1. Gujarat Launches ‘Suryashakti Kisan Yojana’ For Farmers
ii. As per the scheme, farmers having existing electricity connection will be given solar panels as per their load requirements. The State and Central governments will give 60% subsidy on the cost of the project. The farmer is required to take 5% cost, while 35% will be provided to him as an affordable loan with interest rates of 4.5-6%.
- Gujarat CM- Vijaybhai R. Rupani, Governor- Om Prakash Kohli.
ii. The MoU was signed by Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco President and CEO and Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State & ADNOC Group CEO. Earlier, Saudi Aramco had joined the Ratnagiri Refinery project by signing an MoU with the Indian consortium in April 2018 on the sidelines of the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial.
- Saudi Arabia Capital- Riyadh, Currency- Saudi riyal.
ii. Here is the list of MoUs signed between the 2 countries:
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- Seychelles Capital: Victoria, Currency: Seychellois rupee.
ii. This year marked the 22nd Sindhu Darshan festival and it was started by the former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani in 1997.
ii. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration” that will see leaders from varied organizations and levels of government to share ideas and experiences for creating a sustainable future through sound infrastructure investment.
- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President- Liqun Jin.
- AIIB Headquarters in Beijing, China.
|1.||Best Film||Tumhari Sulu|
|2.||Best Actor in a leading role (Female)||Sridevi (MOM)|
|3.||Best Actor in a leading role (Male)||Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)|
|4.||Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female)||Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)|
|5.||Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male)||Nawazzuddin Siddiqui (MOM)|
|6.||Best Director||Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)|
|7.||Best Debut Director||Konkona Sensharma (A Death in the Gunj)|
|8.||Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema||Anupam Kher|
|9.||Best Story||Amit V Masurkar (Newton)|
|`10.||Best Music Direction||Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)|
|11.||Best Background Score||Pritam (Jagga Jasoos)|
|12.||Best Screenplay||Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain (Bareilly Ki Barfi)|
|13.||Best Playback Singer Female||Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)|
|14.||Best Playback Singer Male||Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)|
|15.||Best Lyrics||Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana & Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)|
|16.||Best Choreography||Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani (Galti Se Mistake – Jagga Jasoos)|
|17.||Best Style Icon of the Year||Kriti Sanon|
ii. Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh was the chief guest at the function. The award was received by Raje’s OSD in advisory council Dr Anuj Saxena and joint director of IT department R L Solanki on her behalf from Skoch Group chairman Sameer Kochhar.
- Kalyan Singh is the present Governor of Rajasthan.
ii. Organised by the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra region, the forum brought together industry leaders from BRICS and SCO nations as well as other countries to a single platform to interact and discuss collaboration in the fields of information technology and digital transformation.
- Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India.
- Dilip Chenoy is the present Secretary-General of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
ii. The win ensured Deepika will represent the country at the season-ending Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey in October 2018.
- World Archery’s headquarters are situated in Maison du Sports International in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
- World Archery was founded on 4 September 1931 in Lwow, Poland (now known as Lviv, Ukraine).
ii. Besides, Virdhawal Khade grabbed a creditable silver medal in the 50m freestyle event with a timing of 22.68 seconds.
ii. He was the United States Poet Laureate for 2007-’08 and received the Robert Frost Medal in 1991 and the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honour for artists, in 2010.