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22nd Commonwealth Games - Day 5 Results

  • The 22nd Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham, UK. At the end of the 4th day, India had won 9 medals namely 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze. Following this, on the 5th day, the Indian women's team won gold in the lawn bowls competition and created a historic record. This is the first time that an Indian team has won gold in lawn bowls competition.
  • The Indian women's team beat South Africa 17-10 in the final. The Indian team consisted of Lovely Sawbe, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Dirke. India beat Singapore 3-1 to clinch the gold medal in the table tennis men's team final.
  • India's Vikas Thakur lifted a total of 346 kg and won the silver medal in the men's 96 kg weightlifting category. India got silver medal in mixed badminton category. So far India has won 13 medals including 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze in this competition.
Kotagiri 'Longwood' oasis has received international recognition
  • Longwood Oasis is spread over 250 acres in the heart of Kotagiri town, Nilgiri district. Icholai meets the water needs of more than 50 thousand people. Besides, 35 species of trees, 12 vines, six orchids, 105 species of birds, 30 species of fauna and many rare plants; It is a haven for fungi. It has received international recognition.
  • Longwood Oasis, our state's finest forest, has received international recognition as the 'Global Green Shade' of England, known as 'Queen's Canopy'.
India - Maldives 6 new deals - Rs 790 crore loan for construction of houses
  • Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrived in Delhi on a 4-day official visit. He met Prime Minister Modi and discussed bilateral relations.
  • 6 agreements were signed between the two countries on capacity building, cyber security, housing, disaster management and infrastructure development in Maldives. Following this, Prime Minister Modi and Maldives President Chloe jointly gave an interview to the media.
  • Speaking at that time, Prime Minister Modi said, "While 4,000 residences are already being built in Maldivian capital Mali under Indian financial assistance, it has been decided to build 2,000 more residences.
  • In addition, India has decided to provide a loan of Rs 790 crore for development projects in Maldives. By this the pending works will be completed soon. "India will always be the first country to lend a helping hand to Maldives in any problem or need," he said.

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