Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh will be the flag bearers of India at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • MC Mary Kom, the six-time world boxing champion.
  • Manpreet Singh, the men’s hockey team skipper.
  • Bajrang Punia, a silver medallist at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, will be the flag-bearer at the closing ceremony on August 8.
  • The Indian contingent will consist of "around 201" members.

J&K authorities banned the use, possession and transport of drones in Srinagar.

  • The Srinagar administration warned that the sale, possession, storage, use and transport of drones would invite action.
  • Persons already having drone cameras/unmanned aerial vehicles in their possession shall ground the same in the local police station.
  • Government departments using drones have been asked to inform the local police station before using them.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched "NIPUN" India.

  • NIPUN stands for National Initiative for Proficiency in reading with Understanding and Numeracy..
  • The objective of this initiative is to develop the ability of children to learn reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • It will also enable students to solve basic problems with a better understanding of numerical skills.
  • At least 25% of school-going children in the four-eight age group lack age-appropriate cognitive and numeracy skills, according to an Aser report

"Sirisha Bandla" becomes the 2nd Indian-American woman to fly to space.

  • Aeronautical engineer, Sirisha Bandla, is the 2nd Indian-American woman after Kalpana Chawla to enter space on 11 July.
  • Sirisha Bandla will fly into space as a part of billionaire Richard Branson's Unity 22 mission aboard Virgin Galactic flight, VSS Unity.
  • She will be a part of the six-member crew that will fly to the edge of the space on July 11th.
  • Sirisha Bandla was born in Andhra Pradesh and grew up in Houston.

Book titled "Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India's First Women in Medicine" by Kavita Rao.

  • This book recovers the stories of India’s first women doctors, often ignored by history.
  • This excerpt from Kavita Rao's book contains the story of Rukhmabai Raut.
  • Rukhmabai was an Indian physician and feminist.
  • She is best known for being one of the first practising women doctors in colonial India as well as
  • Being involved in a landmark legal case involving her marriage as a child bride between 1884 and 1888.

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