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Javelin throw

• Neeraj Chopra got India its first Gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the men’s javelin throw event, also a first in the category of Track and Field. About: • The Javelin throw is a track and field event…

Olympian bat

• A bat dubbed the Olympian bat by scientists is peaking the interest of climate scientists after she broke British records by flying a distance of more than 2,000 km from London to the Pskov region in northwestern Russia. About:…

National Child Labour Project

• In 2020-21, over 58,000 children were rescued across India from work, rehabilitated and mainstreamed under the National Child Labour Project, according to figures tabled in Lok Sabha by Minister for Labour and Employment. About: • The National Child Labour…

Net zero carbon targets

• Independent charitable organisation Oxfam has said that ‘net zero’ carbon targets that many countries have announced may be a “dangerous distraction” from the priority of cutting carbon emissions. What the report says? • “Land-hungry ‘net zero’ schemes could force…

Cloudburst

• Recently, seven people were killed, 17 injured and over 35 missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir. Cloudburst events have been reported from several places in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Territory of Ladakh, Uttarakhand…

e-RUPI

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the digital payments solution e-RUPI, a person and purpose specific cashless digital payment solution. • Mr. Modi said the voucher-based system will play a huge role in making DBT (direct benefit transfer) more…

Steller middle age

• Stars like our Sun can go through a mid-life crisis, according to new research carried out by scientists from IISER Kolkata. This can lead to dramatic changes in their activity and rotation rates. About: • At about 4.6 billion…

Mirabai Chanu

• Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics in Women’s 49 kg, becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win silver at the Olympics and the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic…

Dholavira

• Ramappa temple and Dholavira have attained UNESCO World Heritage site tag. Dholavira site: • The IVC acropolis is located on a hillock near present-day Dholavira village in Kutch district, from which it gets its name. It was discovered in…

James Webb Space Telescope

• NASA is set to launch the large infrared James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) touted as the “premier observatory” of the coming decade later this year. About: • Considered the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST will study various…