Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold in the women’s 10 meter Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. she has also secured an Olympic quota for India. This is India’s 9th quota in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Games.
Capital of Brazil: Brasilia;
Currency of Brazil: Brazilian Real.
Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at the Qutub Minar. With the illumination, the architectural beauty of the 12th-century monument will display its historic majesty after sunset. Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of most visited historical site in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honored with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’. He will be felicitated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his leadership and commitment to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.
The award is a “special recognition” that celebrates the commitment of a political leader towards the Global Goals, demonstrated through impactful work in their country and/or globally.
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar unveiled the new logo and certificate design of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The introduction of a QR code in the new certificate design is in sync with the world of digital technology and will bring in greater transparency and provide information to filmmakers in a better way.
Chairman of CBFC: Prasoon Joshi.
The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji jointly organised a cultural event ‘Namaste Pacific’ held in Delhi, India. This event is organised to showcase the culture of the Pacific countries. There was also showcase of the International Solar Alliance and Pollinate Energy based in Australia, Nepal and India and solar lanterns from Barefoot College in Rajasthan.
Chief Minister of Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal; Lt. Governor of Delhi: Anil Baijal.
Haryana government has announced Rs 4,750 crore interest and penalty waiver on crop loans. The waive off is for farmers who had borrowed from Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies, District Cooperative Central Banks and Land Mortgage Bank. The step will benefit around 10 lakh farmers in the state.
Haryana Capital: Chandigarh;
Chief Minister: Manohar Lal Khattar;
Governor: Satyadev Narayan Arya.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the 5th edition of the aquaculture event, Aqua Aquaria India, in Hyderabad.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Taking Blue Revolution to India’s Hinterland’. This event organised for encouraging diversification and intensification of aquaculture in a sustainable manner. This is an initiative of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the Commerce Ministry.
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry: Piyush Goyal.
The 14th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification begins in Greater Noida. During the event, India also assumed the presidency of COP for two years and Union Minister for environment took up the role of President of COP. The Convention started with an aim to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought to achieve sustainable development in the affected areas.
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar.
Indonesia’s president announced that the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island.
The new capital city, which has not yet been named, will be in the middle of the vast archipelago nation and already has relatively complete infrastructure because it is near the cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda.
Indonesian President: Joko Widodo;
Currency- Indonesian rupiah.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Garvi Gujarat Bhavan in New Delhi. The Bhavan is equipped with traditional and modern artefacts and technologies and will serve as a home for Gujaratis in the national capital. It will represent the culture, craft and cuisine of Gujarat.
Chief Minister of Gujarat: Vijay Rupani;
Deputy Chief Minister: Nitin Patel.
Governor of Gujarat: Acharya Devvrat.