Olympics medalist Lovlina Borgohain elected as IBA’s Athletes’ Committee chair.

  • Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain has been elected as the chair and a voting member on the Board of Directors for the Athletes' Committee.
  • Borgohain received the highest number of votes during the election held at the 2022 Women's World Championships.
  • Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has also been elected as a member of the IBA Athletes Committee following the election held during the 2021 IBA Men's World Championships.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui conferred with Excellence Award at French Riviera Film Festival.

  • Bollywood actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been honoured with an international award for his contribution to cinema.
  • At the prestigious French Riviera Film Festival, Emmy award-winning American actor Vincent De Paul bestowed the honour to Siddiqui.
  • Siddiqui’s illustrious career boasts of some terrific films, including Gangs of Wasseypur, Raman Raghav 2.0, The Lunchbox, and Munto.
  • He is the only actor in the world to have eight films officially selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Delhi-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Bengaluru Expressway will be the first projects in the country to be enabled with optical fiber cable network.

  • The upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and Hyderabad-Bengaluru Expressway will be the first projects in the country to be enabled with an optical fibre cable network as part of India’s National Broadband Mission (NBM).
  • This OFC infra in turn will provide dark fibre connectivity to telecom operators to provide internet connectivity to remote and far-flung areas.
  • This will involve development of 18,000 km of OFC infrastructure crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country.

Bhupinder Singh Bhalla appointed as new President of NDMC.

  • Bhupinder Singh Bhalla has been appointed as the new chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
  • Currently posted as the additional chief secretary of Delhi, Bhupinder will succeed Dharmendra, a 1989-batch officer, as the civic body chairman.
  • Meanwhile, Bhalla is a 1990-batch IAS officer.
  • Previously, he has been posted in Delhi’s revenue department and the finance departments of Goa, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Chandigarh.

Defense Estates Circle will be established in Uttarakhand.

  • Raksha Mantri has approved the proposal for creation of a new Defence Estates Circle exclusively for Uttarakhand.
  • The creation of a new Defence Estates Circle at Dehradun exclusively for Uttrakhand will facilitate the residents/ organizations in getting timely and quick access to various services of defence land management.
  • Earlier the entire defence land and Cantonments in Uttrakhand were covered under two distinct Defence Estates Circles headquartered at Meerut and Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.

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