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Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 08/03/21
This category of current affairs 08/03/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Srinu Bugatha, Sudha Singh Won New Delhi Marathon
Srinu Bugatha clocked a personal best to comfortably win the sixth edition of the New Delhi Marathon. On the other hand, Asian Games gold medallist Sudha Singh (2:43:41) bagged the top honours in the women’s category on March 7, 2021. Consequently, Bugatha clocked a personal best of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 59 seconds.
Swiss Open Badminton in Basel: P. V. Sindhu Loses in the Final
World Champion P V Sindhu finished a distant second best in the Swiss Open Badminton final. Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin of Spain defeated Sindhu in a lopsided women’s singles title clash in Basel on March 7, 2021. Now, she lost to Marin 12-21, 5-21 in the final that lasted only 35 minutes.
Boxer Manish Kaushik Strikes Gold at Boxam International
Olympic-bound Indian boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) win gold medal in his first competitive outing in a year. However, five others signed off with silver medals in the 35th Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain. Consequently, Manish defeated Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan in a split decision Vikas krishan against Youba Sissokho of Spain.
Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold at Matteo Pellicone Rankings Series Wrestling in Rome
Vinesh Phogat an Indian wrestler, won the 53 kg title at the Matteo Pellicone Rankings Series in Rome. Phogat at the age of 26, beat Canada’s Diana Weicker 4-0 and has won gold without dropping a point throughout the tournament.
Kannada Poet Lakshminarayana Bhatta Passes Away
Well-known Kannada poet, critic and translator N.S. Lakshminarayana Bhatta had passed away in Bengaluru at the age of 84 on March 6 morning. He also received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award in 1974. His latest work, ‘Samagra Kannada Sahitya Charitre’ (A Comprehensive History of Kannada Literature) was published in early 2014.
World- Current affairs 08/03/21
This category of current affairs 08/03/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
International Day of Women is on 8th March
March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. This day is a global day that celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and also political achievements. This day also marked a call for action to hasten gender equality. Since more than a sanctuary, people all around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. Moreover, one million people from Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland supported the first International Women’s Day party in 1911. Previously, this was called “National Women’s Day” and was recognized by the United States on February 28, 1909.
Italy Blocked the Shipment of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine to Australia
Italy has blocked a shipment of 250,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia. Amid a global shortfall, this is the first time a European Union state has blocked the export of the COVID-19 vaccine. Consequently, the action risks triggering a global backlash against the European Union.
UN Calls for Scaling-up “Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage” Technology
The scaling-up “carbon capture, use and storage” (CCUS) technology consists few components like capturing the CO2 emissions from the coal and gas power plants. It also seeks to capture carbon emissions from the heavy industry for its deep underground storage or reusing it. Moreover, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) stated that deployment of CCUS technology on a large scale would permit the countries to decarbonize these sectors.
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