The 9th National Voters’ Day will be celebrated across the country for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process. Theme – “No Voter to be Left Behind”.
The National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices will be conferred on Officers for their outstanding performance in the conduct of elections.
AIR FM Rainbow Goa celebrates its silver jubilee
All India Radio FM Rainbow Goa celebrated its silver jubilee. To mark the occasion, a programme featuring Goa’s legendary Konkani singer Lorna Cordeiro was organised at the National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula near Panaji.
49th full Statehood day
Himachal Pradesh is celebrating its 49th full Statehood day with much fanfare and great enthusiasm throughout the state day.
It was on this day in 1971 when Himachal Pradesh was carved out as the 18th State of the country.
Development authority for Anandpur Sahib
Punjab government said that a development authority for Anandpur Sahib will be set up to execute the development plans in the wake of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November this year.
12th Jaipur literature festival
12th Jaipur literature festival, considered to be the Kumbh of Literature, began. Around 500 authors, literateurs and thinkers are participating in the five-day event.
US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela
The United States has ordered its non-emergency embassy staff to leave Venezuela but refused to comply with a full expulsion demanded by Nicolas Maduro, who Washington says is no longer president.
ISRO successfully launches PSLV C44
The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched the PSLV C 44 carrying kalam sat and Microsat R.
NASA’s Opportunity rover completes 15 years on Mars
NASA’s Opportunity rover has completed 15 years of its touchdown on the surface of Mars. The US space agency said it has travelled 45 kilometres and logged its 5,000th Martian day back in February 2018.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Around 61.7 mn affected due to extreme weather events in 2018: UN report
Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for most of the 10,373 lives lost in disasters last year, while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has said.
DoJ to deliver e-Courts services
In order to provide efficient and time-bound access to the Courts services to litigant public, the Department of Justice has decided to deliver e-Courts services to them through around 2 lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs).
MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
Millennials will be eligible to vote for 1st time in 2019 general elections
President Ram Nath Kovind said millennials will be eligible to vote for the first time in the general elections this year.
Centre to renovate, develop around 400 abandoned airstrips across country
Centre has decided to renovate and develop around 400 abandoned airstrips across the country to strengthen air-connectivity. The Airports Authority of India prepared a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard and sent it to all the 29 states and seven Union Territories expressing its willingness to develop those air strips along with the respective state governments.
Disability, war injury pension for armed forces
Defence Ministry has said, the disability or war injury pension for armed forces personnel shall be minimum Rs. 18,000 per month.
Vayu Sena Medal (gallantry) – Sergeant Amit Kumar Jha
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) – Wing commander Bhavanendran Nair Prasanth
President’s Police Medal (PPM) for Distinguished Service – Shri P. Ponraj, Security Commissioner/Southern Railway
Indonesia Masters’ tournament
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has entered the semifinals of the Indonesia Masters’ tournament after a straight-game win over Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.
BCCI lifts suspensions on Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul
Committee of Administrators of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has lifted the suspension on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.
Australian Open Tennis
World Number one Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic will take on world number 28 French Lucas Pouille in the second semifinals in Men’s singles in Melbourne.