31st formal meeting of head of governments of NATO was organised in Brussels.

  • Major topics of discussion include the role of NATO in a changing geo-strategic environment,
  • Collective defence, emerging technologies, climate change and security.
  • NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Raja Parba festival is being celebrated in Odisha.

  • It is a 3 day festival to celebrate womanhood.
  • It is believed that during this period Mother Earth menstruates and
  • Prepares herself for future agricultural activities with the arrival of the monsoon.
  • This festival is synonymous with varieties of cakes (pithas).
  • Thus, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has also launched a special programme named "Pitha on Wheels".

Coast Guard begins "Operation Oliva" to protect Odisha turtles.

  • Aircraft engaged to ensure the safety of Olive Ridley until she lays her eggs.
  • Operation Olivia was started by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), first in early 1980s.
  • This operation helps in protecting Olive Ridley turtles every year
  • When they start nesting along Odisha coast for breeding in months of November to December.

IIT Ropar develops electricity free CPAP device "Jeevan Vayu".

  • "Jivan Vayu" which can be used as a substitute of CPAP machine.
  • This is Nation’s first such device which functions even without electricity.
  • And is adapted to both kinds of oxygen generation units like O2 cylinders and oxygen pipelines in hospitals.
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a treatment method for patients having breathing problems during sleep called sleep apnea.

"Believe - what life and cricket taught me" is the autobiography of Suresh Raina.

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