Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: athletics

Renowned athletics coach & Dronacharya Award winner O M Nambiar dies at 89

A former Air Force man and Padma Shri awardee, Nambiar had trained several athletes during his tenure as a coach, including the legendary P T Usha.

Target Olympics 2032 — Coach moves from Gurugram to Ooty to train runners from Jharkhand

Karan Singh, 34, was an athlete himself before knee injuries took their toll. He now trains runners in the high altitude of Ooty.

Refugee at 15, Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan ensures record-breaking treble at Tokyo Olympics`

Hassan, who is of Ethiopian descent, won medals at the 1,500m, 5,000m & the 10,000m, the first athlete to do so in the middle and long distance events. 

She once ran barefoot with blisters on feet. Today Shaili Singh is World No.1 u-18 long jumper

Shaili Singh's coach Robert Bobby George believes the teen athlete will outperform former world champ and his wife Anju Bobby George.

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Sachets of Surf excel detergent are displayed at a store | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg File

Magic prices did warn of India’s sticky inflation but RBI didn’t notice

'Magic price points' — such as Rs 5 or Rs 10 — help less-affluent buyers stay within their budgets. In January, Rs 10 Surf became Rs 12 as commodity cost pressures became too intense.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.