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India-led ASEAN Conference on Traditional Medicines
The ASEAN Conference on Traditional Medicines was started in New Delhi on July 20th, 2023, under the leadership of India. India-led ASEAN Conference on Traditional Medicines aims to share best practices between India and ASEAN member countries. It also will develop a roadmap for their future cooperation in the field of traditional medicine.
President Murmu to inaugurate the two-day Library Festival 2023 in New Delhi
To promote excellence and innovation in the library sector, The Union Government announced that the President of India Draupadi Murmu is going to inaugurate the two-day Library Festival 2023 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on August 5th, 2023.
The country’s ancient stitched shipbuilding Tankai method
The Union Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revive and preserve the 2000-year-old ancient technology of shipbuilding called stitching (Tankai method).
Universal Postal Union (UPU) Regional Office opened in New Delhi
Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Postal Union (DG UPU) Mr. Masahiko Metoki and Union Minister of Communications Shri Devusinh Chauhan inaugurated the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Regional Office was opened in New Delhi on 19th July 2023. The office will help in speeding up the technical assistance activities of the UPU in the South Asian region.
3rd meeting of the Indo-Russian Commission on Military Cooperation
The 3rd General Meeting of the “Working Group on Military Co-Operation” 2023 of the Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Related Technical Cooperation of India and Russia was conducted in India’s capital New Delhi. the meeting was conducted between July 18 to 19 at the Maneksha Center in New Delhi.
- It aims to expand the security engagements between the two sides and further strengthen new initiatives under the bilateral security cooperation mechanism.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to inaugurate the two-day National Conference of “Rural WASH Partners”
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will inaugurate the two-day National Conference of “Rural WASH Partners” forum on July 21st, 2023 (Today) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme will be “Accelerating and Enhancing Progress towards Swachh Sujal Bharat”.
- National Conference of Rural WASH Partners will focus to share their experiences and identify and develop new avenues of collaboration across the WASH sector.
Gujarat to launch country’s first ‘satellite network website’
OneWeb and the Gujarat state government signed an MoU in order to set up a “satellite network Portal” near Mehsana in its capital Gandhinagar. With this, Gujarat becomes India’s first state to get “satellite network Potal”.
- “satellite network Portal” has been developed under Digital India and it will help in offering secure and high-speed Internet access to local bodies, villages, district panchayats, and government departments across the country.
Nivruti Rai As the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Invest India
Nivruti Rai was elected as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Invest India on July 12, 2023. Nivruti Rai replaced Ms. Manmeet K Nanda, Joint Secretary, DPIIT, who assumed the interim additional charge of MD & CEO in March 2023.
- She is a recipient of the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar Award for some significant contributions and services in the field of technology.
AP Pradhan has been appointed as the new HR Director of HAL
AP Pradhan has been elected as Director (Human Resources) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) on July 19th, 2023. He served as Special Duty Officer at HAL Corporate Office and as General Manager (HR) at Bangalore Branch Campus. He also holds 35 years of experience in HR functions in the private and public sectors.
Shah Rukh Khan becomes ICC World Cup’s brand ambassador for 2023
Shah Rukh Khan has been elected as the ICC World Cup 2023 Brand Ambassador on July 19, 2023. India is going to host the 2023 ODI World Cup from October 5 to November 19 in 2023 and 10 teams will be participating in the prestigious tournament.
Lokesh has been appointed as the CEO of Noida Authority
Uttar Pradesh Govt has appointed Kanpur Divisional Commissioner M Lokesh as the CEO of Noida Authority and has taken the place of Ritu Maheshwari. Moreover, M. Amit Gupta has been appointed as Kanpur Commissioner.
Sat Bhanoo As the managing director (MD) of the life insurance company (LIC)
The Union Government appointed Sat Pal Bhanoo as the Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) of India on July 19, 2023, and will hold this post till December 31, 2025, succeeding Siddhartha Mohanty, who was appointed as the chairman of LIC in April.
DG Pal becomes the New Director General of the Indian Coast Guard
DG Rakesh Pal has been elected as the New and 25th Director General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on July 19, 2023. In 2013, He was honored with the Tatrakshak Medal and the President Tatrakshak Medal in 2018 for his outstanding work and service.
Moksha Roy won the UK Prime Minister’s “Points of Light” award
7-year-old Indian-origin girl Moksha Roy of London won the UK Prime Minister’s “Points of Light” award for her UN General Assembly sustainability efforts against “Microplastic Pollution” at the age of three. British Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden presented the award to her as “The World’s Youngest Sustainability Lawyer”.
India won the bronze medal in the 2023 Asian Surfing Championship
India’s surfing team received the Bronze medal at the 18-nation Asian Surfing Championship 2023 held at Thulisdhoo Island in the Maldives.
India get Silver medal in mixed team skeet in ISSF World Junior Championships
Team India received a silver medal in the Shooting event on Day 4 of the ISSF Youth World Championships in Changwon, Korea on July 19th, 2023. India finished 2nd in the medal table. The Indian pair of Sanjana Sood and Harmehar Singh Lally received the silver medal in the mixed team skeet category with a score of 26-24.
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