We have got some important news along with events and more stories for you that took place in India in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!
Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news and more such short local stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.
1. Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe title
After 21 years, an Indian, Harnaaz Sandhu has won the title of ‘Miss Universe’ 2021. The 21-year-old model from Chandigarh has topped from amongst 80 contestants and won the 70th edition of the pageant at Eilat, Israel. As of now, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta had won the title in 1994 and 2000 respectively.
2. Free WiFi available at 6,000 Indian railway stations
In a major achievement, the government has announced that almost 6,000 railway stations in the country have free WiFi available now for the citizens. The service is, though, available free of cost for the first half an hour and is chargeable after that. Moreover, the government has also said that the data usage in these stations is 97.25 Terabytes per month.
3. Kerala to provide household training to boys and men
To contribute towards gender equality, the Kerala government has decided to provide household training to boys and men with a focus on cleaning and cooking. Initiated by the Women and Child Welfare Department of the state, the authorities will also provide interest-free lean to buy utensils. The major motive of the move is ‘participatory cooking, intriguing cooking’.
4. Two Indians won Gold in Asian Rowing Championships 2021
Arjun Lal Jat and Ravi have secured the Gold medal in double sculls at Asian Rowing Championships, 2021 in Thailand. The duo has defeated their Chinese competitors Qing Li and Lutong Zhang after completing the race in 6:57:883s against 7:02:374s. After the win, India has got its second podium at the men’s double sculls event after 2019.
5. West Bengal professor gets ‘Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021’
Professor Neena Gupta, a mathematician at the Indian Statistical Institute in West Bengal has been awarded the prestigious ‘2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematician from developing countries. The award has been given to her for her excellent work in commutative algebra and affine algebraic geometry.