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Population  10,686,269
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  • Czech Republic commenced its responsibility as an executive board member of the UNICEF’s Executive Board on 1 January 2019.

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  • Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic and Peng Shuai of China won the 2017 Shenzhen Open women's doubles tennis title beating Romanian and Ukrainian duo Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk 6–1, 7–5 in the final.

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  • Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic and Timea Babos of Hungary won their Apia International Sydney doubles tennis title in their first tournament together on 10 January 2014, toughing out a three-set victory over top seeds Italian tennis duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. They emerged triumphant after a battle that ended in a 7-5 3-6 10-7 scoreline.[1]

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  • Czech Republic was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 19 January 1993.[2]

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  • On 26 January 2013, Czech citizens had the chance to directly elect their president for the first time since the breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Prior to a constitutional amendment in 2012, the Czech president was elected indirectly by the Czech parliament.[3]

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  • Czech Republic’s Michal Hanus on 30 January 2017 was named as one of the winners at the Google's annual coding competition Google Code-in (GCI).[4]

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February

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  • Czech archaeologists have unearthed an ancient boat near the Abusir pyramids south of Cairo in Egypt, as announced on 1 February 2016. While extremely fragile, the roughly 4,500 year old discovery will shed new light on ship building in ancient Egypt.[5]

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  • Eva Samkova of Czech Republic won gold in Ladies' Snowboard Cross at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.[6]

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  • Martina Sablikova of Czech Republic won Gold in Ladies' 5000 m Skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.[7]

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  • Czech Petra Kvitova won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on 23 February 2013 when she held off a strong challenge from Italian Sara Errani to win 6-2 1-6 6-1.

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  • Czech scientists were awarded 4 research grants by the European Research Council (ERC) on 12 March 2015 as part of the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.[8]
  • Czech Republic, along with Hungary and Poland, joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance, on March 12, 1999. They are the former Soviet bloc's first countries to join the alliance.[9]

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  • Czech Republic on 29 March 2016 signed agreements with China on bilateral cooperation covering E-commerce, investment, science and technology, tourism, culture and aviation during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Prague.

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  • Czech Republic joined the European Union, an economic and political union of European countries, on 1 May 2004.

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  • Jan Mikulka, an artist from the Czech Republic, won the £20,000 inaugural Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Self Prize on 8 May 2013. The award, organized by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in the UK, encourages artists to push the boundaries and experiment with the medium and character of the painting or drawing.[10]

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  • Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won the 2015 Madrid Open women's singles tennis title beating Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 in the final.[11]

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  • Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová won the women’s singles title at the 2018 Madrid Open beating her Dutch opponent Kiki Bertens 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 to win record third Madrid Open title.[12]

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  • Czech Karolina Pliskova beat Johanna Konta, 6-3 6-4, to win the Italian Open tennis women's title on 19 May 2019 in Rome.

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  • Czech Republic ranked as the sixth most peaceful country in the world, according to a report published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on 1 June 2017.[13]

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  • The cabinet of Czech Republic on 3 June 2015 approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and cafes.

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  • Czech Republic was ranked as the seventh most peaceful country in the world according to the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI) produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).[14]

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  • Czech tennis duo Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova won the women's doubles crown at the 2018 French Open with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Hozumi and Ninomiya of Japan.[15]

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  • An international team including researchers from Czech Republic, France and Belgium have proposed a new model that shows an ocean lies only a few kilometers beneath Saturn's moon Enceladus’s icy surface. Their findings were published in Geophysical Research Letters on 11 June 2016.[16]

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  • Czech Republic ranked as the tenth most peaceful country in the world at the 2015 Global Peace Index published by Institute for Economics & Peace.

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  • Czech Republic successfully launched a satellite on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C38 powered by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 23 June 2017.[17]

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  • Petra Kvitova, a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic, became the 2011 Wimbledon women's champion on 2 July 2011. Kvitova defeated the Russian, Maria Sharapova, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court at the All England Club in southwest London.[18]

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  • Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won the 2014 Wimbledon women's singles tennis championship beating Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 with a majestic performance in just 55 minutes.[19]

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  • The governments of the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein agreed to establish diplomatic relations on 13 July 2009.

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  • Czech tennis duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the 2018 Wimbledon ladies’ doubles champions beating Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the final.[20]

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  • The Czech Republic and the Philippines signed a Cultural Agreement on 25 July 2013 at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. The Agreement aims to develop cooperation between the two states in the fields of Culture, Education, Science and Sports.[21]

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  • Miroslava Knapkova of the Czech Republic won gold with a dominant victory in the women’s single sculls at the London Olympic on 4 August 2012.[22]

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  • Lukas Krpalek of Czech Republic won gold in Men -100 kg Judo at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Czech Republic won gold in the cycling mixed relay team event at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

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  • Czech road and track racing cyclist Jezek Jiri won gold medal in the Men's Individual C 4 Time Trial at the London Paralympics on 5 September 2012.[23]

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  • Arnost Petracek of Czech Republic won Men's 50m Backstroke - S4 - Swimming gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

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  • Czech Petra Kvitova claimed her second Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title of 2013 - and the 11th of her career - with a 6-2 0-6 6-3 victory over German Angelique Kerber at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.[24]

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  • Taťána Kuchařová from the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2006 at the age of 18. Taťána became the first woman from the Czech Republic to win the Miss World title. The 2006 Miss World pageant was held in Poland on 30 September 2006.[25]


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  • Ondrej Pelánek of Czech Republic was named the 2015 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year at London’s Natural History Museum for his image Ruffs on Display.

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  • Professor Pert Blizkovsky of Czech Republic won the prestigious 2015 Gusi Peace Prize in the International Diplomacy (United Nations) category.

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  • Miroslav Brumovsky of Czech Republic was awarded the 2016 Green Talent prize by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for his research focus on emerging contaminants in marine waters.[26]

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  • In women's tennis, the Czech Republic defeated Serbia 3-1 to win the 50th edition of the Fed Cup on 4 November 2012.[27]

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  • Czech Republic won their ninth Fed Cup tennis title defeating Russia 3-2 in an enthralling encounter in Prague on 15 November 2015.[28]

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  • The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia 3-2 in the final on 17 November 2013 after Radek Stepanek beats Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the decisive singles match.[29]

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  • Czech Republic won the 2012 Davis Cup, the premier international team event in men's tennis, 3-2 over Spain on 18 November 2012. This is the first Davis Cup title for the Czech Republic as an independent nation.[30]

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  • Researchers from Czech Republic and their international colleagues have shown that humans and birds use the exact same physical mechanism to make their vocal cords move and thus produce sound, even though the two species evolved completely different organs for voice production. Their findings were reported in the journal Nature Communications on 27 November 2015.[31]

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References


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  2. http://www.un.org/en/members/
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21210495
  4. https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/01/announcing-google-code-in-2016-winners.html
  5. http://iforumeng.cuni.cz/IFORUMENG-578.html
  6. http://www.sochi2014.com/en/snowboard-ladies-sbx-finals
  7. http://www.sochi2014.com/en/speed-skating-ladies-5000-m
  8. http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/press_release_cog2014_results.pdf
  9. http://www.nato.int/docu/update/1999/0310e.htm
  10. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22462637
  11. http://www.madrid-open.com/en/noticias-tenis-femenino/kvitova-campeona-en-madrid/
  12. https://www.madrid-open.com/en/mutua-news/kvitova-becomes-legend-in-madrid/
  13. http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2017/06/GPI-2017-Report.pdf
  14. http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2018/06/Global-Peace-Index-2018-2.pdf
  15. https://www.rolandgarros.com/en-us/article/roland-garros-2018-krejcikova-siniakova-triumph-over-japanese-duo
  16. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068634/abstract
  17. http://www.isro.gov.in/update/23-jun-2017/pslv-c38-successfully-launches-31-satellites-single-flight
  18. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/match_reports/2011-07-02/201107021309610977415.html
  19. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2014-07-05/kvitova_wins_second_wimbledon_singles_title.html
  20. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2018-07-14/2018-07-14_from_junior_stars_to_grand_slam_champions.html
  21. http://www.mzv.cz/manila/en/culture_and_education/the_czech_republic_and_philippines_sign.html
  22. http://www.london2012.com/rowing/event/women-single-sculls/index.html
  23. http://www.london2012.com/paralympics/cycling-road/event/men-individual-c-4-time-trial/index.html
  24. http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/3473862/title/kvitova-wins-11th-wta-title-in-tokyo
  25. http://www.missworld.com/
  26. http://www.greentalents.de/awardees-2016.php
  27. http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/articles/czech-republic-in-seventh-heaven.aspx
  28. http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/218829.aspx
  29. http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/160959.aspx
  30. http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/audio/podcast-historic-win-for-czech-republic.aspx
  31. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151127/ncomms9978/full/ncomms9978.html