Today’s Top Current Affairs: 01 August 2022

Jeremy Lalrinnunga won gold medal in men’s 67 kg weightlifting at Commonwealth Games 2022

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  • India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal in men’s 67 kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal in men’s 67 kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • 19-year-old Jeremy lifted 300kg (140kg + 160kg) to finish first. This is the second gold for the country and fifth medal overall. Samoan weightlifter Wapwa Nevo Ione took the silver medal with a lift of 293 (127 kg + 166 kg).

  • Nigeria’s Edidiong Joseph Umofia won the bronze medal in the 290 kg (130 kg + 160 kg).

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga is a famous Indian weightlifter from Aizawl, Mizoram.

Achinta Shuli won gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2022

India’s weightlifter Achinta Shuli won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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  • India’s weightlifter Achinta Shuli won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • Achinta, 20, claimed the yellow metal with a combined effort of 313 kg.

  • India is doing very well in weightlifting as the team has won six medals in this edition.

  • Eri Hidayat Muhammad of Malaysia, who gave a tough fight to Shuli, became the second best lifter in the event. His best effort was 303kg.

  • Canada’s Shad Darsigny finished third with a lift of 298kg.

World Breastfeeding Week 2022

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year to throw light on regular breastfeeding for babies.

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  • World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year to throw light on regular breastfeeding for babies.

  • This year Breastfeeding Week falls on 1st August and it ends on 7th August.

  • Breastfeeding is important for the healthy growth and development of the baby, and it is the best food for newborns. It contains antibodies that help prevent many prevalent pediatric diseases.

World Breastfeeding Week 2022 Theme

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week is ‘Step to Breastfeeding: Educate and Support’.

Importance of World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is essential to make people aware of the many benefits of breastfeeding. The WHO reports that 2 out of 3 babies are not breastfed. Hence, marking this day becomes even more important. Mothers are advised to breastfeed their baby for 6 months after birth.

History of World Breastfeeding Week

In 1990, the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund created a memorandum. Subsequently, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action was established in 1991. In 1992, the first World Breastfeeding Week was celebrated to promote the campaign. Initially, around 70 countries used to celebrate this week, and now, it is celebrated by 170 countries.

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