Neeraj Chopra becomes World Number 1 in Men's Javelin Throw rankings.

  • As per the latest rankings released by World Athletics, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra has become the new world number one in the men’s javelin throw with 1455 points.
  • Anderson Peters from Grenadian ranked second, followed by Jakub Vadlejch, and Julian Weber.
  • Neeraj Chopra also became the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track and field event at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • In 2023, he won the Diamond League in Doha with a world-leading effort of 88.67m.

Government to provide 30% financial support for Green Shipping promotion.

  • Union Minister of Ports, Sarbananda Sonowal has informed that the government will provide financial support of 30% for the promotion of Green Shipping.
  • In addition, Green Hydrogen hubs will be developed at the Deendayal Port (Kandla) and Chidambaranar Port (Tuticorin).
  • Under the Green Tug Transition program, two tugs each will be procured for the Jawaharlal Nehru, VO Chidambaranar, Paradip, and Deendayal ports.
  • A portal will be designed for cruise bookings.

Financial Times global ranking puts IIMK among top four schools in India.

  • According to the Financial Times Ranking 2023, IIM Kozhikode has been placed among the top 4 schools in India and among the top 75 schools worldwide for its Open Enrolment Executive Education Programme.
  • IIM Kozhikode has been ranked 72 among the top 75 providers of open-enrolment executive programs globally.
  • While IIM Ahmedabad ranked 45, IIM Bangalore at 47, and Indian School of Business at 65.
  • Topped by: Iese Business School, Spain, followed by HEC Paris.

MP becomes 1st state in country to provide free air travel to pilgrims.

  • Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to conduct pilgrimage by air on government expenditure, under the Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana.
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has flagged off a regular Indigo flight carrying a batch of 32 senior citizens on pilgrimage to Prayagraj (UP) from Bhopal (MP) via flight.
  • A help center was also set up at the airport for the convenience of the passengers.

Himachal Pradesh govt to formulate Green Hydrogen policy.

  • The Himachal Pradesh government has formulated the Green Hydrogen policy to promote the use of green hydrogen and establish the state as a leading hub for its production.
  • It aims to attract investments in large-scale renewable energy projects, ensuring a consistent and sustainable supply of green electricity for electrolysis.
  • The government has already signed an MoU with Oil India Limited to enable the production of green hydrogen and green ammonia on a pilot basis.

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