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Union Minister Jitendra Singh to inaugurate 8th All India Pension Adalat
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the 8th All India Pension Adalat in Delhi, where chronic cases will be taken up and resolved.
- The Pension Adalat will be linked through VC at different locations where Pension Adalats are being organized by Min/Depts across India to take up complicated cases.
- 7 All India Pension Adalat has been organised by the Department, in which 24218 cases have been taken up and 17235 cases have been resolved.
Five-day training program on “Entrepreneurship opportunities waste management for environmental sustainability”
Padma Bhushan Dr R B Singh inaugurated the Five Days Training Program on Entrepreneurship opportunities in Agricultural and Industrial Waste Management for Environmental Sustainability. The Program aims to raise awareness and impart knowledge about effective waste management techniques and increase the wisdom among youth about entrepreneurship opportunities.
CM Stalin inaugurates iTNT hub
Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Technology (iTNT) hub through video conference from the Secretariat, built at a cost of Rs 54.61 crore inside the Anna University campus.
- India’s first emerging and Deep Tech innovation network, iTNT hub will help in promoting Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Block Chain technology by integrating growing technologies to face future challenges.
- It will make an ecosystem for innovations and take Tamil Nadu to the top 10 positions in the world on Deep Tech.
Mattress company Duroflex signs Virat Kohli as brand ambassador
The Indian mattress brand, Duroflex appointed former Indian captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in order to further its mission of advocating the importance of quality sleep in promoting a long healthy life.
- Virat Kohli’s strong association with the brand’s mission inspired him to take on the role of brand ambassador for Duroflex.
- The Agreement will establish Duroflex’s commitment to spreading awareness about the connection between quality sleep and a healthier, more satisfying life.
- Virat Kohli also launched Duroflex’s latest offering Neuma’.
National Medical Commission makes unique ID mandatory for doctors
According to the new Regulations of the National Medical Commission (NMC), doctors will now have to get a “Unique Identification Number” (UID) to practice medicine in our country. This identification number is developed with the focus of the NMC Ethics Committee in order to enable the practitioner to easily qualify for registration and medical practice in the NMR.
Manoj Soni takes oath as UPSC Chairman
Educationist Manoj Soni took oath as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He joined the Commission as a member on June 28, 2017, and has been performing the duties of the UPSC chairman since April 5, 2022.
- The UPSC conducts civil services examinations to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.
- The Commission is led by a chairman and it can have a maximum of 10 members.
Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit Takes Over As Deputy Chief Of Air Staff
Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit assumed charge as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff Ashutosh Dixit is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, and was Commissioned in the fighter stream on December 6 in 1986.
- Ashutosh Dixit is a graduate of the Staff Course, Bangladesh and National Defence College, New Delhi.
- He is a qualified flying instructor as well as an experimental test pilot, with over 3,300 hours of flying experience on fighter, trainer and transport aircraft.
- He was part of operations including ‘Safed Sagar’ and ‘Rakshak’.
Aditi Ashok becomes 1st Indian female golfer to enter the top 50 in world rankings
Aditi Ashok becomes the first Indian female golfer who has entered the top 50 in the world rankings after her T5 place finishes at the LPGA Founders Cup.
- Aditi scored an average of 1.89 points and goes up by 15 places in the rankings.
- She is currently at the 49th spot in the women’s golf world ranking.
- USA’s Nelly Korda remains on the top with an average of 8.40 points.
- Followed by Korea’s Jin Young Ko, who moved one place forward with 8.38 average points overtaking Lydia Ko of New Zealand’s 7.84.
India’s Pramoth won two golds in “Thailand Para Badminton 2023”
Pramod Bhagat finished his impressive run at the Thailand Para-Badminton International with two gold medals. In the men’s singles final, Pramod beat England’s “Daniel Bethell” to win the gold.
In men’s doubles, Sukanth Kadam and Pramod Bhagat won a gold medal at the “Thailand Para International Badminton 2023”.
World Telecommunication Day 2023
Every year, WTISD (World Telecommunication and Information Society Day) is observed on May 17 to raise awareness of the benefits that the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can offer to society and economies and initiatives to close the digital gap.
- It commemorates the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the founding of the ITU.
- The main purpose of this day is to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
- The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2023 is “Empowering the least developed countries through information and communication technologies.”
World Hypertension Day 2023
Every year, World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 across the world to raise awareness about hypertension or high blood pressure. it also raises awareness and encourages hypertension prevention, detection, and treatment. Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the ‘silent killer for a reason. It was especially important due to the lack of appropriate knowledge among hypertensive patients.
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