1. J&K joins initiative by UK Space Agency for new flood forecasting mechanism in Valley

  • A recent report has put India among the 10 most disaster-prone countries in the world and ranked flood as a climate-related hazard, posing the greatest risk to people.
  • Impact-based forecasts of flood risk will be useful for efficient and effective contingency planning as well as swift evaluation of severity for necessary response.

2. Maharashtra govt signs MoU with Flipkart to promote wooden toys, local artifacts, handicrafts

  • This MoU will enable artisans, weavers, craftsmen & MSMEs from Maharashtra to showcase their products to millions of customers in India. Flipkart will provide free training for packaging and branding to all these manufacturers

3. India’s Ajay Mathur to take over as International Solar Alliance chief

4. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates more than 57,000 water structures in MP under 'Jalabhishekam' campaign

  • Water conservation work being done by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with public participation will be helpful in achieving the goal of water conservation and building self-reliant Madhya Pradesh
  • In view of  climate change, Water conservation is need of the hour and water structures built under 'Jalabhishekam' campaign will be helpful in this task

5. ISRO tests two satellites developed by private sector for the first time

  • Two satellites by Indian startups—SpaceKidz India and Pixxel (incorporated as Sygyzy)—were tested at the UR Rao Satellite Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bengaluru

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