World Malaria Day is observed globally on 25th of April every year. It is organized by World Health Organization (WHO).
Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. This year’s global theme for World Malaria Day is ‘ “A Push for Prevention.”
Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur has clinched a gold in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in Jinhua, China.
Manpreet came up with the best throw of 18.86 meter, which was nearly one meter more than her earlier national record of 17.96 meters that she had set in 2015. With the performance, Manpreet also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in August 2017 in London.
India ended the one-day event with seven medals – 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze.