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1st August 2022

 

World Breastfeeding Week 2022: 1-7 August


World Breastfeeding Week is observed every year to emphasize regular breastfeeding for babies. This year breastfeeding week commences on August 1 while it concludes on August 7. This year’s World Breastfeeding Week, under its theme ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.’ is a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of this year by prioritizing breastfeeding-friendly environments for mothers and babies.

 

PM Modi unveils Redesigned Distribution Sector Program


Redesigned Distribution Sector Program that is based on reforms and results was adopted by the Union Cabinet, which is presided over by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. To read more, clickhere.

 
Zimbabwe launched gold coins as legal tender to tackle inflation


Zimbabwe has launched gold coins to be sold to the public in a bid to tame runaway inflation that has further eroded the country’s unstable currency. The coin is called ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ which refers to Victoria Falls in the local Tonga language. To read more, click here.

 

Amit Shah inaugurated a conference on drug trafficking


Union Home Minister Amit Shah spent all day in Chandigarh where he inaugurated a symposium on drug trafficking and national security.

 

Kargil War: Point 5140 at Dras in Kargil sector named as Gun Hill


Indian Armed Forces and pay tribute to the supreme sacrifice of the Gunners in “Operation Vijay”, Point 5140 at Dras in the Kargil sector has been christened as Gun Hill.

 

4th India-Oman Joint Military Exercise ‘AL NAJAH-IV’ begins


The 4th Edition of India-Oman Joint Military Exercise ‘AL NAJAH-IV’ begins in Rajasthan at the Foreign Training Node of Mahajan Field Firing Ranges. To read more, click here.

 

3rd India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” begins in Haryana


The 3rd edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” is conducted at Chandimandir, Haryana from August 1 to 20, 2022. The theme of Ex VINBAX 2022 is the “Employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peace Keeping Operations”. The exercise will further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Vietnam.

 

Indian Women Savitri Jindal replaces China’s Yang Huiyan to become Asia’s Richest Woman


Savitri Jindal, the Chairperson Emeritus of OP Jindal Group, has surpassed China’s Yang Huiyan to become Asia’s richest woman, as per the real-time Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The 72-year-old Savitri Jindal who also holds the position of the richest woman in India has a total fortune of $11.3 billion.

 

Commonwealth Games 2022: Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first gold medal


Daughter of India, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has won India’s first Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the Women’s 49Kg weightlifting category.

 

Commonwealth Games 2022: Bindiyarani Devi wins silver medal


Another Weightlifter of India, Bindyarani Devi (55kg) has clinched a silver in the women’s 55kg as India continued its medal rush at the Commonwealth Games. She lifted a total weight of 202kg (86kg+116kg).

 

Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinch gold medal


India’s weightlifter, Achinta Sheuli (73 Kg representative) bagged the gold medal in The Commonwealth Games 2022.

 

Commonwealth Games 2022: Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins Gold in men’s 67 kg weightlifting


India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga has won the gold medal in men’s 67 kg category weightlifting at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 

‘Games Wide Open’ unveiled as Paris Olympics 2024 official slogan


The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics unveiled “Games Wide Open” as their official slogan. The 2024 Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024. The slogan was released alongside a video promising the Olympics and Paralympics would be “faster”, “higher” and “stronger” — as well as “more inclusive, more brotherly, more beautiful.”

 

 

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