Manisha Kalyan becomes 1st Indian to play in UEFA Women's Champions League.

  • Young striker Manisha Kalyan has become the 1st Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women's Champions League.
  • She made her debut for Apollon Ladies FC in the European Club competition in Engomi, Cyprus.
  • She replaced Cyprus' Marilena Georgiou in the 60th minute at the Makareio Stadium.
  • She was recently awarded the AIFF Women's Footballer of the Year for the 2021-22 season.
  • Kalyan is the 2nd player from Gokulam Kerala to sign for an overseas club.

Odisha to prepare wildlife management plan in newly allotted coal blocks.

  • The Odisha government has decided to prepare a comprehensive wildlife management plan through national-level institutes for newly allotted coal block areas.
  • The developments come keeping in view the safety of wild animals including elephants.
  • The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra to engage reputed organizations like the Wildlife Institute of India or the Indian Institute of Science.

Scotland museum signs deal to return 7 ancient artefacts to India.

  • Seven artefacts, including a stone door jamb stolen from a Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh, have been transferred back to India by Glasgow’s museums.
  • This is the part of Scotland’s largest-ever repatriation of objects from a single collection.
  • Glasgow Life, a charitable organization that runs the city’s museums, had confirmed the handover earlier this year and the arrangement was formalized.
  • The 7 antiquities include a ceremonial Indo-Persian talwar or sword.

India, Australia conclude maritime exercise near Perth.

  • The Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) between the navies of India and Australia concluded.
  • INS Sumedha participated with HMAS Anzac in the exercise reaffirming the strong navy-to-navy links and interoperability between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy.
  • The MPX included cross deck landing of helicopters, tactical manoeuvres and a farewell steam past.
  • Indian Navy's INS Sumedha was docked at Perth in Australia to celebrate India's 76th Independence Day.

65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Halifax, Canada.

  • An Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Om Birla will be attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference scheduled to be held in Halifax, Canada from August 20-26.
  • The Conference will also be attended by 23 Presiding Officers and 16 Secretaries from State Legislatures in India who are also members of the CPA.
  • Om Birla will participate as a panellist in Workshop C titled A People’s Parliament: Accessibility through Innovation.

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