Boxer Nitu Ghanghas thanked the Government of India, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Boxing Federation (BFI) for their support after clinching the gold medal in 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ghanghas continued his dominant run in the games and outclassed 2019 world championships bronze medalist Demie-Jade Resztan of England by a 5-0 unanimous verdict. After the victory, Ghanghas dedicated the gold medal to the people of India. CWG 2022 – FULL COVERAGE | IN-DEPTH | INDIA FOCUS | OFF THE FIELD | IN PHOTOS | MEDAL TALLY “I’m so happy after winning this gold medal. I want to dedicate this medal to the people of my country. I want to thank the Govt of India, SAI, and BFI for all the support. I’d also like to thank my coaches & my family as because of their support I was able to win this gold medal. Thank you to NCOE Rohtak too where I had trained for many years,” Ghanghas said after the match On Sunday, the 21-year-old Nitu was the first Indian boxer … [Read more...] about ‘Want to Thank Govt of India, SAI And BFI for All The Support’: CWG Gold Medalist Boxer Nitu Ghanghas
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The newly reopened Indian Embassy in Kabul is expected to increase its operations in Afghanistan, with the “technical team” posted there in June focusing on business and trade opportunities and distribution of food and medical aid. This month, Afghanistan’s Ariana airlines will follow Kam Air, which has been operating weekly flights every Thursday between Kabul and Delhi since July, and begin a weekly service as well, confirmed officials, indicating that they expect more goods to be transported via the air cargo route. However, the embassy, which has 60 to 70 personnel so far, has not opened any visa facilitation services yet, and only a “limited number” of visas have been issued to Afghanistan citizens through the e-visa route, disappointing hundreds of students and patients requiring treatment in India. Sources told The Hindu that more than 60 personnel were now stationed at the embassy and residential compound. The group comprises five to seven officials, including a … [Read more...] about Embassy intact, India ups Kabul work
In order to facilitate the achievement of more ambitious climate change targets and ensure a faster transition to a low-carbon economy, the government is seeking to strengthen a 20-year law, called the Energy Conservation Act of 2001, which has powered the first phase of India’s shift to a more energy-efficient future. The Bill to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001, which was introduced in Parliament on Wednesday, has two main objectives. First, it seeks to make it compulsory for a select group of industrial, commercial and even residential consumers to use green energy. A prescribed minimum proportion of the energy they use must come from renewable or non-fossil fuel sources. And second, it seeks to establish a domestic carbon market and facilitate trade in carbon credits. Also in Explained | As India strengthens its climate targets, a look at the progress so far, what’s new Importantly, the amendment Bill seeks to widen the scope of energy conservation to … [Read more...] about Explained: What is a carbon market, and why does India want to create one?
Synopsis The emerging market crisis follows a very familiar pattern. In times of high liquidity cycle (while the Fed is easing), the money supply is abundant and reaches far-away shores to seduce the usual EM suspects to go for an overdrive on consumption-driven growth with borrowed capital. The crisis is deepening in emerging markets, and the crack is widening far beyond obvious names like Pakistan and Nepal. When a celebrated economy in the not-too-distant past is at the door-steps of the IMF, one can understand the extent of the crisis in the emerging markets. Once extolled as a miracle economy, Bangladesh could now be bordering on an IMF bail-out. Such is the scorching heat across emerging markets. In such a scary situation, one can’t help but start digging deeper for any hidden macros risks in India. Could the consensus view of a relatively stable macro for India be clouded by a few serious misgivings? Or has India’s macro really come of age from those fragile days of … [Read more...] about Will the emerging market crisis eventually touch Dalal Street?
The notice to the Indian Women’s Press Corps to vacate its premises by July-end is yet another indicator of the media’s dispensability in Modi’s New India. The closure of the IWPC at 5 Windsor Place on Ashoka Road, a 27-year old institution, would mean one less forum where journalists can engage with people in public life. It would also be a major blow for many young women scribes who require a central place to operate from since their offices have mostly relocated to the faraway National Capital Region. Nearly two decades ago, when the IWPC premises’ lease renewal seemed in jeopardy, Parliament passed a resolution backed by all parties, including the BJP , expressing solidarity with the institution and requesting that the IWPC be allowed to retain the premises as it had an important role in our democracy. Whether this time the IWPC gets its lease extended or is foisted with a new administration on the lines followed in the takeover of the Delhi Gymkhana, or is simply evicted, … [Read more...] about Who needs media in New India?
IMAGE: India's Dinesh Kumar, Sunil Bahadur and Navneet Singh interact during the Men's Fours Gold medal match against Northern Ireland on day nine of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Victoria Park at the Leamington Spa, England, on Saturday. The Indian team comprising Sunil Bahadur (lead), Navneet Singh (second), Chandan Kumar Singh (third) and Dinesh Kumar (skip) helped the country win a second medal in lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games as the men's fours team settled for a silver medal after losing to Norther Ireland in the final in Birmingham on Saturday. The final score read 18-5 in favour of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's last gold medal in lawn bowls came way back in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Cam Barkley (lead), Adam McKeown (second), Ian McClure (third) and Martin McHugh (skip) formed the Northern Ireland team that looked favourites to win the top prize from the onset. On the other hand, India struggled and failed to open their account in the … [Read more...] about CWG: India win silver in men’s fours lawn bowls