Tag: Bomman unveiled as mascot for hockey Asian Champions Trophy


Important Days  World Hepatitis Day - July 28  The birthday of Nobel-laurete Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered hepatitis B virus is observed as World Hepatitis day.  Theme 2023 - “One Life, One Liver”  Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.3 aims to end viral Hepatitis by 2030. Sports and Games Bomman unveiled as mascot for hockey Asian Champions Trophy  Sports Development of Tamil Nadu, unveiled the mascot for the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium in Egmore.  The mascot, named “Bomman,” takes inspiration from the Oscar-winning documentary “The Elephant Whisperers,” in which Bomman cares for orphaned baby elephant Raghu along with Bellie, both belonging to indigenous tribes in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu.  The mascot features the majestic Asian elephant, an animal widely revered throughout the continent, representing qualities such as strength, intelligence, and teamwork. Norwegian & Nepali become world's fastest to climb all 14 tallest peaks  In a world record achievement, Norwegian woman mountaineer Kristin  Harila and Nepali guide Tenzen Sherpa set the record for the fastest summit of all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre mountains on the globe in 92 days.  There are only 14 mountains in the world which are over 8000m above sea level. They are known as the ”eight-thousanders‟.  These mountains are all located in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges – across India, Nepal, Tibet (China) & Pakistan.  The 14, 8000m+ mountain peaks are : Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna I, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum II and Shishapangma. Books & Authors Amitav Ghosh’s New Book  T.M. Krishna launched the book, “Smoke and Ashes: A Writers Journey through Opium’s Hidden Histories” written by Amitav Ghosh in Chennai.