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Won three gold medals at the Olympics for the Deaf

  • Jerlin Anika (17) is the daughter of Jaya Ratchakan from Avanyapuram area of ​​Madurai district. A 12th class student of Avvai Girls' High School, Madurai Corporation, she has participated in many badminton competitions and won medals.
  • In the meantime, he competed in the volleyball division at the 24th Olympic Games for the Deaf in Brazil. In it, Austria's Q in the singles category. He knocked down Newtolt and secured the gold medal. 
  • In the mixed doubles, Jerlin Anika and Abhinav Sharma defeated Malaysia's Boon-Dio to win the medal. He also competed in team volleyball and won three gold medals in total.
Successful test of the upgraded Pramos missile
  • The Pramos missile can fly at almost three times the speed of sound. This missile can be launched from land, aircraft, ship or submarine. The missile has a range of 290 km. The distance was extended to about 350 km and tested on Thursday, with the ability to hit a distant target.
  • The test was jointly conducted by the Indian Air Force, Navy, Defense Research and Development Organization, Hindustan Aeronautics and Pramos Aerospace. During the test, an advanced version of the missile was launched from a Sukhoi SU-30 MKI Bo aircraft for the first time in the Bay of Bengal.
  • The missile then struck and destroyed the target accurately. Through this test, the Indian Air Force has gained the capability to accurately strike a long-range target on land or at sea via an SU-30 MKI aircraft.
  • A statement from the Ministry of Defense said, "The Indian Air Force will be able to dominate the naval bases in the future due to the superior performance of the SU-30 MKI aircraft and the extended capability of the Pramos missile."
Gail approves contract to implement PEM-based India's largest green hydrogen project
  • Gail India has approved a contract to set up the largest proton transfer osmotic electrolyte in India in line with the National Hydrogen Movement. The project will be set up at GAIL's Vijaypur campus in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. It will operate on the basis of renewable energy.
  • The project is designed to produce 4.3 metric tons of hydrogen per day. The hydrogen produced is 99.999 percent pure. The project is scheduled for implementation in November 2023.
Ranil Wickremesinghe becomes the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister, resigned following the popular uprising in Sri Lanka. The people also demanded the resignation of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. In this situation, Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Member of Parliament from the United National Party was elected as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
  • Following this, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa administered the oath of office to Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. He has the support of more than 160 members
12 more Swati Radars for Indian Army - Manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited
  • During the 1999 Kargil war, the Pakistani military used sophisticated US radars. The Indian Army waged war with the help of British production radars. But the Indian army was reluctant to find out where the enemy's weapons were.
  • With this in mind, the Federal Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) developed a sophisticated radar to detect enemy weapons. Named Swati, the radar is manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited.
  • Swati Radar was first introduced in 2007 during the Republic Day parade. The radar was officially added to the Army in 2017 after various phased inspections.
  • 50 km by Swati radar. Can accurately detect enemy weapons, including artillery and rockets, stationed at a distance. Currently, the Army has decided to purchase 12 new Swati radars worth Rs 1,000 crore. These are to be installed on the Chinese border.
Thomas Cup Badminton
  • The badminton tournament for the Thomas Cup is being held in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. The women's team had earlier lost 0-3 to Thailand in the Uber Cup in Bangkok. The Indian men's badminton team beat Malaysia 3-2 to advance to the semi - finals of the Thomas Cup for the first time in 43 years.
  • This ensured a bronze for India in the Thomas Cup. It is noteworthy that the Indian team has not won a medal in this tournament since 1979.
Rajiv Kumar appointed Chief Election Commissioner
  • Sushil Chandra's tenure as the Chief Election Commissioner of India ends on the 14th. In this context, Rajiv Kumar, who is currently the Senior Election Commissioner, has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner.
  • The order was issued by President Ramnath Govind. It has been announced that Rajiv Kumar will take over as the Chief Election Commissioner on the 15th. Rajiv Kumar, now 62, was a 1984 Jharkhand IAS officer. Experienced in various key departments of the Central Government.
  • In February 2020, he retired as Secretary of State for Finance. Later, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Selection Board of Public Sector Undertakings. Appointed Election Commissioner in August 2020. He is now the Senior Election Commissioner and has been appointed as the Chief Electoral Commissioner on the basis of seniority.
Global video conference on corona vulnerabilities
  • US President Joe Biden is hosting a global video conference on corona exposure. He held his first conference in September last year. Following this, the 2nd conference was held yesterday. Leaders of various countries, including Prime Minister Modi, addressed the gathering.
Olympics for the deaf
  • India's Deeksha Tago wins gold in golf at the Olympics for the Deaf in Brazil. In the final, she defeated American Ashley Grace to take first place. Deeksha, who won silver in the 2017 event, is currently the only competitor to have won 2 medals at the Olympics Olympics golf.
  • Jolin 2: In the women's singles in badminton, Jolin Jayaratzakan defeated Nutolt of Austria 21-17, 21-18 to win the gold. In the mixed doubles finals, Jolin / Abhinav Chama teamed up to beat the Malaysian pair to take the top spot. 
  • In the Ottawa singles, Abhinav Chama defeated Resnikas of Lithuania to win bronze. So far India has won 8 medals including 7 gold and 1 bronze.

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