Politics


1.NDRF Celebrated its 13th Raising Day

 

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated its 13th Raising Day in New Delhi. The Director Intelligence Bureau, Rajiv Jain was the chief guest on this occasion.

 

The meeting highlighted the disaster threat of country and important changes taken place in Disaster Management in India and across the world.

 

Sanjay Kumar is the Director General of NDRF.

NDRF came into existence on 19th January 2006.

 

2.Arun Jaitley Launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal

 

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley launched the National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal in Delhi. This initiative is a significant step towards driving accountability and transparency for corporate India.

 

The portals’ easy accessibility to the general public will ensure a high level of compliance and will also help in institutionalising and consolidating the CSR activities.

 

R. K. Shanmukham Chetty was the first Finance Minister of independent India.


Sports


1.Indian shuttler Divij Sharan, Rohan Bopanna progress to round 3 in Australian Open

Indian shuttler Divij Sharanand Rohan Bopanna with their respected partners swiftly entered into the men's doubles third round at the Australian Open which is being held in Melbourne.

 

2.Under-19 World Cup: India registers emphatic victory over Zimbabwe

Indian cricket team registered an emphatic victory over Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the ICC Under-19 World Cup at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui .

Notably, with this win Indian team finished their rout of Group B with staying at the top in the points table.

 


Technology


1.Apple named the world's most admired company for 2018

Technology giant Apple topped Fortune magazine's list of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' for 2018.

E-commerce giant Amazon has retained its second spot, followed by Google's parent Alphabet.

Social media giant Facebook lost its place in the top ten most admired companies this year and was ranked 12th on the list.

 

2.NASA develops aircraft that can fold wings mid-flight

NASA successfully applied a new technology that allows aircraft to fold their wings between zero and 70 degrees while inflight.

Built from a shape memory alloy, the system operates without a hydraulic system, reducing the wing weight by up to 80%.