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Aroon Purie, Kiren Rijiju unveil Free Fire India Today League trophy

first_imgAroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief India Today Group, and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju unveiled the Free Fire India Today League trophy at Siri Fort on Saturday.New Delhi is hosting one of the biggest Battle Royale leagues the country has ever witnessed. 12 teams from across the country are battling it out at the Siri Fort in the grand finale of Free Fire India Today League on October 12.Young minds from across the country have teamed up to battle for a winning pool of Rs 3.5m. More importantly, winning team will represent India in Free Fire in the global tournament called Free Fire World Series in November.Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said Free Fire India Today League will become a big sensation in a few months. Ahead of the Free Fire India Today League Final, Kiren Rijiju said he was confident India would create champions in the times to come.Free Fire India Today League Final, New Delhi: Live Updates”The launching of Free Fire India Today League.. I can clearly foresee the shape it will attain in a few months. The staggering prize money in Brazil.. the fact that this game can generate so much money.. Our players are going to become rich also. My best wishes to the entire team and all the best for your game. I complement the India Today Group for the initiative. As Sports Minister, I am there with you,” Rijiju said at the event.The 12 finalists were chosen from the thousands of teams across the country to battle it out at the grand finale. All the players of the top 12 teams will be getting mobile phones apart from the prize pool set for the winners.advertisementThe Biggest Free Fire Battle Royale League in India was launched together by India Today and Garena. With Battle Royale games gaining huge popularity in the country, the Free Fire India Today League is seen as a massive push to promote Esports.The winner of the Free Fire India Today League will walk away with Rs 8.5 Lakh while the 2nd, 3rd and 4th-placed teams will get Rs 4 Lakh, Rs 2 Lakh and Rs 1 Lakh, respectively. Travel allowance will be provided for teams travelling into New Delhi for the Group Finals and mobile phones worth Rs 15 Lakh are available.Also Read | eSports can be a career option, say Free Fire India Today League finalistsAlso See:last_img read more

Norway announces USD 12 million aid to Sri Lanka

The Norwegian support to IFRC will help to improve the condition in collective centers with water and sanitation. It will also contribute to clean up the wells and give the people basic household items to restart their lives.The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo is funding an ongoing technical cooperation between the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), for capacity building and advanced equipment to NBRO on landslide prevention, analysis and early warning systems. The support to NBRO aim to save lives and property by early warning systems and comprehensive mapping. The Embassy is in dialogue with NBRO on their needs for increased support. “Human life can be saved, and the cost of prevention is significantly lower than the price of reparation”, Brende stated. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, has announced that “Norway will contribute with NOK 10 million (LKR 180 million/USD 1.2 million) to the humanitarian relief effort” due to floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.The support will be channeled through United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). The Foreign Minister stressed the importance of mitigation and prevention of destruction caused by natural disaster and climate change. UNICEF will assist children, women and their families affected by the flood and landslides. Norwegian support will also be provided in the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, child protection and education. Norway is among the top four donor countries supporting the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) which provide time-critical assistance to UN agencies responding to natural disasters. Norway has contributed with USD 44 million to CERF in 2017. (Colombo Gazette) read more