World's oceans hit hottest ever recorded temperature of 20.96C.

  • According to the EU's climate change service report, the oceans have hit their hottest-ever recorded temperature as they soak up warmth from climate change.
  • The average daily global sea surface temperature beat a 2016 record this week as it reached 20.96C.
  • That is far above the average for this time of year.
  • The broken temperature record follows a series of marine heatwaves this year including in the UK, the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Govt allocates Rs 1,39,579 crore to extend Bharat Net in 6.40 lakh villages.

  • The Communications Ministry informed that the government has allocated 1,39,579 crore rupees to extend Bharat Net in 6.40 lakh villages across the country.
  • The Ministry also informed that the extension project has been decided after the success of a pilot project in 60,000 Gram Panchayat villages across the country in 8 months.
  • The Bharat Net has reached 1.94 lakh villages during the pilot project and 5.67 lakh households have active Bharat Net connections so far.

Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft successfully injected into lunar orbit.

  • ISRO has informed that the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was successfully injected into the lunar orbit.
  • The next operation- reduction of orbit- is scheduled to take place on 6th August 2023 around 11 PM IST.
  • After lunar orbit injection, the spacecraft is slated to orbit the Moon multiple times, gradually approaching the Moon.
  • Once it reaches a 100 km orbit above the lunar surface, the lander and rover will be detached and manoeuvred to soft land on the surface of the moon.

Aditi Swami becomes 1st Indian to win individual World Title at WAC 2023.

  • Indian archer, Aditi Swami has become the first-ever Indian to clinch the individual World Title at the World Archery Championships final 2023 in Berlin.
  • In the final, she defeated Andrea Becerra of Mexico, 149-147 in the summit clash of the compound women's event.
  • Conversely, India's Ojas Deotale also created history after defeating Lukasz Przybylski of Poland in a thrilling final to become the new world champion in Men's Individual compound event.

Ministry implemented "Naya Savera" or "Free Coaching and Allied" scheme.

  • At the World University Games 2023 in China, Indian archery Aman Saini and Pragati, secured a gold medal in the mixed archery team.
  • They defeat Korea's Sua Cho and Seunghyun Park to claim the top spot on the podium.
  • Presently, India holds the fourth position in the overall medal standings.
  • The bronze medal in the compound team event was secured by Ming-ching Lin and Z-wei Wu from Chinese Taipei.
  • Indians won two more medals in archery in men’s and women’s team events.

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