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Amit won gold in 49 Kg wrestling in Asian games 2018

India’s Amit Phangal, a 22-year-old army wrestler, created history beating the Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the men’s 49kg at the Asian games. Amit beat Hasanboy by securing 3-2. This is the second time India wins the medal. Earlier in 1962, Padam Bahadur Mall had won the first gold medal for India in men’s boxing in Jakarta Asian Games. Now, after 56 years Amit had made the country proud at the same venue.

Kerala Health Department issued warning about the spread of leptospirosis

In Kerala, the Health Department has announced warning about the spread of leptospirosis with pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome disease in the post-flood period. People have been asked to approach a hospital in case of any symptom of fever or myalgia (pain in the muscles). So far, there have been 15 leptospirosis deaths in the State since August 24. The Health Department has suggested that people who have been exposed to flood waters should take 200 mg of Doxycycline drug as prophylaxis every week. Current measures by the department were adequate, given the fact that even when lakhs were exposed to flood waters. It also suggested early penicillin therapy to prevent the patient progressing to pulmonary haemorrhage and subsequent death.

Luka Modric was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year

Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year (2017-2018). The 32-year-old helped Real Madrid won the Champions League for a third season running and then led Croatia to the World Cup final. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded in the last year (2016-2017). The award recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in domestic, continental and international competitions.

RK Singh Released book on Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System

This reference document has been developed by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) in collaboration with IMD to facilitate enhanced utilization of Weather Portal in all spheres of Power Sector.

Scientist warns that the trapped heat below Arctic surface could melt ice in the entire region

Scientists warned that the Archived heat trapped below the surface of the Arctic has the potential to melt the entire region’s sea ice. They found that the warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic. This heat is trapped below the surface layer presently. If it gets mixed up to the surface then the heat produced can melt the sea-ice pack that covers this region. Arctic: ♦ Location: Northernmost part of Earth ♦ Life in the Arctic: Includes organisms living in the ice, zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies ♦ The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Northern Canada (Canada), Finland, Greenland(Kingdom of Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden ♦ Arctic Polar desert is the second-largest desert in the world by area (13,985,000 km²) ♦ The Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic ♦ Arctic sea ice decline has been caused by global warming

NASA set to launch Ice, Cloud Land Elevation satellite to track earth’s melting ice

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica to within the width of a pencil, capturing 60,000 measurements every second. ICESat-2 which is scheduled to be launched on September 12 represents a major technological leap in our ability to measure changes in ice height.

Ulka Maha conferred with Praful Bidwai memorial Award 2018

The award was presented to Mahajan by social activist Medha Patkar. About Praful Bidwai memorial Award The Praful Bidwai Memorial Award, instituted in the memory of journalist and social activist who died in Amsterdam in 2015.

Germany to give Rs 990 crore loan for Clean Ganga Mission

In an effort to clean the river Ganga, Germany is providing a soft loan of euro 120 million (approx. Rs 990 crore) to India to strengthen sewage water treatment infrastructure in Uttarakhand. The purpose of the project ‘Clean Ganga Mission’ is to reduce the inflow of untreated wastewater in River Ganga and, thus, to improve the water quality of the river. The initiative also includes construction of 13 sewage pumping stations.

Argentina hikes interest rate to 60%, highest in the world

Due to economic crisis, Argentina’s central bank raised its benchmark interest by 15 percentage points to 60%, the highest in the world. The Argentine peso is down 50% this year against the dollar and the country’s inflation is running at over 30%. Argentina President Mauricio Macri has asked for an early release of a $50-billion loan from the IMF (International Monetary Fund).

Madhya Pradesh Mil -Banche programme to be organised in govt schools of state

Over 2 lakh volunteers who have registered for the “Mil -Banche Madhya Pradesh” programme include 820 engineers, 843 doctors, 36 thousand employees of private sector, 19 thousand public representatives and around 45 thousand government employees and officers. About Madhya Pradesh Capital: Bhopal, Jabalpur (Judiciary) Chief minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Pranab, Shibnath bag India’s 1st ever bridge gold at Asiad

India’s 60-year-old Pranab Bardhan and 56-year-old Shibnath Sarkar won the men’s pair bridge event to bag the country’s first-ever gold in bridge at the Asian Games. The card game has been featured as a sport at the Asian Games for the first time, in the 2018 edition. The 22-year old Indian Amit Panghal defeated reigning Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to claim the gold medal in 49kg boxing at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ becomes first Bollywood film to release in Saudi Arabia

After Marvel’s Black Panther (first film) and Rajinikanth’s Kaala (first Indian film), Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ has become the first Hindi film which will be releasing in Saudi Arabia. Gold is a sports drama about a fictitious Indian hockey teams first gold medal win at the Olympics in 1948.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to inaugurate Krishna Kutir at Vrindavan

The special home for one thousand windows, set up by the Women and Child Development Ministry under the Swadhar Greh scheme. Krishna Kutir constructed on 1.4 hectares of land has facilities of ramp, lifts and other amenities for meeting the requirement of senior citizens and persons with special challenges.

HRD Ministry introduced ‘Atal ranking’ for higher education institutions

The Human Resource Development Ministry launched the ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements’ (ARIIA) to promote innovation and research in higher education. Named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, ARIIA will rank educational institutions for innovation output based on all major indicators and parameters used globally.

 

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