1.India has increased “substantially” its score in the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, ranking 44th among 50 nations,according to the US Chambers of Commerce report.
2.The first Khelo India School Games concluded in New Delhi with sports powerhouse Haryana topped the overall medal tally. Maharashtra and Delhi
Haryana– Chandigarh, MAnohar lal khatar, Kaptan singh solanki
3.World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said that most of the cryptocurrencies are “basically Ponzi Schemes”.
World Bank– Washington, Jim yong kim
4.Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has started rolling its Payments feature on both Android and iOS operating systems in India, according to reports.
5.Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is planning to launch 20 bike ambulances to deal with casualties in the state’s tourism belt.
Goa– Panaji, Manohar sinha, Mridula sinha
6.Goldman Sachs’ head of investment research Steve Strongin has said most cryptocurrencies will lose all their value as they are replaced by a small set of future competitors.
HQ– Newyork city, US
CEO – Lloyd Blankfein
7.Baby product company Gerber has selected a one-year-old baby Lucas Warren, who is from United States’ Georgia with Down syndrome as its ‘Spokesbaby of the year’ for the first time in over 90 years.
8.The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of ₹135.86 crore on Google for “search bias”, in the latest regulatory setback for the world’s most popular internet search engine.
Google – California , Larry Page.
9.The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows’ scheme at a cost of ₹1,650 crore for a period of seven years starting 2018-2019. Under the scheme, students pursuing PhD in IITs and IISc will be offered fellowships worth ₹70,000-80,000 per month for five years.
10.A Hyderabad-based entrepreneur, Prashant Surana, plans to introduce his own cryptocurrency, for online gaming enthusiasts Called the Universal Gaming Coin, the coins can be bought with Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies
11.Afer two days of cremation of 22-year-old Captain Kapil Kundu, in his native village, Ransika (Haryana), the government school will be named after him.
12.Supreme Court directed the UP government to place before it a vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal
UP– Lucknow, Yogi adhiyanandh, Ram naik
13.Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years.
Bangladesh – Daka, Shiek hasina(PM), Bangladeshi taka
- John Mahoney, a veteran actor from England passed away.
NITI AYOG launches “Healthy states, Progressive India report”. Interms of overall performance Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu emerged as best performers among larger states.
Among smaller states – Mizoram emerged as best.
Among Union territory – Lakshadeep topped.
16.10th edition of plast India- International plastics exhibition held in Gandhinagar inaugrated by gujarath CM.
Gujarath – Gandhinagar, VIjay rupani, Om prakash kohli
17.National meeting on grassroot informatics held in New Delhi (VIVID 2018)
Theme– “Cyber security and innovation”
- Pon Radhakrishnan inaugrates third global procurement summit oraganised by All india Management association and World bank.
Theme – “New frontiers faced in the transformation process of procurement today”
- President Ram nath kovind inaugrates 88th Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav at sharavanabelagola in Hassan district , Karnataka.
Karnataka – BAnglore, Siddharamaiya, vajubhai wala
20.Swaraj meets Saudi king Salman bin abdulaziz and inaugrated Janadriyah festival.
Theme– Saudi ka dost bharath
Saudi Arabia– Riyadh, Saudi riyal, Salman bin abdulaziz
21.India retains top market for source market in Dubai.According to data released by Dubai’s deparment of tourism and commerce marketing .
NPCI’s non executive chairman – Biswamohan mohapatra (Replaces Sambamurthy)
Smriti Mandhana new brand ambassdor of “Power” bata’s sports wear brand.
Cheif justice of Manipur high court – Abhilasa kumari.
Chief justice of Kerala – Antony dominic
First female director of ICC (Internatioanl cricket council)- indra Nooyi
Ambassdor of India to Timor- Pradeep Kumar
Australian Javelin thrower Jarrod BAnnister Passed away