Canada’s Brampton city gets first turbaned Sikh Harkirat Singh as deputy mayor
Brampton city in Canada got its first turbaned Sikh deputy mayor with the appointment of Harkirat Singh. Harkirat Singh, who represents wards 9 and 10, has been appointed deputy mayor from 2022-26. The deputy mayor presides at council and other committee meetings and assumes ceremonial and civic event duties on behalf of the mayor if the mayor is absent or unavailable.
Vayusena Nagar Organizes IAF Air Fest 2022
Air Fest 2022 showcased maneuvers of planes & helicopters in the arsenal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in an annual event organized at Head Quarters Maintenance Command, Vayusena Nagar in Nagpur. The Air Fest is being conducted as a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
Manika Batra: First Indian woman to win medal at Asian Cup Table Tennis
Manika Batra, the Indian Table Tennis player, became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament. Manika defeated World no.6 Hina Hayata of Japan in the Asian Cup 2022 in the women’s singles bronze medal match in Bangkok, Thailand. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju appreciated Manika Batra for her performance and spectacular achievement.
India Won 25 out of 28 Golds at 15th Asian Airgun Championships
India ended their campaign at the 15th Asian Championships in South Korea with 25 gold medals. Indian pair Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana won the 10-meter Junior Air Pistol Mixed Team event. Bhaker and Rana in the qualification shot 578 shots to finish second against Uzbekistan pair Nigina Saidkulova and Mukhammad Kamalov.
Novak Djokovic Won 6th ATP Finals Singles Title
Novak Djokovic won the sixth ATP Finals singles title win beating Casper Ruud from Norway. Novak Djokovic defeated the opponent by 7-5, 6-3 to walk away with a historic payday of $4.7m. Novak Djokovic has equaled the record of six ATP title wins of Roger Federer.
Russia Replaces China to Become the Biggest Supplier of Fertilizers to India
Russia has become India’s biggest fertilizer supplier for the first time. Russian exporters reportedly grabbed a 21% share of the Indian fertilizer market in the first half of the 2022-23 fiscal year, overtaking China, previously India’s largest supplier.
Sebastian Vettel retired from Formula One racing
German racing driver Sebastian Vettel has retired from Formula One racing. Vettel won four Formula One World Championships between 2010 and 2013 while competing for Red Bull and previously spent six seasons with Ferrari. In the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel finished in 10th place, the last one of his career. Vettel received a guard of honour from his fellow competitors before the race.