Indian mountaineers scale highest peak in Europe, display 50-ft Indian flag atop summit

first_imgFive young mountaineers from Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh created multiple records by scaling the Mount Elbrus in Russia, which is the highest peak in Europe at 5,640 meters and displaying a 50-ft Indian tricolour atop the summit.The team consisted of Satya Rao of Bagarampalem (Vishakhapatnam), Raghunadh Reddy of Tadepalli (Guntur), Poorna Malavath, Varsha Rahul of Pune and Vidya of Telangana created this record. While we’re on the subject, Poorna Malavath is a world record holder and the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest at 13 years old!According to Adventure Sports Director R Reddy, on July 27 at 7:30am Moscow time, 17-year-old Poorna Malavath and 16-year-old Sri Vidya from Andhra Pradesh reached the tip of the tallest mountain in Europe. The girls are students from the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS).For Poorna, it was the third highest peak in a row!About Mount ElbrusAn inactive volcano standing at 18,560-ft tall, Mount Elbrus is no easy climb even though it is considered the easiest among the Seven Summits. “Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano and the last explosion occurred about 2,000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are, in fact, two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava,” Reddy told The Hindu.The expeditionThe team of five began their expedition on July 21 when they flew from Hyderabad to Russia and reached the mountain base on July 22. The next day, they climbed up to 3,200m and stayed the night. The next day, they again climbed 3,500m and stayed the night. Finally, they reached the summit of Mount Elbrus on July 27. After reaching the peak, they displayed a 50ft Indian flag, sang the National Anthem and thanked the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu.advertisementThey will reach Vijaywada on August 1.(Main image source: The Hindu) Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more


Cheteshwar Pujara has started to play with a lot of maturity: Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgIndia made early inroads into the Australian tail and skittled the hosts inside the first session and then took control of the first Test with the bat on day 3 at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.Led by the strong performance of the bowlers, India restricted Australia to 235 and took a slender first innings lead of 15 runs and also gained a psychological advantage over the hosts, which was more important for Virat Kohli’s side.The batsmen then came to the party and produced a much-improved performance after a disappointing run in the first innings by scoring 151 runs for the loss of 3 wickets, with the lead stretching to 166 runs at stumps on the third day.”(The match is) slightly in our favor because we have a good lead. The first session (of day four) will be very important. If we capitalize on that, we will be in a very good place in this match,” India paceman Jasprit Bumrah said after the day’s play.KL Rahul (44), Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli (34) put India in a commanding position and they can now dictate terms on the fourth day if the batsmen continue to play like the way they did on Saturday.Pujara, who rescued India’s first innings with a sparkling 123, survived to stumps on 40 not out, with number five Ajinkya Rahane batting on one run under a cloudy sky.”He’s (Pujara) shown a lot of patience, that is the key element in Test cricket. He knows his game in and out, he knows his strengths.advertisement”He knows to leave the ball and he’s playing with the bowlers’ patience as well. He has done that over the years and has started to play with a lot of maturity. That’s his strength,” Bumrah praised Pujara.Pujara was involved in a 71-run partnership with Kohli, who came in to bat just before tea with India vulnerable at 76 for two.The pair stood firm through the best part of a session before spinner Nathan Lyon snared Kohli for 34 to end their third-wicket stand.Massive moment late in the day! Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli six times in Test cricket; the most by any bowler.#AUSvIND | @bet365_aus (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018Pujara now holds the key for India, who will look to take the game beyond Australia’s reach on the fourth day.Another player who is definitely going to play a big part in the final stages of the Test match is Ravichandran Ashwin, who was a constant threat for the left-handed Aussie batsmen.”In the fourth innings he will obviously play a crucial role. We saw Nathan Lyon using the rough to his advantage so I think (Ashwin) knows what he has to do,” said Bumrah as he is looks forward to the spin of Ashwin coming into play on a fifth-day wicket.Ashwin and Bumrah had both finished with three wickets each as Australia’s first innings ended early in the first session on the third day. They were ably supported by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami with both picking two wickets each.Also Read | Virat Kohli was more determined after being booed in Adelaide Test: Ricky PontingAlso Read | Pujara, Kohli put India ahead in tense Adelaide Test vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli faster than Don Bradman to 1000 Test runs in AustraliaAlso Read | India vs Australia: Virat Kohli booed by sections of Adelaide Oval crowdlast_img read more