In the drill, IAF plane with 02 ministers to land on the highway- In a first, two Union ministers- Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will board an Indian Air force plane. It will use the national highway in Barmer in Rajasthan to make a mock emergency landing. The minister will formally inaugurate the .5 km-long airstrip, which is the first one on any National Highway(NH) in the country.
President confers National Teacher Awards-President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Teachers Award on 44 teachers from across the country.
Inaugurated Doppler Weather Radar & Indigenous GPS based Pilot Sonde at IMD, Jammu- Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State, Science & Technology inaugurates Doppler Weather Radar & Indigenous GPS based Pilot Sonde at IMD, Jammu. Dr Singh, said, Jammu has become a part of India’s giant scientific leaps under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
World’s largest triceratops skeleton going up for auction could fetch more than $1.4M-The world’s largest known triceratops skeleton is going up for auction. Known as “Big John,” the triceratops will be sold by the Drouot auction house in Paris on Oct. 21, according to a press release. The giant dinosaur fossil is estimated to sell for between $1.4 million (1.2 million euros) and $1.7 million (1.5 million euros), according to the Associated Press.
Tamil Nadu to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve- The Tamil Nadu State government announced last week that a 500-sqm dugong conservation reserve will soon be set up in the Palk Bay. What are dugongs? The dugong (Dugong dugon), also called the sea cow, is a herbivorous mammal. They can grow up to three meters long, weigh about 300 kilograms, and live for about 65 to 70 years, grazing on seagrass and coming to the surface to breathe.
‘Vatan Prem Yojana’ for rural development-Gujarat rolls out ‘Vatan Prem Yojana’ for rural development.State to give 40% funds for civic projects; 60% to come as donations from NRI Gujaratis.Gujaratis settled outside India and looking to donate for development works in their native villages will now get 40 per cent financial support