PSLV-C53 successfully launched by ISRO.

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the PSLV-C53 with three Singapore Satellites onboard.
  • The launch was scheduled for 6 PM from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space, Sriharikota.
  • This is also the 55th mission of PSLV, often described as ISRO’s trusted workhorse, and the 15th one using the PSLV-Core Alone variant.
  • PSLV-C53 is the second dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
  • It is designed to orbit the DS-EO satellites along with the two other co-passenger satellites from Singapore. NSIL is the commercial arm of ISRO.

Singapore’s T. Raja Kumar is new president of FATF.

  • Indian- origin T Raja Kumar has been appointed as President of world’s anti-terrorism financing agency, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for two years (July 2022 -June 2024).
  • He succeeded Dr Marcus Pleyer, who served as the chief of the FATF.
  • He will be responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures.
  • He has a working experience in home ministry of Singapore and police force.

Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant becomes youngest wicketkeeper-batsman to score 2,000 Test runs.

  • India’s Rishabh Pant become the youngest wicketkeeper-batter in the history of Test cricket to reach the landmark of 2,000 runs.
  • Pant, 24, reached this landmark during the fifth and final Test against England at Edgbaston.
  • Pant also broke the record for the fastest century by an Indian wicket-keeper batsman in England.
  • He now holds the record for the third-fastest century by an Indian outside Asia.
  • Pant also became the only Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score two overseas hundred in a calendar year.
  • Earlier, W Saha, MS Dhoni and Budhi Kunderan had achieved this feat.

Bosch India's new smart "Spark.NXT" campus inaugurated in Bengaluru.

  • PM Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the new smart Spark.NXT campus of Bosch India, a leading supplier of technology and services in Bengaluru.
  • The Spark.NXT campus will provide inspiring working conditions for associates to focus on the development of user-centric innovations for a better quality of life in India.
  • Bosch first arrived in India as a German corporation a century ago; now, it is equally as Indian as it is German.
  • This is a fantastic illustration of Indian energy and German engineering.
  • Soumitra Bhattacharya is the Managing director of Bosch Limited and president of the Bosch Group, India.

ReNew Power, UNEP, SEWA collaborate to train women as solar technician.

  • ReNew Power has collaborated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA) to launch Project Surya.
  • Aim: To train low-income women salt pan workers to work as solar technicians.
  • Women salt pan workers will be trained as solar panel and solar pump technicians at Dhokavada village in the Patan district of Gujarat.
  • The programme will be supported by the government’s National Skill Development Corporation.

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