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Daily News Digest:17 February 2019

‘Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’ project in Kerala inaugurated

Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons inaugurated the project ‘Development of Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’ under the Swadesh Darshan scheme on 17 Feb 2019 in Kerala.

 

Major works carried out under the project includes Eco Adventure Tourism Park at Vagamon, Cultural Centre at Kadamanitta, Eco Log Huts at Peerumedu, Idukki, Approach Roads, Walking trails, Rain Shelters at Pine Valley Forest, Thekkady, Kumily, Moozhiyar Dam, Penstock and Kakki Dam.

 

FIH Player of the Year Award 2018

Netherlands’ Eva de Goede and Arthur van Doren of Belgium were named the International Hockey Federation’s Players of the Year for 2018.

Female Player of the Year – Eva de Goede (Netherland)

Male Player of the Year – Arthur Van Doren (Belgium)

83rd Senior National Badminton Championship concludes

Saina Nehwal beat PV Sindhu in straight games in the marquee clash of the tournament to retain her women’s singles crown at the 83rd Senior Badminton Nationals which concluded on 16 Feb 2019.

The Senior National Badminton Championship was held in Guwahati, Assam.

Vidarbha beat Rest of India to retain Irani Trophy

In cricket, Ranji champions Vidarbha beat Rest of India in Nagpur on 16 Feb 2019 to retain the Irani Cup.

Vidarbha has now become the third team after Mumbai and Karnataka to clinch two Irani Cup titles in a row. 

National Aids Research Institute to drop focus on HIV, undergo name change

The National Aids Research Institute (NARI) is set to drop its focus on research into the Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome (Aids) and also undergo a name change in the coming months.

NARI will no longer serve as a single disease centre but will address other areas of public health too.

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