Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: Tokyo

Bhavinaben Patel secures India’s first medal at Tokyo Paralympics in table tennis

Competing in her maiden Paralympics, Patel enters semifinals with a straight-game win against world number 5 Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia in the women’s singles Class 4 event.

SC to urgently hear shooter Naresh Sharma’s plea against non-inclusion in Tokyo Paralympics

Naresh Kumar Sharma has challenged a Delhi HC order which had posted his plea on his non-inclusion for hearing on 6 August as selection deadline for the games ends on 2 August.

Tokyo records highest single-day spike of 2,848 new Covid cases since onset of pandemic

Experts have warned that the more contagious delta variant could cause a surge during the Olympics. Tokyo is currently under its fourth state of emergency.

Talha Talib had a near-miss at Tokyo. But Pakistanis’ worry is small Olympics contingent

The 2016 Olympics was Pakistan’s worst ever performance to date, with the smallest contingent and no medal to their name.

Three athletes test positive for Covid ahead of Tokyo games, two staying at Olympic village

The IOC games operations director said that the athletes of Tokyo games are the most 'controlled population' in the world. The tally of games-related Covid cases has risen to 55.

Japan forges ahead with re-opening even as Tokyo sees record jump in Covid cases

The country opened businesses in late May and will now begin allowing events of up to 5,000 people, including sporting events and musical concerts.

We tested 5G networks across Asian cities. The verdict: patchy

While carriers are investing billions of dollars in expansion, 5G's technical design demands high network density to provide the advertised stratospheric speeds.

Tokyo issues alert to residents after spike in new Covid-19 cases

Governor Yuriko Koike triggered a 'Tokyo Alert', aiming to heighten residents’ awareness about the status of the outbreak and call on them to take caution

The five biggest challenges facing the delayed 2020 Olympics now

There’s a reason it takes many years and billions of dollars to host the games: the two-week event is built on a Jenga-tower of thousands of independent economic interests.

The cities that are giving London, Paris, New York stiff competition and a run for their money

Factors contributing to a city’s success are shifting from pure economic prowess to softer urban attributes. The future will see a rearrangement of the rankings.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.