🍀 Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has announced Swachh Bharat World Toilet Day Contest for districts and States. 🍀The 78th annual conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics was held in New Delhi.
🍀Indian Railways announced elimination of all Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) on Broad Gauge.
🍀More than 20 countries have committed to the Changsha Declaration on agriculturaland development cooperation in Changsha, China. It aims to eliminate poverty and hunger.
🍀ICICI Bank announced a partnership with ‘Amazon Pay’ to launch a co-branded credit card, ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card’.
🍀Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed banks to support bonds sold by non-banking finance/housing companies.
🍀The Government of India appointed four new members are including former journalist Ram Bahadur Rai, former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, journalist Arnab Goswami and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) Society.
🍀Dinkar Asthana has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lao People’s Democratic Republic. 🍀AR Rahman released his biography, ‘Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman’, in Mumbai. The book has been written by author Krishna Trilok.
🍀Russia’s tennis player Karen Khachanov won the Men’s Singles at the Rolex Paris Masters 2018 in Paris, France.
🍀World champion Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix 2018 at Sepang, Malaysia.
🍀Simone Biles became the first ever gymnast to win 13 world championship gold medals, by winning her 13th gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar.
🍀Ambati Rayudu has retired from the long-form of cricket, including the Ranji Trophy, to focus on limited-overs cricket.
🍀Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture compounds derived from coconut oil are better than diethyltoluamide (DEET) at preventing disease transmission and discomfort associated with insect bites.
🍀Vice Admiral (retd) Manohar Pralhad Awati, a veteran of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, died due to old age related ailments at Maharashtra. He was 91 years old.