Today’s Top Current Affairs: 03 August 2022

Indian team won gold in Lawn Bowl in Commonwealth Games 2022

India’s lawn bowling women’s fours team won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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  • India’s lawn bowling women’s fours team won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • It was India’s first ever medal in the Lawn Bowls event and the team made up of Lovely Choubey, captain Roopa Rani Tirkey, Pinky and Nayanmoni Saikia won the title by defeating 2018 silver medalists South Africa. Team India won 17-10 against South Africa.

  • In the final day’s play, India got off to a strong start but South Africa came back strongly as both the teams were on 10 points after the end of 12.

  • India have restored the advantage and are now on 15 points, while South Africa have 10 points after finishing 15 points. This was the Indian team’s first appearance in the women’s fours format in the final of the tournament. India beat New Zealand 16-13 in the semi-finals.

Indian paddlers won gold medal in table tennis at Commonwealth Games 2022

India’s paddlers retained their men’s team championship title with a 3-1 win over Singapore in the table-tennis final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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  • India’s paddlers retained their men’s team championship title with a 3-1 win over Singapore in the table-tennis final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai got India off to a great start by registering a win in the doubles match for India. However, Chew Zhe Yu Clarence won the next game to level Singapore 1-1. G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai confirmed the gold for India by winning their respective matches.

  • India won the gold medal in the team event of men’s table tennis for the second time in a row.

Marine biologist Ellen Prager’s book, “Dangerous Earth”

Marine biologist Ellen Prager came up with a book called “Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew About Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes and More”.

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  • Marine biologist Ellen Prager came up with a book called “Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew About Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes and More”.

  • In this book, Ellen Prager aims to answer the most compelling question: Why can’t we predict natural disasters better?

about the book:

  • In Dangerous Earth, the author explores the science of investigating volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, rip currents, landslides, and perhaps all the looming threat of climate change.

  • Each chapter considers a threat, begins with a historical event, and sheds light on what remains unknown about these dynamic events. It is heard by scientists reading Earth’s warning signs, passing its messages to the rest of us, and trying to avert catastrophic damage.

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