The first Ability Cafe in the State, aimed at providing vocational rehabilitation to the mentally challenged, opened on the Collectorate premises in Kozhikode.
ITU South Asia Area Office and Technology Innovation Centre
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) South Asia Area Office and Technology Innovation Centre will be established in New Delhi.
Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams and Bio-toilets inaugurated
Union Science & Technology minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUSHR) project & two bio toilets installed at Sun Dial Park in New Delhi.
Maharashtra to set up cyber varsity
The Maharashtra Government has taken the first step towards setting up a Cyber University dedicated to mitigating cyber threats.
Space technology incubation centre in Tripura
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala.
Bangladesh Cabinet clears deal with India for port usage
Bangladesh’s Cabinet has approved a draft agreement with India to enable New Delhi to use the Chittagong and Mongla ports for the movement of goods to and from northeast India.
IIT-incubated startup to roll out cheaper lithium batteries
A startup incubated at Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) has developed lithium batteries with wide applications in fields of agriculture and aerospace.
Medical Cyclotron Facility Cyclone-30 Became Operational
Cyclotrons are used to produce radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic use for cancer care. Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Sebi approves new KYC norms for FPIs
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved new KYC norms for foreign portfolio investors.
SUMMITS & CONFERENCES
National Convention of National Association of Street Vendors of India, NASVI
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated a two-day National Convention of National Association of Street Vendors of India, NASVI, in New Delhi.
Sanjay Agarwal – New Secretary, Agriculture
Pritam Singh – Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
MOU, AGREEMENTS & CABINET APPROVALS
India, Bangladesh agreement for the pipeline construction
India and Bangladesh had entered into an agreement for the pipeline construction 130-kilometre pipeline will connect Siliguri in West Bengal in India and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh.
DAC Approves Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs 9,100 crores.
India signs Financing Loan Agreement with the World Bank
A Loan Agreement for IBRD Credit of US$74 million equivalent for the Uttrakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP) was signed with the World Bank.
Russia’s military jet lost over the Mediterranean sea coast
Russia’s military aircraft Il-20 with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria’s Mediterranean Sea coast.
Japan conducts submarine drill
Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the disputed South China Sea in the region to improve strategic techniques.
23rd edition of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS)
Indian Chief of the Naval Staff visiting Rhode Island, USA on a bilateral visit attending the 23rd edition of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS) organised by the US Navy.
Dalai Lama – Gandhi Global Foundation’s Gandhidarsan International Award [Kerala]
Arun Jaitley – Gandhidarsan National Award
Pinarayi Vijayan – Best Chief Minister Award
A. Yusuf Ali, B.R. Shetty, and B. Govindan – Business awards
Joseph Pulikunnel – Award for philanthropy to be given posthumously
Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 – 18
The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar conferred the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 – 18 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.