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October 15 | World Students’ Day

World Students' Day is widely celebrated on October 15 to mark the birth anniversary of former president APJ Abdul Kalam. Though United Nation has yet to announce October 15 as World Students' Day, it is being celebrated since 2010.

Dr Kalam was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Bharat Ratna in 1997.

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NHIDCL signs MoU with IIT Patna for innovation in highways construction

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), a central public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna for cooperation in innovative solutions for highways construction.

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All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries from October 14-17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries on October 15.

The three-day conference is being hosted by the Ministry of Law and Justice at Ekta Nagar, Gujarat.

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Education minister inaugurates IInvenTiv, all-IITs R&D showcase at IIT Delhi

Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated IInvenTiv - the first-ever all-IITs Research and Development, R&D Showcase at IIT Delhi.

The two day event which will conclude on October 15, brings academia and industry under one roof to showcase India’s global R&D strength.

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India participates at 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting

India participated at the 6th East Asia Summit Education Minister’s Meeting held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) Ministry of Education Ms. Neeta Prasad virtually addressed the gathering and informed about the key initiatives of National Education Policy 2020 and India’s collaborative efforts in education and research with partner countries.

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Google Cloud gets MeitY accreditation to partner with public sector firms

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has authorised Google Cloud to use cloud technology to address challenging issues for governmental organisations.

Google is now in a position to collaborate fully with Indian public sector organisations and take an active role in the country's digital transformation initiatives, particularly Project Meghraj.

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Rajnath Singh launches Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot website for citizens to contribute to martyrs' families

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a website that will enable citizens to contribute to the Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (AFBCWF),which is a tri-service fund.

The portal -- 'Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot' (MBKS) – was launched during a function at the National War Memorial complex in New Delhi.

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Amitabh Bachchan is the Goodwill Ambassador for the portal.

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Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches universal health insurance scheme

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched a universal health insurance scheme for the people of the state.

The Chief Minister's Health Insurance Scheme (CMHIS) will be implemented in convergence with the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Centre.

The scheme has been categorised into CMHIS Employees and Pensioners (EP), and CMHIS (General).

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India ranks 107th out of 121 countries on Global Hunger Index

India also ranks below Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (81), Bangladesh (84), and Pakistan (99). Afghanistan (109) is the only country in South Asia that performs worse than India on the index.

India’s child wasting rate of 19.3% is worst in the world; shows improvement in child stunting, child mortality indicators

With a score of 29.1, India has a level of hunger that is serious.

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GHI is jointly released by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe every October.

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Prakash Padukone honoured with SJFI medal

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was awarded the Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) medal for 2019 at a warm ceremony at the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

The medal was instituted in 2018, with Vijay Amritraj the first winner. The award function for 2019 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980

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Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil wins World Championship gold and Olympic quota for Paris 2024 Games

18-year old Rudrankksh Patil won gold in men's 10m air rifle event in the ISSF World Championship here, becoming only the second Indian to achieve the feat after the legendary Abhinav Bindra.

Patil also secured a 2024 Paris Olympics quota for the country in the process.

Overall, Patil is the sixth Indian shooter to win gold in World Championships.

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DENV-2, a more lethal dengue virus variant

DENV-2, a more lethal dengue virus variant, is extremely severe or harmful in its effects and can cause symptoms of severe dengue. The DENV-2 variant of dengue has been rapidly spreading in several parts of India for the past few months.

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Dengue is a vector-borne disease or viral infection which is transmitted by mosquitoes.

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International Day of Rural Women 15 October

International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October every year, and this day is dedicated to the millions of women who live in remote, rural areas.

The theme for International Day of Rural Women 2022: Rural Women, key for a world free from hunger and poverty.

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