SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

On 7th January 2018, SpaceX launched a secretive US government payload named Zuma. SpaceX launches Zuma: i. Maker of the payload is Northrup Grumman. He said that the payload was for US government. He added that it would be delivered to low-Earth orbit. ii. But nature of the mission and agency behind it were not revealed. The payload […]

Powerlifting world champion Saksham Yadav passes away

On 7th January 2018, Saksham Yadav, powerlifting world champion, died due to injuries, at the AIIMS Trauma Centre in New Delhi. Death of Saksham Yadav: i. Saksham Yadav met with a car accident and was admitted in an extremely critical condition at the AIIMS Trauma Centre. ii. Saksham Yadav bagged a gold medal in the 2017 world weightlifting championship. […]

Senior sports journalist Shashikant Bhagwat passes away

On 8th January 2018, Shashikant Bhagwat, senior sports journalist, passed away due to heart attack in Pune, Maharashtra. Death of Shashikant Bhagwat: i. Shashikant Bhagwat was 61 years old. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. He worked with ‘Sakal’, a Marathi newspaper, and retired after several years of service. ii.He was also the president of […]

India’s second FTII to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh

On January 6, 2018, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh announced that Central Government will set up second Film and Television Institute of Indian (FTII) in Arunachal Pradesh. About Second FTII in Arunachal Pradesh: i. This announcement was made by Mr. Singh while addressing ‘Indian Entertainment Industry: Global Leader in Making’ conference […]

Assam CM inaugurates skill development centres across the state

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launched nearly 249 skill development centres throughout Assam. Skill development centres launched in Assam: i. These skill development centres aim to improve skilled manpower in Assam. These centres provide vocational training to the youth of Assam and help them to be financially independent. ii. These centres were launched at a programme held at Srimanta […]

International Kite Festival launched in Gujarat

On 7th January 2018, the International Kite Festival started at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. International Kite Festival: i. The International Kite Festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Gujarat Governor O. P. Kohli was also present at the occasion. ii. Nearly 149 foreign kite fliers from 44 countries are taking part in this festival. From India, around 96 […]

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