was dismissed on a duck 9th time breaking the previous record held by Shahid Afridi with 8 ducks.