Journalist "P. Sainath" won the "Fukuoka Grand Prize 2021" of Japan.

  • The award is given to individuals and organisations for their work in preserving the Asian culture.
  • The Fukuoka Prize has three categories, Academic Prize, Culture Prize and the Grand Prize.
  • Sainath was the recipient of the Grand Prize.
  • The 2021 Academic Prize and Culture Prize was awarded to Japanese scholar Mio Kishimoto and Thai writer and filmmaker Prabda Yoon.

"Rahi Sarnobat" won gold medal in 25m pistol at ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Croatia.

6 Indian medical colleges have found a place in the list of the world's 100 best medical colleges 2021.

college Rank
All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi 23
Armed Forces Medical College Pune 34
Christian Medical College Vellore 49
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and Christian Medical College Pondicherry 59
Medical College Chennai 64
Institute of Medical Sciences BHU Varanasi 72

India successfully test-fired a new Agni series missile "Agni P".

  • The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 1000- 2000 km
  • It can be used to target enemy armadas in the Indo-Pacific.
  • The missile is an advanced variant of Agni series and has been christened Agni Prime.
  • It was test-fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore district.
  • It also has advantages of higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility.

A book titled "Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story" by Sundeep Mishra.

  • Chronicles Chand’s journey with a detailed narrative of the gender-identity controversy
  • That made her an iconic figure in Indian sport.
  • Dutee Chand, the first openly homosexual athlete from India.
  • Scripted history in 2019 when she became the first Indian to win a gold in a 100 metre event at the World Universiade in Naples.
  • She belongs to a small village in Odisha.

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