Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicTokyo Olympics 2021

Topic: Tokyo Olympics 2021

How does a country boost its Olympics medals tally? By hosting the games

Analysis of Olympics held from 1992 through 2021 shows that the single most powerful driver of medal tally is hosting the event, and how many years since a country last did it.

‘Please everyone, stop crying’ — PM Modi tells Indian women’s hockey team during phone call

PM Modi congratulated the team and said that their hard work and sweat might not have got India a medal but the team has become an inspiration for crores of girls in the country.

PV Sindhu loses semi-final match in Tokyo Olympics, to fight for bronze Sunday

On Friday, Sindhu had stormed into the semi-finals of the women's singles event after defeating Japan's number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals.

After battling depression, discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur shines in Tokyo Olympics

She threw 65.06m during the Federation Cup in March to break the national record and become the first Indian woman to breach the 65m mark.

Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.

PV Sindhu beats Hong Kong’s NY Cheung, enters pre-quarterfinals in Tokyo Olympics

World No. 7 Sindhu, who had claimed a silver medal in the last edition in Rio, prevailed over world No. 34 Cheung 21-9 21-16 in a 35-minute match to top the group.

What is lightweight double sculls, Olympic rowing event in which India has reached semifinal

Rowers Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh will take part in the semifinal of the men’s lightweight double sculls event at 8 am Wednesday.

Rupinder Pal Singh scores brace as India beat Spain 3-0 in Olympic men’s hockey

Despite the win, India’s chief coach Graham Reid said the team needs to work upon a lot of grey areas, like conceding penalty corners, ahead of their remaining matches.

Govt felicitates Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Mirabai Chanu, announce reward, promotion

Chanu, who returned to the country Monday evening, lifted a total of 202kg in the 49kg category to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Saturday.

In her Manipur village, Mirabai Chanu’s family prepares for a feast to celebrate Olympic feat

Mirabai Chanu's family lives in Nongpok Kakching village at the foothills of Imphal East district in Manipur. They say she never had a doubt about a medal in Tokyo Olympics.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.