1)High speed 4G internet services are being restored across Jammu and Kashmir, more than 18 months after they were snapped to prevent a backlash against the centre's move to revoke the former state's special status. Jammu and Kashmir was put under what became the world's longest-running internet shutdown in a democratic country on August 5, 2019.
2) Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill to merge Jammu and Kashmir cadre of IAS, IPS and IFS with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territory, or AGMUT, cadre.


1) India has received requests for supply of COVID-19 vaccines from 22 countries so far these have already been supplied to 15 countries.

2) Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said Nepal will hold open and friendly dialogue with India on Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani based on facts and documented evidence to solve the border issues.

3) The Serum Institute of India (SII) and UNICEF have entered into a long-term supply agreement for the AstraZeneca-Oxford 'Covishield' and the Novavax vaccines, with the UN children's agency saying it will have access to up to 1.1 billion doses of vaccines for around 100 countries.

4) The first train loaded with fertiliser for export to Nepal was handed over by Bangladesh railways to Indian railways last week. Presently, 27,000 metric ton of fertiliser will be exported to Nepal through the rail transit route. Another lot of 25,000 metric ton of fertiliser is likely to be exported subsequently.


1) England won the Chennai test by 227 runs & lead the 4 match series 1-0 against India. Joe root was declared the man of the match.

2) Uttarakhand's 16-year-old Reshma Patel rewrote a National Record for the second time in a fortnight when she won the girls under-18 5000m event in the 36th National Junior Athletics Championship. Reshma claimed the National U20 Record when she made her debut in the 10000m Race Walk in the Federation Cup Junior U20 Athletics Championships.

3) Uttar Pradesh's Munita Prajapati scripted a new National Record in the under-20 women's 10000m Race Walk with a fine victory on the penultimate day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships.


1) India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the first Cheetal helicopter to the Indian Air Force (IAF) during Aero India 2021 show. Cheetal is the re-engined version of the Cheetah helicopter. 

2)The M4 armoured personnel carrier from the Kalyani group was show cased for the Indian army.
Specifications - 6 cylinder 465 bhp engine, 1627 Nm torque, carries 8 ,140 kmph top speed, range 800 km. Runs on flat tyres & IED tested. Can withstand 10 kg explosive under the body and 50 kg in the sides. Takes 7.62 AP rounds from 30 feet. 14.5 mm rounds from 200 feet.

3) Indian military saw threefold increase in women personnel in the last 6 years. Excluding the medical wing in which women have been serving for decades, the army accounts for 6,807 women officers, the air force 1,607 and the navy 704 women officers. There are 9,118 women currently serving the army, navy and air force. The headcount of women officers in the armed forces hovered around 3,000 in 2014-15.
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