Pune-based Indian long-distance swimmer Rohan More swam across the Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand in 8 hours and 37 minutes, becoming the first Asian and the youngest to complete it. After waiting for a long time due to bad weather conditions, Rohan finally got a chance to swim on February. . . . .
Gujarat University announced a course on spoken Sanskrit in order to popularise the ancient language, making it possibly the first course of its kind in the country. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the university’s Centre for Spoken Sanskrit which will offer a six-month course for people on how to speak. . . . .
Dubai witnessed 15 percent growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017, hosting 2.1 million visitors, retaining top spot as the source market. It also became the first country to cross the 2 million mark in a single year, according to the latest data published by Dubai's Department of Tourism and. . . . .