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Rajnath Singh launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation

Defence Minister launched Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO). It puts in place dedicated structures for the end-users to interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence.

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The NIIO is a three-tiered organisation.

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Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 'Sarthak' launched

An offshore patrol vessel for Indian Coast Guard was launched and rechristened as ‘Sarthak’. It is the 4th in the series of five OPVs deployed by the Coast Guard to enhance maritime security. The launching ceremony was held at Goa Shipyard.

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Director General Indian Coast Guard: K Natarajan.
HQ: New Delhi.

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US Prez Trump announces historic peace deal between UAE, Israel to establish full diplomatic relations

US President Donald Trump announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations as part of a new peace deal. Under the agreement, Israel would suspend its plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

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US Secretary of State: Mike Pompeo.

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Price Monitoring and Resource Unit set up in Karnataka

A Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) is set up in Karnataka under the aegis of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). It will function at the state level under the direct supervision of the state drug controller increasing its outreach.

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NPPA Chairman: Shubhra Singh.

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AP CM Jaganmohan Reddy launches YSR Cheyutha scheme

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched the YSR Cheyutha scheme to empower socio-economically deprived women, by ushering them into entrepreneurship and helping them build strong and rewarding businesses. It aims to benefit 23 Lakh women.

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Andhra Pradesh Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan.

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Microwave device 'Atulya' to disintegrate novel Coronavirus unveiled by Nitin Gadkari

A microwave device named Atulya that can disinfect any premises in just 30 seconds, disintegrating COVID-19 virus was unveiled by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur.

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It is Made in India under the aegis of MSME.

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Launch of Pavitrapati and Aushada Tara

Pune based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, DIAT (DU) developed a Nanofibres of Ayurvedic based Biodegradable Face Mask which acts a virus neutraliser to resist against the bacteria/virus. ‘Aushada Tara’ is an anti-microbial bodysuit by DIAT.

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DIAT recently won first prize in Smart India Hackathon 2020.

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Retail inflation rose to 6.93% in July

Retail inflation rose to 6.93% in July mainly on account of higher prices of food items. The food inflation, according to Consumer Price Index data, increased to 9.62% in July. The retail inflation in June was 6.23% while the food inflation stood at 8.72%.

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CPI is published by the Central Statistical Office (CSO).

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India announces USD 500 million assistance for major connectivity project in Maldives

India to fund the implementation of a connectivity project in Maldives through a USD 400 million line of credit and USD 100 million grant. The 6.7 km Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) will be the largest civilian infrastructure project in Maldives.

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GMCP connects Male with three neighbouring islands.

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Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumes charge as Director-General Naval Operations (DGNO)

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO). He has commanded INS Vinash, INS Kirch and INS Trishul and he has also been awarded the Thimmaiya Medal.

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He is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva & Nausena Medals.

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Sports Ministry to organise ‘Fit India Freedom Run’ from Aug 15- Oct 2

Sports Ministry organises the largest country-wide run, Fit India Freedom Run from Aug 15 till 2nd of October. The government has decided to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace - anywhere and at any time of their convenience.

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The motto of the ‘Freedom Run’ is to encourage fitness.

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Model, designer Simar Dugal no more

Model-turned-designer Simar Dugal, 52, passed away after a battle with cancer. Tributes poured in from the fashion and film industry. She also modelled for Kumar’s book The Costumes and Textiles of Royal India apart from her signature Tree of Life designs.

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World Cancer Day: February 4.

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UPCA president Yadupati Singhania passes away

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA, the governing body of the Cricket activities in the Uttar Pradesh) president Yadupati Singhania died in Singapore. He was engaged in promoting cricket in the UP and helped the sport reach new heights in the state.

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Chairman of UPCA: Gopal Sharma.