Amit won gold in 49 Kg wrestling in Asian games 2018
India’s Amit Phangal, a 22-year-old army wrestler, created history beating the Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the men’s 49kg at the Asian games. Amit beat Hasanboy by securing 3-2.
This is the second time India wins the medal. Earlier in 1962, Padam Bahadur Mall had won the first gold medal for India in men’s boxing in Jakarta Asian Games. Now, after 56 years Amit had made the country proud at the same venue
Kerala Health Department issued warning about the spread of leptospirosis
In Kerala, the Health Department has announced warning about the spread of leptospirosis with pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome disease in the post-flood period. People have been asked to approach a hospital in case of any symptom of fever or myalgia (pain in the muscles). So far, there have been 15 leptospirosis deaths in the State since August 24. The Health Department has suggested that people who have been exposed to flood waters should take 200 mg of Doxycycline drug as prophylaxis every week. Current measures by the department were adequate, given the fact that even when lakhs were exposed to flood waters. It also suggested early penicillin therapy to prevent the patient progressing to pulmonary haemorrhage and subsequent death.
Luka Modric was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year
Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year (2017-2018). The 32-year-old helped Real Madrid won the Champions League for a third season running and then led Croatia to the World Cup final. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded in the last year (2016-2017).
The award recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in domestic, continental and international competitions.
RK Singh Released book on Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System
This reference document has been developed by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) in collaboration with IMD to facilitate enhanced utilization of Weather Portal in all spheres of Power Sector.
Scientist warns that the trapped heat below Arctic surface could melt ice in the entire region
Scientists warned that the Archived heat trapped below the surface of the Arctic has the potential to melt the entire region’s sea ice. They found that the warmer water that originated hundreds of miles away has penetrated deep into the interior of the Arctic. This heat is trapped below the surface layer presently. If it gets mixed up to the surface then the heat produced can melt the sea-ice pack that covers this region.
♦ Location: Northernmost part of Earth
♦ Life in the Arctic: Includes organisms living in the ice, zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies
♦ The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Northern Canada (Canada), Finland, Greenland(Kingdom of Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden
♦ Arctic Polar desert is the second-largest desert in the world by area (13,985,000 km²)
♦ The Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic
♦ Arctic sea ice decline has been caused by global warming.