India bagged Gold medal by Men’s Team in 50m Rifle 3P event.

  • Shooters Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, Swapnil Kusale, and Akhil Sheoran clinched gold in the men’s 50m rifle 3P team event in the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou.
  • Other Winners
    • The women’s Team of Divya Thadigol, Esha Singh, and Palak won the Silver Medal in the 10m Air Pistol Women's team event.
    • Anush Agarwala won the Bronze Medal in the Equestrian Dressage Individual event at the Asian Games.
    • To date, India secured 31 medals including 8 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze.

Google launches Android Earthquake Alerts in India.

  • Google announced an Android Earthquake Alerts System to provide early warning alerts to users about earthquakes in their area.
  • This System is already deployed in many countries but Google is now bringing it to India in consultation with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Seismology Center (NSC).
  • According to Google, this system works by turning your phone into a mini earthquake detector, using the accelerometer as a seismograph.

Haryana Government ban on "Hookah bars" in state.

  • Haryana government has announced that all hookah bars in the state will be shut.
  • The ban includes serving hookah to customers in hotels, restaurants, bars, and commercial establishments across the state.
  • However, this will not apply to traditional hookahs used in rural areas.
  • He announced during a state-level Cyclothon, organized as part of a drug de-addiction campaign in Karnal.

Indian tennis player Leander Paes nominated for 2024 Tennis Hall of Fame.

  • legendary Indian tennis player and multiple Grand Slam champion Leander Paes received a historic nomination for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2024.
  • Leander Paes (India) - Leander Paes is the first male player from Asia to be nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Potentially the first Indian tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • Leander Paes, 50, is one of the six players who have received nominations for the year 2024.
  • There are a total of six tennis players who have been nominated. Apart from Leander Paes, five other contenders are vying for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Uttarakhand launches India's first polythene waste bank for sustainable waste management.

  • Dehradun Cantt Board in Uttarakhand launched the first three polythene waste banks in the country.
  • These polythene waste banks are strategically placed, two of which are in Garhi and one in Premnagar.
  • The inauguration of Garhi Kuda Bank was presided over by State Urban Development Minister Premchand Aggarwal.
  • The primary objective of these garbage banks is twofold: waste management and income generation.
  • Various polythene waste items including bags, chips wrappers, packing bags, plastic cutters and bread wrappers will be collected.
  • The collected polythene waste will be processed to make decorative items like tiles, boards and utensils.

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