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INS Sindhudhvaj decommissioned after 35 Years of Service to Nation
INS Sindhudhvaj has been decommissioned after 35 years of service to the country.
- Sindhudhvaj, as the name suggests, was the flag-bearer of indigenisation and Navy’s efforts towards achieving ‘Atmanirbharta’ in the Russian-built Sindhughosh class submarines throughout her journey in the Navy. She had many a first to her credit, including operationalisation of the indigenised sonar USHUS, indigenised satellite communication systems Rukmani and inertial navigation system and indigenised torpedo fire control system.
British govt launches “Aviation Passenger Charter” to help passengers know their rights
The British government launched an “Aviation Passenger Charter” to help passengers know their rights if they are faced with problems at airports after the widespread disruption seen this year. Long queues and cancelled flights caused by staff shortages have caused chaos at times, prompting airlines to cut back their schedules as the industry struggles to keep up with a surge in demand after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook-owner Meta releases first human rights report
Facebook owner Meta released its first annual human rights report, following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India and Myanmar.
- Facebook owner Meta released its first annual human rights report, following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India and Myanmar.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Syngenta India launches Biodiversity Sensor Project with IIT Ropar
Syngenta India announced a launch of Biodiversity Sensor Project, a biodiversity monitoring technology in association with IIT Ropar.
- Syngenta also flagged off India’s first Drone Yatra, that will travel 10,000 kms to create awareness on drone spraying among 10,000 farmers. The Yatra will travel to 13 states to demonstrate and educate farmers on use of drones.
- Syngenta is first private company to get approval from Central Insecticide Board, Government of India to use drones for spraying of its product Amistar on paddy to protect the crops against fungal infections, Blast & Sheath Blight.
Narinder Batra Resigns as International Hockey Federation President, Egypt’s Seif Ahmed as acting president of FIH
Veteran sports administrator Narinder Batra resigned as President of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and also gave up his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- In three separate letters, Batra officially tendered his resignations from the IOA (Indian Olympic Association), IOC and FIH respectively citing personal reasons.
- FIH appointed Egypt’s Seif Ahmed as its acting president following Indian administrator Narinder Batra’s resignation from the post.
Tokyo to host 2025 World Athletics Championships
The 2025 World Athletics Championships will return to Tokyo, the sport’s global governing body announced. Tokyo last hosted the World Championships in 1991.
The World Athletics Council confirmed that Tokyo would stage the championships for the second time after beating out competition from Kenya, Poland and Singapore.
Mairaj Ahmad Khan becomes first Indian shooter to win gold medal in men’s skeet event at ISSF World Cup
In Shooting, two-time Olympian Mairaj Ahmad Khan created history by becoming the first Indian shooter to win the gold medal in the men’s skeet event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Mairaj Ahmad Khan recorded 37 hits out of a possible 40 in the final to win gold.
Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt inducted into Hall of Fame
Lleyton Hewitt, a two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
- Hewitt won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon titles among 30 career ATP triumphs and helped Australia capture the Davis Cup in 1999 and 2003.
Manoj Kumar assumes charge as KVIC’s new chairman
Manoj Kumar has assumed the charge as Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission. His predecessor Vinai Kumar Saxena was appointed the Lt Governor of Delhi on May 23.
Renowned Ghazal Singer Bhupinder Singh passes away
Renowned ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh has passed away at the age of 82 due to suspected colon cancer and Covid-related complications. The singer was best known for songs like “Naam Gum Jayega” and “Dil Dhoondta Hai”, “Do Diwane Shehar Mein”, “Ek Akela is Shehar Mein”, “Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman”, among many others.
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