Russia successfully tests fired Hypersonic Cruise Missile ‘Zircon’
The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired the ‘Zircon’ Hypersonic Cruise Missie from Frigate- Admiral Gorshlov warship.
The missile rightly hit the test target placed in the Russian Arctic waters.
Russia destroyed its satellite in low-earth orbit using an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile named ‘Nudol’ which led to the formation of a cloud of space debris that could potentially destroy other orbiting satellites.
Quick Facts: Rouble is the currency of Russia.
INS Vishakhapatnam commissioned into Indian Navy
INS Vishakhapatnam, a P158 stealth guided-missile destroyer has been commissioned into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
INS Vishakhapatnam is the first of the four ‘Vishakhapatnam’ class destroyers designed by the Indian Navy’s in-house organization Directorate of Naval Design and constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd., Mumbai.
The destroyer measures 163m in length, 17m in breadth with a displacement of 7,400 tonnes.
Quick Facts: Indian Navy was founded on 26 January 1950.
President Ramnath Kovind presents Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021 at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi.
The cleanest city award has been presented to Indore.
2021 is the 6th edition of Swachh Survekshan awards in which as many as 4,320 cities were surveyed.
Quick Facts: The cleanest district award has been awarded to Surat.
Lewis Hamilton wins 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes- Great Britain) has won the 2021 F1 Qatar Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull- Netherlands) came second while Fernando Alonso (Alpine- Spain) came third.
Lewis Hamilton has become the first driver to have won at 30 different circuits in Formula 1.
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AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
He had already announced retirement from International cricket in 2018 however he was still playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The 37-year-old made the announcement ending a 17-year career which saw him play in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for the Proteas.
India ends with 7 medals at the 2021 Asian Archery Championships
The 2021 Asian Archery Championship was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Indian archers bagged seven medals at the competition to occupy second place in the medal table.
South Korea won 15 medals to top the medal table while the host Bangladesh settled at third place with 3 medals.
Quick Facts: The gold medal in the women’s compound event by Jyothi Sureksha Vennam.
Jason Mott won the 2021 National Book Award for fiction
The 72nd edition of the National Book Awards was organized as a virtual event by the National Book Foundation.
Jason Mott won the 2021 National Book Award for fiction for his novel “Hell of a Book”.
The book is a narrative about a black author’s adventure while traveling around on a book tour.
Quick Facts: Young People’s Literature Award under the 2021 National Book Awards has been given to ‘Last Night at the Telegraph Club’.