25 July 2016

Indian shooters Manavaditya Rathore and Anant Naruka win Bronze medal in Junior World Cup

Indian shooter Manavaditya Rathore has won the trap bronze medal in the Champion of Champions match at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto, Italy.

 Manavaditya won the bronze medal in trap event. He son of Athens Olympics silver medallist and Minister of State (MoS) of Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Rathore/ Besides, Anant Naruka won a bronze medal in the Champion of Champions in skeet event of the Junior World Cup. In the Champion of Champions event, the medallists of the three Junior World Cups of the year had competed against each other.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix of F1

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton from Great Britain has won the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix title of Formula One. It his overall fourth Hungarian Grand Prix title after winning it in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013. Thus he holds record of most wins (drivers)     with 5 wins. Besides it was his fifth title of the 2016 season after Monaco Grand Prix (May 2016), Canadian Grand Prix (June 2016), Austrian Grand Prix (July 2016) and British Grand Prix (July 2016) Hungarian Grand Prix was the eleventh race of the 2016 season and was held at the Hungaroring is a motor-racing circuit in Mogyoród, Hungary.

Rankings after 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

  • 1st position: Lewis Hamilton (Britain) of Mercedes. 
  • 2nd position: Nico Rosberg (Germany) of Mercedes. 
  • 3rd position: Daniel Ricardo (Australia) of Red Bull.
  •  4th position: Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Ferrari. 
  • 5th position: Max Verstappen (Netherlands) of Red Bull. 
  • 10th position: Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) of Force India. 
  • 11th position: Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India.

Violinist A Kanyakumari, first female violinist to get Sangita Kalanidhi Award

Renowned violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari from south India was selected for the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award. With this, she becomes first female violinist chosen in the history of this prestigious award. She will be bestowed with the award on January 1, 2017. She will also preside over the 90th annual conference of the Music Academy scheduled from December 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017. So far eight male violinists have been bestowed with this award. 
They are M. Chandrasekaran (2005), M. S. Gopalakrishnan (1997), Papa KS Venkataramiah (1962), TK Jayarama Iyer (1960), T. Chowdiah (1957), Marungapuri Gopalakrishna Iyer (1955), Karur Chinnaswamy Iyer (1950) and Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai (1948). 

About Avasarala Kanyakumari 

  • She is a violinist from South India and specializes in Carnatic music. 
  • She is native of Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh and has an experience of over 50 years as an accompanist, soloist and teacher. 
  • She has created seven ragas under the title Saptadri , seven names of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati, Mahalakshmi, Tirumurti and Bharat. 
  • Awards and Honours: Padma Shri (2015), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2003).

Union Government to redraw Red Corridor

The Union Government is planning to redraw Red Corridor by reducing the number of Maoist (LWE: Left wing extremism) affected districts by about a fifth. In this regard, approximately 20 of the 106 districts which have been described as being Maoist-affected and are part of the Red Corridor may be removed from the list. Consequences: Once these districts are taken off the list of Red Corridor, the financial aid made available to these districts annually for various developmental works will dry up.

Key facts
  • The Red Corridor is a region in the eastern part of India that experiences considerable Naxalite–Maoist insurgency. 
  • There are 106 districts spanning across 10 States in the Red Corridor.’ Of these, 44 districts are worst-affected.
  •  These 10 states are Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test: NADA

Top Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test after he was tested positive for a banned substance steroid. With this, his participation in 2016 Rio Olympics has been jeopardised and if found guilty by the disciplinary panel, he may face a four-year suspension. 

Image result for Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails Dope Test: NADAThe out-of-competition doping test was conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). The samples of wrestler were collected at the National camp in Sonepat, Haryana.

 He was tested positive for a substance methandienone, a banned anabolic steroid. He had qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 74kg freestyle category. Narsingh Yadav had won bronze medal in 2015 World championship of Wrestling to qualify for the Rio Olympics.  He also had won gold medal in 2012 Commonwealth Games.

Metandienone (C20H28O2):

 It is an orally active anabolic steroid that binds and activates the androgen receptor. It increases protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysis over a short space of time.  It is popular among bodybuilders.