News For 14th-Aug (Monday)
1.india is working on the scheme to modernize 1,309 railway stations across the nation & make them world-class travel hubs.
2.India is working to increase its current 6% natural gas share in its energy composition to 15% by 2030.
3.Union Health & Family Welfare Minister announced the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis commonly known as elephantiasis by 2027.
1.Iraq has been officially recognized by the WHO as the 18th country to successfully eliminate trachoma, which is world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
2. A joint venture between Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) and Russian company Metrowagonmash is on course to manufacture and supply around 120 Vande Bharat trains to Indian Railways, at a cost of ?120 crore per train.
3.India has imposed anti-dumping duty on optical fibre imports from China, Korea and Indonesia to mitigate the adverse effects on the domestic industry.
4.Weeks after India launched Chandrayaan-3, Russia blasted off its Luna-25 craft in the country's first mission since 1976. Both India and Russia are racing against time in order to become the first to land on the moon's south pole.
5. USA has declared the Indian Independence Day, August 15, as a National Day of Celebration of the World's Two Largest Democracies.
1. The 132nd edition of Asia’s oldest football tournament, the Durand Cup 2023, commenced on Aug 3 and will end on Sept 3.The mega event is being organized by the Indian Army in association with Assam Government and Bodo Territorial Region.
2.India's duo Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam clinched a gold medal in the Four Nations Para-Badminton International Tournament 2023 held in England.
3.India ended its under 17 World Cadet Wrestling Championships 2023, with a total of 11 medals, including a gold, at Istanbul, Turkey.
4. The Indian women’s compound archery team made history by clinching Indias first ever gold medal at the World Archery Championship held in Berlin, Germany.
1.Indian Army inducted the lighter and more compact version of the developed Weapon Locating Radar (WLR-M) called "Swathi Mountains". To enhance the Army's battlefield surveillance capabilities.
2.The Union Ministry of Defense has informed that the ministry would install a secure OS indigenously developed, named Maya OS. sThis OS would replace the existing 'Microsoft Windows' OS.
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