Army to buy over 100 drones- The army has signed a contract to purchase more than 100 explosive-laden drones to be used as ‘force multipliers’ in Balakot like missions.
Chandan Mitra passes away- Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra died at age of 65.
Bangladeshi vaccine scientist wins Ramon Magsaysay award-A Bangladeshi vaccine scientist and a microfinance pioneer from Pakistan were among the five recipients of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award. Apart from Dr Firdausi Qadri from Bangladesh and Muhammad Amjad Saqib from Pakistan, the other winners are Filipino fisher and community environmentalist Roberto Ballon, American Steven Muncy for humanitarian work and refugee assistance and Indonesian torch bearer for investigative journalism, Watchdoc.
Poshan 2.0 launches by Smriti Irani-Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Tuesday urged all aspirational districts of the country to make a commitment to establish a Poshan Vatika (nutrition garden) during the nutrition month starting from September 1 for the protection of Severe Actual Malnourished (SAM) children.
‘Innovation Mission Punjab’ launched- Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched ‘Innovation Mission Punjab’ (IMPunjab), a public-private partnership to bring in the global investors and experts to catalyse startups making Punjab one of the top three states in innovation.
Saath initiative launched- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme titled ‘Saath’ for Self Help Group (SHG) women.
‘Super Follows’ launched by Twitter-Micro-blogging site Twitter has officially launched its “Super Follows” feature that allows creators on the platform to provide exclusive premium content to subscribers