World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
- This year’s World Wetlands Day under the theme of “Wetlands and Climate Change” highlights the importance of healthy and intact wetlands to one of the most pressing challenges of our times: climate change.
Observer Research Foundation named ‘highest ranked’ Indian think tank
Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has been named the “highest ranked” Indian think tank in the “2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Globally, ORF has been ranked as the top think tank in the “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by a Think Tank” category, said the report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
2019 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival begins in Mumbai
The Kala Ghoda Art Festival began at the iconic Kala Ghoda precinct in South Mumbai. 20 years ago Kala Ghoda Association was formed with the idea of giving back to the city and the festival was an organic extension of this idea.
Government announces Rs 214.20 crore hike in sports budget
The government hiked the sports budget by Rs 214.20 crore for the financial year 2019-2020, which also includes an increase of Rs 55 crore in funds for the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Qatar beat Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup Title
Qatar won its first major soccer title by beating four-time champion Japan 3-1 in the Asian Cup final, completing an improbable run to glory for the Gulf nation as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.
Greg Chappell set to retire from Cricket Australia
Greg Chappell, who is considered one of Australia’s most influential voices in the field of cricket, is set to exit the stage as the selector and national talent manager following the end of the Ashes later this year.
Vani Kapoor becomes first Indian to grab Australian LPGA card
Vani Kapoor became the first Indian to earn a card for the Australian Ladies PGA Tour (LPGA) after coming through its first-ever Qualifying Tournament at the Ballarat Golf Club in Australia. Vani shot rounds of 71, 78 and 69 to finish at two-over 218 and was tied-12th with three others.