India to overtake China in oil demand growth by 2027: IEA report.

  • According to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the growth in demand for oil in India will overtake that in China by 2027.
  • Oil 2023, the multilateral agency’s outlook highlighted that China’s demand will fall consistently from 2024 after a massive rise this year.
  • The United States, China, and India are the world’s three largest oil consumers in that order.
  • IEA also raised its forecast for world oil growth demand to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2023.

Australia appoints Philip Green as country's new High Commissioner to India.

  • Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong has appointed Philip Green as Australia's next High Commissioner to India.
  • He would succeed incumbent Barry O'Farrell, who served as Australian high commissioner to India since 2020.
  • Presently, he is serving as the Australia's ambassador to Germany.
  • Previously, he has also served as Australia's High Commissioner to Singapore, South Africa and Kenya.
  • Hilary McGeachy has been appointed as Australia’s first Consul-General in Bengaluru

IIT Madras team develops IoT-based method for mobile pollution monitoring.

  • IIT Madras researchers have recently developed a low-cost mobile air pollution monitoring framework.
  • The pollution sensors mounted on public vehicles can dynamically monitor the air quality of an extended area at high spatial and temporal resolution.
  • Traditionally, ambient air quality is measured in monitoring stations and reported by the Air Quality Index (AQI).
  • Since these stations are at fixed locations, they only measure the air quality of a small geographic area.

Asia Cup 2023 to be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  • The Asia Cup 2023 will be take place in Pakistan and Sri Lanka between August 31 and September 17, 2023.
  • Earlier, the tournament was originally meant to be held entirely in Pakistan.
  • Recently, the Asian Cricket Council has approved the hybrid model, in which four of the 13 matches will be played in Pakistan and the remaining nine in Sri Lanka.
  • In Pakistan, matches will be held in Lahore while the games to be played in Sri Lanka will be held in Kandy and Pallekele.

UK appoints Jane Marriott as 1st woman envoy to Pakistan.

  • The United Kingdom government has appointed its senior diplomat Jane Marriott as the next British High Commissioner to Pakistan.
  • She would be replacing Dr Christian Turner, who left Pakistan in January after serving as the envoy since December 2019.
  • She also become the first female British envoy to Islamabad.
  • Prior to this role, she was the high commissioner to Kenya since September 2019.
  • She has also completed two diplomatic postings to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

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