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हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2017 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

Centenary Commemoration of Komagata Maru Incident begins

The commencement of the yearlong celebration commemorating the completion of 100 years after the Komagata Maru incident was undertaken by the Ministry of Culture in New Delhi.

Inaugural Function

Three granddaughters of Baba Gurdit Singh, the hero of the incident, were honored at the function inaugurating the beginning of the celebrations. A set of commemorative coins of Rs. 5 and Rs. 100 denominations were also released.

Celebrations

A National Implementation Committee has been constituted by the central government to finalise and decide on the programmes to be undertaken in the one year span. The programmes are believed to include national and international conference, publications, development of digital archives, making of movies and documentaries etc. An International Seminar titled ‘Komagata Maru: Context, Significance and Legacy’ is one of the proposals being considered. A week long function in Vancouver is also being planned. Efforts are being made to honour the descendants of the Indians involved in the incident and the Canadians who helped the cause financially or legally.

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Asiad 2014: Sania Mirza – Saketh Myneni Win Mixed-Doubles Gold

Second seeded Mirza and Myneni beat the top seeded Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei to win the gold in Mixed Doubles in tennis at the Asian Games in Incheon.

Three year streak

This is the third consecutive year that Sania has won in the mixed doubles category at the Asian Games. In the 2006 edition of the games, she won a gold with Leander Paes and in 2010, she won a silver paired with Vishnu Vardhan. Significantly this is Sania’s eighth Asian Games medal.

Maiden appearance

Myneni, on the other hand, made his maiden appearance at the Asian Games. Other than the gold with Sania, he also won the silver medal with Sanam Singh in the Men’s doubles category.

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