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Covid generated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste: Study

Covid generated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste: Study

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a significant portion of this ocean plastic debris is expected to make its way onto either beaches or the seabed within three to four years.

China gears up for Communist Party's 100th birthday

China gears up for Communist Party's 100th birthday

Rediff.com30 Jun 2021

The highlight of the occasion, according to officials, is an address to a special gathering in the morning by President Xi Jinping, who cast himself in the mould of Mao Zedong, the founder of the Communist Party of China as it is officially called.

'China is our enemy'

'China is our enemy'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

'We must acknowledge China will use Pakistan against India.' 'We all need to know that these two countries are ready to destabilise India at all times.'

Xi asks Chinese media, diplomats to tone down aggressive approach

Xi asks Chinese media, diplomats to tone down aggressive approach

Rediff.com2 Jun 2021

President Xi Jinping has called for better international communication, urging the bellicose official Chinese media and 'wolf warrior' diplomats to adopt a tone that displays openness and conveys modesty, in what observers see as a rare admission of Beijing's growing isolation exacerbated by COVID-19.

China jails blogger over remarks on casualties in Galwan clash

China jails blogger over remarks on casualties in Galwan clash

Rediff.com1 Jun 2021

A popular Chinese blogger, detained earlier this year for his comments regarding military casualties of Galwan valley clash with India, has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

Epicentre of COVID-19, China to host Asian Youth Games

Epicentre of COVID-19, China to host Asian Youth Games

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

China will host the third edition of the Asian Youth Games in Shantou in November next year, the Olympic Council of Asia said. The OCA has decided to hold the Asian Youth Games from November 20 to 28. The host city was decided by the OCA in 2019 but the dates of the multi-sporting event was announced on Wednesday.

China bans big sports events to curb second wave of infections

China bans big sports events to curb second wave of infections

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

Sports bodies in China have been banned from organising events that will draw large crowds until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's National Sports Bureau said in a directive issued on Tuesday. In a letter sent to sporting bodies across China, the bureau said mass participation events were not to proceed as the country aimed to avoid a second wave of infections being brought in from overseas.

Photos: How the world is reacting to coronavirus

Photos: How the world is reacting to coronavirus

Rediff.com1 Apr 2020

As the world struggles with the deadly coronavirus, there are some who are dealing with the pandemic in their own unique way. Here are 12 images that show how.

China records 78 new coronavirus cases, spike in imported infections

China records 78 new coronavirus cases, spike in imported infections

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

The NHC said, 78 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday, of which 74 were imported from abroad taking the number of overseas cases to 427.

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

How the coronavirus virus has impacted sports events

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be the first in more 35 years to be held without spectators after organisers introduced tighter measures to protect against the coronavirus. Here is a list of international sports events hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: China to miss Asian event; India to send men's team

Coronavirus: China to miss Asian event; India to send men's team

Rediff.com11 Feb 2020

China and Hong Kong have had to withdraw from this week's Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila due to the coronavirus outbreak. India will, however, send its men's team after they agreed to travel to Manila.

How sport events are affected due to coronavirus

How sport events are affected due to coronavirus

Rediff.com10 Feb 2020

List of international sports events affected by the coronavirus that has killed over 900 people and infected more than 40,000 in China

Coronavirus puts Chinese Formula One race in doubt

Coronavirus puts Chinese Formula One race in doubt

Rediff.com6 Feb 2020

Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak, casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place. This year's calendar has a record 22 races, leaving little chance of any rescheduling. Russia, whose race is in September but has previously been held in April, has already ruled out a date swap.

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Will coronavirus affect Tokyo Olympics in July-Aug?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics. Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto said organisers are not considering cancelling the Olympics, which start on July 24.

Football Focus: Hernandez joins LA Galaxy

Football Focus: Hernandez joins LA Galaxy

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.

After Ozil's remarks, would Arsenal suffer?

After Ozil's remarks, would Arsenal suffer?

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

Ozil called minority Uighur Muslims 'warriors who resist persecution', has not gone down well with China. China is EPL's most lucrative overseas market. Could Arsenal suffer fallout?

How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

How the British schemed to give Kashmir to Pakistan

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'Once accession to Pakistan appeared unlikely, the British instituted Operations Gulmarg and Datta Khel respectively to foil possible accession to India.'

Could Bale be moving to Serie A?

Could Bale be moving to Serie A?

Rediff.com29 Jul 2019

Reports this weekend have claimed Bale will put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Jiangsu and earn a staggering one million pound per week as he leaves Real Madrid following a six-season stint during which the winger has won four UEFA Champions League titles and the 2017 La Liga crown.

City manager Guardiola dismisses Chinese media criticism

City manager Guardiola dismisses Chinese media criticism

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

'For the Premier League champions, their appearance in China was nothing more than a commercial obligation, and their lack of enthusiasm and the indifferent treatment of their hosts stands in stark contrast to representatives of other clubs'

Soccer Extras: Sturridge banned, fined for breaching betting rules

Soccer Extras: Sturridge banned, fined for breaching betting rules

Rediff.com18 Jul 2019

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms around the world

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms around the world

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

Spring is here! The cherry blossoms have bloomed. The famous flowers are blooming around the world. The results are always stunning, and the frenzy for the beloved flowers can't be understated. Check out the blooms in the photos below:

Have you met the Rafael Nadal of badminton in Spain?

Have you met the Rafael Nadal of badminton in Spain?

Rediff.com24 Dec 2018

Marin Carolina has come a long way to be the reigning Olympic and world champion but the Spaniard yearns for more as she continues her journey towards becoming the best-ever in the sport.

Youth Olympics: Akash Malik wins India's maiden archery silver

Youth Olympics: Akash Malik wins India's maiden archery silver

Rediff.com18 Oct 2018

Akash Malik won India's first silver medal in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, providing a fitting finale to the country's best-ever campaign at the marquee event, in Buenos Aires. The 15-year-old son of a farmer lost a one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6 as India concluded its campaign with three gold, nine silver and one bronze medal at the event, launched in 2010.

Youth Olympics: Manu, Jeremy make it a day of golden firsts for India

Youth Olympics: Manu, Jeremy make it a day of golden firsts for India

Rediff.com9 Oct 2018

Indian shooter Manu Bhaker won gold in women's 10m Air Pistol in Youth Olympics on Tuesday.

Mizo weightlifting sensation Jeremy wins India's first Youth Olympics gold

Mizo weightlifting sensation Jeremy wins India's first Youth Olympics gold

Rediff.com9 Oct 2018

The 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) to finish on top.

Devi wins India's first ever Olympic medal in judo at Youth Games

Devi wins India's first ever Olympic medal in judo at Youth Games

Rediff.com8 Oct 2018

Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games after losing to Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the final of the women's 44kg category.

Youth Olympics: Shooter Tushar Mane bags silver

Youth Olympics: Shooter Tushar Mane bags silver

Rediff.com7 Oct 2018

Mane, who qualified third for the final, shot 247.5 to win the silver while Grigorii Shamakov took the gold with 249.2. Aleksa Mitrovic of Serbia won the bronze with a score of 227.9.

Sports Shorts: Meet the first Japanese man to top badminton rankings

Sports Shorts: Meet the first Japanese man to top badminton rankings

Rediff.com28 Sep 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Friday.

Sports Shorts: Badminton star Chong Wei diagnosed with nose cancer

Sports Shorts: Badminton star Chong Wei diagnosed with nose cancer

Rediff.com22 Sep 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday

Saina-Sindhu final looms after historic wins at Asian Games

Saina-Sindhu final looms after historic wins at Asian Games

Rediff.com26 Aug 2018

Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal on Sunday headed for a gold medal showdown at the 18th Asian Games after their quarter-final victories ensured India's first ever women's singles medals at the continental event.

Asiad Badminton: Srikanth, Prannoy suffer shock defeats

Asiad Badminton: Srikanth, Prannoy suffer shock defeats

Rediff.com24 Aug 2018

Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy were knocked out of the 18th Asian Games after suffering shock defeats in the second round of the men's singles competition, in Jakarta, on Friday.

Sindhu, Srikanth lead India's charge for elusive gold at Asian Games

Sindhu, Srikanth lead India's charge for elusive gold at Asian Games

Rediff.com19 Aug 2018

In-form PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will look to break new grounds as they spearhead India's charge for an elusive gold at the 18th Asian Games badminton event which begins with the team competitions, in Jakarta, on Sunday.

Sports Shorts: Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final

Sports Shorts: Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final

Rediff.com11 Aug 2018

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday

Sports Shorts: Saina out of top 10, Srikanth at 8th spot in BWF ranking

Sports Shorts: Saina out of top 10, Srikanth at 8th spot in BWF ranking

Rediff.com9 Aug 2018

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday

Sindhu slams critics, says silver sparkles

Sindhu slams critics, says silver sparkles

Rediff.com9 Aug 2018

PV Sindhu shared her happiness on winning second consecutive silver at the BWF World Championships.

Sindhu chokes yet again; loses to Marin in World Championships final

Sindhu chokes yet again; loses to Marin in World Championships final

Rediff.com5 Aug 2018

The Olympic silver medallist settled for second place yet again following a 19-21, 10-21 loss to Olympic champion Caroline Marin of Spain.

Sindhu enters second successive World Championship final

Sindhu enters second successive World Championship final

Rediff.com5 Aug 2018

India's PV Sindhu outclassed World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi in straight games to storm into the final of the World Championships in Nanjing

World Championship: Sindhu knocks out defending champ to enter semis; Saina out

World Championship: Sindhu knocks out defending champ to enter semis; Saina out

Rediff.com3 Aug 2018

The Rio Olympic silver-medallist knocked out defending champion Nozomi Okuharabeat 21-17, 21-19 to advance.

World Championship: Saina, Sindhu sail into quarters; Srikanth ousted

World Championship: Saina, Sindhu sail into quarters; Srikanth ousted

Rediff.com2 Aug 2018

Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu sailed into the women's singles quarter-finals with straight-game wins but it was curtains for Kidambi Srikanth at the BWF Badminton World Championships, in Nanjing, China on Thursday.

World Championship: Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Prannoy ousted

World Championship: Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Prannoy ousted

Rediff.com1 Aug 2018

PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up contrasting wins to progress to the Round of 16, but World No. 11 H S Prannoy suffered a shock defeat to unheralded Brazilian Ygor Coelho to bow out of the World Championship.

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