Pooja Patel becomes first athlete to win Gold in Yogasana.

  • Pooja Patel from Gujarat has become the first athlete to win gold in Yogasana at the 36th National Games.
  • Yogasana: It is one of the five sports to be played at National Games 2022 for the 1st time.
  • Indian indigenous sport, Yoga made its debut at the Khelo India University Games earlier this year.
  • Apart from this, Maharashtra won gold in women’s diving 1-meter springboard event.
  • 36th National Games will be held in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar.

Ales Bialiatski awarded 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski, Russian human rights organization Memorial, and Ukrainian human rights organization Centre for Civil Liberties have been jointly awarded 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • This award was announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for promoting the right to criticize power and protecting the fundamental rights of citizens.
  • Apart from this, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine and Literature has also been announced.

Union Minister inaugurates Science Museum at Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Union Minister for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh has inaugurated Science Museum at Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. It is termed as DBT-NIPGR-Pandit Jaiwant Ram Upmanyu Science Museum.
  • This state-of-art institution will inspire young children to discover their potentials and use their innovative skills to find a source of livelihood in later life.
  • It is set up by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research at Government Boys Senior Secondary School (GBSSS).

First seminar of Agni Tattva campaign under LiFE mission held in Leh.

  • The first conference of the Agni campaign was organized in Leh on the theme of Sustainability and Culture under LiFE (Lifestyle for environment) mission.
  • It is organized by Power Foundation of India in association with Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA).
  • It witnessed participation from key stakeholders working in the areas of energy, culture, and sustainability.
  • Agni Tattva is an element that is synonymous with energy and is amongst the five elements of Panchmahabhoot.

First-ever Hero MotoCorp EV scooter, Vida V1 launched in India.

  • NTPC Ltd has signed an MoU with GE Gas Power to explore the feasibility of hydrogen (H2) co-firing blended with natural gas.
  • This process will be done in GE’s gas turbines installed at NTPC’s Kawas gas power plant in Gujarat.
  • NTPC’s Kawas plant is powered by four GE gas turbines.
  • It is operating in a combined-cycle mode and has an installed capacity of 645 MW.
  • GE’s advance E-class gas turbine portfolio can burn upto 100% by volume of hydrogen when blended with natural gas.

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