S. Phangnon Konyak become first woman member to Preside over Rajya Sabha.

  • Phangnon Konyak, the first woman member to be appointed to the panel of Vice-Chairperson from Nagaland in the Rajya Sabha.
  • To promote gender equality, Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, nominated four women members out of total of 8 members to the panel of Vice-Chairpersons.
  • She is a member of Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
  • She is also the second woman from the State to be elected to either House of the Parliament or the State Assembly.

India ranked 2nd at ISSF World Championship in South Korea 2023.

  • India secured the 2nd position at the ISSF Junior Shooting World Championships 2023 held in Changwon, South Korea
  • Indian shooters achieved a total of 17 medals, comprising 6 Gold, 6 Silver, and 5 Bronze.
  • Seven Indian athletes earned more than one medal each.
  • Abhinav Shaw and Kamaljeet both claimed two gold medals.
  • Sainyam won three medals, including a gold in the 10m air pistol women's event, and a bronze each in the 10m air pistol mixed team and women's team events.

Thani Al Zeyoudi elected as chair of WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference.

  • Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister for Foreign Trade, has been elected as the chair of the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation held to take place in Abu Dhabi.
  • The announcement was made during a meeting with WTO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the WTO General Council in Geneva
  • The conference will be attended by representatives from 164 countries and will involve reviewing the trading system's performance and making decisions on future work.

WHO identifies first case of MERS-CoV in UAE this year.

  • The World Health Organization has identified a case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 28-year-old male from United Arab Emirates
  • MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus known as MERS
  • The infection is transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact with dromedary camels, which are the natural host and zoonotic source of the MERS-CoV infection.
  • The symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath

First Rupee trade shipment from Petrapole border to Bangladesh.

  • The first Rupee trade shipment from West Bengal's Petrapole border to Bangladesh in July 2023
  • Petrapole is the major land port for bilateral trade with the neighboring country.
  • The Indian government has been promoting Rupee trade with several countries to reduce dependence on the US Dollar and strengthen regional currency and trade.
  • According to Kamlesh Saini, the manager of the Land Ports Authority of India the value of the shipment is Rs 1.23 crore.

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