August 7 to be celebrated as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ to honour Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo Olympics
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to name August 7 as ‘Javelin Throw Day’ to honour Neeraj Chopra, who recently won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The announcement was made during a felicitation program organised by AFI for Chopra.
Lalit Bhanot, the Chairman of AFI’s planning committee, said that AFI will stage javelin throwing competitions every year on August 7. Bhanot said: “Athletics Federation of India’s planning committee has decided to further promote javelin throwing and will hold competitions every year throughout the country on August 7 as Neeraj Chopra won the gold in Tokyo on this day.”
Neeraj Chopra the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to win the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics.
49-yr-old man dies while playing badminton in Nagpur
A 49-year-old man in Nagpur died while playing badminton in Pachpaoli area on Monday morning at around 6:45 am. The deceased, identified as Gunnu Dharma Lohara, was a resident of Yadav Nagar who was playing badminton with his friend.
He was rushed to Central Railway Hospital in an unconscious state and was declared dead by the doctors there.
Glimpse of beautification work ahead of G20 Summit in Nagpur…
The beautification work of Nagpur ahead of the G20 Summit in the city on March 20 and 21 has been afoot. Take a closer look at the same above…
G20 Summit is the premier forum for international economic cooperation that plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023.
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Nagpur declared ‘no drone zone’ on March 20, 21
Ahead of G20 meet in Nagpur, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashwati Dorje, on Wednesday, said the city has been declared ‘No Drone Zone’ on March 20, 21. The development came in as a security measure for the large number of foreign delegates that will be in the city for the summit.
Any aerial objects including use of parachutes have also been banned.
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