Uttar Pradesh to host 2023 Khelo India National University games.

  • The third edition of Khelo India National University Games (2023-24) will be held in four cities of Uttar Pradesh.
  • These cities are Lucknow (main host city), Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Noida.
  • Navneet Sehgal (UP’s Additional Chief Secretary) announced that around 4,500 athletes will represent 150 universities across the country.
  • The inaugural edition of the Khelo India National University Games was held in Odisha (2020) while Karnataka was the host for the second edition.

ISRO's Cryogenic engine successfully passes hot test for LVM3.

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested the hot test on indigenously developed, cryogenic engine, at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu.
  • This engine will power the heaviest rocket of ISRO, the LVM-3 (Previously called as GSLV-Mk3).
  • LVM-III went through the hot test at an uprated thrust level of 21.8 tonnes for the first time.
  • Aim: To test that the engine can support a payload capability of up to 450 kg with additional propellant loading.

VP Jagdeep Dhankhar to attend 17th East Asia Summit.

  • VP Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and the 17th East Asia Summit, that will be organsied in Cambodia (current Chair of ASEAN).
  • He will also have bilateral meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen and other dignitaries at Phnom Penh.
  • External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar will also participate in the summit.
  • This year marks the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations and is being celebrated as the ASEAN-India Friendship Year.

Odisha to be made slum-free by 2023-end.

  • Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik has announced that Odisha will be made slum-free by December, 2023.
  • He has also declared Hinjilih (his constituency) and Digapahandi town in Ganjam district as slum free and dedicated 707 Biju Adarsh Colonies in 33 urban areas of the state.
  • He also declared that land rights will be given to 2.5 lakh families by next year.
  • Slum dwellers are being given land rights for their houses in Biju Adarsh Colonies, being built across the state.

Indian Army launches single window facility "Veerangana Sewa Kendra".

  • Indian Army has launched a single window facility named Veerangana Sewa Kendra (VSK) for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris.
  • The Indian Army has launched this facility with a motto of Taking Care of Our Own, No Matter What.
  • The project was inaugurated by President Army Wives Welfare Association at the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans premises located at Delhi Cantt.
  • The VSK will be available on www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in.

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