Cooperation Minister Amit Shah launched IFFCO's nano DAP.

  • Cooperation Minister, Amit Shah has launched IFFCO's nano liquid Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer for commercial sale at Rs 600 per 500 ml bottle.
  • Aim: Farmers to use nano urea and DAP extensively to make the country self-reliant and reduce import dependence
  • One bottle (500 ml) of nano-liquid DAP is equivalent to one bag (50kg) of conventional granular DAP, which is currently being sold at Rs 1,350.
  • In 2021, IFFCO launched the world's first nano urea fertilizer.

NITI Aayog released report titled Promoting Millets in Diets.

  • NITI Aayog has released a report titled Promoting Millets in Diets: Best Practices across States and Union Territories of India.
  • The report was released by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Suman K. Bery.
  • Report's theme:
    • State Missions and initiatives to promote millets;
    • Inclusion of millets in ICDS;
    • Research and development and use of technology for innovative practices
  • It will serve as a guiding repository to revive and mainstream millets in our diets.

Cabinet approves National Medical Devices Policy, 2023.

  • The Union government has approved the National Medical Devices Policy, 2023 to reduce India’s heavy import dependence on the medical sector.
  • It will help the Medical Devices Sector, grow from the present 11 billion USD to 50 billion USD in the next five years.
  • It also aims to facilitate orderly growth of the medical device sector to meet the public health objectives of access, affordability, and innovation.
  • The Cabinet has also approved establishing 157 nursing colleges.

US President, South Korean President secured a landmark deal.

  • US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol have secured a landmark deal.
  • It includes plans to periodically deploy US nuclear-armed submarines in South Korea.
  • This deal will be known as the Washington Declaration and strengthen the allies' cooperation in deterring a North Korean attack.
  • The declaration comes amid rising concerns about nuclear threats from North Korea as the country carries out a record number of ballistic missile tests.

IIT Bombay secures second place in "Solar Decathlon" Build Challenge.

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay’s SHUNYA team has secured second place in Solar Decathlon Build Challenge in the United States.
  • Reason: For their innovative zero-energy house designed to address air quality challenges in Mumbai's hot and humid climate.
  • SHUNYA refers to Sustainable Housing for Urbanizing Nation by its Young Aspirants.
  • It is a student-driven technical team of IIT Bombay working to build a sustainable future.

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