“IMPORTANT DAY”

Assistance Dog Day

Assistance Dog Day is celebrated every year on August 4. Dogs are a man’s best friend because of their loyalty and dedication, but assistant dogs take this to a whole new level. Assistance Dog Day is also done to raise awareness and educate the public about how these specially trained dogs are helping so many people in the community. The first guide dog team in the United States arrived in New York in 1928, led by Buddy, the seeing-eye dog, and his owner Morris Frank.

International Beer Day

International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday in August and this year, the occasion falls on August 4. The day is celebrated to try, enjoy, and explore the different types of beer available in the world. Celebrating International Beer Day is an opportunity for beer lovers to gather and spend some quality time with friends, family, and colleagues over a glass of beer. The history of International Beer Day dates back to 2007, during which a group of friends held a beer event in Santa Cruz and since then, the day is observed on global level.

“SPORTS”

Durand Cup 2023 Schedule

The 132nd edition of Asia’s oldest football tournament, the Durand Cup 2023, commenced on August 3. This year’s tournament is unique as it includes 24 teams from the Indian Super League, I-League, and the Armed Forces. This number of teams is an increase from last year’s 20, and they have been distributed into six groups, each consisting of four teams. Among these groups, three will compete in matches held in Kolkata, two in Guwahati, and one in Kokrajhar, Assam.

World Archery Championships 2023: India wins historic gold medal

The Indian women’s compound archery team etched their names in history by clinching a gold medal at the World Archery Championships held in Berlin, Germany. This victory marked India’s first-ever gold at the archery world championships in any category. It was India’s first-ever gold at the archery world championships in any category. The triumphant team comprised Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Parneet Kaur, and Aditi Gopichand Swami. In the final round, they showcased an exceptional performance against the Mexican team, consisting of Dafne Quintero, Ana Sofia Hernandez Jeon, and Andrea Becerra. The Indian trio emerged victorious with a score of 235-229, demonstrating their prowess and precision in the sport.

Alexander Zverev beats Laslo Djere in Hamburg European Open

Alexander Zverev won the Hamburg European Open for the first time by beating Laslo Djere 7-5, 6-3. It’s the 26-year-old Zverev’s first title since winning in Turin, Italy, in November 2021 and he achieved it without dropping a set at his hometown tournament. Dutch player Arantxa Rus won the women’s title.

“DEFENCE”

Indian Air Force Gets Israeli Spike Missiles

Indian Air Force (IAF) received air-launched Israeli Spike Non Line of Sight (NLOS) Anti-Tank Guided Missiles(ATGM) from Israel which can hit targets upto 50 km from a helicopter and 32 km from the ground. The NLOS missiles will be integrated with the fleet of Russian-origin Mi-17V5 helicopters, manufactured by Kazan Helicopters.

Key features of Spike Non Line of Sight (NLOS) missiles:

  • It was designed by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
  • It is available in various configurations, including man-portable, vehicle-launched, and helicopter-launched variants.
  • Utilizes a fire-and-forget system with lock-on before launch and automatic self- guidance features.

“APPOINTMENT”

Amita Rani appointed additional DG of Military Nurse Service

Major General Amita Rani has been appointed as the Additional Director General of the Military Nursery Service (MNS). The General Officer is an alumnus of the College of Nursing, Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi. Prior to assuming the present appointment, she held the post of Brig MNS, HQ (NC) The General Officer was commissioned into the Military Nursing Service in 1983. In the past, she has held appointments such as DPM CH(EC) Kolkata, Principal Matron at 154 GH, MH Jalandhar, MH Allahabad and Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore. She has a Six Sigma Green Belt in Health care, and Quality Management from the National Health Care Academy, Singapore. Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has been officially granted a one-year extension by the Central

“NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS”

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba gets one-year extension

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has been officially granted a one-year extension by the Central government, making him the longest-serving cabinet secretary in India’s history. The decision was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This extension comes as a result of the relaxation of important rules, allowing him to continue in his position beyond August 30, 2023. The Central government has the authority to grant an extension in service to the cabinet secretary in the public interest. However, this extension cannot exceed four years in total.

MASI Portal for Monitoring CHILD CARE HOMES

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has developed The ‘MASI’ application for real-time monitoring of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and their inspection process across the country. The primary objective behind the development of the Monitoring App for Seamless Inspection (MASI) is to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the inspection mechanism for CCIs as provided under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

Navi Mumbai to become country’s first septic tank-free city

Navi Mumbai is set to become the first city in the country to be septic tank-free and have toilets in 100% of households soon. The NMMC has laid a network of sewage drains all over the city with 7 state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants being set up with the help of Central government funds. The treated water is being used by industries and watering gardens. As per a survey done in 2015, as many as 5,744 families in the city defecated in the open. The NMMC has constructed 406 public toilets to eradicate the practice. Toilets have provided 4,340 seats for the residents. Toilets in the households in slums are also being constructed.

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