"Swapner Padma Setu" built on Padma River in Bangladesh inaugurated.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh’s dream project (Swapner Padma Setu), the first bridge across the mighty Padma River.
  • The 6.15-km-long road-rail four-lane bridge is built over the Padma River connecting southwestern Bangladesh with the capital and other parts.
  • The multipurpose road-rail bridge, which is fully funded by the Bangladesh government, has been constructed at a cost of $3.6 billion.

Iran launched a solid fueled rocket called "Zuljana".

  • Iran recently launched a solid-fuelled rocket named Zuljana into space.
  • It is capable of carrying a payload or satellite of 220 kilogram, into the orbit situated at 500 kilometres above the Earth.
  • This rocket has been named for Imam Hussein’s horse, who was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • It is the first indigenously designed and indigenously manufactured hybrid fuel satellite launch vehicle.
  • It is launched by Transporter-Erector Launchers (TELs).
  • Zuljanah is 25.5 meters in length. It has a mass of 52 tons. First and second stages of the system utilize an identical 1.5m diameter solid-fuel engine. It has 74 tons of thrust. The third stage is Safir type 1.25m diameter liquid-fuel engine.

4-day-long festival "Ambubachi Mela" begins at Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.

  • The annual Ambubachi Mela commenced at Assam's Kamakhya temple on June 23 and will continue for four days.
  • This is the most important religious event of the temple and is also a significant part of the state's tourism calendar witnessing a footfall of around 25 lakh each year during the festival.
  • The doors of the temple remain closed for four days in association with the belief in a fertility cult.
  • It is believed that during this time Goddess Kamakhya receives her annual menstrual cycle.

Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj honored with 2021 Golden Achievement Award.

  • Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj has been named the 2021 recipient of the Golden Achievement Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Tennis Federation.
  • The Golden Achievement Award is selected from a pool of nominations submitted by tennis federations and individuals from the around the world.
  • The annual honouree is selected by the Golden Achievement Award Committee, which is comprised of tennis administrators.
  • Amritraj is first recipient from India and he joins an esteemed list of tennis leaders who have received the honour, including Brian Tobin of Australia, Eiichi Kawatei of Japan, and Peachy Kellmeyer of the United States.

Madhya Pradesh clinch 1st ever Ranji Trophy title with six-wicket win against Mumbai.

  • In Ranji Trophy Final, Madhya Pradesh defeated Mumbai by six wickets to win their first-ever Ranji Trophy title at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • Madhya Pradesh has defeated 41-time champions Mumbai in the final.
  • Madhya Pradesh chased down 108 in the fourth innings for the fall of four wickets to lift the coveted trophy for the first time in their history.
  • Madhya Pradesh now becomes the fourth first-time winner of the Ranji Trophy in the last five seasons - joining Gujarat, Vidarbha (two-time winners now) and Saurashtra.

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