ii. The technology demonstrator flight test was conducted from the Launch Centre-III of Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
2. India Ranks 113th On Childhood Index
ii. India jumped three positions up from 116 last year with improvement in India’s overall score by 14 points from 754 to 768 on a scale of 1000. Singapore and Slovenia are placed at the top sharing the first place in the index and Niger figures at the end of the list at 175.
- Indonesia Capital- Jakarta, Currency- Indonesian rupiah, President- Joko Widodo.
- Malaysia Capital- Kuala Lumpur, Currency- Malaysian ringgit, Prime Minister- Mahathir Mohamad.
- Singapore Currency- Singapore Dollar, President- Halimah Yacob.
ii. The Satellite was launched on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series.
- China Capital- Beijing, Currency- Renminbi, President- Xi Jinping.
ii. The Minister will participate in the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting and chair the IBSA Foreign Ministers Meeting during her visit.
ii. Mr Sanchez took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix – a first in Spain’s modern history. He plans to see out the remaining two years of the parliamentary term.
- Spain Capital- Madrid, Currency- Euro.
ii. His only opponent, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, was relatively unknown and a fervent Sisi supporter himself.
- Egypt Capital- Cairo, Currency- Egyptian pound.
ii. He played for the country in 1967-68. Pereira also played hockey and represented Catholic Gymkhana in the local league.