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‘Nirman Kusuma’ programme launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Nirman Kusuma‘ programme in the state.

♦ Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik.
♦ Governor: Prof. Ganeshi Lal.
♦ Lakes : Chilika Lake, Kanjia Lake, Anshupa Lake, Balimela Reservoir.
♦ Dams: Rengali Dam, Kala dam, Pitamahal Dam, Kansbahal Dam, Tikhali Dam, Deras Dam, Salia Dam, Ghodahada Dam, Kuanria Dam.
♦ Festivals: Kalinga Mahotsav, Chandan Yatra, Durga Puja, Konark Dance Festival, Rath Yatra, Deepabali, Kumar Purnima.

National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC): India’s first dolphin research centre to come up soon in Patna

National Dolphin Research Centre (NDRC), India’s and Asia’s first such centre would be soon opened on the banks of river Ganga river in the Patna University premises, Bihar.
NASSCOM unveils Centre of Excellence for IoT in Haryana
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in collaboration with Haryana government, launched its Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (CoE – IoT) at Gurugram, Haryana.

India is the world’s largest BPM base, generated $32.5 bn revenue: Nasscom
Inaugurating the 2-day BPM Strategy Summit 2018 in Bengaluru, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) published its study and stated that Indian BPM industry continues to be the largest in the world.

♦ NASSCOM is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industries in India.
♦ It handles business related to the software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPO services, e-commerce & web services.
♦ Chairman: Mr. Rishad Premji.
♦ President: Ms. Debjani Ghosh.

Southern Railway became an unmanned level crossing free zone

The Southern Railway became Unmanned Level Crossing (UMLC) Free Zone, eliminating over 1,000 such level crossings.



Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to score 24 Test centuries after Don Bradman

India cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman after Donald Bradman to reach 24 Test centuries, on the second day of the first Test match against the West Indies, in Rajkot, Gujarat.

Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix
Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix to take a 67-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the championship title race,who Secured Sixth Position.

About Japanese Grand Prix:
i. Japan was the only Asian nation to host a Formula One race (including the Pacific Grand Prix) until Malaysia joined the calendar in 1999.
ii. The first Japanese Grand Prix was run as a sports car race at theSuzuka Circuit80 kilometres (50 mi) south west of Nagoya in May 1963.



Awards and Honours 

NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan Honoured With Postal Stamp 

India Post released a Rs. 5 stamp to honour NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan.

Indian Post:
♦ Headquarters: New Delhi.
♦ Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications: Shri Manoj Sinha.
NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan:
♦ Founder and Chairman: Kailash Agarwal.


Science & Technology

Parker Solar Probe completes first Venus flyby: NASA

NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Parker Solar Probe, the first mission to touch the Sun, has successfully completed a flyby of Venus at a distance of 2,415 km during its first gravity assist from Venus.


About National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):

♦ Administrator – Jim Bridenstine
♦ Headquarters – Washington DC, US


Successful night trial of Prithvi-II missile from Odisha

India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired  Prithvi-II missile from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha.

About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO):
♦ Chairman – Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi

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