Bajrang Punia will compete in international meets, including UWW Ranking events, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as well as the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
One Impression, the influencer marketing platform in which Neeraj has bet an undisclosed amount, said it will deploy the funds to build product solutions for both brands and creators, accelerate hiring and scale operations.
It was a year of the neo-normal. From digital payments to tests for coronavirus, sports tried its best to get the better of the deadly virus.
After sporting events in 2020 were hampered by coronavirus, 2021 saw major events like the Tokyo Olympics being staged. Indian athletes, especially the Paralympians, shone in Tokyo 2020 but cricket was not to be left behind.
India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the outreach envisages interaction of all Olympians and Paralympians with students from 75 schools each in a span of two years to motivate the youngsters to have "santulit ahaar" or a balanced diet and take on fitness activities.
India's best performance in the FIH Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup came in 2013 where they won the bronze medal after beating England.
Italian Marcell Jacobs was a surprise champion when he took the Tokyo Olympics 100m gold before laying his hands on 4×100m relay gold.
As many as 1348 mementos went under the hammer and the proceeds will go to the Namami Gange Mission.
Drag-flick experts Harmanpreet Singh and Gurjit Kaur were named the FIH Player of the Year in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.
The players will be returning to the national camp for the first time after their historic bronze-medal winning feat at Tokyo Olympics, breaking a 41-year old drought.
Esha Singh grabbed silver behind Bhaker while Rudrankksh Patil claimed the silver medal in the men’s 10m air rifle competition.
The news of Lakra's retirement came in few hours after his teammate Rupinder Pal decided to quit the game. Both players were part of India's Tokyo Olympics bronze medal-winning side.
With four goals, the 30-year-old Rupinder Pal played an important role in India's bronze medal-winning feat at Tokyo Olympics. It was also India's first hockey medal at Olympics after 41 years.
Japanese Osaka, who sat out of Wimbledon this year, returned at Tokyo Olympics but made a surprise exit in the third round.
The Romanian, missed the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics because of a tear in her left calf at the Italian Open in May.
Indian men's team won the bronze at Tokyo Games to end a four-decade-old Olympic medal drought in hockey.
Neeraj, who clinched the historic gold with a throw of 87.58m at the Tokyo Olympics, was on his maiden trip to Kolkata.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.