Jitendra Singh inaugurates India’s first ‘Lavendar Festival’ in Bhaderwah
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the country’s first ‘Lavendar festival’ at Jammu’s Bhaderwah where the cultivation of lavender has transformed the economy of the mountainous area. Bhaderwah in the Doda district is the birthplace of India’s purple revolution. The minister described Bhaderwah in the Doda district as the birthplace of India’s purple revolution.
Tokyo Bronze Medallist Lovlina Borgohain elected as IBA’s Athletes’ Committee Chair
Tokyo Bronze Medallist, Lovlina Borgohain was elected as IBA’s Athletes’ Committee Chair. International Boxing Association (IBA) announced that Indian boxer and Tokyo Olympics Bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain has received the highest number of votes during the election held at the 2022 Women’s World Championships and thus has been elected as the chair and a voting member on the Board of Directors for the IBA’s Athletes’ Committee.
French Riviera Film Festival: Nawazuddin Siddiqui honoured with Excellence in Cinema award
Bollywood actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been honoured with an international award for his contribution to cinema. At the prestigious French Riviera Film Festival, Emmy award-winning American actor Vincent De Paul bestowed the honour to Siddiqui. This is not the first time that Nawazuddin has brought accolades back home. Previously, the actor was chosen as one of the delegates to receive awards on behalf of the nation at the Cannes Film Festival. Siddiqui’s illustrious career boasts of some terrific films, including Gangs of Wasseypur, Raman Raghav 2.0, The Lunchbox, and Munto. He is the only actor in the world to have eight films officially selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Along with films, he also appeared in web series like Sacred Games and Mc Mafia.
Rajnath Singh approves new Defence Estates Circle for Uttarakhand
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the proposal for the creation of a new Defence Estates Circle exclusively for Uttarakhand. In view of the difficulties faced in managing large tracts of defence land in the state and the demand of cantonment residents in Uttrakhand, the MoD will establish an independent office of Defence Estates at Dehradun and a sub-office at Ranikhet.
ISSF Junior World Cup 2022: India won 33 medals
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup 2022 was held at Suhl in Germany. The Indian contingent was led by ace shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary. At the ISSF Junior World Cup 2022, the Indian junior shooting team came in first position overall. They won 33 medals in total, including 13 gold, 15 silver, and 5 bronze. With four gold medals, Italy came in second place.
Indian officer Anwar Hussain Shaik is new chair of WTO committee
An Indian Government Officer, Anwar Hussain Shaik has been made the chair of the World Trade Organisation’s Committee on Technical Barriers on Trade. Mr. Shaik will take this role from Elisa Maria Olmeda de Alejandro from Mexico. WTO is a 164-member multilateral body which formulates rules for global exports and imports and adjudicates disputes between countries on trade-related issues. India is a member since 1995.
GRSE launches Indian Navy survey vessel ‘INS Nirdeshak’
Nirdeshak, the second of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) projects being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in collaboration with L&T shipbuilding for the Indian Navy was launched, at Kattupalli, Chennai.