first_img Indo-Asian News Service BeijingApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 28, 2019 13:45 IST Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won India its second gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed event at the ISSF World Cup 2019 (Photo:Twitter/@Media_SAI)HIGHLIGHTSIndia bagged a total of three golds and a silver at their ISSF World Cup campaignOn Sunday, none of the Indians were able to add to the medals tallyIndia added two more Olympic quota places at the Beijing World CupIndia ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with a total of four medals: three golds and a silver.Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal for India at the Beijing ISSF World Cup after clinching gold in 10m Air Rifle Mixed event. They defeated the Chinese pair of Liu Ruxuan and Yang Haoran on Thursday.Thereafter, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary won the gold medal in 10m Air Pistol Mixed event. The pair of Bhaker and Chowdhary outshot Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei of China 16-6 in the final on Thursday.On Friday, 17-year-old Divyansh won another medal for the country by winning a silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event. While the next day, Abhishek Verma won the gold in 10m Air Pistol event.On Sunday, none of the Indians were able to add to the medals tally as they failed to qualify for the finals in their respective events.While Gaayathri, Sunidhi Chauhan and Kajal Saini finished to make it to the finals of the Women’s 50m Rifle 3P event, Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat and Chinki Yadav could not make it to the summit clash of the 25m Pistol Event.At the ISSF World Cup, India secured five quotas in shooting for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Abhishek and Saurabh secured the Olympic quota in 10m Air Rifle event while Divyansh clinched the quota in 10m Air Rifle event. In women’s, Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela secured an Olympic quota in the 10m Air Rifle event.advertisementAlso Read | ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, seals Olympic quotaAlso Read | ISSF Shooting World Cup: Apurvi Chandela shatters world record to win India’s first goldAlso Read | Divyansh Singh Panwar secures fourth Olympic quota with silver in ISSF World CupAlso Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow International Shooting Sport FederationFollow ISSF World CupFollow ShootingFollow Olympic quota ISSF World Cup: India end campaign with 3 golds, 1 silverISSF World Cup: Divyansh Panwar and Anjum Moudgil had won the first medal, followed by another from Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary, followed again by Divyansh, and then by Abhishek Verma.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


first_img The government also supported legislation from both oppositionparties to establish new rules on child booster seats,discourage alcohol consumption during pregnancy, enhancesafety measures at amusement parks and provide legislativecommittees with the power to subpoena federal officials aswitnesses. “Nova Scotians elected us to work together for a betterprovince,” said Premier Hamm. “It’s clear that as long as weco-operate, we can deliver good government to the people ofNova Scotia. Three consecutive sittings of the legislaturewithout an election being forced is a new, modern-day recordand shows that minority government can work.” The premier also praised the service of interim Liberal leaderWayne Gaudet who has served as party leader for the secondtime until a permanent successor is chosen this weekend. legislation setting the formula to determine the municipal taxation of natural gas distribution systems, based on revenues rather than property assessment; amendments to the Agriculture Administration Act to help reduce red tape and provide more flexibility for agriculture organizations; amendments to the Electricity Act to increase the availability of renewable energy sources; amendments to the House of Assembly Act to cancel this year’s commission of inquiry into remuneration for members of the legislative assembly and, instead, order a salary increase for members on par with Nova Scotia’s civil service. Legislation passed this fall will help improve the health andsafety of Nova Scotians, as well as government services. The House of Assembly concluded today, Oct. 18, after passing17 government bills and six opposition bills into law, thanksto co-operative efforts from all parties. “There are no guarantees with minority government, but cooperation from all sides helped ensure that positive newinitiatives for Nova Scotians were approved by thelegislature,” said Premier John Hamm. “Last month, I said wewould bring in 12 government bills. By working together withall members of the legislative assembly, our governmentexceeded that goal and delivered a higher number of new lawsthat will help the people of Nova Scotia. We also worked withall parties to pass good legislation that came forward fromthe opposition.” A new Prescription Monitoring Act was passed to allow theprescription monitoring program to share patient informationwith health-care providers and, when necessary, the police. Italso enshrines a clear legislative mandate for the program forthe first time in more than a decade. The act also providesgovernment with the authority to establish a computerizedinformation system to enhance the program’s effectiveness. “This bill gives Nova Scotia a prescription monitoring programfor the 21st century, supporting the good work of countlesshealth-care professionals,” said the premier. Legislation was also passed to strengthen the Motor VehicleAct, to improve highway safety and promote public transit.Meanwhile, a new Police Act was approved to deliver saferstreets and communities through better community governanceand clarified roles and responsibilities. Amendments to theMaintenance Enforcement Act will provide more tools to helpspouses and children who are owed support payments. “When measures are identified to protect the public or helpchildren and families, our government is prepared to act,”added Premier Hamm. For the first time in Nova Scotia history, a bill was passedto deliver French-language services at the provincial level. “On the 400th anniversary of the founding of l’Acadie andafter the very successful Congrès mondial acadien 2004, it wasa pleasure to bring forward the French-language Services Act,”the premier said. “This bill sets the stage for our Acadianand Francophone communities to have their needs addressed ingovernment programs, policies and services.” The premier noted that he was equally proud to havelegislation passed which formally establishes the Office ofAfrican Nova Scotian Affairs. Among the other government bills passed into law this fall are:last_img read more


Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Special Envoy on Human Rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe is hoping to meet the President and propose that he be sent for the session. At the press conference Pillay had said that several people she had met during her visit had been threatened or intimidated.She had said that she will brief the UN Human Rights Council about those threats.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda The government has decided to send a low level delegation for the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which begins this week in Geneva.External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatillake said that a four member delegation from Sri Lanka will be sent for the session.“A high level delegation will not be sent for this session. There is no need for that. In March next year we will send a high level delegation,” Amunugama said. He said that Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinghe will lead the delegation and speak on behalf of Sri Lanka. He is of the opinion that if he is sent he will get more time to speak at the session as opposed to the time given for an Ambassador.The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will be making an oral statement on Sri Lanka to the Council on September 25 on the implementation of resolution 22/1 on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. Pillay will submit a full report on Sri Lanka in March next year.Pillay will be commenting on her recent visit to Sri Lanka where at a concluding press conference she had made some critical remarks on what she heard and saw during her visit. read more