1) The financial powers of the three vice chiefs of the armed forces have been enhanced from Rs. 100 crore to Rs. 500 crore.

2) The Indian Army has inducted three major artillery gun systems viz. M777 A2 ultra light howitzers (ULH), K-9 Vajra self propelled guns and 'Composite Gun Towing Vehicle'. These are the first artillery gun systems to be inducted by the Indian Army in three decades and will bring a new level of capability to the Indian Artillery units by offering rapid deployment and extreme accuracy. 

3) Indigenously built nuclear ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant has completed its first deterrent patrol. This is a major milestone as India has now perfected the entire command chain of its nuclear triad.

4) INDRA 2018, the joint military exercise between India and Russia was conducted at Babina Field Firing Ranges, Uttar Pradesh. It was aimed at increasing interoperability between Indian and Russian Armies.

5) ISRO has successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-29 from Sriharikota. With this launch, the Indian Space programme has showcased the self-reliance of ISRO in launching heavier satellites.

6) Angad Vir Singh Bajwa won a gold medal by setting a world record score in the men's skeet final at the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship held in Kuwait. With this, he became the first Indian skeet shooter to win at a world level event.  

7) India's ace sprinter and Asian Games gold medallist, Hima Das was appointed as the first youth ambassador of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India.

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