Germany inaugurates world's first hydrogen-powered train fleet.

  • Germany has launched world's first fleet of 14 hydrogen-powered passenger trains, replacing 15 diesel trains that previously operated on nonelectrified tracks in the state of Lower Saxony.
  • These 14 trains use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity that powers the engines.
  • They have a range of up to 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) and a maximum speed of 140 kmph (87 mph).
  • It is manufactured by French company Alstom and are operated by regional rail company LNVG.

8th International Film Festival of Shimla begins at Gaiety Theater.

  • Three-day 8th edition of the International Film Festival of Shimla has begun at Gaiety Theater, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
  • The festival will screen around 86 films and will be participated by 50 directors from India and abroad.
  • There are 27 films in the international category, 34 Indian films, 4 Himachali films, and 15 National Award-winning films will be screened.
  • Film exhibition organized by the National Film Archives of India, Pune will be displayed at the venue.

Maharashtra to get its first "Divyang Park" in Nagpur.

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has announced to establish and provide all possible support to the first Divyang Park of Maharashtra in Nagpur.
  • It will have different kind of facilities for Divyangjans like sensory garden, textile Pathway touch, smell garden, skill training facility, rehabilitation facility, Sports-infotainment etc
  • During the occasion, Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of aids and assistive devices to Senior citizens was also held.

NITI Aayog to establish 500 Atal Tinkering Labs in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog will establish more than 500 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in Jammu and Kashmir to nurture an innovative mind-set among high school students.
  • It will encourage young minds in the field, and challenge students to become producers of products themselves instead of consumer.
  • AIM was launched to create and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship across the country via school, university, research, MSME, etc.

Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League Meet title in Javelin throw.

  • Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has won the Javelin Throw competition at the Lausanne Diamond League with a best throw of 89.08 metre.
  • He became the first Indian to clinch the prestigious Diamond League Meet title.
  • He has thus qualified for the Diamond League Finals, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland on 7th and 8th September.
  • He is also now qualified for the 2023 World Championships, which is to be held in in Budapest, Hungary.

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