Tamil Nadu celebrates Cultural Festival Aadi Perukku
The Tamil Cultural community celebrates Aadi Perukku, also known as Pathinettam Perukku, as an auspicious festival to honor the monsoon season and the fertility of the soil. Aadi Perukku is celebrated on August 3rd, coinciding with the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi. Traditionally observed in late July or early August, this festivity centers around expressing gratitude to water bodies, as the entire month of Aadi is considered to herald the onset of the monsoon season.
Hyderabad to host India’s first IAU 50 Km World Championships in November
Hyderabad will host India’s first International Athletic Union’s Ageas. Federation Life Insurance 50 km World championship on 5 November 2023. The competition will feature four categories – men and women in individual and team events – besides the Master’s segment. The event will also see three other runs – 21.1 half marathon, 10K and 5K Runs organized by NEB Sports. Top ultrarunners from the USA, Germany, Japan, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, India, and other countries will participate.
Iga Swiatek defeats Laura Siegemund to win WTA Title
Poland’s tennis sensation and world No. 1 Iga Swiatek claimed her fourth title of the season with a 6-0, 6-1 win defeating Laura Siegemund in the final of the BNP Paribas Warsaw Open. Swiatek won the match and added it to her 15th career title. This season is turning out great for Swiatek as she already won Doha, Stuttgart, and Roland Garros.
Anurag Thakur inaugurates Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting 2023
Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Greater Noida. The event is being held in India for the first time. The international event will see the participation of more than 30 Indian weightlifters, including many Khelo India Athletes who in the past month alone gave India its best-ever performance at the Weightlifting Commonwealth Championships by winning 61 medals in total.
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A new book “How Prime Ministers Decide”, by veteran journalist Neerja Chowdhury released
A new book, titled How Prime Ministers Decide, by veteran journalist Neerja Chowdhury recalls the drama that led to Sonia’s announcement, prompted by Rahul’s “fear for his mother’s life”. A new book also claimed that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had good relations with several RSS leaders but carefully kept a distance between the organisation and herself.
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Patna High Court ordered to resume Caste Based Survey in Bihar
The Patna High Court ordered to resume the caste based survey in Bihar, which was first started by Patna DM Chandrashekhar himself in Ward 10, Phulwarisharif, Patna. The Caste based survey has resumed in entire Bihar, following the order of the Patna High Court. This survey was first started by Patna District Magistrate Chandrashekhar in Ward 10, Phulwarisharif, Patna. There are 13 lakh 69 thousand families in Patna in which 9 lakh 35 thousand people have been surveyed and the survey of the remaining families will be done within a week.
Beijing Faces Historic Flooding as China Witnesses Highest Rainfall in 140 Years
China’s capital, Beijing, experienced a historic deluge, recording a staggering 744.8 millimeters of rainfall over the course of five days. This torrential downpour, the highest in 140 years, was triggered by the remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, leaving streets submerged and residents stranded. The disaster has resulted in tragic fatalities, with at least 21 people losing their lives and 26 others still reported missing. Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei faced severe flooding, causing extensive damage to infrastructure and posing a significant challenge to rescue operations.
For the first time in Asia, World Coffee Conference to be held in Bengaluru
For the first time, World Coffee Conference (WCC) will take place in India in The fifth edition of the global conference will take place from September 25 to 28 in This year, tennis player Rohan Bopanna will serve as the brand ambassador of the conference. “Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture” is the central theme for the event. Producers, curers, roasters, exporters, policymakers, and researchers from 80-plus countries would gather at WCC 2023.
Mumbai -Thane to get India’s First-Ever Vertical University Campus
The state of Maharashtra will approve setting up Vertical University Campus (VUC) in Mumbai and Thane due to less space available in the city thus becoming the first state in the country to approve such campuses. This concept is adopted by the United States (US) and other Western countries as of now.In the previous policy, a private university can be established on a minimum land of 25-acre in rural areas, 15-acre in district headquarters and 10-acre in regional headquarters, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR).