NEWS FOR 11-OCT (Monday)
1. Centre has approved setting up of seven new mega textile parks, or PM MITRA parks at  Rs 4,445 crore for 5 years to facilitate the growth of textile sector in the economy and position India strongly on Global textiles map.

2. Tensions have hit a new high between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own territory, and Chinese military aircraft have repeatedly flown through Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, though no shots have been fired and the planes have stayed away from mainland Taiwan. 

3. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to procure six Light Utility Helicopters (LUHs), designed and developed by HAL. The helicopters will replace the ageing fleet of Cheetah and Chetak utility helicopters in service with the IAF.

4. Russia will deliver the S-400 air defence system by the year end. The S-400 is capable of destroying incoming hostile aircrafts, missiles and even drones within a range of up to 400 km. It has a tracking capability of nearly 600 km.

5. The DRDO is all set for an experimental test of India’s first long range land attack cruise missile. This Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM), a derivative of Nirbhay, will be flight-tested with indigenously developed engine, propulsion and navigation systems.

6. Danish PM Mette Frederiksen, was on a three-day visit to India for a bilateral summit between the two leaders. The two sides inked four agreements that will provide for deepening of cooperation in areas of science, technology, climate change & skill development.

7. The govt has announced Tata group as the winning bidders for the Air India airlines in a Rs 18000 crore worth deal.
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