Abhinav Bindra selected as torchbearer for 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • Abhinav Bindra, India's first individual Olympic gold medalist, selected as a torchbearer for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
  • Bindra will be part of the Olympic torch relay from April 16 to July 26.
  • The inaugural lighting of the torch will take place on April 16 at the Olympia sanctuary in Greece.
  • The torch relay will last 68 days, covering 65 territories and involving 11,000 torchbearers.

New cancer cases to soar 77% by 2050: WHO.

  • The number of new cancer cases will rise to more than 35 million in 2050 - 77% higher than 2022.
  • Tobacco, alcohol, obesity and air pollution being the key factors in the estimated rise.
  • India had more than 14.1 lakh new cancer cases and over 9.1 lakh deaths.
  • Cancers of lip, oral cavity and lung were the most common ones in men.
  • Breast and cervix cancer were the most frequent ones in women.

Pundalik K. Badiger won the best photographer award by KUWJ.

  • Pundalik K. Badiger, senior photographer who contributes to The Hindu, has won the best photographer award instituted by the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ).
  • Chief Minister Siddaramaiah presented the award during the KUWJ annual conference in Davangere.


Vedanta Aluminum recognised world's most sustainable aluminum producer.

  • Vedanta Aluminium Ltd. ranked as the world's most sustainable aluminum producer in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2023.
  • The company scored high on biodiversity, occupational health & safety, social impact, human rights, talent planning, and water management.
  • VAL is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 through reducing its carbon footprint & creating carbon sinks.

India's first beachside Startup Fest: EMERGE-2024.

  • Mangalore hosts its inaugural Beachside Startup Fest, EMERGE-2024, from February 16th to 18th.
  • The fest offers a stage for students to present innovative ideas, with around 20 startups expected to showcase groundbreaking innovations across diverse domains.
  • Vishwas YUS - The regional director of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) in India.

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