"Pawan Singh" became the 1st Indian shooting jury to be selected for the Olympics.

  • Pawan started officiating in international meets with the ISSF World Cup in Delhi in 2017.
  • His work was noticed by the top ISSF officials and
  • He got opportunities for other big events of the international body.
  • He started Gun for Glory Academy in Pune along with 2012 bronze medalist Gagan Narang.

Amazon India Launches 1st "Digital Kendra" In Gujarat's Surat.

  • Referred to as brick and mortar resource centers, Digital Kendra will provide MSMEs the opportunity to learn about the benefits of eCommerce.
  • Aims to be a physical resource centre for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) providing third party services in e-commerce.

NASA Scientists Map "meltwater Lakes" Under Antarctica's Thick Ice Sheets.

  • An ice covered lake in the Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctica vanished in 2019.
  • The phenomenon was captured by the NASA satellite and has now been analysed by scientists.
  • NASA's Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite 2, also known as ICESat-2,
  • was the satellite used for mapping the meltwater lakes on the Antarctic ice sheet.
  • ICESat-2 can map the ice sheets on the continent regardless of their thickness.

India, UK held 1st financial market dialogue through virtual meet.

  • To strengthen bilateral financial connections.
  • Govt-to-govt conversations took place during the Dialogue to increase cooperation on four major themes:
  • Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City,
  • banking and payments, insurance,
  • and capital markets.

All BRICS countries agree to STI-led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24) proposed by India.

  • India had proposed the plan to facilitate sharing of experiences of each other’s innovation ecosystem and networking of innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • The details of the Action Plan will be worked out by BRICS Science, Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship Partnership Working Group.
  • The Department of Science and Technology, India, hosted the 12th Meeting of BRICS Science and Technology Steering Committee.

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