For All Defence Aspirants Appointments/Retirements
Ajit doval,the national security advisor was appointed as chairman of the strategic policy group (SPG). He replaced the cabinet secretary, who earlier chaired the SPG.the SPG will assist the national security council (NSC) and undertake other tasks like long term strategic defence review.
Tushar Mehta was appointed as solicitor general of India by the appointments committee of the cabinet.
Note: addition to the attorney general of India(AG) there are other law officers such as the solicitor general of India and additional solicitor general of India. They assist the AG and represent the state or central governments in courtroom proceedings.
Gita Gopinath has been appointed as chief economist of the international monetary fund.(IMF).
Note: the international monetary fund(IMF) is an organization of 189 countries ,working to foster global monetary cooperation secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. IMF was established in 1945 and headquarter in Washington D.C(USA).
Narayan dutt Tiwari
Narayan dutt Tiwari former chief minister of uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand passed away at the age of 93.
Paul allen aged 65 has passed away. He was the co-founder of Microsoft along with bill gates.
Guru das Agrawal
Guru das Agrawal the save ganga crusader passed away at the age of 86. The environmentalist was vocal on disallowing hydroelectric projects in Uttarakhand along the river ganga.he also demanded a special law to deal with pollution and encroachment.
Champions of the earth award
Prime minister narendra modi has been awarded the champions of the earth award by UNEP. he was awarded for his leadership in international solar alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in india by 2022. Cochin international airport has also been honoured with the award for category in entrepreneurial vision.
Note: the award was launched by united nations environment programme (UNEP) in 2005.it is UN’s highest environmental honour, categorized into policy leadership, lifetime achievement science and innovation, action & inspiration and entrepreneurial vision.
The seoul peace prize
The 2018 seoul peace prize was awarded to prime minister narendra modi. He was awarded for his economics, crediting modinomics for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. He was credited for his contribution towards regional and global peace through a proactive foreign policy with countries around the world under the modi doctrine and the act east policy.
Note: the seoul peace prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic games held in seoul. It is awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to harmony of mankind reconciliation between nations and to world place.
La bahadur shastri national award
The 19th lal bahadur shastri national award was presented to fali.S.nariman for excellence in public administration by the vice president of India.
Note: the award was instituted in 1999 by lal bahadur shastri institute of management and presented annually to an Indian for excellence in public administration, academics and management.
Man booker prize
Anna burns (UK) has won the prestigious man booker prize for her book milkman’. The book talks about political and sexual oppression in northern Ireland during 1970s.
Note: the man booker prize was established in 1969 and it is sponsored by the man group. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this prize.