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Draupadi Murmu to launch “Bhoomi Samman 2023”
On July 18th, 2023, President of India Draupadi Murmu will launch “Bhoomi Samman 2023” in New Delhi, comprising 9 State Secretaries and 68 District Collectors who have excelled in completing key components of the project to modernize digital India land records. The “Bhoomi Samman” project aims to improve the quality of life of the people through this project.
Tezpur University and IITM Pune signed An MoU for Carbon research
The University of Tezpur and the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at assessing and re-examine the net ecosystem transfer of carbon dioxide in Assam’s famous Kaziranga National Park. Along with it, Both will collaborate and develop various research areas related to “Greenhouse Gases and Biosphere–Atmosphere Exchange of Energy”.
Govt of India formed a new committee to review all NSO data
The central government established a study group in July 2023 to review and revise official data from employment and consumption expenditure surveys, aimed at Reorganizing the Standing Committee on Economic Statistics (SCES) set up in late 2019.
India and the UAE signed an MoU to link India’s “integrated payment interface” with the UAE’s instant payment platform
India and UAE signed some MoUs for cross-border transactions in local currencies (Indian rupee and UAE Dirham) and interconnection of their payment systems. The MoU will help boost trade between the two countries but will pave the way for enhanced economic cooperation and will facilitate international financial relations.
15th edition of India-Mongolia joint military exercise “Nomadic Elephant 2023”
The 15th edition of the India-Mongolia joint military exercise “Nomadic Elephant 2023” started on July 17 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The joint military exercise will be held from July 17 to 31. The joint military exercise “Nomadic Elephant” is an annual joint exercise between India and Mongolia. The last edition was conducted in October 2019 at the Special Forces Training School, Bakloh.
Eknath Shinde inaugurated a mega-integrated textile estates and apparel park named “PM Mitra Park” in Amravati
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated a mega-integrated textile estates and apparel park named “PM Mitra Park” in Amravati, Maharashtra on July 16th, 2023. During the event, Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal and others were also present.
Tripura state started free ferry service for “school students”
The Department of School Education, Tripura launched a “Free School Boat” service in July 2023 to transport poor students living in Dumbur Lake Islands in Gumati District, Tripura to their schools. As we all know that Dumbur Lake, surrounded by 48 islands, is 120 km from the state capital. poor children living in Dumbur Lake and the many small islands face difficulty going to school as they cannot afford the “boat fare”.
3rd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Summit
The third G20 “Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBGs)” Summit was held on July 17 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The summit aims to address global challenges such as food and energy insecurity and climate change and ensure enhanced economic cooperation. Reserve Bank Governor Dr. Shaktikanta Das and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman joined the summit.
Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stones for several development projects in Lucknow
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for several development projects in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on July 17th, 2023, including the “Madiaon-IIM Crossing flyover”, part of the National Highways Project, and two national highway projects worth Rs 3300 crore. He also inaugurated the newly constructed “Alamnagar Railway Station”.
Himachal Chief Minister launched a website “Aapda Rahat Kosh – 2023″(PORTAL)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu launched a website named “Aapda Rahat Kosh – 2023″(PORTAL) on July 16th, 2023, aimed at helping the disaster-affected people of Himachal Pradesh state.
Uttarakhand’s Harela festival
Every year, The Shravan Harela festival has marked the beginning of the rainy season (monsoon) which is celebrated in the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar. Harela means “Green Day”. Uttarakhand’s Harela festival is celebrated on the 16th and 17th of July every year.
Indian-origin Shamina Singh has been appointed to the Export Council of America
US President Joe Biden appointed Indo-US business leader Shamina Singh as a member of the President’s Export Council, the premier national advisory body on international trade. Shamina is serving as Executive Vice President of Sustainability at MasterCard and also worked in senior positions in the White House and the US House of Representatives.
Prithviraj Tondaiman won the bronze medal in the ISSF World Cup Pistol 2023
Indian shooter Prithviraj Tondaiman received the bronze medal in the ISSF World Cup Pistol 2023 – Men’s event at Lonato, Italy on July 16th, 2023. England’s Nathan Hales (first) won the gold medal with 49 points and Qi Ying (second) of the Republic of China won the silver medal with 48 points.
Alcaraz wins his first Wimbledon title
Spain’s Carlos Algarz won his first Wimbledon title on July 16th, 2023, and defeated seven-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia and a record 24th Grand Slam title. World No. 1 Algaraz won 1-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 after four hours and 42 minutes.
Shooters Shubham Bisla and Sainyam won gold medals for India in the 10m air pistol men’s and women’s categories
Shooters Shubham Bisla and Sainyam received gold medals for India in the 10m air pistol men’s and women’s categories at the 2023 ISSF World Youth Championships. The ISSF Junior World Championships is being held in “Changwon”, Republic of Korea. India tops the medal list with two gold medals.
World Day for International Justice 2023
Every year, World International Day of Justice is observed on July 17th to recognize and honor the significant role played by the International Criminal Court and other organizations in providing justice to victims of multiple crimes. The Theme of 2023 is “Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice”.
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