i. On this day in 1949, constitution of India was adopted and came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of free India.
i. Uttar Pradesh-based IAS officer Suhas LY won the Asian Para-Badminton Championships in Beijing after defeating Indonesia’s Harry Susanto 21-4, 21-11 in the final.
ii. Suhas, who is currently posted as the Azamgarh district magistrate, was a wildcard entry to the tournament and had won six consecutive matches to reach the final.
i. Indian Journalist Malini Subramaniam has been conferred with the International Press Freedom Award for her reporting from Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-infested Bastar area.
iii. Subramaniam, a contributor to ‘Scroll’, has reported on abuses by security forces, sexual violence, jailing of minors and other issues in the region.