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Union Tribal Affairs Ministry Launches Exhibition Cum Sale Event ‘Pankha’

Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Shri Jual Oram has launched an exhibition cum sale event, ‘PANKHA’ (Hand-fans), created by TRIFED through its artisans from all over the country at its showroom Tribes India, New Delhi. These Pankhas are on display at Indira Gandhi National Auditorium (IGNA), New Delhi.

Ministry Of Railways Launches New User Interface Of Its E-Ticketing System

The Railway’s Online Travel Portal – www.irctc.co.in has now launched beta version of its new User Interface in line with Union Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices.

3rd Meeting Of India-UK Home Affairs’ Dialogue Held In New Delhi

The Third Home Affairs’ Dialogue between India and U.K. was held in New Delhi.
The Government of India Delegation was led by Shri Rajiv Gauba, Union Home Secretary and the Delegation from Home Office of the U.K. was led by its Second Permanent Secretary, Ms. Patsy Wilkinson.

Gujarat Government Launches ‘Reuse Of Treated Waste Water Policy’

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has released the ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ at a high-level meeting at Gandhinagar in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.
Gujarat
Capital: Gandhinagar
Chief minister: Vijay Rupani
Governor: Om Prakash Kohli

DAC Approves Procurement Of Equipment For Defence Forces

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Smt Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.
The DAC approved procurement of Thermal Imaging (TI) Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher (RL) used by the Army and the Air Force under ‘BUY(Indian) IDDM’ category through established Indian Vendors.

Devika River Rejuvenation Project By Jammu And Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted a detailed report of the Rs 189 crore Devika river rejuvenation project to the Centre for approval.
The detailed project report (DPR) amounting to Rs 189.22 crore has been formulated for the Devika rejuvenation project and submitted for approval to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India (GOI).

RIMPAC: World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise

The World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise RIMPAC ws held in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, the Pentagon.
The RIMPAC this year involves 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

US Pacific Command Renamed As Indo-Pacific Command

The United States has renamed its oldest and largest military command – the “Pacific Command’ – to “Indo-Pacific Command”. Henceforth, the storied US Pacific Command, or PACOM, which was formed after World War II, will be known as the US Indo-Pacific Command.
It is a symbolic move to signal India’s importance to the US military amid heightened tensions with China over the militarisation of the South China Sea.
admiral Phil Davidson replaced Admiral Harry Harris as Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command or IndoPacom.

India, Indonesia Agree To Nearly Triple Bilateral Trade To USD 50 Billion

India and Indonesia have agreed to double their efforts to boost bilateral trade to USD 50 billion by 2025.
They exchanged views with President Widodo on potential areas of cooperation in areas like defence, maritime security, trade and economy.
PM Modi also announced 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens. Both leaders agreed to cooperate in the promotion of energy efficiency technologies, new and renewable energy technologies.
Indonesia
Capital: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian rupiah

Microsoft Becomes Third Most Valuable Firm Globally

Microsoft has surpassed Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in the market capitalisation for the first time in three years.
According to a report by Investor’s Business Daily, Microsoft had a market cap of $753 billion at the close of trading, almost $14 billion ahead of Alphabet.
Apple(1) leads with a market cap of nearly $924 billion and Amazon(2) is at second rank, with nearly $783 billion. Microsoft(3)posted a revenue of $26.8 billion and net income of $7.4 billion in its third quarter that ended on March 31.

Pankaj Saran: Deputy National Security Advisor

The Senior diplomat Pankaj Saran has been appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Saran’s appointment as the deputy NSA for a period of two years.
He was appointed as the India’s envoy to Russia i 2015.He also served as the joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office between 2007 and 2012.
The Former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, Ajit Doval is the National Security Advisor.

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