India to introduce made in India TB infection skin test called “c-TB”
India will introduce a newly approved “made in India” TB infection skin test called ‘c-TB’, said Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. This cost-effective tool will be of immense benefit to other high burden countries as well. A new initiative, “Adopt people with TB” will be launched this year, based on Indian values of collectivism.
IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships: Turkey topped medal tally of 2022
The 12th edition of the 2022 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship (WWBC) was held at Başakşehir Youth and Sports Facility, Istanbul, Turkey. The event saw the participation of 310 Boxers from 73 nations. Belarusian and Russian boxers were not allowed to compete at the event after a ban as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
26-year-old Abhilasha Barak becomes the Indian Army’s first woman combat aviator
Haryana’s Captain Abhilasha Barak has become the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps as a combat aviator after successfully completing her training. She was awarded the coveted wings along with 36 other army pilots by the DG and Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation in Nashik. She has been assigned to the second flight of the 2072 Army Aviation Squadron.
India beats Indonesia 16-0 in Asia Cup 2022 hockey tournament
Indian men’s team slammed six goals in the final quarter to record a 16-0 win over Indonesia in a thrilling Pool A game of the Asia Cup 2022 to qualify for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. India joined Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea in the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup.
Indian novel ‘Tomb of Sand’ wins International Booker Prize
Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize for “Tomb of Sand,”. Originally written in Hindi, it’s the first book in any Indian language to win the high-profile award, which recognizes fiction from around the world that has been translated into English. The 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize money will be split between New Delhi-based Shree and Rockwell, who lives in Vermont.
A new book titled ‘The India Story’ by Bimal Jalan
Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan writes a new book titled ‘The India Story’. The book focuses on India’s economic history and aims to provide lessons for the future of India’s political economy.
Kolkata Becomes First Metro City To Get Its Biodiversity Register
Kolkata is the first metro city in the country to prepare a detailed register of biodiversity. Kolkata Municipal Corporation released the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR), a document with details about the floral and faunal varieties in the city as well as its land use and human activities. The document is prepared by the biodiversity management committee (BMC) of the civic body under the supervision of the state biodiversity board and with help from NGOs.
First Case of monkeypox in the Gulf reported in the UAE
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the first Gulf country to report a monkeypox case. The Czech Republic and Slovenia became the first countries outside of Africa to disclose cases, joining 18 other countries. Although the number is projected to climb even more, experts warn the overall risk to the general public remains minimal.