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Indian Women’s hockey team wins 2016 Asian Champions Trophy

  • Indian Women’s hockey team has won the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy held in Singapore.
  • It was the maiden win of Indian Women’s hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy.
  • In summit clash held in Singapore, India defeated China by 2-1 goals.
  • The first goal for India was scored by Deep Grace Ekka in the 13th minute which was equalised by China’s Zhong Mengling in the 44th minute.
  • The second and winning goal was scored by Deepika Thakur that gave the India formidable lead to win the tournatment.

New Delhi Declaration, Asian Regional Plan adopted at AMCDRR 2016

  • The 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) adopted ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’.
  • It was the first AMCDRR to be held after the advent of the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015-2030.
  • The next AMCDRR will be held in Mongolia in 2018. AMCDRR was established in 2005.
  • It is a biennial conference jointly organized by different Asian countries and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

    Assam boy won 5 golds in South Asian Aquatic Championship

  • 15 years old Assam’s Bastab Tapan Bordoloi won five golds at the recently concluded South Asian Aquatic Championship in Sri Lanka