Namami Gange gets approved with Global recognition at Global Water Summit



1.Google launches a new cloud platform, Anthos:-

Google launched Anthos, a new open platform from Google Cloud, that lets users run applications from anywhere.Anthos allows users to run applications, unmodified, on existing on-premise hardware or on the public cloud.It is based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced last year.Anthos is a completely software-based solution. Users can set it up on existing hardware, claimed Google.

2.NGT forms the Central Monitoring Committee to prepare a national plan for polluted rivers:-

A bench headed by NGT (National Green Tribunal) Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to enforce a national plan to reduce the river pollution.It will make over 350 river stretches across the country pollution free as it has caused a serious threat to the safety of water and environment.The Central Monitoring Committee will also coordinate with the River Rejuvenation Committees of the states and oversee the execution of the action plans.

3.Namami Gange gets approved with Global recognition at Global Water Summit:-

The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” at the Global Water Summit in London.The Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.The awards recognise excellence across the international water industry and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater, and desalination sectors, which bring remarkable improvements in the lives of people.

4.Navy gets virtual reality centre for designing warships:-

Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, inaugurated the maiden ‘state-of-the-art’ Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) at the Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi.This centre would provide a major boost to the Indigenous warship design capabilities of the Indian Navy.It will provide impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction under “Make in India” initiative of the Indian government.This project will facilitate collaborative design reviews for continuous interaction between the designers and the end users to improve design and ergonomics onboard warships.

5.Indian Air Force organized semi marathon:- 

The late Marshal Arjan Singh DFC of Indian Air Force was the officer of the first and only ‘Punch Star’ rank of IAF. His love for hockey was wonderful. This history of the Indian Air Force has always been a great source of inspiration for the air warriors who not only always led the battle front but also in areas of sports.On 14th April, 2019 as part of the centenary celebration of this famous martial Arjan Singh, a semi marathon was organized in 100 air force centers across the country. Over 10 thousand air warriors set a distance of 2.1 lakh kilometers to commemorate the martial celebrations of their first punch-star rank so far at 100 air force centers.Semi-Marathon was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on April 14, 2019 for air warriors based in Delhi National Capital Region. More than 800 air warriors participated in this program. Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, PVSM AVSM VM and Bar ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command, sent the half marathon to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanova PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) As the chief guest, attend the closing ceremony. 2228 Squadron’s leading aircraftman Manohar, Sep S / S of Defense Security Corps (DSC) of 13 Base Repair Depot. Ratan Singh, Lance Nayak of Dash of Raju and Western Air Command, won gold medal from 35 years and below, 36 years to 45 years and 46 years respectively.Addressing participants at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, CAS said, “Indian Air Force has earned a milestone in sports activities by organizing semi marathon across the country simultaneously. Late Marshal Arjan Singh DFC of Indian Air Force was a skilled player. This semi-marathon is an honorable way of expressing gratitude on behalf of our historians and their contribution towards the country. This program underscores our commitment to pursue sports and encourage our war warriors to set high standards of fitness. “He congratulated all the war warriors participating in the half marathon in the air service centers across the country. He also congratulated the award winners and said that he is also waiting for the Martial centenary of the Indian Air Force’s centenary hockey competition, which is being organized in Chandigarh. This competition will be an appropriate tribute to the departed martial of the IAF.    


6.The new government of the Palestine Authority took the oath under the leadership of Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtiar:-

In Palestine the new government of the Palestinian Authority has taken the oath. President Mahmoud Abbas made Mohammed Ishtiaq the Prime Minister Ishtiaq, senior member of Fateh Party, who was the advisor to President Mahmud Abbas, and his 24-member Cabinet took oath in Ramallah. Ambassador of the Middle East Affairs Nicole Mladenoff has hoped that the new government will succeed in resolving internal differences.

7.New Year Pohela Boyshaikh is being celebrated in Bangladesh:-

illustration of India background showing its culture and diversity with monument, dance and festival

 the new tradition of celebrating New Year Pohela Boyashakh in Bangladesh, as Bengali New Year celebrates the Agri festival. Bengali New Year Pohela Boyasakh is an important occasion to be celebrated in Bangladesh by raising above the boundaries of ethnic religion. On this day people dancing and proclaiming the beginning of the crop season across the country. For the small shopkeepers and businessmen, this is the beginning of the new account book. Pohela Boyashakh is an opportunity to showcase Bangladesh’s rich cultural traditions and diversity. On this occasion, Bangladesh’s President Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the people and said that the first day of New Year inspires people to forget the miseries and start a new beginning.


8.Meena Kumari won gold medal in boxing World Cup:-

Meena Kumari Masram (54kg) won a gold medal in the Boxing World Cup held on Saturday in Germany’s city Cologne. However, Sakshi (57kg) and Pilao Basumatare (64kg) got lost in the final and both had to be satisfied with the silver medal. India made five medals in this tournament. On Saturday, Pinky Rani (51kg) and Parveen (60kg) won a bronze medal.Meena defeated Thailand’s Maachai Binanut in the final. Mina got a chance to play straight in the final due to being a small draw. At the same time , Ireland’s Michelea defeated Sakshi 5-0. Basumatare suffered a defeat against Chengu Yang of China.

9.Meena Kumari Mesnam won gold medal in World Cup boxing in Cologne, Germany:-

India won a gold and two silver medals on Saturday in the Boxing World Cup competition in Cologne, Germany. Meena Kumari Masnam won the gold medal in 54 kg category. In the 57kg category, Sakshi and 64-kilogram weight category, Pavilao Basumatari got silver medal. India has got five medals in the Boxing World Cup competition.

10.Tiger Woods clinches his fifth Masters:-

Golfer Tiger Woods clinched his fifth Masters and a 15th major title, ending 11-year wait for a major title after overcoming career-threatening back problems. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as 43-year-old Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, 
Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. Overnight leader Francesco Molinari’s hopes sunk with two double bogeys on the back nine and he had to settle for a share of fifth on 11 under. thrilling victory puts the former world No.1 just three majors behind the all-time record of Jack Nicklaus.


11.Tata Trusts, Microsoft join hands to support handloom weaving community:-

Tata Trusts and Microsoft India inked a pact to jointly rejuvenate handloom clusters in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country.Both the entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.Tata Trusts and Microsoft will leverage each other’s strengths to provide business and communication skills, design education and digital literacy to handloom weavers so that they may build a sustainable future.