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National – Across the India:
1. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India Integrated Transport and Logistics Summit (IITLS) organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi.
The objective of the summit is to facilitate constructive dialogue between various stakeholders for the development of multimodal infrastructure in the country.
2. The government declared draft rules for a ‘no-fly list’ for banning unruly passengers. The government has come up with three levels of disruptions for flyers.
Level 1 is disruptive behavior like physical gestures, the abusive language which can lead to the suspension for 3 months.
Level 2 is physically abusive behavior like pushing, kicking, sexual harassment etc, which can lead to the suspension for 6 months.
Level 3 is life-threatening behavior and the suspension is 2 yrs or more.
3. The Government’s Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) project becomes global best practice in Immunization.
It is an indigenously developed technology system in India that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smartphone application.
The innovative eVIN is presently being implemented across twelve states in India.
4. Assam government has changed the names of all the major roads of the Guwahati city of Assam. Here is the name of the roads.
|Old Names||New Names|
|GS Road Mahapurush||Srimanta Sankerdev Path|
|AT Road Mahapurush||Damodardev Path|
|VIP Road Mahapurush||Madhabdev Path|
|Hengerabari-Chachal Road||Khagen Mahanta Road|
|Beltola-Khanapara Road||Peer Azan Fakir Road|
5. The world level weapon production unit Punj Lyod Defence System has been inaugurated in Malanpur Industrial Area of Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh.
It is the first small weapon manufacturing unit in a private sector.
The plant will manufacture four products, namely, X95 carbine and assault rifle, Galil sniper rifle, Tavor assault rifle and Negev Light Machine Gun (LMG).
It has been set up in joint partnership of Punj Lyod Raksha Systems and Israel Weapon Industry under the Make in India Programme.
6. The Army, security forces and police had launched a massive cordon and combing operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district following the recent militant attacks on policemen and banking facilities.
This is the first time in 15 years that the combing operation of this magnitude has been conducted by the security forces.
The major objective behind the combing operation is to bring the situation in the Kashmir Valley under control.
International – Across the Globe:
1. Facebook launched its Express Wi-Fi commercially in India to help more people get online.
The service is now available via 700 hotspots across four states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya.
For the expansion of service, Facebook has announced a partnership with Bharti Airtel for setting up an additional 20,000 hotspots covering millions of Indians over the next few months.
2. Turkey, Iran and Russia signed an agreement to set up of four “de-confliction zones” in Syria.
The major objective is to stop the violence and facilitate conditions for the safe, voluntary return of refugees as well as to provide rapid and uninterrupted delivery of relief supplies and medical aid.
Sports & Athletics:
1. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) recommended the women’s trio of World championship silver – medalists for 2017 Arjuna Awards.
The trio includes Saweety Boora(81kg), Sonia Lather(57kg) and Sarjubala Devi (51kg)
2. Union Minister Vijay Goel, announced a wide spectrum of fields including sports that would fetch the National Youth Award.
Instead of the States nominating the persons or organization for the National Youth Awards, it would be an online process henceforth.
The award would be given to ten organizations every year for their services.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Film Director and actor Kasinathuni Viswanath received Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the 64th National Film Awards ceremony.
He became the 48th recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which includes a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs.
Books & Authors:
1. M.Venkaiah Naidu released a set of books titled Swachh Jungle ki kahani – Dadi ki Zubani published by Publications Division.
The books aimed at sensitizing and creating awareness amongst children would provide a fillip to the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The series of books had been published in 15 Indian languages and would help develop a habit of cleanliness among school going children.
Appointments & Resignations:
1. The chairman of the National Statistical Commission, Dr. R. B. Barman was appointed as chairperson of the Technical Committee of IBBI.
The committee which consists of 4 members has been constituted in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017.
2. Bharti Enterprises has appointed Soumen Ghosh as managing director, financial services.
Before joining Bharti, Ghosh was heading the financial services business at Reliance Capital as Executive Director & Group CEO.
3. Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah and M S Boje Gowda were appointed chairmen of the Tea Board and the Coffee Board, respectively.
Bezboruah is a leading tea association industrialist and Gowda is a renowned coffee grower.
Economics & Banking GK:
1. Reliance Corporate IT Park (RCITPL) has signed an agreement with SAP SE to launch SARAL GST solution for taxpayers.
The new offering will enable taxpayers to be GST compliant and smoothly access the government’s GST System, once GST is rolled out from 1st July 2017.
SARAL GST will leverage the expertise of RCITP as GST Suvidha Provider (GSP) and SAP as Application Service Provider (ASP).
Science & Technology:
1. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying the GSAT-9 or the South Asia Satellite has launched by ISRO.
The rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
The satellite, costing around Rs 235 crore, is meant for providing communication and disaster support, connectivity among the countries of South Asia region. Its mission life will span 12 years.
2. Chinese scientists have invented a new test, which could help diagnose multiple kinds of cancer by examining just one drop of human blood.
The test kit of Hsp90a protein has been developed by the researchers at Tsinghua University’s School of Life Sciences for clinical use.
3. NASA Scientists have designed an inflatable greenhouse that could be used one day by astronauts to grow fresh food and produce oxygen on Mars or Moon.
The new approach uses plants to scrub carbon dioxide while providing food and oxygen for those working in deep space
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