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Renowned author and philanthropist Sudha Murty recently achieved a remarkable milestone as she became the first woman to be honored with the prestigious Global Indian Award by the Canada India Foundation. This award, which carries a substantial prize of $50,000, is presented annually to prominent individuals of Indian origin who have excelled in their respective fields. Sudha Murty received this honor during a gala event held in Toronto, where she was accompanied by the parents of her son-in-law and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Moving to the realm of sports, India’s skating contingent made history by capturing its first medal in the Asian Games. The Indian women’s skating teams, comprising Heeral Sadhu, Kartika Jagadeeswaran, and Aarathy Kasturi Raj, secured bronze medals in the highly competitive speed skating 3000m relay competition held in Hangzhou. Additionally, Indian boxer Preeti Pawar and the men’s skating team, consisting of Aryan Pal, Anand Kumar, Siddhant, and Vikram, also earned bronze medals in the same event. In total, India amassed an impressive haul of 62 medals at the 2023 Asian Games, comprising 13 gold, 24 silver, and 25 bronze medals.
Shifting to the realm of honors and awards, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2023 was recently announced by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet. This prestigious accolade was conferred upon Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman for their groundbreaking discoveries that paved the way for the development of highly effective mRNA vaccines against Covid-19. Notably, six Nobel Prizes are awarded annually, recognizing outstanding contributions in various fields, and this year saw 351 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the domain of international affairs, Indonesia achieved a significant milestone with the inauguration of Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway. President Joko Widodo championed this monumental project, known as the “Whoosh” high-speed railway, which is a collaborative effort between an Indonesian consortium of four state-owned companies and China Railway International Co. Ltd. With a length of 142 kilometers, this USD 7.3 billion project was largely funded by China and constructed by PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China (PT KCIC).
Turning to national and international appointments, Saugata Gupta, the CEO of Marico, was appointed as the chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). ASCI is the leading self-regulatory organization in India, responsible for setting communication guidelines in both offline and online advertising. Notably, ASCI recently launched the ‘ASCI Academy’ to bolster self-regulation during the creative process, and Saugata Gupta’s association with ASCI has spanned several years.
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In the realm of banking and finance, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved capital management reforms that will unlock an impressive $100 billion in new funding capacity over the next decade. This move is aimed at addressing overlapping crises in the region and will involve leveraging private and domestic capital to tackle the pressing climate crisis. As a result of these reforms, the ADB’s annual new commitments capacity will increase to over $36 billion, marking a substantial boost.
Shifting gears to honors and awards once again, mathematician Ruixiang Zhang, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, has been named the recipient of the 2023 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. This prestigious award carries a cash prize of USD 10,000 and will be presented at an international conference in Number Theory hosted by SASTRA University in Kumbakonam.
In state affairs, Tripura made a significant digital leap by introducing an e-cabinet system. Chief Minister Manik Saha launched this innovative system in Agartala, aiming to promote digital infrastructure development and the digitization of government services and information. Tripura now joins the ranks of four states, including Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh, as the fourth state—and second in the Northeast—to implement an e-cabinet system, ensuring that all future cabinet meetings in the state will be paperless, reducing the environmental footprint.
Finally, in the domain of defense, the Indian Air Force took a significant step towards enhancing its air defense capabilities by moving closer to the induction of indigenous Astra Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air-to-Air Missiles. These advanced missiles, crucial for reducing import dependency and bolstering national security, are being developed through contracts with Bharat Dynamics Limited. The first batch of Astra-MK1 missiles marks a significant milestone in India’s defense capabilities.
In the world of sports, the Indian men’s football team emerged victorious in the SAFF Under-19 Championship. They secured the championship title by defeating Pakistan in the finals at the Dashrath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu. The Most Valuable Player of the tournament was Manglenthang Kipgen from India, and the top scorers included Gwgwmsar Goyary, Jigme Namgyal, and Samir Tamang. Additionally, Lionel Daryl Rymmei from India was recognized as the Best Goalkeeper, adding to India’s football achievements.