Maharashtra wins 5th National Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023.

  • Maharashtra clinched the title of champions in the 5th National Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023 by securing a convincing victory over Karnataka.
  • Aim: To promote and expand the sport of wheelchair rugby across the nation.
  • It was organized by The Indian Rugby Football Union (Rugby India), the governing body for rugby in India.
  • It was conducted in association with the Wheelchair Rugby Federation of India and Mitsubishi Corporation.

Distant Planet may have Water Ocean and Possibly a life: NASA.

  • Nasa has announced the existence of a possible rare water ocean on a giant exoplanet scores of light years away and also a chemical hint of a sign of potential life.
  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in its study of K2-18 b, an exoplanet, discovered the presence of carbon dioxide and methane.
  • This suggests that K2-18b could be a Hycean exoplanet, one which has the potential to possess a hydrogen-rich atmosphere and a water ocean-covered surface.

Bloomberg annual ranking of B-Schools 2023-24 released.

  • The Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools Ranking 2023-24 which was released includes India B-schools among the top five ranks.
  • Hong Kong HKUST bagged the top rank in the Asia Pacific B-School rankings category.
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics secured second position and CIEBS at third rank.
  • In the overall Asia Pacific B-school rankings category, IIM Bangalore clinched 4th position followed by the Indian School of Business (ISB) at 5th position.

Amazon's AWS ties up with ISRO to advance its AI capabilities.

  • Cloud behemoth Amazon Web Services has signed a strategic MoU with the ISRO and Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to support space-tech innovations through cloud computing.
  • Aim: To enable the space industry to make better decisions, faster – pushing the boundaries of possibilities, and AWS is committed to help startups identify use cases and accelerate solution development.

VP Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated International Conference on dam safety.

  • VP Jagdeep Dhankhar inaugurated the International Conference on Dam Safety at Jaipur in Rajasthan.
  • According to the Jal Shakti Ministry, there are over 6000 dams in India and it is ranked third globally in terms of large dams.
  • Aim: To provide a major platform for experts to come together and debate cutting-edge topics in dam safety and management.
  • It has been essential to civilization's development, have role in meeting demand for drinking water, irrigation, hydropower.

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