News For 17th-Apr (Monday)

1.India has launched a 97-nation International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) in Karnataka on April 9, 2023.Seven big cat species are tiger, leopard, jaguar, lion, snow leopard, puma, and cheetah.
2. India's retail inflation fell to a 15-month low of 5.66% in March as compared to 6.44% in February.
3. Kolkata Metro became India’s first metro train to run under river.
1.South Korea is planning to conduct its first launch of a commercial-grade satellite aboard a domestically built rocket as part of its space development program.
1.Indian badminton player, Priyanshu Rajawat (21) has clinched the men's singles title of the Orleans Masters Super 300 tournament.
2. India wrestler, Nisha Dahiya has secured the silver medal in the women's 68kg category at the Asian wrestling championships 2023, held in Kazakhstan.
1.Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) has conducted a large-scale Joint Military Exercise ‘Ex KAVACH’ involving Army, Navy, AF and Coast Guard.
2.President Droupadi Murmu has taken a historic sortie in a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft at the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam on April 8, 2023.
3.Indian Rafale combat aircraft will participate in a multinational exercise Orion, which will be hosted by France from the third week of April to May 5, 2023.
4.A bilateral air exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) named Cope India 23 started on April 10, 2023.
5.Nepal and India are preparing to sign an agreement to allow cross-border digital payments through e-wallets.
6.Philippines and the United States have launched their largest-ever joint military exercises, called Balikatan, involving nearly 18,000 troops to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region.
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