Year 2021 had such events that makes us to feel proud on our country. Though India faced some unexpected events too as some news headlines were dominated by controversies and political issues. But just to spread some positive vibes on this new year eve we will give you a flashback about 4 major events that will surely make you feel proud as an Indian. Have a look :
Harnaaz Sandhu The New MISS UNIVERSE
India got 3rd Miss Universe title as Harnaaz Sandhu of Chandigarh shines in the beauty pageant held at the Port of Eilat in Israel. The 21-year-old post graduate student from Chandigarh was crowned after beating the contestants from 79 countries. India erupted in pomp and joy as the Miss Universe crown came to the country after 21 years. Before Sandhu, Sushmita Sen had won it in 1994 and Lara Dutta brought it in year 2000.
Neeraj Chopra won Olympic gold medal in Javelin throw in Tokyo Olympics
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history in 2021 as he became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. He threw a distance of 87.58m to pick the gold at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. He is now the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in individual events.
Parag Agarwal appointed as new CEO of Twitter
Former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal was promoted to CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Jack Dorsey. According to Reuters, the company’s board of directors has been prepping for Dorsey’s dismissal since last year. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Agrawal was named Twitter’s chief technology officer on March 8, 2018. Adam Messinger, who departed the firm in December 2016, was his immediate predecessor.
Kamala Harris acted as US president for 85 minutes
President Joe Biden on November 18 temporarily transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he was under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy. Harris became the first woman to take the reins of the country, albeit for just one hour and 25 minutes, according to the White House. The country’s first Black and first South Asian vice president broke yet another barrier when she temporarily stepped into the acting role.
By line: Divya Thearia