PM Modi proposes to host COP33 in India in 2028.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended India’s commitment to climate action by proposing to host the UN climate meet (COP33) in 2028.
  • This offer was made during his address at the inaugural session of the World Climate Action Summit at COP28 in Dubai.

French literary honour conferred on Bengaluru author Arshia Sattar.

  • Renowned author and translator Arshia Sattar has been honored with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
  • Arshia Sattar, aged 63 and based in Bengaluru, has made significant contributions to Indian literature and mythology.
  • Notable works are translations of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
  • She bagged Sahitya Akademi Prize for Children’s Literature.

Jal Shakti Ministry to organize Jal Itihas Utsav in New Delhi.

  • Jal Shakti Ministry will organize Jal Itihas Utsav in New Delhi today.
  • Aims: To raise public consciousness about safeguarding water heritage sites, creating a sense of ownership among the masses as well as promote tourism.
  • The grand event marks the culmination of Water Heritage Fortnight being celebrated in various districts across the nation at 75 Natural Water Heritage Structures.

Unemployment rate drops to 6.6% in urban areas in Q1: PLFS Survey.

  • Urban unemployment rate in April-June,1st quarter of this fiscal, slid to 6.6 per cent.
  • The quarterly bulletin of Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation indicated the change.
  • The PLFS gave estimates of Key employment and unemployment Indicators based on Labour Force Participation Rate, Worker Population Ratio, Unemployment Rate, etc.

IIT Guwahati launched drone tech training for armed forces officers.

  • IIT Guwahati has launched an innovative three-month training program on drone technology for Junior Commissioned Officers and other officers, aiming to modernize armed forces operations.
  • The course facilitates post-retirement career choices for success in the burgeoning drone industry.
  • It offers intense training on drone technologies, pilot training, software operations etc.

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