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Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman, 1st Indian Heptathlete To Win Gold In Asian Games

Swapna Barman created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold in Indonesia, a feat she achieved despite a toothache.21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days.

The heptathlon En route to the title, she won the high jump (1003 points) and javelin throw (872 points) events and finished second-best in shot put (707 points) and long jump (865 points).

What is Heptathlete Event:
The women’s outdoor heptathlon consists of the 7 events, with the first 4 contested on the first day, and the remaining 3 on day two-
1. 100 metres hurdles
2. High jump
3. Shot put
4. 200 metres
5. Long jump
6. Javelin throw
7. 800 metres.

The Asian Games 2018: Arpinder Singh Wins Gold In Triple Jump

Arpinder Singh ended India’s 48-year long wait for a gold in triple jump at the Asian Games with an effort of 16.77m. An India’s last Asian Games gold medal in men’s triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.

The Medalist Arpinder, who has been without a medal in multi-sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, produced his best jump of 16.77m in his third attempt.

Cabinet Approves Earth Sciences Ministry’s Umbrella Scheme ‘O-SMART’

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for implementation of an umbrella scheme ‘Ocean Services, Technology, Observations, Resources Modelling and Science (O-SMART)’. The scheme encompasses a total of 16 sub-projects addressing ocean development activities such as Services, Technology, Resources, Observations and Science.

The CCEA approved the scheme for implementation during the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 at an overall cost of Rs 1623 crore. The scheme covers a total of 16 sub-projects, which address ocean development activities such as services, technology, resources, observations and science.

Google Unveils New Platform Named ‘Navlekha’ For Indian Publishers

Google announced Project Navlekha at its 4th edition of Google for India Event held in New Delhi. Project Navlekha has been launched to enable Indian publishers of regional languages to publish their content online, without facing the trouble of selling printed copies.

The official website of Navlekha can be easily interpreted by users. Users can also obtain help from experts to set up their publication website.

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