Power Minister inaugurated power grid's Vishram Sadan in Bengaluru.

  • Power Minister RK Singh inaugurates Power Grid's Vishram Sadan in Bengaluru, built for Rs 23 crore.
  • The 2-storey Vishram Sadan, equipped with 270 beds and 55 rooms, aims to provide comfort to patients' attendants.
  • Power Grid's CSR initiatives, including similar Vishram Sadans across India, contribute to rural development, education, healthcare, and more, costing about Rs 1000 crores.

NASA Launched mission "God of Chaos" asteroid threatening Earth.

  • NASA relaunches OSIRIS-APEX mission to study God of Chaos asteroid Apophis approaching Earth's orbit.
  • The spacecraft, returning from deep space, aims to understand the potential effects of Apophis's close flyby in 2029.
  • Apophis, known for its 370-yard size, will be just 20,000 miles from Earth, closer than some man-made satellites, on April 13, 2029.

IIT Guwahati collaborated with Assam govt's Arohan Scheme over STEM.

  • IIT Guwahati collaborates with Assam Govt's Arohan Scheme to promote STEM subjects in higher education.
  • Over 3300 students, including a majority of girls, were inspired through mentoring, exposure trips, and competitions.
  • Arohan, led by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, focuses on the career progression of government school students in classes 9th to 12th, with 12 batches hosted at IIT Guwahati.


Power Minister laid foundation stone for ICER building at Bengaluru.

  • Union Minister Shri R. K. Singh lays the foundation for ICER building at IISc Bengaluru.
  • Project value: Rs. 60.74 Crores.
  • ICER focuses on renewable energy, green hydrogen, clean coal, and sustainable technologies.
  • Aims to align with the Hon'ble PM's vision of a technologically empowered India.
  • Dignitaries present include Shri K.J. George, Shri P.C. Mohan, and Shri Tejasvi Surya.

President Droupadi Murmu to attend Karbi Youth Festival-2024 in Assam.

  • President will be the Chief Guest at the celebration of Karbi Youth Festival on January 17, 2024.
  • The festival will be held at Taralangso, Diphu.
  • Other dignitaries attending include Assam Governor Gulab Chand, Meghalaya Governor Phagu Chauhan, and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
  • The celebration, from January 12-19, will feature traditional art, folk dance, music, and indigenous tribal foods.

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