P V Sindhu youngest Indian to win at Olympics Badminton player P V Sindhu made history by being youngest Indian sportsperson to win a medal at the quadrennial Olympics. Sindhu won the Silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics 2016. She is also the first women to win a Silver in Badminton […]
P V Sindhu youngest Indian to win at Olympics
Badminton player P V Sindhu made history by being youngest Indian sportsperson to win a medal at the quadrennial Olympics. Sindhu won the Silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics 2016.
She is also the first women to win a Silver in Badminton events at Olympics. Saina Nehwal won a Bronze medal at London Olypmics in 2012.
Sindhu is the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004, Athens) and Vijay Kumar (2012, London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012, London).
Moreover, she became the fifth woman player from India to win a medal in Olympics.
August 19 observed as World Humanitarian Day
The theme this year is One Humanity.
It is observed to honour a resolution passed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
It is dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
It is also pays homage to a 2003 airstrike in Iraq which killed UN Special Representative to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues.
Sangeet Marthand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has been awarded Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Gharana.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is an exponent of the Santoor, a string instrument and has its origins in Kashmir.
Pandit Sharma started his career as a musician at the All India Radio (AIR), which helped make the instrument popular among people at large.
The Delhi Gharana to which Ustad Chand Khan belongs is associated with Amir Khusro.
Global Innovation Index 2016- India ranks 66th
India has made a jump of 15 places from rank 81 in 2015 to 66 in 2016
Global innovation Index is released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) andFrance based interantional business school INSEAD.
Switzerland ranks number one in the list, India is placed fourth among BRICS countries after China, Russia and South Africa.
the rankings were started in 2007. Countries are marked on the basis of 80 parameters.
Indian National Defence University (INDU) to be established at Gurugram, draft bill in public domain
It will be a world class institution for higher defence studies.
INDU seeks to address challenges emanating from strategic environment driven by political, social and economic factors which affect character of warfare and security.
These challenges can be addressed through education of military officers to think and act independently of formulaic guidelines.
INDU will augment existing professional military education (PME) and enhance jointness among different services.