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19th Asian Games - Day 5
  • The 19th Asian Games are being held in Hangzhou, China. First was the final of the men's 50m rifle team event. The Indian team consisting of Aishwari Pratap Singh, Swapnil Kusale and Ahil Sheron stood first by accumulating 1769 points. Also shot gold from yesterday, the 7th day of the competition. Following this, Aishwari Pratap Singh also won a silver medal in the men's 50m rifle event held yesterday.
  • Next was the women's team 10m air pistol medal match. Indian players Balak Kulia, Esha Singh and Divya Subraju saw the field. Chinese women won the gold medal with 1736 points. Indian women Balak, Esha and Divya scored 1721 points to bag the silver for second place. Meanwhile, Taiwan won bronze with 1723 points.
  • Participating in the group competition, Indian players Palak Kulia and Esha Singh entered the medal round of the individual women's 10m air pistol category. 17-year-old Indian player Palak, who led all round from the start, kissed the top gold. He scored 242.1 points. This is the 2nd gold won by India yesterday. Another Indian player Esha Singh bagged the silver with 239.7 points. This is the 2nd friday for Isha yesterday. India won 2 gold and 3 silver medals yesterday in shooting with a total score of 218.2 points.
  • Indian counterpart Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sahit Maineni advanced to the men's doubles final in the Asian Games and secured a medal chance. In the final they faced their Taiwanese counterparts, Jason Jung, Shio Shou. The Taiwanese team won the gold in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Hence the second placed Indian team took the silver.
  • In the squash women's group event, India's Anhatsingh, Tanvi Khanna, Josna Chinnappa and Deepika Balikal won bronze after missing out on the Hong Kong women's team in the women's semi-finals.
Discovery of flint vase in Vembakotta phase 2 excavation
  • Excavation is going on in Uchhimedu area along Vembakkottai reservoir. In the second phase of excavation here, which started on April 6, 18 pits have been excavated so far and 4,184 objects including conches, bangles, gold ornaments, smoker, limed flint pots and silhouettes have been found. In this case, the flint vase was found on Thursday.
  • The archeology department said that looking at the objects found so far, there are signs of industries in this area. She further informed that the second phase of excavation work will be completed by the end of this month and all the objects found will be documented and exhibited in this area.
NLC India Limited signs 800 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Gridco Limited
  • NLC India Limited (NLCIL) under the Ministry of Coal and Gridco Limited in Bhubaneswar signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
  • The agreement was signed to power 400 MW in Phase-I and 400 MW in Phase-II of NLC India Limited's proposed Neyveli Dalapira Super Power Critical Thermal.
  • Through this agreement, NLC India Limited has incorporated its full capacity 2400 MW Neyveli Dalapira Supercritical Thermal Power Station Stage-I.
  • NLC India Limited Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) M. The Power Purchase Agreement was signed in the presence of Prasanna Kumar Modupalli and Trilochan Panda, Managing Director, Gridco Ltd. and Shri Kagan Bihari Swain, Director (F&CA), Gridco Ltd.
Chand Kumar elected PTI President
  • The Annual Meeting of Directors of Press Trust of India (PTI) was held in New Delhi. In this, KN Chand Kumar was chosen as the new president of PTI. This post was held by Aveek Sarkar of 'Ananda Bazar Patrika' for the last two years. 
  • Praveen Someshwar, Chief Executive Officer of 'Hindustan Times', has been selected as the Vice Chairman. Apart from these two, 16 people including former Secretary of External Affairs, Vineeth Jain of 'Times of India', Vineeth Jain of 'Times of India', N. Ravi of 'The Hindu', Vivek Goenka of 'The Express' Group, former Secretary of External Affairs of 'Dinamalar' newspaper are members.

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