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National

1.Swachh Bharat Rankings 2018: Indore Tops Again

 

Indore won the cleanest city tag for the second time in a row.

19 of the 25 dirtiest cities in the country are in West Bengal.

It is a nationwide cleanliness survey by the Union housing and urban affairs ministry.

Greater Mumbai is the cleanest state capital.

3-day annual Sindhu Darshan Festival begins today in Ladakh region of J&K

 

The programme is focused at national integration, communal harmony and national pride.

This year mark the 22nd Sindhu Darshan festival and it was started by the former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in 1997

 

International

India plans to make Chabahar Port operational by 2019

 

Iran and India, in February 2018, signed an agreement worth $85 million to develop Chabahar Port in south-eastern Iran

The Chabahar port complex is expected to open way for millions of dollars in trade and cut its dependence on Pakistan

Awards

Vasundhara Raje conferred with ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award

 

It was for her remarkable work in e-governance.

The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi.

Ramdev to get wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds

 

After Swami Vivekanand, Ramdev will be the second swami to be depicted at the notable wax museum.

Prem Chopra honoured with living legend award

 

He was awarded the price at the 25th annual Bharat Nirman awards in Kolkata.

Sports

India’s R Praggnanandhaa Becomes World’s 2nd Youngest Chess Grand Master

 

He is 12 years, 10 months and 13 days old.

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine had become the youngest Grandmaster at 12 years, seven months in 1990.

 

Amit wins gold at World Para Athletics

 

He won it at men’s club throw F51 event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Tunisia.

Miscellaneous

India’s 1st robotic telescope launched

 

India’s first robotic telescope called GROWTH-India has been launched at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle in Ladakh.

GROWTH-India is part of a multi-country collaborative initiative known as ‘Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen’ (GROWTH) to observe transient events in the universe.

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