Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and K V Viswanathan sworn in as SC judges.

  • Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and senior advocate, K V Viswanathan was sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court, administered by Chief Justice of India, D Y Chandrachud.
  • With this enhancement, the working strength of Supreme Court has reached its sanctioned judge strength of 34.
  • KV Viswanathan is the tenth lawyer who has directly been appointed from the Bar to the Supreme Court bench.
  • Justice Mishra was serving as the Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

2025 to be observed as "special tourism year" in Nepal.

  • The decade of the 2080s of Bikram Samvat will be marked as the Visit Nepal decade and 2025 as the special year for tourism.
  • This was announced by the President of Nepal Ram Chandra Paudel while presenting the policies/ programmes.
  • As per the latest statistics maintained by Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal recorded the arrival of over 3.26 lakh foreign tourists in the first 4 months of 2023.
  • President has announced that timely revisions would be made to tourism-related law.

Bhopal becomes 1st Indian city to track progress towards meeting SDGs.

  • Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh has become the first city in India to adopt the localisation of the United Nations-mandated sustainable development goals (SDG).
  • Bhopal will now have voluntary local reviews (VLR) to demonstrate the local government’s capacity and commitment towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Voluntary local reviews is a subnational review of the progress and challenges in implementing the SDGs at the local level.
  • It aims to enhance accountability, transparency and learning among local actors, as well as to inform and influence national and global policies.

J&K Chief Secretary launches quiz and photo competitions "G20 in Kashmir".

  • Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, Arun Kumar Mehta has launched open quiz and photo competitions about G20 in Kashmir on the MyGov portal in Srinagar www.jk.mygov.in.
  • The competition is aimed at promoting G20 awareness and its understanding among the citizen and can also foster critical thinking skills amongst students.
  • Regarding the G20 Photo Competition, the participants have to submit photographs capturing G20 landscapes in J&K

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships awarded to 300 students across Sri Lanka.

  • School students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka have received the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships.
  • This scholarship provides Rs 2500 Lankan per student every month to the top six students from each district, based on merit cum means.
  • In 2023, two batches of scholarships were awarded simultaneously to compensate for the disruptions caused by COVID-19 during the 2021-2022 period.

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