Government launched Jaldoot app for groundwater tables.

  • Faggan Singh Kulaste (MoS for Rural Development and Steel) has launched the JALDOOT App and e-brochure.
  • Developed by: Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • Use: To capture the water level of selected 2-3 wells in a village.
  • The manual monitoring of water levels in open wells will be measured twice in a year (pre-monsoon and post-monsoon level for the same well).
  • Assigned officers will measure the water levels and upload the geo-tagged photographs.

Eliud Kipchoge breaks own world record in Berlin Marathon.

  • Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) has shattered his own world record by lowering the mark to 2:01:09 (new record) to win at the Berlin Marathon.
  • His previous best in an official 42.2km race was 2:01:39 set on the same course in 2018.
  • He has long been dubbed the world’s best marathon runner.
  • He was the first athlete to run a marathon distance in under two hours in Vienna in 2019.
  • Tigist Assefa (Ethiopia) has won the women’s race in a course record of 2:15:37.

India and Maldives signed MoU Hanimaadhoo International Airport.

  • Government of Maldives has signed an MoU with the Indian JMC Projects for Maldives Hanimaadhoo International Airport Development Project.
  • The worth of project is about USD $136.6 million.
  • It was confirmed that the project will be financed by India's Exim Bank.
  • The Maldives govt is expected to build a 2.46 kilometer runway in addition to a terminal that can serve 1.3 million passengers annually.
  • The construction work is expected to be fully operational by the year 2024.

Asha Parekh will be conferred with 2022 Dadasaheb Phalke award.

  • Veteran actor, Asha Parekh (79) will be awarded the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema, Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2020.
  • She will receive the award from President Droupadi Murmu at the 68th National Film Awards on September 30.
  • She was conferred the Padma Shri in 1992.
  • She also became the first women to head the Central Board of Film Certification from 1998-2001.
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was instituted in 1969 and it was first presented to Devika Rani.

ADB provides $14 billion support for food security in Asia Pacific.

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced plans to provide at least $14 billion to Asia-Pacific for 2022–2025.
  • Reason: To ease a worsening food crisis and improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems due to climate change.
  • Use of fund: The funding will be channeled through existing and new projects in sectors including farm inputs, food production and distribution, social protection, irrigation, and water resources management.

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