The third Indo-French Cyber Dialogue 2019 was held in Paris,France. The meeting was co-chaired by Henri Verdier,French Ambassador for Digital Affairs and Upender Singh Rawat, Joint Secretary in charge of e-Governance, Information Technology and Cyber Diplomacy at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Saudi Arabia became the first Arab country to get full membership of Financial Action Task Force(FATF). With this, the number of permamnent members in the group accounted to 39. Saudi Arabia had received an invitation from FATF to join as an “observer member”.
Rajasthan Government will give unemployment allowance up to Rs.3500 per month to the unemployed youths having graduation or equivalent degree in the state. They will get benefit of the Chief Minister Yuva Sambal Yojana. The applicants should be natives of Rajasthan to be eligible for this benefit. This scheme has been implemented from February 2019.
The 35th Goods and Service Tax(GST) Council Meeting was held in New Delhi. It was chaired by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and it was her first meeting after assuming the office. It was attended by the Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs,Shri Anurag Thakur. Revenue Secretary Shri Ajay Bhusan Pandey. Finance Ministers of States & Union Territories, Senior officers of the Ministry of Finance and State Governments.
As per the report by World Health Orgsnisation, four countries from Asia includes China,Iran,Malaysia and Timor-Leste and one country from Central America,El Salvador had malaria-free cases in 2018 and the report confirms that world is on a track to reach malaria elimination by 2020. The E-2020 progress report, which is launched in 2016 by the WHO covering 21 countries & spanning five regions.
The Indian Air Force mission to bomb a terrorist hideout in Pakistan’s Balakot was codenamed ‘Operation Bandar’(Monkey). The codename was also chosen by the IAF to maintain top secrecy for the operation which involved 12 Mirage 2000 jets crossing over into Pakistani territory to completely destroy a large Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot.
Indian Gymnast Pranati Nayek won Bronze medal in vault event at the 8th edition of Senior Asian Artistic Championships in Buyant Ukhaa Sport Place, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She hails from West Bengal. Yu Linmin from China and Ayaka Sakaguchi from Japan won the gold and silver medal in the vault event.
Indian multinational information technology service, HCL technologies(Hindustan Computers Limited) has signed a multi-year deal with Cricket Australia(CA), the administrative body of Australian Cricket, which is India’s third largest sports deal. Accenture was working with Australia for a five-year deal from November 2013 before HCL.