Bennington Battle Day
Bennington Battle Day is observed annually on August 16, and stands as a revered state holiday in Vermont. This commemorative day honors the valor and determination displayed by American and Vermont forces during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Bennington in 1777. The Battle of Bennington held substantial significance, marking a turning point in the Revolutionary War. This pivotal encounter proved instrumental in securing Vermont for the American cause and lifting spirits dampened by a series of British successes. Furthermore, the battle’s outcome resulted in the capture of vital supplies crucially needed by the British.
IAF To Hold Multi-National Exercise ‘Tarang Shakti’ Next Year
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is gearing up to host a colossal multilateral military exercise, ‘Tarang Shakti‘, which was originally slated for October but has been rescheduled to the middle of 2024. The decision to push the exercise to next year comes as several participating air forces expressed their inability to join the wargame if held in the current year
Woakes named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2023
England all-rounder Chris Woakes was named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for July 2023. The Englishman beat compatriot Zak Crawley and Netherlands’ Bas de Leede to claim the honour. He bagged the Player-of-the-Match at the Oval and was also named the Player-of-the-Series for his 19 wickets in three matches at an average of 18.15.
Ashleigh Gardner becomes 1st Australian to win consecutive ICC awards
Ashleigh Gardner of Australia has achieved a historic feat by becoming the first Australian cricketer to secure the ICC Player of the Month Award in back-to-back months. Ashleigh Gardner has become the first-ever Australian cricketer to win the ICC Player of the Month award in consecutive months. For her outstanding performances in the month of July, Gardner emerged victorious in the ICC POTM award. This victory marks the fourth occasion that she has clinched this prestigious monthly accolade, surpassing fellow all-rounders Ellyse Perry and Nat Sciver-Brunt in the race for the title.
Ashleigh Gardner and Chris Woakes Named ICC Players of the Month for July 2023
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the latest set of international stars to be named ICC Players of the Month for July 2023. Australia’s spin bowling all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner and England’s seamer Chris Woakes have been honored as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Players of the Month for July 2023.
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Goa to give free IVF treatment in govt hospital
Goa has become the first Indian state to offer free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment. The inauguration of this service, alongside assisted reproductive technology (ART) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), was done by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at the Goa Medical College (GMC) in Bambolim. Depending on the hospital and the kind of IVF treatment, the cost of IVF in India comes between Rs 70,000 to Rs 3 lakh per cycle. The service is already receiving a good response, with approximately 100 parents registering with GMC to access the IVF facility located within its super-specialty block.
Wipro Launches Center Of Excellence On Generative AI at IIT Delhi
Wipro Limited has announced the establishment of a groundbreaking Center of Excellence (CoE) on Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in partnership with the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This collaboration manifests Wipro’s commitment to drive continuous innovation in emerging technologies, solidifying its position as a frontrunner in the tech industry. The CoE’s launch resonates as a significant milestone within Wipro’s larger strategic vision, the Wipro ai360 ecosystem, which earmarks a staggering $1 billion investment toward catalyzing AI-led innovation.
Typhoon Lan Hits Japan, Causing Flooding and Power Outages
Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan, August 15, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The typhoon has caused flooding and power outages in several areas, and authorities have issued evacuation warnings for some residents. The typhoon made landfall near Shionomisaki in Wakayama prefecture, about 400 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. It had maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
Dutch Economy Enters Recession
The Dutch economy has entered a recession, shrinking 0.3% on a quarterly basis in the second quarter. This is the first recession since the pandemic, and follows a 0.4% contraction in the first three months of the year. The eurozone’s fifth largest economy was driven by a drop in consumer spending and exports. Consumer spending fell 1.6%, while exports were 0.7% lower than in the first three months of the year. Inflation in the Netherlands has dropped since hitting a peak of 14.5% in September 2022, but was still relatively high at about 6% in the second quarter of 2023. The Dutch economy is facing a number of challenges, including high inflation, rising interest rates, and the war in Ukraine.
India’s First Drone Common Testing Centre To Be Established In Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), the nodal agency overseeing the implementation of the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC), is set to establish India’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Common Testing Centre at an outlay of Rs 45 crore. With a steadfast commitment to innovation, quality, and progress, Tamil Nadu is poised to revolutionize the industry and secure its position as a beacon of growth in the realm of Aerospace and Defence.
India gets first-ever night street racing circuit in Chennai
The Tamil Nadu government and Racing Promotions Private Limited (RRPL) have launched a new street circuit in Chennai. The 3.5km track will be located around the Island Grounds and will be the first-ever street circuit in India and South Asia to host a night race. The track will have elevation changes and 19 corners, including multiple chicanes. It will also offer stunning views of the Marina Beach Road and the Bay of Bengal. The event is scheduled to be held on December 9-10 and will feature the F4 Indian Championship and the Indian Racing League.
Bubonic Plague Cases Detected in China’s Inner Mongolia: Authorities Respond Swiftly
China’s Inner Mongolia region has reported two cases of bubonic plague, causing concerns amid previous infections and highlighting the need for vigilant containment efforts. The new cases involve close relatives of a previously infected individual. Bubonic plague is a highly infectious disease, primarily transmitted through rodents, and can be fatal if not treated promptly. The region’s health authorities are taking proactive measures to prevent the further spread of the disease.