Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 Held In New Delhi
The Global Agriculture Leadership Summit 2018 opened in New Delhi. The theme of the 2-day summit is, ‘Connecting Farmers to Market’. The summit was inaugurated by the Secretary Agriculture and Co-operation, Sanjay Agrawal.
In the meeting, several issues to double farmers’ income by 2022 were discussed. Pioneer of India’s green revolution Professor M S Swaminathan was also present on the occasion.
Dwayne Bravo Retires From International Cricket
An All-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket. He is 35-year-old, who last represented the Windies in September 2016, played a grand total of 270 internationals and played a starring role in each of their two World T20 triumphs in 2012 and 2016.
No Sale Of BS-IV Vehicles Across Country From April 1, 2020: SC
The Supreme Court ruled that no Bharat Stage-IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020.BS-VI (Bharat Stage VI) emission norm would come into force from April 1, 2020 across the country.
This ruling was made by a three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur. This bench clarified that only BS-VI compliant vehicle will be sold in India from April 1,2020.
China Successfully Tests ‘World’s Largest’ Cargo Drone
A Chinese company has tested the ‘world’s largest’ cargo drone Feihong-98 (FH-98) which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes (1,500kg). The FH-98 has a maximum takeoff weight of 5.25 tonnes (5,250 kg) and maximum range of 1,200 km. Further, it is capable of reaching a flying altitude of 4.5 km and a cruising speed of 180 kmph.
Paytm Payments Bank Appoints Satish K Gupta As MD & CEO
Paytm Payments Bank has appointed veteran banker Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and CEO. The post was lying vacant after Renu Satti stepped down in July 2018. Satti now heads the company’s new retail business.
The veteran banker had earlier served as the Deputy General Manager at State Bank of India where he worked for over three decades. Following that, he became the Chief Project Officer at National Payments Corporation of India that manages the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
President Of India Inaugurates International Arya Mahasammelan-2018
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Arya Mahasammelan – 2018 in Delhi. Mahasammelan discussed on the issues such as prevention of superstition, modernization, women empowerment, tribal welfare, and management of natural calamities.