Politics


1. Indo-Malaysian Joint Military Exercise 'Harimau Shakti' Held

 

As part of ongoing Indo-Malaysian defence cooperation, a joint training exercise Harimau Shakti will be conducted in the dense forests of Sengai Perdik, Hulu Langat, Malaysia.

The exercise is aimed at bolstering cooperation & coordination between armed forces of both the nations and to share the expertise of both the contingents in the conduct of counter insurgency operations in jungle terrain.

Malaysian Capital- Kuala Lumpur, Currency- Malaysian ringgit.

 

2. HRD Ministry Launches 2nd Edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

 

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, HRD launched the second edition of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan under which students from 750 higher educational institutions from across the country will adopt villages and visit them to get acquainted with the lifestyle of people there and the problems faced by them.

The minister advised the students to involve local village people at every stage of problem identification and solving issues relating to health, cleanliness, waste management, plantation, financial inclusion, women and child development.

Prakash Javadekar is the Present HRD Minister of Indi

 

3. Coastal Security Exercise 'Sagar Kavach' Held in Kerala

Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ is being conducted to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism along Kerala shores. Along with Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing, Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy is also participating in Exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’.

Admiral Sunil Lanba is the present chief of Navy Staff.

 

4. Government to Tie Up with US and Finland to Jointly Develop New Pollution-Forecast System

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is tying up with the US and Finland to develop new pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at greater resolution.

The new system will jointly develop with expertise from Finnish Meteorological Institute and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Dr Harsh Vardhan is the present Minister of Earth Sciences.

 

5. CSIR and DoT Enter into MoU for Establishing Nationwide Time Stamping

 

 An MoU on technical knowledge sharing for establishing a nationwide Time Stamping & Time Synchronization network and traceability of Time signal to UTC NPL Time was signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) and Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications.

The Nationwide, Time Stamping & Time Synchronization network consisting of 22 numbers of Time Synchronization Centers (TSC’s) will be set up by DoT with technical assistance from CSIR-NPL.

Manoj Sinha is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Communications.

 

6. PM Modi Embarks On 3-Day Visit to China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on a three-day visit to China. Mr Modi will hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during an informal summit in Wuhan city. It is expected that the meeting between Mr Modi and Mr Xi will be a milestone in India-China relations. This will be Mr Modi’s fourth visit to China after he came to power in 2014.

China Capital- Beijing, Currency- Renminbi, President- Xi Jinping.

 


Technology


1. Microsoft is India's Most Attractive Employer: Randstad Survey

Technology giant Microsoft India has been declared the most attractive employer brand, followed by e-commerce giant Amazon India. The winners were named by HR service provider Randstad's Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2018.

Sector-wise, Tata Consultancy Services is most favoured in IT, while Larsen & Toubro tops Infrastructure & Construction and Hindustan Unilever emerges the winner in FMCG.