Lakshya Sen wins Belgian International badminton title [15 Sep 2019]
Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen stunned second seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark in straight games to clinch the men's singles title at the Belgian International Challenge.
Shri PK Sinha appointed Principal Advisor to Prime Minister [11 Sep 2019]
Shri PK Sinha, currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office, has been appointed the Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Sinha served as Cabinet Secretary from 13th June 2015 to 30th August 2019. He was a 1977 Batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. During his illustrious career, Shri Sinha has served as Secretary in the Ministries of Power and Shipping. He also served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister [11 Sep 2019]
Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India. Dr Mishra has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector,infrastructure financing, and regulatory issues and has an outstanding career profile comprising research, publications, policy formulation and programme/project management.
DRDO successfully flight-tests indigenously developed low weight, fire & forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile [11 Sep 2019]
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. The missile was launched from a man portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met.
Rafael Nadal wins 4th US Open title [09 Sep 2019]
Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev to seize his fourth crown in New York. The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record 20 Grand Slam triumphs and became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at age 35.
69th Inter Services Athletics Championship being held at Army Sports Institute, Pune [07 Sep 2019]
69th Inter Service Athletics Championship is being held at Army Sports Institute, Pune, from 07 to 10 Sept 19. Over a period of these four days some of the best athletes of the nation would be competing against each other in the Championship.
28TH Indo–Thai CORPAT [06 Sep 2019]
28th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is being conducted from 05 – 15 September 2019. Indian Naval (IN) Ship Kesari and His Majesty’s Thailand Ship (HTMS) Kraburi along with Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both the navies are participating in the CORPAT. Indian Navy ships and aircraft of Andaman and Nicobar Command have been participating in the biannual Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) since 2003.
Smt Harsimrat Badal inaugurates First Mega Food Park in Lakkampally of Telangana [06 Sep 2019]
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Food Processing Industries inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Telangana promoted by M/s Smart Agro Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Village Lakkampally, Nandipet Mandal of Nizamabad District, Telangana state.
Cabinet approves Infusion of capital by Government in IDBI Bank [03 Sep 2019]
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Infusion of Rs 4,557 crore by Government in IDBI Bank. It will help in completing the process of IDBI Bank’s turnaround and enable it to return to profitability and normal lending, and giving Government the option of recovering its investment at an opportune time.
CEC Sh Sunil Arora Assumes Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies [03 Sep 2019]
Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania. India was unanimously nominated to be the Vice-Chair of AWEB at the last General Assembly held at Bucharest in 2017. The AWEB Flag was handed over to the new Chairman, Sh. Sunil Arora by the Representative of Outgoing Chair, Mr. Ion Mincu Radulescu, Advisor, Permanent Election Authority Romania.