Indian Navy wins KAKADU-18 Cup
The Indian Navy has won the coveted KAKADU Cup 2018 in Australia as it participated in a multilateral maritime exercise involving 27 navies.
KAKADU exercise is a multilateral maritime engagement hosted by the Royal Australian Navy with support from the Royal Australian Air Force.
This biannual joint exercise was started in 1993.
India to participate in tsunami mock drill
India along with 23 other nations will participate in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock drill IOWave18.
The exercise is being organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
The purpose of the exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region.
Business & Economy
TCS crosses Rs 8 lakh crore in valuation
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the second Indian company to attain a market valuation of over Rs 8 lakh crore mark following surge in its share price.
Earlier on August 23, 2018, Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 8 lakh crore market capitalisation mark.
TCS had in April 2018 became the first Indian company to have a $100 billion market valuation.
Science & Technology
ISRO’s 1st station to come up at North Pole
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to set up its overseas satellite ground station near the North Pole.
This would bolster the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) operations which are critically important in times like disaster management but also for the armed forces.
However, ISRO has already two ground stations-IMGEOS at Shadnagar and AGEOS in Antarctica.
UAE announces first astronauts to go to space
The United Arab Emirates has selected its first two astronauts to go on a mission to the International Space Station.
UAE named the new astronauts as Hazza al-Mansouri and Sultan al-Neyadi.
The UAE has its sights set on space with a programme worth 20 billion dirhams (USD 5.4 billion).
Om Prakash won gold medal at ISSF Championship
Om Prakash Mitharwal won the gold medal in the men’s 50m Pistol event of the ISSF World Championship at Changwon in South Korea on 4th September 2018.
He has won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol and the 50m pistol events of the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Since 50m pistol shooting is no longer an Olympic event, Mitharwal cannot qualify for Tokyo 2020.
Indian shuttlers won titles in Ukraine
Young Indian shuttlers clinched the mixed doubles and men’s doubles titles at the RSL Kharkiv International challenge in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The duo of Anoushka Parikh and Saurabh Sharma defeated Poland’s Pawel Smilowski and Magdalena Swierczynska, in the Mixed Doubles clash.
The pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila defeated Germany’s duo in Men’s Doubles event.
CJI recommended Justice Gogoi as next CJI
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra recommended Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor.
Justice Gogoi, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will take charge on October 3, 2018, as the next Chief Justice of India.
He will become the first Supreme Court judge from the north-east to be appointed Chief Justice of India.
Ukraine launched military drills with NATO
Ukraine launched joint military exercises with the U.S. and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries.
The annual ‘Rapid Trident’ military exercises, taking place in western Ukraine until September 15, 2018.
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States are part of NATO.