Indian American "Abhimanyu Mishra" becomes the youngest Grandmaster in the world.

  • Abhimanyu Mishra was born in 2009 in New Jersey.
  • He became the youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12 years and 7 months.
  • Mishra secured the highest title in chess by defeating 15-year-old Indian GM Leon Luke Mendonca.

Cabinet approves MoU signed between India and Republic of The Gambia on "Refurbishing Personnel Administration and Governance Reforms".

  • The MoU will help in understanding the personnel administration of both the countries
  • And enable in improving the system of governance through replicating, adapting
  • and innovating some of the best practices and processes.
  • The areas of cooperation under this MoU would include, but shall not be limited to:
    • Improving Performance Management System in Government.
    • Implementation of contributory Pension Scheme
    • E-recruitment in Government

NITI Aayog released report on "not-for-profit" hospital model in India.

  • This study was conducted in the backdrop of low investment in expansion of health sector in private sector.
  • The study provides insights into the operation model of not-for-profit hospitals.
  • NITI Aayog highlights the growing disparity between hospitalisation cases in for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.
  • As per report, not-for-profit hospitals account for 1.1% of treated ailments, as of June 2018..
  • For-profit hospitals account for 55.3% of in-patients. On the other hand, not-for-profit hospitals account for 2.7% of in-patients in India.
  • NITI Aayog calls to strengthen not-for-profit hospitals by giving 100% income tax exemption for donations,
  • Fast release of dues from government schemes and grants.

Regional Conference on "Good Governance Practices" was held in Srinagar.

  • A two day Regional Conference on the theme "Replication of Good Governance Practices" was held in Srinagar.
  • The conference was organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
  • The conference took place at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Center (SKICC) through semi-virtual mode.

India's 1st indigenous drone defense dome "Indrajal" has been developed by Hyderabad-based Green Robotics.

  • The drone defence dome has the capability to autonomously protect an area of 1000-2000 sq km against the aerial threats
  • By assessing and acting on aerial threats such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), loitering munitions, and Low- Radar Cross Section (RCS) targets.
  • Salient features of Indrajaal
    • Real-time situational awareness
    • Integrated and Intelligent meshed network
    • Integrated all current weapons suite and infrastructure
    • Honeycombed cell structure for seamlessly built
    • Synergic combination of 9-10 technologies
    • 24×7 persistent and autonomous monitoring, action and tracking

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