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Neeraj Chopra's Journey to Olympic Gold and World Championship Glory

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. He is the reigning Olympic, World, and Diamond League champion in the event. He is the first Asian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in his event and the first such Asian to win gold at the World Championship. Chopra was born in Khandra, a village in Haryana, India, on December 24, 1997. He began his athletic career as a discus thrower but switched to the javelin throw after being encouraged by his coach, Jaiveer Choudhary. Chopra quickly made a name for himself in the javelin throw, winning several national and international competitions. Olympian Neeraj Chopra In 2016, Chopra won the gold medal at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. This made him the first Indian track and field athlete to become a world champion at any level. He followed up this success with a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games. Chopra's biggest achievement came

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Dr Ritu Karidhal Srivastava is a senior scientist of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who has played an integral part in building India’s space missions' trajectory. She was the Mission Director for Chandrayaan-2 and the Deputy Operations Director for Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). She is also known as the 'Rocket Woman of India'. Dr Srivastava was the Mission Director for Chandrayaan-3 which successfully touched down on the lunar surface on August 23, 2023, marking a monumental achievement for the nation's space programme. Nearly 54 women engineers and scientists were part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and they handled several important responsibilities. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava Karidhal was born in Lucknow, India. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Physics from Lucknow University and her Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). She then pursued a PhD in Physics, but she left her stud

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Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa is an Indian chess grandmaster who became an international master at the age of 10, the youngest at the time to do so, and a grandmaster at the age of 12, the second-youngest at the time to do so. He is currently ranked No. 29 (August 2023) by FIDE. Praggnanandhaa was born on August 10, 2005, in Chennai, India. He started playing chess at the age of 5 and quickly showed a natural talent for the game. He won the World Youth Chess Championship Under-8 title in 2013, and the World Youth Chess Championship Under-10 title in 2015. Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa In 2018, Praggnanandhaa became a grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 10 months, and 13 days. This made him the second-youngest grandmaster in history, after Sergey Karjakin.  Praggnanandhaa has continued to impress in recent years. In 2022, he defeated then-world champion Magnus Carlsen in a rapid game at the Airthings Masters Rapid Chess Tournament. He also won the Asian Continental Chess Championship and finish

S. Somanath: The Man Behind Chandrayaan

S. Somanath is the current chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He is a distinguished scientist and engineer with over 30 years of experience in the space sector. He has held several key positions at ISRO, including Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre. He is also known for developing trajectory simulation software named SITARA which is still in use by ISRO. Somanath has made significant contributions to the Chandrayaan Mission, which is India's first mission to the moon. He was the project director of Chandrayaan-1, and he played a key role in the development and execution of the mission. Chandrayaan-1 was a major success, and it made India a major player in the global space race. Somanath is also the chairman of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission, which is India's third mission to the moon. The mission was scheduled to launch in 2023, and it soft-landed a lander on the lunar south pole. The lunar south

ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 Mission Achieves Impossible: Soft Landing on Lunar South Pole

India's Chandrayaan-3 mission was a historic success, making India the fourth country to soft land on the moon and the first country to land on the lunar south pole. The mission was launched on August 22, 2022, and the lander module successfully touched down on the moon's surface at 5:34 a.m. PT (6:04 p.m. IST) on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The Chandrayaan-3 mission was a major milestone for India's space program, and it was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the scientists and engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The mission's success also showed that India is a major player in the global space race. The Chandrayaan-3 mission was a challenging one, and it faced several obstacles along the way. The most difficult challenge was landing on the lunar south pole, which is a region that is covered in craters and has a very rough terrain. However, the ISRO team was able to overcome this challenge and successfully land the lander module on t

Visit Asia's Largest Tulip Garden in Srinagar, India

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is a must-visit for any traveller to Srinagar, India. The garden is home to over 1.5 million tulips of 68 different varieties, making it the largest tulip garden in Asia. The tulips bloom in March and April, and the garden is a riot of colour during this time. History of the Tulip Garden The Tulip Garden was initially built in 2007 as a memorial to Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. The garden was designed by a Dutch horticulturist, and it was initially planted with 50,000 tulip bulbs. The park has since grown to its current size, and it now attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. Things to See and Do at the Tulip Garden In addition to the tulips, the Tulip Garden also has a number of other attractions, including: A lake with a floating restaurant A children's play area A Mughal-style gazebo A musical fountain The Tulip Garden is a great place to enjoy a springtime picnic or simply take a leisurely stroll. The garden is also

Chandrayaan 3 Mission: India Prepares for Landing on Moon's South Pole

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the landing of its Chandrayaan 3 mission on the Moon's south pole on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The mission is a repeat of the Chandrayaan 2 mission, which was aborted in 2019 due to a technical problem. The Chandrayaan 3 mission will attempt to land the lander module on the Moon's south pole, which is a region that has not been explored by any other spacecraft. The lander will be carrying a rover that will explore the lunar surface and collect data about the composition and geology of the region. Some latest images sent by our Chandrayaan-3 The success of the Chandrayaan 3 mission would be a major achievement for ISRO and would help to boost India's space program. It would also be a significant step forward in the exploration of the Moon. The failure of Russia's Luna-25 mission, which was also scheduled to land on the Moon's south pole on Monday, August 21, 2023, is a setback for the Russian space pro

Current Affairs August 2023 - Quiz

 Which city will host India's first World Coffee Conference in September? Bengaluru Who inaugurated the second edition of Semicon India? Narendra Modi  Where did the Indian Army inaugurate the Amrit Sarovar? Tenga Valley Which company bought out Tiger Global's stake in Flipkart? Walmart Which veteran Bollywood actress will hoist the Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne? Shabana Azmi Which cricketer recently broke Babar Azam's long-standing batting record in ODIs? Shubman Gill Which Indian short film advanced to the semifinal round for the Oscars' Student Academy Award? Champaran Mutton Which naval ship recently rescued fishermen stranded in the Bay of Bengal? INS Khanjar Who addressed the launch event for the book, 'Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: Memories Never Die'? Amit Shah Seven satellites from which country were successfully launched by ISRO on a PSLV-C56 rocket? Singapore Who is appointed the First Woman CEO and Chairperson of the Railway Board? Jaya

9 Cheetahs Die in Kuno National Park: What We Know So Far

Tragic Deaths of Cheetahs in Kuno National Park The reintroduction of cheetahs to India was a major conservation success story. After being extinct in the country for over 70 years, 20 cheetahs were translocated from Namibia and South Africa to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in 2022. However, the project has been marred by tragedy, with nine cheetahs having died since their arrival. The causes of the deaths are still being investigated, but some possible factors include: Infections from radio collars. The cheetahs were fitted with radio collars to track their movements, but some experts believe that these collars may have caused infections. Incompatibility with the habitat. Kuno National Park is a good habitat for cheetahs, but it is possible that the animals are not adapting well to the new environment. Predation by other animals. Cheetahs are apex predators, but they are also preyed upon by lions, tigers, and leopards. It is possible that some of the cheetahs have been killed b

Chandrayaan 3: A Technical Overview of India's Third Lunar Mission

Phase 1: Launch The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft would be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The launch vehicle would be the GSLV Mk III, which is a three-stage rocket capable of lifting heavy payloads into orbit. The GSLV Mk III would launch the Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft into a low Earth orbit (LEO). The spacecraft would then fire its own engines to raise its orbit to a higher altitude. Phase 2: Earth Orbit The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft would spend several days in Earth orbit, conducting a series of checks and calibrations. The spacecraft would also deploy its solar panels and batteries. The spacecraft would also use this time to perform a series of tests to ensure that its systems are working properly. These tests would include checking the spacecraft's navigation, communication, and propulsion systems. Phase 3: Translunar Injection Once the spacecraft is ready, it would fire its engines to enter a translunar trajectory. This is a trajectory that will t

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