1. GRAM UJALA scheme launched in Varanasi

  • Under which LED bulbs are distributed to households at a price of Rs 10 per piece.
  • Under phase 1 of GRAM UJALA programme 1.5 crore LED bulbs will be distributed.
  • It will help savings of 2025 million kWh/year and CO2 reductions of 1.65 million T CO2/year.

2. Two Bhopal shooters Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, Chinki Yadav won gold medal in ISSF shooting World Cup

  • Tomar put up a brilliant performance in the 50m Rifle Three Position.
  • Chinki Yadav won gold in the 25m Pistol.

3. Indian Coast Guard ship 'Vajra' commissioned to enhance coastal security

  • It is sixth offshore patrol vessel to enhance coastal security, was formally commissioned into service in Chennai on Wednesday.
  • The ship was indigenously designed and built by Larsen and Toubro Ship building Limited.
  • It is Sixth in the series of seven offshore patrol vessels.
  • Vajra is fitted with highly sophisticated navigation and communication systems.

4. India confers Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  • Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the Government of India since 1995
  • The award is given to individuals and institutions for their contribution towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.
  • 125th Birth Anniversary commemoration year of Mahatma Gandhi.

5. Lakshadweep, J&K's Budgam First in India to Be Declared TB-free: Harsh Vardhan

  • India has 30 per cent of the world's TB cases
  • PM Modi' highest priority has been accorded to end tuberculosis by 2025.
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan asked all citizens to raise awareness to end tuberculosis by 2025.

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