•Appointments Committee Approves Key Appointments in Ministries; Apurva Chandra as Health Secretary, Sanjay Jaju to Head Information and Broadcasting
•PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Commonwealth Attorneys and Solicitors General Conference in New Delhi
•Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani expresses gratitude on announcement of Bharat Ratna to him; calls it the recognition of ideals and principles he served
•Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for projects worth over 68 thousand crore rupees in Sambalpur, Odisha, today.
•Indian Navy Submarine INS Karanj Visits Colombo for Sri Lanka’s Independence Day Celebration
•Rajeev Chandrasekhar Inaugurated Digital India Future LABS at IIIT Delhi, Innovation for Tech Growth
•World Wetlands Day: India’s Commitment to Conservation Highlighted, Tamil Nadu Takes Initiatives for Coastal Wetland Protection
•Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Chairs Stakeholder Meeting on PLI Schemes for Enhanced Collaboration and Self-Reliance
•Health Minister inaugurates various healthcare facilities at AIIMS Gorakhpur
•External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said India’s G20 Presidency was a notable period in the country’s diplomatic history and its many achievements have been widely appreciated
•India’s veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and presented him with the racket that brought him the Australian Open 2024 title last week.
•Government to sell Bharat Rice at 29 rupees per kg in retail from next week
•India launches Unified Payments Interface at Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
•Paddy procurement of over 600 Lakh Metric Tonnes has been completed during Kharif Marketing Season 2023-24.
•Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets another sentence for imprisonment ahead of general elections
•The United States has conducted overnight airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on more than 85 targets associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and militias backed by it. According to media accounts, over 30 people were killed in the airstrikes.
•Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has partnered with VFS Global to introduce a pre-approved visa-on-arrival facility for select Indian passport holders, who have booked their travel with the airline.
•In cricket, Bumrah’s historic six wicket haul and double ton by Yashasvi Jaiswal provide India a 171 run lead against England in the Vishakhapatnam test
•India beat Nepal by 132 runs to enter semifinal of ICC Under19 Men’s World Cup Cricket at Bloemfontein in South Africa