Tap water supply reaches around 13.69 Crore households under Jal Jeevan Mission.

  • Tap water supply has reached around 13.69 Crore households under the Jal Jeevan Mission - Har Ghar Jal.
  • This covers 71 percent of total rural households, up from 17 per cent in 2019.
  • According to a data released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, nine states and union territories including Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Amazon acquires ICC cricket rights for Australia till 2027.

  • E-commerce giant Amazon's streaming service Prime Video has signed a four-year deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide exclusive live broadcast rights in Australia for ICC cricket, which will be available on Prime Video Australia.
  • The partnership will see Prime Video Australia exclusively stream all men’s and women’s events, including the Men’s and Women’s Cricket World Cups, T20 World Cups, Champions Trophy, U19s, and the World Test Championship Final.

Qatar WISE Prize 2023 for India's Safeena Husain.

  • The prestigious WISE Award 2023 was honoured to Safina Hussain at the WISE 11 Summit (World Innovation Summit for Education).
  • The WISE Prize for Education is the first global award of its kind that honours an individual for outstanding contributions to education.
  • Working in partnership with government and communities, Educate Girls reintegrates them into the formal education system.
  • The WISE prize was established in 2009 by the Qatar Foundation.

Vaishali Rameshbabu becomes India's 84th grandmaster.

  • Vaishali Rameshbabu has become India’s 84th grandmaster after surpassing 2500 rating during the 2023 IV Elllobregat Open.
  • Now, Vaishali is the third female grandmaster from India after Koneru Humpy and Harika Dronavalli.
  • Vaishali and her younger brother R. Praggnanandhaa are now the first sister-brother pair to be grandmasters.
  • She is now the current world number 11 in women’s ranking with a live rating of 2501.5 and India’s number two.

Ministry of Tourism launches National Best Tourism Village Competition 2024.

  • The Union Tourism Ministry has launched the National Best Tourism Village Competition and the National Best Rural Homestay Competition 2024 to strengthen the promotion and development of Rural Tourism in the country.
  • It has initiated the implementation of the National strategies in collaboration with the IITTM.
  • The earlier version of the National Best Tourism Village Competition 2023 recognized 35 villages all over the country in Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories.

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