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NATIONAL NEWS

3rd Indo-Japan Workshop On Disaster Risk Reduction Held In New Delhi

The 3rd Indo-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in New Delhi. The workshop was attended by about 140 delegates from Japan and India including experts from both the governments, top premium research institutes, city administrators, specialized Disaster Management agencies and private sector.

India and Afghanistan signed an MoU to collaborate on Digital Education Initiatives

The Ministry of Human Resource Development signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Higher Education, Afghanistan to work on Digital Education Initiatives that will include many programs developed by Indian Institutes of Technology. IIT Madras will also be a part of the collaborations.

Ola Signs MoU With Telangana To Implement Smart Traffic Solutions

Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Telangana, to support their efforts towards strengthening the traffic infrastructure in Hyderabad city. Under the partnership, Ola share intelligent insights that enable the Government to implement smart solutions to enhance the mobility experience in the city.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

TROPEX 19 held in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will preside over the debrief of the recently-commenced annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX 19) at Kochi, besides holding deliberations on the road map for future operations.

Venezuelan Capital Caracas Is The Cheapest City In The World : Cost Of Living 2019

Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are most expensive cities in the world while Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru are among the cheapest places to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.Zurich, Switzerland, was placed at fourth position. Japan’s Osaka shared the fifth place with Geneva, also in Switzerland.

APPOINTMENTS

Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM

Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa. Vijai Sardesai from the Goa Forward Party and Sudin Dhavalikar from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, both alliance partners, have been inducted as Deputy Chief Ministers.

AWARDS

Hindi Writer Leeladhar Jagudi Will Be Honoured With The Vyas Samman 2018

Noted Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi will be conferred with the Vyas Samman 2018 for his collection of poems ‘Jitne Log Utne Prem.’ Along with a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh, he will be given a citation. The award was initiated in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation.

SPORTS

Asian wrestling championship taken away from India, to be now held in Thailand

The United World Wrestling (UWW) has taken away the hosting rights from India for the junior Asian Championship. It is the first sporting event to be taken away from India after the denial of visas to Pakistan’s shooters last month for the ISSF World Cup prompted the International Olympic Committee to censure the Indian Olympic Association.

Sai Praneeth Finishes With Silver At Swiss Open Badminton Tournament

Indian shuttler Sai Praneeth won the silver medal at the Swiss Open after losing the men’s singles final to world number two and top-seeded Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi in Basel, Switzerland.

Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK

The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals launched its first cricket academy in the UK. The Star Cricket Academy based at Reed’s School in Surrey joined hands with Rajasthan Royals to relaunch the facility as the ‘Rajasthan Royals Academy’.

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