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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Updates: Indian Women’s Hockey Team in Semifinals

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 Updates Indian Women’s Hockey Team in Semifinals

Tokyo Olympics 2021 is basically Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was postponed last year due to COVID-19 and lockdowns. The Olympics are a platform where the world comes to compete, feel inspired, and be united, with over 200 nations competing in over 500 events over the Summer and Winter Games. With the Tokyo Olympics starting on July 23rd, India will be sending its largest-ever group of over 100 athletes. It is a 16 day event starting from 23rd July and ending on 8th August, 2021.

Medals Chart

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Medal Chats

It’s been 10 days since the Olympics started. China is the highest scorer in the medal chart with the maximum number of Gold medals. China has bagged a total 53 medals, comprising 25 Gold, 15 Silver, and 14 Bronze medals. Next is the United States with 20 Gold Medals and Japan holds the third position with 17 Gold medals.

It’s quite sad that India has not scored any Gold medals yet and is at the 61st position in the tally with 2 medals overall (1 Silver and 1 Bronze)

Athletes from India who won

Athletes from India who won Tokyo Olympics 2021

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai won the silver medal in weightlifting (category: women 49kg) on 24th July, 2021. 

P.V. Sindhu won the bronze in badminton (women’s single) on 1st August 2021.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team into the Semifinals

Indian Women’s Hockey Team into the Semifinals
Photo credit The Economic Times

On Sunday, 1 August where on one hand Sindhu won bronze on the other hand Indian Women’s hockey team made its place in the top 4 entering the semi-finals after defeating Australia in the quarter-finals. India defeated Australia by 1-0, and made it to the medal rounds of the hockey tournament in the Olympics 2021.

The team played under the captaincy of Rani Rampal. This is India’s most major win in women’s hockey since the team is competing in the Olympics for the third time and had earlier failed to reach the knockout stages.

Winning point

Winning point

In the second quarter, India’s drag-flicker Gurjit Singh scored the game-winning point in the penalty corner. Gurjit, India’s seasoned campaigner, wasn’t in the best of form during the present Tokyo Olympics, but she rose to the occasion in style when it counted.

More to happiness

Kamalpreet Kaur, the first Indian woman to qualify for the final in athletics, has a good chance of winning a gold if she can throw close to her personal best.

Indian Men’s Hockey Team won the quarter-final against Great Britain by 3-1. The team was led by Captain Manpreet Singh. On 3rd August Indian Men’s Hockey Team will be playing in the semi-finals against Belgium.

Conclusion

Day 10 at the Tokyo Olympics 2021, was overall a happy day for India. Athletes’ determination opened a way to gain more medals. Indian Women’s Hockey Team won the semifinals. Indian Men’s Hockey Team won against Great Britain after 49 years. Let’s cheer Team India for the upcoming events.

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1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points

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Omicron

Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

Top news related to Omicron 

There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.

Conclusion 

The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.

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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel. 

In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.

She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza,  the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.

The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.

About the Miss Universe event 

In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?

Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing,  is to believe in themselves.  To know that you are unique makes you beautiful.  Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide.  Come out and speak for yourself,  because you’re the leader of your life.  You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today. 

Conclusion 

Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.

Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement

The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.

It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.

The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.

The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.

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