China unveils ‘tomato and eggs’ 2016 Olympic uniform


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Hong Kong (CNN) The idea was to wrap Chinese athletes in the flag. Instead, the team being sent to the Rio Olympics this year will be wearing what some have likened to “stir-fried tomatoes and eggs.”For years, China’s national colors of red and yellow have attracted unflattering comment when used as inspiration for team uniforms,The uniform features a red coat, white shirt and patterned tie for male competitors. Female athletes will wear a yellow coat, white shirt and skirt

 

Taiwan earthquake: Taipei rocked by 6.1-magnitude quake as tremors felt acrossA magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit Taiwan, with tremors felt in the capital Taipei and across the country. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau initially put the magnitude at 7.2, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.

 

5,000-year-old brewery discovered in China An archeological find in China may be the first evidence that beer was an important product in China many years before the experts originally thought. It may have even inspired the development of a sophisticated society

 

indiabullsNorth Korea: Take a 3D tour of
one of the world’s most isolated countries

Koryo Studio Exhibition – The event was covered extensively in the North Korean media, and according to Koryo Studio “many hundreds of local Koreans” visited the event.

 

Court Convicts 24 over Gujarat Massacre
A court in India has found 24 people guilty of involvement in one of the most notorious massacres during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat

 

Barack Obama became the first US president to visit Hiroshima Bomb site
Barack Obama became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima memorial, site of the world’s first atomic bombing dropped on August 6, 1945. He paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and laid wreath at Hiroshima nuclear memorial

 

World’s most expensive handbag auctioned in Hong Kong
A diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag made of pale “Himalaya” crocodile skin has become the most expensive ever sold at auction.An anonymous buyer bought the Birkin bag – made of crocodile bred to be so pale it supposedly evoked Himalayan mountains – for HK$2.32m ($299,000; £206,000) at Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong.

 

China successfully launches three satellites
China has successfully launched three (one domestic and two foreign) satellites namely Ziyuan III 02 satellite and two NewSat satellites. They were launched on the back of a Long March 4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.

 

AR Rahman conferred with Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016
Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer A R Rahman was awarded Japan’s Fukuoka prize for the year 2016. He has been conferred with this award in the Grand Prize category for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preserving and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music

 

asia-10Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
Two Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016. Vinesh sealed her place for the Olympic berth after defeating Avin Demirhan of Turkey 12-2 in the 48 kg category in the semi-final match of the Olympic world qualifying tournament held at Istambul in Turkey. Sakshi Malik also entered the final in the 58 kg category and qualified for Rio Olympics. In the Semi-final she defeated Len Jhang

 

China to trial futuristic bus that ‘floats’ above traffic jams
Chinese engineers have unveiled a prototype elevated bus designed to rise above the traffic jams below it by straddling road lanes.Each of the gargantuan buses is projected to be able to carry approximately 1,200 passengers. Similar to trams, the buses would run on a set of fixed rails on the road.

 

asia-9Push for hudud law raises tensions in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur (CNN)A proposal in Malaysia’s Parliament to introduce the strict Islamic penal code known as hudud law is threatening to split the country’s government apart. The proposed bill was introduced in parliament last Thursday by Abdul Hadi Awang, the president of the country’s opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party

 

asia-11Apple Inc opens Development Office in Hyderabad
US personal and consumer technology giant Apple Inc. opened a new Development Office in Hyderabad, Telangana. The office was formally opened by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who is on official visit to India

 

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