The Chennai-headquartered National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) conducted studies on the beach erosion between Rushikonda and Gangavaram Port with World Bank funding.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) to develop a climate resilient coast and for minimising pollution of backwaters, which support a large eco-system.
Western disturbance brings rain, snowfall
Western disturbance has brought rain and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.
Manipur government declares war on drugs
Manipur government has declared a war on drugs affecting a significant number of people in the state.
Rs 1 crore loan in 59 minutes for MSMEs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced major steps including 59-minute loan portal for sanction of up to one crore rupees for small and medium enterprises (MSME).
Gyan Kumbh inaugurated
President Kovind inaugurated two-day Gyan Kumbh in Haridwar.
Sri Lankan MPs bring no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM
In Sri Lanka, the group of MPs led by deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe brought a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Turkey Opens New Airport
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the new Istanbul Airport. It will be one of the World’s busiest.
Boat burning festival
The Boat burning festival happens every three years in Taiwan. It is one of Taiwan’s top folk festivals.
In a bid to stamp out poverty and hunger, more than 20 countries have committed to a new declaration on agricultural and rural development.
The commitment came at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.
World Toilet Day Contest
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation announced the Swachh Bharat World Toilet Day Contest for districts and States. the purpose of the Contest is to encourage all districts in India to re-intensify the sanitation people’s movement with a special focus on ODF Sustainability.
MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
Oil Marketing Companies, CSCs sign MoU to provide LPG-related services to people
Oil Marketing Companies and Common Service Centres have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide LPG-related services to the people.
Companies Amendment Ordinance
The Centre has promulgated the Companies Amendment Ordinance, 2018 to promote Ease of Doing Business with better corporate compliance.
ICGS Varaha launched
The Indian Coast Guard has launched a new offshore patrol vessel called ICGS Varaha in Chennai. The vessel has been designed and built indigenously.
SAFF U-15 Championship
India registered a 1-0 win over hosts Nepal in a third-place playoff to return with a bronze medal from the SAFF U-15 men’s Championship in Kathmandu.
Pakistan and Bangladesh will play for the gold medal.
ATP Paris Masters Tennis tournament
Novak Djokovic to clash with Roger Federer in the ATP Paris Masters Tennis tournament semi-finals.
Individual vault competition
Superstar Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals with victory in the individual vault competition in Qatar.