1.National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018


National Informatics Centre (NIC) has organized a three-day National Meet on Grassroot Informatics- VIVID 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Theme for VIVID 2018 is “Cyber Security and Innovation”. The three-day event was inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice.

National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976.

Neeta Verma is the Director General of NI


2.Over 2000 people play Shankh at Rajim Kumbh Mela to create world record

A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew 'shankh' (conch shells) together. Golden Book of World Records certified the record.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband's Rajim.


3.Saudi Arabia temporarily bans poultry imports from India over bird flu

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India after a form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry was found in the south Asian country.

In January, India had reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus near Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka.


4.Abu Dhabi tower lights up in Ind Flag colours

The UAE’s state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has lit up its tower in the colours of the Indian National Flag ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the country.

PM Modi arrived in the UAE as part of his 3-nation tour and is expected to sign bilateral agreements on finance and skills development.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE


5.Abhilasha Kumari becomes Manipur HC’s CJ

Justice Abhilasha Kumari is the first woman to become the chief justice of the Manipur high court.

Justice Kumari, daughter of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has served as a Gujarat high court judge and chief justice of Tripura high court.

She also served as additional advocate general of Himachal Pradesh after the Congress government came to power in March 2003.



1.India Retains Top Spot as Source Market for Dubai in 2017


Dubai witnessed 15% growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017, hosting 2.1 million visitors, retaining top spot as the source market. It also became the first country to cross the 2 million mark in a single year, according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Dubai is the financial city and Emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Capital- Abu Dhabi, Currency- United Arab Emirates dirham.