Govt to set up a world class "Indian Heritage Institute" in Noida.

  • Government of India has decided to set up Indian Heritage Institute at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
  • It will focus on the rich heritage of the country and provide education on the cultural aspects of the nation.
  • The institute is being set up as a Deemed University.

China's 600 kmph maglev train made its public debut.

  • It has been described as the fastest ground vehicle in the world.
  • The train can travel with two to 10 carriages, each carrying more than 100 passengers.
  • Using electromagnetic force, the maglev train levitates over the track with no contact between the body and the rail.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa assured government jobs and sports pension to Olympic medalists.

  • Govt jobs will be given to all those sportspersons of the state who have won medals in Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and National Games.
  • This will be in addition to the existing benefits available to the players under the Sports Policy.

IIT Ropar developed country's 1st of its kind oxygen rationing device "AMLEX".

  • AMLEX was a system developed specifically for oxygen cylinders that synchronizes the flow of oxygen with the patient's inhalation and exhalation.
  • AMLEX will increase the life of an oxygen cylinder by three times.
  • The device can operate on both a portable power supply (battery) as well as a line supply (220V-50Hz).

Viswanathan Anand won the "No-Castling" World Masters of the "Sparkassen Chess Trophy".

  • Castling is not allowed in this format in an effort to make the game more interesting.
  • Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook.
  • This is the only time in chess that a player can make two pieces in one move.
  • Viswanathan Anand defeated Russia's Vladimir Kramnik.

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