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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mary Kom Bags First CWG Gold

35-year-old MC Mary Kom has become the first Indian woman to win a boxing gold at the Commonwealth Games. Making a comeback to boxing after a two year sabbatical, Mary beat Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara convincingly in the 48kg final. The 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist was competing in her debut Commonwealth Games, also perhaps her last, and made it a memorable one with yet another dominating performance to claim an unanimous verdict of 5-0.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rishad Premji appointed as Nasscom Chairman

IT industry body Nasscom has appointed Wipro chief strategy officer and board member Rishad Premji as its chairman for 2018-19. Besides, Nasscom has appointed WNS Group CEO Keshav Murugesh as the vice chairman. Mr. Premji has been a member of Nasscom’s executive council and was the vice chairman for 2017-18, Nasscom.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal

Mirabai Chanu secured India’s first gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games when she finished first in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting event at Gold Coast . Mirabai Chanu smashed the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Games’ weightlifting record by lifting 196 kg. The previous Games’ record was 175 kg set by Augustine Nwaokolo of Nigeria in 2010.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Olympian PV Sindhu to be flag-bearer of India in CWG 2018

Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu will be the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The CWG opening ceremony will be held on April 4.


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Friday, March 2, 2018

World’s largest solar park launched in Karnataka

The world’s largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs 16,500 crore at Pavagada in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district was launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 1st March 2018. The 2,000 MW park, named as ‘Shakti Sthala’, spans across 13,000 acres spread over five villages and is a benchmark in the unique people’s participation in power model put on ground, according to officials. The park’s development is anchored by the Karnataka Solar Power Development Corp. Ltd (KSPDCL), an entity formed in March 2015 as a joint venture between Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) and Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI). The project has been executed within a record time of two years, with zero land acquisition. Moreover, the farmers who have leased out their land are reaping greater benefits with Rs 21,000 per acre being offered as rental, an amount which has the scope to grow by five per cent every two years.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Gymnast Aruna Reddy makes history

Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women's vault event. The 22-year-old Reddy, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to win the bronze at the Hisense Arena. Tjasa Kysslef of Slovania won the gold with a score of 13.800 while Emily Whitehead of Australia took the silver with 13.699.

IIT Delhi researchers develop scar-tissue model for screening drugs

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have for the first time developed a 3D scar-tissue model through tissue engineering. The two-member team led by Prof. Sourabh Ghosh from the Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi was successful in replicating the early inflammatory microenvironment that initiates a cascade of events that lead to scar development. The team replicated all the five features and two signalling pathways that form scar tissue.