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Haryana signs 2 MoUs for revival of Sarasvati

The state government had roped in national agencies like ISRO, the National Institute of Hydrology and the Geological Survey of India to speed up work for the revival and rejuvenation of the Sarasvati river.

Two MoUs were signed for investigation into the palaeochannel and the study of hydrological aspects relating to the Sarasvati rejuvenation and heritage development projects.

Did you Know

Saraswati is one of the Rigvedic river mentioned in the Rig Veda and later Vedic and Post Vedic texts.

Adi Badri, considered the origin of the Vedic era river to ensure the water flow area in Haryana was the origin point of the Sarasvati.

Since 19th century, the scholars have conjectured that the Vedic Saraswati River is the Ghaggar- Hakra River system which flows through North western India and Eastern Pakistan.

About Haryana:

Capital- Chandigarh

C.M.- M L Khattar


Author Philip Roth dies at 85

Philip Roth author died at age of 85.

In 2005 he became only the third living writer (after Bellow and Eudora Welty) to have his books enshrined in American Library.

Two National Book awards, two National Book Critics Circle awards, three PEN/Faulkner awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize.

Books- American Pastoral, The Human Stain and I Married a Communist.

Did you Know

Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in US.

Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the UK.

The award was given every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation.

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is awarded to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens.

The award was first given in 1981.


Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International prize

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction for Flights, a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy.

In 2008 she won the Nike Award, Poland’s highest literary accolade for Flight.

Other Books- Books of Jacob

Did you Know

The prize is a counterpart to the Man Booker Prize for English-language novels and is open to books in any language that has been translated into English.

The £50,000 ($67,000) award is split evenly between the writer and translator.


Cabinet apprised of the MoU between India and Angola

The Union Cabinet has been apprised the MoU between India and Angola for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Electronics and Information Technology.

It intends to promote closer cooperation in the areas of e-Governance, HRD for IT education, Information Security, Electronics Hardware manufacturing, IT embedded Software industry, Telemedicine etc.

Did you Know

Angola is a country in Southern Africa

Capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.

Currency- Kwanza


Gujarati writer, humourist dies

Eminent Gujarati writer and humourist Vinod Bhatt died at 80.

He was best known for his humour columns in Gujarati newspapers.

Did you Know

Bhatt was born in 1938 at Nandol village in Dehgam taluka of Gandhinagar district.

He worked as a tax consultant and served as the president of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad from 1996 to 1997.

His newspaper column ‘Mag Nu Naam Mari’ was very popular.


AB de Villiers quits international cricket

AB de Villiers took retirement from all forms of international cricket.

He has represented South Africa in 114 Tests, 228 ODIs, and 78 T20 Internationals.

Did you Know

He holds the unique record of scoring the fastest 50 (in 16 balls), fastest 100 (in 31 balls) and fastest 150 (in 64 balls) in ODI cricket.

AB de Villiers was known as a '360 degree' batsman who could play shots in all directions and his attacking batting style has often been compared to that of Sir Viv Richards'.


Unai Emery appointed as Manager of Arsenal

Unai Emery has been appointed as the new manager of Arsenal.

Emery succeeds Arsene Wenger, who left at the end of the season after 22 years in charge.

Did you Know

Unai Emery Etxegoien is a Spanish football manager and former player.

Before becoming Arsenal manager, he was in Paris Saint-Germain.


India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare.

India is behind its neighbors like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan- Lancet study.

Goa and Kerala had the highest scores in 2016, whereas Assam and Uttar Pradesh had the lowest.

Countries with the highest levels of HAQ were Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland and Australia.

Countries with the lowest scores were the Central African Republic, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau, Chad, and Afghanistan.

Did you Know

Health care quality is a level of value provided by any health care resource, as determined by some measurement.

The goal is to provide medical resources of high quality who need them and to ensure good quality of life, to cure illnesses when possible, to extend life expectancy, and so on.


MCX launches India's first copper options

India's Multi Commodity Exchange launched the country's first copper options contracts.

The option contract will provide physical market participants an additional instrument to hedge their risk.

Did you Know

MCX is a state-of-the-art, commodity derivatives exchange that facilitates online trading, and clearing and settlement of commodity derivatives transactions, and provide a platform for risk management.

It operates under the regulatory framework of SEBI.

MCX Managing Director- Mrugank Paranjape.


Pravin Agrawal appointed BHEL director

BHEL has appointed Pravin L. Agrawal as a part-time official director on its board.

Agrawal is presently joint secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Did you Know

BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies.