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Yogesh Kathuniya clinch Silver Medal in Paralympics

Discus thrower, Yogesh Kathuniya, clinched a silver medal on August 30 in the men’s F56 event in 2020 Paralympics. Highlights On August 29, India picked up a silver in high jump and a bronze in discus throw, which is on hold because of a protest. Brazil’s defending champion and world record holder, Claudiney Batista dos ..

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Indian athletes leave for Tokyo Paralympics

First batch of Indian athletes, including flagbearer Thangavelu Mariyappan have left for the Tokyo Paralympics on August 18, 2021. About 2020 Summer Paralympics 2020 Summer Paralympics is branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. They are an upcoming major international multi-sport parasports event. The Games are governed by International Paralympic Committee. This year will mark the ..

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Japan to allow 10,000 local fans at Olympics

Olympics organisers has capped the number of spectators at 10,000 for each venue in the 2020 Tokyo Games following the warnings of experts that event without fans will be a least risky option during the Covid-19 pandemic. Key Points This decision was taken because, vaccine roll-out has been slow in Japan and medical system pushed ..

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India’s First Oral Vaccine for Moderate COVID-19 Cases gets Approval

For the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 positive patients across the country, on 19th June 2020, for manufacturing and marketing of oral antiviral drug ‘Favipiravir (Fabiflu)’ was approved by the National Regulatory Authority for Indian pharmaceuticals -Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to Mumbai based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. The approval for the drug was given ..

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Commonwealth Youth Games postponed to 2023

The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games is being postponed to 2023 as it faced clash of dates with the Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics that was scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2020, was postponed by a year. Highlights The decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board. The 17th ..

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